Abbas : Either Rice Delivers Or I Quit Abbas: Either Rice Delivers or I Quit If efforts by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to convene a successful Arabâ€“Israeli â€œpeaceâ€ conference in Annapolis next month fail to achieve results satisfactory to the â€œPalestinians,â€ Palestine Liberation Organization/Palestine Authority [PA] terror chief Mahmoud Abbas [Abu Mazen] will resign. The â€œterrorist in a tieâ€ reportedly spelled out this threat to Rice during her visit to the Middle East last week. Israeli analysts predicted that Abbasâ€™s resignation would pave the way â€œfor another round of violence and for the emergence of Al-Qaeda in the Palestinian territories.â€ The Palestinian Arab side is known for two things when it comes to so-called peace talks with the Israelis: a refusal to make any compromises and the frequent issuing of threats. After Rice left the region, PA officials in Ramallah described Abbas as â€œvery disappointedâ€ with the outcome of her visit. An official quoted in The Jerusalem Post claimed Abbas and Rice had held â€œa very tough meeting [during which the PA chairman] threatened to resign and to deliver a public speech that would cause the US political difficulties and earthquakes not only in the Palestinian territories, but among US allies throughout the world as well.â€ The official said Abbas had told Rice that if his â€œmoderateâ€ policies were sidelined, Washington would be forced to deal with a â€œthird intifada.â€ Abbas had further warned the United States that it would have to face the threat of Al-Qaeda actions in Gaza, which members of Osama Bin Ladenâ€™s terror group had already secretly infiltrated. (By Stan Goodenough, Jerusalem Newswire, October 21, 2007) http://www.jnewswire.com/article/2199 Prayer Focus Pray for Condoleezza Rice. Pray that she will not back down in the face of manipulative threats, and that the world will not put their trust in a â€œterrorist in a tie.â€ Scripture â€œDo not say, â€˜A conspiracy,â€™ concerning all that this people call a conspiracy, nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubledâ€â€¦â€œThis they shall have for their pride, because they have reproached and made arrogant threats against the people of the LORD of hosts. The LORD will be awesome to them, for He will reduce to nothing all the gods of the earhâ€ (Isaiah 8:12; Zephaniah 2:10â€“11a).