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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The United States breaks the boycott of the 'Palestinian Authority'

The United States consulate in 'East Jerusalem' (less than a mile from my home as the crow flies) has been known for years as the unofficial US embassy to the 'Palestinians.' It has also been known as a hotbed of virulent anti-Israel and anti-Semitic positions. Ultimately, if the boycott was going to be broken, this was not a surprising source.

Al-AP has reported within the last hour that the United States Consul General in Jerusalem has met with 'Palestinian' 'finance minister' Salam Fayad. Yes, that would be the same Salam Fayad (pictured in the very western-looking suit at top left) who told us last week that he had no idea where moneys that have been donated to the 'Palestinians' since Hamas took power ended up.
Jacob Walles, the US consul general in Jerusalem, met with Fayaad in the West Bank town of Ramallah, said Palestinian Information Minister Mustafa Barghouti.

"This is part of the ordinary meetings that Palestinian ministers are conducting with the international community," Barghouti said.

Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, spokeswoman for the US consulate, would not confirm or deny the meeting.

An Israeli official said the government was waiting for official US comment before responding. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official U.S. confirmation.
Just yesterday Hamas took 'credit' for a shooting attack against an unarmed Israeli electrical worker at the Karni crossing into the Gaza Strip. But hey - let's just give them a state reichlet anyway.


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