US president Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Israel next week. He's expected to meet with both Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas. Trump is expected to ask both men to engage in 'peace talks'.
The first time Trump met with Abbas (May 3, 2017), Abbas lied. He lied when he said Palestinians were the last people still 'occupied' (Tuvia brodie, "Fake news: Abbas in Washington, tuviabrodieblog, May 4, 2017). He lied when he told Mr Trump that he teaches Palestinian children about a 'culture of peace' (Bassam Tawil, "Palestinians: Abbas’ ‘culture of peace’”, gatestoneinstitute, May 8, 2017). Now, he's just said he is "striving to implement the two-state solution within the 1967 borders, that is, an independent sovereign Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital living in peace alongside the State of Israel" (Dalit Halevi, “Abbas: We want a state alongside Israel”, arutzsheva, May 17, 2017). Is he lying again?