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Monday, July 13, 2009

Abu Bluff follows in Sarkozy's footsteps

Two weeks ago, French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to replace Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with the opposition leader, the pliable Tzipi Livni. Now, 'moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen has done the same. And contrary to the headlines, it's not just Yisrael Beiteinu that's upset about it.
"Abu Mazen [Abbas] isn't exactly legitimate, hence neither is his new demand, or suggestion, to replace Lieberman with Tzipi Livni. I see such advice as a blessing. His demand to cease settlement construction is nothing more than an expression of his distress and incompetence," he told Israel Radio on Monday, noting that the lower Abu Mazen's legitimacy drops, the harsher his demands become.

"We signed an agreement with the Palestinian Authority, which represents all the Palestinians. Today we have 'Fatah-land' in the West Bank and 'Hamas-stan' in Gaza. Who exactly does Abu Mazen represent? At best, half of the nation," Lieberman said.

Ministers and MKs from across the political spectrum reacted with disgust to Abbas's statement Sunday that, if he were prime minister of Israel, he would have appointed Kadima leader Tzipi Livni as foreign minister and not Israel Beiteinu chairman Lieberman.

Over the weekend, Abbas claimed in an interview with the Egyptian weekly October that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had backed himself into a corner regarding the Palestinians, and that if he tried to emerge from it, he would face fierce opposition from Lieberman.

The PA president said that things would have been different with Livni in the coalition.


Shas chairman Eli Yishai said Abbas's statement was "another reminder that there is no one to talk on the Palestinian side." National Union MK Aryeh Eldad responded that he would prefer that moderate Palestinian academic Sari Nusseibeh be the PA's president and that "if the French want Tzipi Livni to be their foreign minister, we should strongly consider it."

Even Kadima MK Nachman Shai denounced Abbas for interfering in Israeli politics.

"In another year or two, he will get a Kadima government, but until then he will have to negotiate with this government for better or for worse," Shai said.

Livni herself declined to comment, but sources close to her pointed out that Abbas was refusing to deal with Netanyahu's government, even though she had made the same demands regarding recognizing Israel as a Jewish state and not permitting the right of return.
Since Abu Bluff is apparently so enamored of Sarkozy, I look forward to him imitating the French President in other areas. Anyone want to do a photoshop of Abu Bluff in that picture that we can distribute all over Judea, Samaria and Gaza? Maybe the girl's father will come over here and take care of Abu Bluff for us.



At 10:59 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

I wonder who the hell elected Abbas' Israel's Prime Minister.

He should sit down and shut the hell up!



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