Mahmoud Abbas wants UN deadline on Israel

September 27, 2014 8:12 AM

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Mahmoud Abbas wants UN deadline on Israel

UNITED NATIONS — The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, accused Israel on Friday of failing to negotiate in good faith, said any return to talks would be “naïve at best,” and called on the Security Council to press for a deadline to end Israeli occupation.

“It is impossible and I repeat — it is impossible — to return to the cycle of negotiations that failed to deal with the substance of the matter and the fundamental question,” Abbas said at the annual session of the General Assembly.

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