Michael Freund writes:
Even for a region awash in fable and legend, this one is a real whopper.
It is the myth of Palestinian moderation, and US and Israeli leaders continue to buy into it. They embrace Mahmoud Abbas as a reasonable person, and base their policy on the belief that most Palestinians abhor violence and terror. But as I demonstrate in this column from the Jerusalem Post, there is ample evidence indicating that neither of those assumptions is at all correct.
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