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Mahmoud Abbas (L) and PA negotiator Saeb Erekat, without straight jackets.

Mahmoud Abbas lost his marbles, and the Palestinian Authority went berserk Thursday without the Peace Talks Straight Jacket as they came up with a bunch of new conditions for extending peace talks that essentially eliminates them.

That has been the aim of Mahmoud Abbas from Day One, but now that he is feeling its oats by thumbing its nose at the Oslo Accords, the Roadmap, John Kerry, President Barack Obama, Tzipi Livni and the Good Humor Man, he has removed all pretenses and acted like he has the world in his pocket.


He has the United Nations in his pocket, but has yet to learn that the world still includes non-Muslim countries and even a few nations that tolerate and sometimes actually support the existence of the State of Israel.

In response, Israel’s long-time cream puff negotiator Tzipi Livni finally showed her Israeli stuff and essentially told the Palestinian Authority not only to get lost, but she also offered to help it do so by suggesting a few sanctions on Ramallah.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry maintained his cool and reminded Israel and the Palestinian Authority that he has led the horses to the trough and now it is time for them to decide whether they want to drink his poison.

If Abbas drinks, he is a dead man because it means compromising, a cardinal Arab sin. If Israel drinks, it means suicide as a Jewish state.

Abbas got off his horse and jumped on a bronco, but he doesn’t know how to ride it.

Following are some of his new demands for extending talks, which really have been an illusion anyway except that make Kerry feel like he has accomplished something:

–Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu must sign on the dotted line that a new Arab country, once known as the Palestinian Authority, will include all of the land that was restored to Israel in the Six-Day War in 1967;

–Netanyahu must sign on the dotted line that the capital of this new insane asylum will be eastern Jerusalem, meaning its flag will fly over the Western Wall;

–Israel not only will release the terrorist that the Palestinian Authority  demanded it free last week, but it also will include a few others, 1,174 to be exact, including Marwan Barghouti, serving five life terms in prison for arranging the murders of Israelis;

— Israel will end the maritime blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza;

–The IDF will not enter Arab-controlled cities, not even to arrest terrorists;

Israel will give the Palestinian Authority control over ‘Area C,” which includes most of the Jews who live in Judea and Samaria.

The only demand missing is for Israel to admit that the Holy Temples never existed, God forbid, and that the Elders of Zion should be the official textbook in Zionist schools.

There are a few other demands, none of them surprising since they have been Abbas’ game plan all along. His strategy has been to get what he wants with the help of Kerry. If that doesn’t work, Plan B is to rely on the hopes that the United Nations will force Israel to go belly-up.

Plan C goes back to the favorite Arab solution – war.

Israel promptly announced that the Palestinian Authority can forget about the fourth batch of terrorists leaving their jail cells, a superfluous announcement since the PA already has refused to approve the list of names of terrorists who were to be released.

Even Tzipi Livni has enough of this nonsense.

and she must be complimented for being so graceful as to giving the Palestinian Authority a chance to repent by formally asking it to withdraw its request to join 15 U.N.-related agencies, more formally known as treaties and conventions.


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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.


  1. why shouldn’t hear what he has to say, it seems like you are a person who would rather stick your head in sand rather than listen what people have to say, how do you keep informed if you don’t want to hear what jerk Abbas has to say?

  2. you need to leave israel it is not your land never has been and never will be it belongs to the jewish people . the idf needs to drive you and the rest of your terroriest cronies out of their land that god himself the god of israel who is god who created all things and all of us .

  3. The entire PA depends on the US/EU funding they get (and steal). And they can blame all problems on Israel. As an independent state they would be held responsible for a nation. They would have to produce results. The aid (they steal) might be reduced. Can't have that now, can we?

  4. He didn't want peace in the first place, so this is not new. Did you know that he promised all the family of martyrs money. Why only the families of martyrs? Why not all Palestinians? Without words Abbas is ordering Palestinians to sacrifice their children in order to get money.

  5. Truly, it's is time to put the 'Oslo' farce to rest and end this unholy and evil dance with the 'devil of islam' and start doing what we were told to do in the first place…to literally take Greater Zion and make it our own. islam has shown its evil face to the world…we ought not to look at it again for it is the face of idolatry and to be scorned…noting more. "They Must Go!"

  6. It is a mythical fallacy that elected politicians in the US actually represent the wishes of the people who elect them. If it were true, the PA would not receive a dime from American taxpayers. While there may be a few who support the PA, there are certainly not enough here to get enough votes for sending the insane amount of money that ends up in the hands of these terrorists.

  7. PA is presented to the world by bleeding heart liberals as the poor underdog victims of Israel. Most of us in the US don't buy it. We have had the most corrupt and perverse of leaders thrust upon us…to our shame and dismay. Be grateful you have a strong leader in Bibi. He has to walk a tightrope every day while Kerry and Obama are shaking the rope.

  8. Maureen- Guess who's money he is getting? Barack Hussein and Kerry will probably give him more just to calm his terrorist rhetoric group down. That will not stop the terrorists from doing their objective of trying to destroy Israel.

  9. Abbas is a total demonic nut job just as Arafat was and needs to go back to the Arab lands he came from and leave the Jews alone or drop a few big one's on his empty head. Then kick all the Arabs who hate you out of your land, Gods Land and wave good bye to the lying, murdering, hating rapist who want to die for their little god.

  10. Not even one inch or Israel…NO! the terrorists must remain in jail. Judea and Samaria are and always have been part of Israel. if I do not pay my light bill…what happens? so, I believe that the PA should be given 30 days to pay or Israel pulls the plug. Russia raise the price for gas to Ukraine and it is ok…but then…Israel's gas in NOT for free…

  11. The Palestinian leadership suffers from delusion of grandeur caused by the massive support they get from the useful idiots amongst the liberal-left in the west.

  12. Could this farce really be over. I really hope and pray that it is but I fear some Israeli genius (Peres perhaps) will say "No….. We need a two state solution. Lets talk to Abbas he is a real partner for peace" Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Moshiach is almost here.

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