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PA leader Mahmoud Abbas and US Secy of State John Kerry.

Mahmoud Abbas is ignoring hints of American sanctions and a possible defeat in the U.N. Security Council which is set to consider a resolution from Jordan on Monday, ordering Israel to sign a peace treaty with the Palestinian Authority in one year.

The resolution calls on Israel to surrender within three years all of the land in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria that was restored to Israel in the Six-Day war in 1967, and it demands a  “just” solution for millions of Arabs classified by the United Nations as “refugees,” a generation-to generation status that does not apply to any other people in the world.

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Palestinian Authority chairman Abbas informed Kerry on Sunday of the decision that effectively is a slap in the face, if not a shot in the leg, to the Obama administration which has staked its reputation on negotiations between the PA and Israel while backing almost all of Abbas’ demands from Israel.

It is not certain the resolution will pass in the United Nations, which probably will vote on it later this week. If it does pass, President Barack Obama will have to decide whether to veto it or not. No matter what he decides, if he is forced to do so, it will have a dramatic effect on the Israeli elections.

That is exactly why Kerry has begged Abbas to postpone going to the United Nations at least until after the elections in mid-March, but Abbas, obviously is listening to someone else.

He sees to be hell-bent on self-destruction. He has a better chance of winning the needed two-thirds majority in the Security Council after January 1, when more pro-Arab countries take their turn as rotating members.

In its report on Abbas’ conversation with Kerry,  the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported, “A well-informed official closed to Abbas spoke on condition of anonymity that Kerry exerted heavy pressure on Abbas over the phone to postpone the bid until after March elections in Israel.

“The official said that Kerry hinted there will be economic sanctions imposed on the Palestinians and that the US would veto the draft resolution in case it gains the nine Security Council votes.”

Reaction among Israeli hawks was swift and sharp. Likud minister Yuval Steinitz said that if the Security Council passes the resolution, “We will need to seriously weigh the dissolution of the Palestinian Authority.”

That would be absolutely stupid because Abbas is doing a good job all by himself to make the Palestinian Authority history.

The PA has won worldwide support vocally, but it is totally dependent on a nearly bankrupt European Union for help. The Arab countries have pledged billions and have paid pennies, and now Abbas risks sanctions from the United States.

One of his biggest political backers is Russia, whose economy is showing signs of a recession.

What or who is pushing Abbas over the cliff?

Perhaps he is afraid of a coup if he does not do something to satisfy the hard-core camp that can’t live without murdering Jews to prove their “resistance.”

Perhaps he wants to convince Hamas that he really is serious about getting rid of Israel and spitting on the United States.

Perhaps he is senile.

Perhaps he simply wants to prove that he is no different from other Arab leaders who would rather fail in an attempt to destroy Israel rather than accept it as a fact life.

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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.

27 COMMENTS

  1. Kerry and Obama do not have the right to promise Jerusalem to their terrorist partners in Gaza.these 2 ignorant idiots are to blame for the increase in terror attracts in Israel. These 2 have never condemned one single attack by there good friends Abbas and Hamas. Now they are being thrown under the bus and they deserve it..

  2. It is just amazing that Jews still exist these days that believe there was ever a 'peace process'. Maybe in the past from the Israeli perspective, but that was never the goal of the International community. The world has turned a blind eye to; Hamas, Iran, the PA, and terrorism in any form against Jews. The International community has never once invested a penny to document Arab terrorism against Israel, but we all know the obsession to document not only defensive actions by Israel, but also where Jews live, breed and plant. Everything Jews do is aggression, everything Arabs do is because of Jewish aggression. Give it up, there will be no peace, only a continued effort to keep the animals in their cage. Sorry, the world is not ready to entertain the thought that Jews are human. AND, Normal Jews are not ready to accept the 'evil' that the world embraces.

  3. And this is who Hussein O, the Jihadist, Antisemite and Israel Hater in Chief and his lackey Kerry wants Israel to make peace with. Why is Israel the only nation in the world who the world insists make peace with people who shout loudly and proudly that it intends to commit genocide on its people and all American and Diaspora Jews? The answer. Never ending Christian Antisemitism. Its as old as time. The Christians love the Jihadist Muslims because the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Case closed.

  4. THE MENTION OF AUSCHWITZ ON THE SAME SENTENCE WITH ISRAEL, WERE THIS A NORMAL TIME OF RESPONSIBLE AND REALITY BASED POLITICS, WOULD AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONDEMNED AS A NEW WORLD ORDER OF FASCISM RACIAL AND ETHNIC CLEANSING THE GENOCIDE OF ALL NON MOHAMMEDAN RHETORIC AND THE EXTERMINATION OF JUDEO CHRISTIANITY; AN IMMINENT THREAT TO NOT ONLY ISRAEL BUT THE FREE WORLD, THE CIVILIZED WORLD. THE TOTAL SHARIAH OF NUREMBERG, THE TEHCIR OF THE OTTOMANS. THE CORRECTITUDE OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS PREVENTS THE OBVIOUS CONNECTION OF ISLAMIISM, TERRORISM, THE RACIAL AND ETHNIC RACISM OF GENOCIDE AND THE NATION SUICIDE OF EVERY TOLERANT DIVERSE ASPECT IN THE HYGIENICS OF TOTAL CIVILIZATION JIHAD, A CARNIVAL OF RELIGIOUS TYRANNY JUSTIFIED BY THE INABILITY TO CRITICIZE THE OBVIOUS.

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