PLO’s Abbas inadvertently reveals true intentions?

Uriel Heilman

In a press release advertising an upcoming speech by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at New York’s Cooper Union, organizers write that Abbas will address, among other things, “Why violent protest is the best method by which Palestinians should seek their rights.”

Does this herald the coming of a new intifada, or is this a Freudian slip — or just a typo?

Here are the other two topics Abbas will be addressing:

  • His view on how peace and inter-religious co-existence can flourish in Israel and Palestine with the help of the next generation.
  • Why terrorism as practiced by Al Qaeda on 9/11 and ISIS is inconsistent with Islam.

UPDATE: The PLO says it was a typo — and blamed the auto-correct. Here’s what Samer Anabtawi of the PLO’s U.S. delegation wrote me:

Sorry, we have sent an amended version, the software we used didn’t recognize the hyphenated version of ‘non-violent’ and did an auto correction, an amended version has been sent out to all recipients.

Uriel Heilman is JTA’s senior writer and former managing editor. Follow him on Twitter at @urielheilman