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But He Smiled When He Said It

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas today called Israel “the Zionist enemy.”

So can we now stop calling Abbas “moderate”? Maybe he’s a pragmatist. But there is a difference.

A moderate understands that it’s wrong to murder other people’s children. A pragmatist says, “Well, there’s not much point in murdering other people’s children if it doesn’t get us what we want.”

Clifford D. MayClifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...

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