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Abbas’ Adviser Calls Israel-PA High-Tech Meeting ‘Unacceptable’

Microsoft and Cisco learn how Abbas defines ”direct talks.” Their officials are to attend an Israel-PA high-tech confab. Abbas’ adviser says it’s “unacceptable.” It gives the world the wrong impression.
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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas  advisor on high-tech affairs strongly criticized a planned meeting between Palestinian Authority and Israel high-tech companies, calling such meetings “unacceptable” because they give the world the wrong impression.

The adviser, Sabri Saydam, told the Bethlehem-based Ma’an  news agency that Palestinian Authority companies should reconsider their participation and “give priority to Palestinian interests.”

He added that the companies should not act  independently of the PA union of high-tech firms.

What could be wrong about Israeli and PA high-tech companies talking to each other, especially since officials from 11 high-tech companies, including Microsoft and Cisco, are to attend?

For starters, the forum is being organized by the Peres Center for Peace. That already puts a Zionist stamp on the meeting.

The forum is entitled ”Business without Barriers,” but without barriers, the Palestinian Authority cannot claim it is an Israeli scheme for  Apartheid.

One of Saydam’s problems is that, according to Ma’an, “there were still few details about the event.”

Perhaps it is a Zionist plot to snare Microsoft and Cisco into declaring that Israeli high-tech companies have a Jewish identity, and that might cause the international community to think that Israel is a Jewish state.

Even worse, the meeting is scheduled for Tel Aviv. The Palestinian Authority undoubtedly would want it to take place in some PA high-tech city, if any exist.

And what would the international community think if it saw that Palestinian Authority Arabs and Israeli Jews can sit down for direct talks on high-tech without pre-published “details of the event?”

One might reach the conclusion, horror of horrors, that Abbas could sit down with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu without knowing ahead of time ”details of the event.” But that might lead to negotiations, in the true sense of the term.

And that would spell the end of Abbas’ “peace process” strategy of “I take, you give.”

Now that Microsoft and Cisco understand what Abbas means by “direct talks,” maybe they can explain the term to John Kerry.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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3 Responses to “Abbas’ Adviser Calls Israel-PA High-Tech Meeting ‘Unacceptable’”

  1. Anonymous says:

    never ending story the Arabs have to GROW Up and act like gentlemen.

  2. Chaiya Eitan says:

    Abbas doesn't give a damn about the 'palestinians' themselves. The people should wake up and realize that they would actually be better off under Israeli control.

  3. Tim Upham says:

    Does Mahmoud Abbas realized that high technology is the fastest growing sector in the Palestinian economy? It is also the fastest growing sector in the Israeli economy. Having Palestinian high technology merge with Israeli high technology can bring a windfall of profits to the Palestinian Authority. Or does pride prevent Mahmoud Abbas from realizing it? Bitterness can make the world a lonely place to live in. Palestine was given non-member observer status in the United Nations, but where is the economy that goes along with it. For Palestine does not own billions of dollars in real estate, they way the Vatican does.

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