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Palestinian People’s Message to Kerry: Go Away!

Even if Abbas is forced -- under U.S. Pressure and threats -- to make concessions, the Palestinians will not "relinquish their rights." "If you make any concession, the people and I will take to the street and chant against you and demand that you go away." — Qassem Najjar, Palestinian songwriter.
US Secy of State John Kerry will soon be on his way to London to meet with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

US Secy of State John Kerry will soon be on his way to London to meet with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Photo Credit: Matty Stern / US Embassy of Tel Aviv/Flash 90.

Originally published at the Gatestone Institute.

The Palestinians feel that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is not listening to what they have to say about his efforts to achieve peace in the middle East.

That Is why they have decided to express their views through a new song that is dedicated to Kerry personally.

A video of the song, by Qassem Najjar, was posted on YouTube and other social media outlets on the eve of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s visit to Washington for talks with President Barack Obama on the peace process with Israel.

 

A promotional image for Qassem Najjar's song about John Kerry.

A promotional image for Qassem Najjar’s song about John Kerry.

While heaping praise on Abbas, the singer mocks Kerry and accuses him of presenting a “Zionist plan” with the intention of eliminating the Palestinian cause.

Najjar decided to publish his new song after he and other Palestinians were left with the impression that Kerry is not accurately hearing their position regarding his ideas for a “framework agreement” with Israel.

The words of the song, which is entitled, “The Palestinian People’s Message to Kerry,” express the negative attitude that many Palestinians and Arabs have toward his ideas.

But Najjar is also hoping that his song will send a warning to the Palestinian Authority leadership. “My message to the Palestinian Authority leadership is that as long as you are committed to the Palestinian rights, we are with you,” the singer said. “But if you make any concession, the people and I will take to the street to chant against you and demand that you go away.”

The Palestinian Authority has endorsed the anti-Kerry song by allowing many of its news websites to publish it. A senior Palestinian Authority official in Ramallah explained that the new song is “100% accurate and honestly sums up the whole Palestinian position toward peace.”

Najjar is hoping that the song’s message will reach Kerry and Obama before they meet with Abbas in Washington. He wants Washington to understand that even if Abbas is forced — under U.S. pressure and threats — to make concessions, the Palestinians will not “relinquish their rights.”

The song also reflects growing Palestinian suspicion toward Kerry’s motives and accuses him of seeking to deceive the Palestinians through his ideas. Addressing Kerry, the singer warns the top US diplomat, “Go tell Obama and America that my land is not a piece of cake for you to share.”

Referring to the explosive issue of Palestinian refugees, Najjar sends the following message to Kerry, “We will not compromise the right of return; my homeland flag will be high. Listen John Kerry.”

Noting that the Arabs will not allow Kerry’s plan to pass, the singer goes on to warn Kerry, “in the name of the martyrs, prisoners, homeland and revolution, Jerusalem is our free capital and will always be.”

After repeating Palestinian accusations against Israel over settlements and the “Judaization” of Jerusalem, Najjar cautions Kerry that he must “stop playing games because all your games have been exposed by President Abbas.”

Echoing previous statements by some of Abbas’s advisors, the singer denounces Kerry’s proposed agreement as a “Zionist scheme designed to liquidate the Palestinian cause.”

He also denounces as “racist” the demand for recognizing Israel as a Jewish state. This too is the official position of the Palestinian Authority and Abbas is once again expected to voice his opposition to this demand during his meeting with Obama. Another theme of the song that also reflects the official stance of the Palestinian Authority is the refusal to accept any Israeli presence in the West Bank after the signing of a peace agreement. In the words of the singer, “We do not accept Jews within our borders.”

About the Author: Khaled Abu Toameh, an Arab Muslim, is a veteran award-winning journalist who has been covering Palestinian affairs for nearly three decades.


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30 Responses to “Palestinian People’s Message to Kerry: Go Away!”

  1. Brian Levine says:

    I think we Israelis and the Pals can finally agree on something, getting rid of John Kerry!

  2. And Israel will not relinquish our right.

  3. And Israel will not relinquish our right.

  4. Martin Kool says:

    it is so simple, arabs dont wanted peace , not in europe , not in asia , and not in the middel east .

  5. BOMB THEM ISREAL STAND YOUR GROUND TELL THEM TO BACK OFF AND SHOW THEM YOU MEAN BUSINESS AND THAT IS TO STAY OUT OF ISREAL

  6. H Fragman Abramson says:

    Yet another attempt to paint themselves as victims, accusing Kerry of doing to Arabs what is actually being done to the Jewish nation.

  7. Kerry is s dumber than dirt. Get him out. But send him somewhere he can’t come back from. We don’t want him back in America.

  8. Israel feels the same way.

  9. JoAnn Morris says:

    Abbas and the PA are a lost cause….send Kerry to Russia.

  10. Louie Gancaw says:

    Arabs really are trouble makers around the globe. So pitiful are they. God bless Israel and America…

  11. I agree GO AWAY traitor.

  12. God controls Israel not this US regime.

  13. That’s Amazing!! That’s American’s Message to him Too!!! GO AWAY!!!

  14. We don’t want him here either!!! Go away Kerry!!

  15. Probably about the only thing, but a worthy thing. Even many Americans want him to go away too.

  16. Darn I had hoped the “Palestinians” would adopt him !!

  17. God bless Israel and the jewish! !! palestina will never be blessed as it is still running over a holly Land of God! ! you should worn them! i wish they knew it is written that; who ever curse the holly Land, he will be cursed and who ever bless it, he will be blessed too.

  18. Ohh please send him to Russia he would be perfect spokesperson
    To putin

  19. Now as much as i do not agree with the Palestinian ppl on this one issue i do agree… Keep that bumbling idiot out of all countries including his own… Given him an island just off the north or South Pole where he can not do anymore harm

  20. That picture sums it up nicely

  21. Jean Perles says:

    JUDEE,SAMARIA,
    PART INDIVISIBLE OF ISRAEL
    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PALESTINIAN PEOPLE! THEY HAVE NO RIGHTS TO THE HOMELAND OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE »
    JERUSALEM, CAPITAL INDIVISIBLE DE L’ETAT JUIF

  22. I thought they liked him

  23. Yechiel Baum says:

    S Kerry had Israel released the murdering terrorists which he identifies since the IRA and Abb ass went back on his word and Israel is supposed to release more?
    Let Kerry release Pollard today!

  24. Run Guo says:

    If Israel sends PA a warning, any more attack will result in your no electricity, gas, petrol, food, and water, unless PA caught the terrorist,and execute them. PA people will guaranty no more aggression against Israel.

  25. Sientje Seinen says:

    goes to show the palestianians dont want peace, they want it all, even Jerusalem as their capitol.

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