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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he address the Palestinian Liberation Organization's (PLO) central council in the West Bank City of Ramallah April 26.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he address the Palestinian Liberation Organization's (PLO) central council in the West Bank City of Ramallah April 26.
(MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/Reuters)

Time for the U.S. to bow out of the peace process

U.S. President Barack Obama announced Friday that maybe it was time for “a pause” in the troubled U.S.-assisted peace process between Israel and the Palestinian leadership under Mahmoud Abbas.

Israel suspended the talks on Thursday after Mr. Abbas’s Fatah movement agreed to reconciliation with its arch-rival Hamas, a militant resistance group that has always opposed recognition of Israel.