A Palestinian woman returning to Gaza carries her child at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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A cartoon in Israel's left-leaning Haaretz newspaper showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu studying a poster made by his publicity team of Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinians' mild-mannered, soft-featured leader.While the head of Israel's security service says Abbas is not inciting unrest, and centrist politicians have warned Netanyahu against alienating the only partner Israel has in stalled peace talks, the premier shows no sign of letting up in his criticism of the 79-year-old Palestinian.The Palestinians said Israel was not meeting its commitments on settlements and prisoner releases; the Israelis did not like Abbas' reconciliation with Hamas, the Islamist group that runs Gaza.For its part, Israel has pushed ahead with settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, territory it has occupied since 1967 and which the Palestinians want for a future state.In the absence of a two-state solution, Bennett – perhaps the biggest political threat to Netanyahu – is suggesting that Israel annex 60 percent of the West Bank and offer Palestinians citizenship in an enlarged Israel. Combined with the nation-state bill, which would enshrine certain rights for Jews only, that has alarmed Arabs living in Israel and Palestinians who worry about Israel's long-term territorial goals.
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