Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas continues to say one thing to his people, and an entirely different thing to the international community.
To Arab audiences, Abbas describes Israel and the US administration as not far short of Satan incarnate.
When the PA president sends a message to the international community, however, he shows a different face.
Ever since US President Donald Trump’s December announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Abbas and his top aides in Ramallah have been consistently signaling to the Palestinians that the peace process with Israel is “over.”
The Palestinians have also been assured by Abbas that Israel and the US will pay dearly for the recognition.