Mahmoud Abbas backed Ehud Olmert’s bid for the Israeli premiership. “We respect the free will of the Israelis. I hope that Olmert wins,” the Palestinian Authority president told Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper in an interview published Wednesday. Hours after the interview’s publication, Abbas aides issued a statement saying he had been misquoted.
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