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Palestinian Leader Abbas Threatens to Retire

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told his allies yesterday he would not run for re-election. The King of Jordan and the presidents of Egypt and Israel called and urged him to reconsider. Abbas announced his final decision today in Ramallah.  Howard Schneider is Jerusalem Bureau chief for the Washington Post.

Credits

Guest:
Howard Schneider - Jerusalem Bureau Chief, Washington Post

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner, Katie Cooper