The Palestinian Authority has a unique way of spitting in the face of those who feed it. Abbas says Obama should stay out of Syria; PA media blame Obama for the civil war. “The US also was behind 9/11.”
“We don’t accept for any Arabic country to be attacked and we condemn the use of chemical weapons by any group. The solution to the Syrian crisis must be political and there is no military solution,” Abbas said in speech to Fatah’s revolutionary council this weekend.
The closer Abbas succeeds to win all of his demands and conditions for creating the Palestinian Authority as an independent country, the more he betrays those who have kept in power, mainly the Obama administration.
Abbas has performed brilliantly to drum up worldwide support for his demands by building on nearly universal anti-Israel propaganda.
But one would think he has enough sense to keep his mouth shut and not pretend he is the president of Russia or China when the President of the United States says he wants to put a stop the war crimes in Syria. Abbas even said that his officials have drafted a paper to international bodies on how to end the civil war in Syria.
It does not take much imagination to figure that the first thing is for Israel to surrender the strategic Golan Heights.
Fortunately for Israel, Abbas does not have much commons sense when it comes to issue outside of his single-minded goal of creating a PA state inside Israel’s current borders.
And Palestinian Authority media have followed up with anti-American vile that is on par with that of the propaganda machine in Syria and Iran.
While Abbas was saying, in Arabic of course, “We are against the attack on Syria and this is our position and policy, the Palestinian Media Watch was busy translating and posting reports in PA media on Sunday, including its official newspaper.
Some choice headlines are:
- US behind civil war in Syria and supports the killings
- US seeks massacre of Syrian civilians
- America uses “killing as a strategy to attain global domination”
- “Assad was destroying Syria, and this is what they [US] had hoped for”
- America attempting to divide and destroy Syria, as it destroyed Iraq
- US policy is to help radical Muslims take over the Arab World
- PA daily op-ed: America was behind the 9/11 attacks
Perhaps the most insulting statement was that of a PA legislator who had the gall to state, “Peace talks are intended to hide Israel’s involvement in attack on Syria.”
What is even more amazing is that the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama act out the “battered wife syndrome.” The more Abbas sticks his finger in America’s eye, the more Washington sees exactly what Abbas wants it to see.
One PA daily pronounced, according to PMW, “Events of mass killings do not upset [America] because they themselves have used killing as a means and a strategy to attain global domination”
“The Americans knew that Assad was destroying Syria and this is what they had hoped for, so they worked to have the massacres and destruction continue,” stated another article.
Another article blames the United States and Israel for carrying out a policy “to re-divide the Arab people’s nations according to ethnic groups, religion and ethnicity.”
One Palestinian Authority daily, less than two weeks before the 12th anniversary of the Al Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, ran an article that is a copycat of the one of the most vicious anti-American theories around.
“‘History is a great lie written by the victors’ – said Napoleon Bonaparte,” wrote columnist Hassan Ouda Abu Zaher.
“If so, is the history planted in us through TV and the standard educational curriculum indeed true? The source of this history is the West – the victor ever since the fall of Andalusia (Muslim Spain) …Our history is replete with lies, from lies about the corrupt [Caliph] Harun Al-Rashid,…to the lie about Al-Qaeda and the Sept. 11 events, which asserted that Muslim terrorists committed it, and that it was not an internal American action by the Freemasons, which was mentioned in the Illuminati game cards ten years before it took place, and in over 15 Zionist and Freemason Hollywood-produced films in the 1990s.”
All of this was written the past two days while the “peace talks” continue, and State Dept. spokeswomen Jan Psaki broke her own ground rules on a blackout of day-to-day details of the talks by revealing that Obama’s personal Middle East envoy Martin Indyk joined a recent session.
“As we have said in the past, we are not planning to read out the details of these meetings,” Psaki added.
So why did she take pains to make a special statement about Indyk.
Not by coincidence, Abbas has been complaining that Israel pressured the United States to keep Indyk out of the talks.
One of the unwritten ground rules of the talks of the “peace process” for more than 20 years has been to soothe the feathers of the Palestinian Authority.
If Abbas is unhappy, he might turn his back on the United States, which certainly does not want that to happen.
If Psaki could get Abbas’ finger out of her eye, maybe she could see straight and realize that is exactly what is happening.
But Abbas digs his finger deeper and deeper in the collective eyes of the State Dept.
“In his speech to Fatah officials Saturday, he reiterated that the term “negotiations” means “no compromise.”
“Our positions are the same as previous ones,” he said. “This means Jerusalem is at the top of our list of priorities. A Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital. Without that there will be no solution. There will be no state without Jerusalem, which is a red line for us.”
And, of course, “We don’t accept striking an Arab country [Syria] from outside.”
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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