NEW YORK—In response to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ address to the UN General Assembly, in which he stated that the Palestinian Authority was no longer bound by its agreements with Israel, American Jewish Congress (AJCongress) President Jack Rosen issued the following statement:
“Mr. Abbas must be taking suggestions from Hamas, because his new position is precisely what his erstwhile terrorist partners have been advocating for years. By continuing to incite violence, support terrorism and spew anti-Semitism, the Palestinian leadership consistently has shown it is neither interested in preserving the Oslo Accords nor achieving lasting regional stability.
“Given the current turmoil in the Middle East, leaders on both sides must firmly reject isolation, intolerance and destructiveness, and recommit themselves to promoting coexistence and mutual understanding.”