ANALYSIS: Trump looks to deal, but Abbas holds weak Palestinian hand


Middle East Eye quotes Policy Director Josh Ruebner on the position facing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas prior to his White House meeting.

“It’s an unenviable and very tenuous position,” Josh Ruebner, an analyst for the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, told Middle East Eye.

“Abbas faces pressures not only from the US, Israel and Hamas, but also growing legitimacy problems among Palestinians who are weary of his continued role as a president whose term expired many years ago.”

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