"I genuinely believe that you do have a true partner in President Abbas," Obama said. But Abbas said, "There is no difference between our policies and those of Hamas."
Between Abbas and Hamas, the Peace Process is just like a bad nursery rhyme. In his big student speech, Obama said, " Israel cannot be expected to negotiate with anyone who’s dedicated to its destruction."
"But while I know you have had differences with the Palestinian Authority," Obama continued, "I genuinely believe that you do have a true partner in President Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad. I believe that. And they have a track record to prove it."
On his side of the table, President Abbas told a Russian interviewer, "As far as I am concerned, there is no difference between our policies and those of Hamas. So why are they labeled as terrorists? In my opinion, [the EU] can remove Hamas [from the list], why not?"
That question needs to be asked of Obama who claims that Abbas is a "true partner" even while Abbas claims that he is just like Hamas.
Which of these men do we believe?
Should we believe Obama when he claims that Abbas is better than Hamas or should we believe Abbas when he claims that he has the same policies as Hamas?