The problem with the Palestinians is that they have their roots in pro-Soviet Marxism. Now the young revolutionaries are long in the tooth and have to act like grown ups. Now the Palestinian Authority also has to deal with a USA that isn’t putting up with its nonsense. And the old guys don’t like that. They especially don’t like being dictated to by a – gasp – WOMAN.
Over the last 25 years we have sent over $5 billion in aid to the Palestinians. That is taxpayer money. They are literally operating on our dime. Perhaps an attitude check is in order.
Saying this we shouldn’t entangle ourselves in Middle Eastern affairs. That should not be our fight. Yes Israel is an ally. But it is an ally, not part of the USA.
(From The Times of Israel)
Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat on Saturday accused the Trump administration of trying depose the Palestinian leadership in a “coup” and told the “impudent” US envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley she should “shut up” with her criticism of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
OOOh I think someone’s masculinity was challenged.
“I ask here today, where is the Palestinian King Hussein? Where is the Palestinian Anwar Sadat,” she said, referring to the Jordanian and Egyptian leaders who made peace with Israel. “If President Abbas demonstrates he can be that type of leader, we would welcome it. His recent actions demonstrate the total opposite.”
Erekat insisted that Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, together with Haley’s remarks, amounted to an attempt to stage a “coup” against the “Palestinian political system.”