Aides to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas say the Palestinian leader could meet with US President Barack Obama soon.
Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told Al-Sharq Al-Awsat that the Palestinians requested such a meeting and were told by Obama’s envoy that the US leader would see Abbas in the near future. Erekat said Sunday that no date was set.
Another aide, Yasser Abed Rabbo, told Palestinian radio that “there is talk about an invitation for President Abbas to visit Washington,” possibly next month.
Will there be a photo-op with the press for this ‘leader’ who has zero support from his own people except those that are paid with US dollars? Will he be offered more of those dollars even though he represents Fatah, a terrorist organization that has killed more Israelis than any other, and which still — despite promises and signed agreements — swears to erase Israel from all of the land between the Jordan and the Mediterranean?
Will there be a special halal dinner served to this man who wrote a book based on his doctoral dissertation called “The Other Side: the Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism,” in which he wrote
A partnership was established between Hitler’s Nazis and the leadership of the Zionist movement… [the Zionists] gave permission to every racist in the world, led by Hitler and the Nazis, to treat Jews as they wish, so long as it guarantees immigration to Palestine.
Having more victims meant greater rights and stronger privilege to join the negotiation table for dividing the spoils of war once it was over. However, since Zionism was not a fighting partner — suffering victims in a battle — it had no escape but to offer up human beings, under any name, to raise the number of victims, which they could then boast of at the moment of accounting…
It seems that the interest of the Zionist movement…is to inflate this figure so that their gains will be greater. This led them to emphasize this figure in order to gain the solidarity of international public opinion with Zionism. Many scholars have debated the figure of six million and reached stunning conclusions — fixing the number of Jewish victims at only a few hundred thousand.
PM Netanyahu, who had to enter the White House by a side door and who did not get a photo-op or dinner (did Obama expect him to stop for a Big Mac on the way home?) has accepted the idea of a Palestinian state for the ‘Palestinian people’ alongside Israel and called for immediate negotiations with the Palestinians to this end, with no preconditions.
Abbas, for his part, has refused to talk unless Israel stops all construction in East Jerusalem, even in established Jewish neighborhoods, because — as the media invariably report with a straight face — the Palestinians ‘want East Jerusalem for the capital of their state’. And our president humiliated PM Netanyahu because he would not accept this demand, because he refused to give up sovereignty in his own capital because Abbas — whom, you recall, refuses to accept the idea of a Jewish state at all, anywhere — ‘wants’ it!
After the manufactured ‘insult’ to the US during the Biden visit, Hillary Clinton called PM Netanyahu and made a series of new demands on Israel; stop all building in East Jerusalem, extend the freeze in Judea and Samaria, make further concessions on security measures, etc.
Will Abbas get the same treatment? Will Obama demand that the Palestinian leadership finally say — publicly, in Arabic — that a peace agreement with Israel will be with a state that belongs to the Jewish people, and send him out for a Big Mac if he refuses?
Nah, I’m betting that Obama treats him like a king.