Saeb Erekat :
The bigger picture in the region is how we go – do we go in the vehicles of [Osama] bin Laden or the vehicles of democracy?
Peace is doable. Palestinians and Israelis should not despair, we have not wasted one minute in the last 18 years. There have been a lot of changes in the way we look to each other. Eight years ago, we saw Israelis as soldiers and Israelis saw us as suicide bombers.
Obama told us he wants a Palestinian state because this serves American interests…
I want the Israelis to stop exporting fear to their people. Leaders who make fear export as their basis are doomed to have their people live in fear and by fear. You have a hand extended to you, [Palestinian President Mahmoud] Abbas is ready to restart negotiations. Obama is pursuing his interests.
If I have an end game agreement showing the two-state solution, Hamas will disappear, if I don’t, I will disappear.