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        1/22/2014, Shevat 21, 5774

      Abbas Rejects Option of Negotiations Extension


      Jewish Press reports U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will not get an extra inning in his Peace Talks game, Palestinian Authority  Chairman Mahmoud Abbas implied to Romanian President Traian Basescu Tuesday.

      Referring to the talks that began last July after a three-year hiatus, says Jewish Press, Abbas said at a  press conference, “It was stipulated that they run for nine months and there were no talks about extending them.”

      Abbas is waiting for the nine-month period to end this April, adds Jewish Press, when he will return to the United Nations in another attempt to declare the Palestinian Authority an independent country based on his own  political and territorial demands.