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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Is the 'Palestinian Authority' finished?

Khaled Abu Toameh believes that the Palileaks are the end of the 'Palestinian Authority.'
Most Palestinians who were interviewed in east Jerusalem and Ramallah said they had never had much confidence anyway in Abbas and negotiators Saeb Erekat, Ahmed Qurei and Yasser Abed Rabbo.

Al-Jazeera’s show trial has only come to reconfirm many Palestinians’ suspicions about their leaders in the West Bank.

In the past, Palestinians used to hear these allegations from Hamas and other enemies of the PA. Now, however, Palestinians are hearing the charges against their representatives from what most consider a widely respected and reliable media outlet.

On the first day of the show trial, Palestinians were told that Abbas, Erekat and Qurei had given up Arab and Muslim rights to Jerusalem and the Haram a-Sharif, or Temple Mount.

On the second day, Al- Jazeera’s jury found Abbas and his team guilty of selling out on the issue of Palestinian refugees.

On day three, Tuesday, Al- Jazeera has promised to display evidence of the PA’s collusion with Israel in the elimination of Palestinian gunmen.

The TV station has already decided that the defendants are guilty of the three charges against them. The station’s unequivocal message to Palestinians is that Abbas and his men are traitors who need to be removed from the scene, and the sooner the better.

It’s hard to see how, in light of this damning verdict, the PA will be able to salvage what’s left of its credibility. Al- Jazeera has succeeded in instilling in the minds of many Palestinians and Arabs the belief that the leaders of the PA are a bunch of corrupt traitors who serve Israeli and American interests.

The damage to the PA’s image and reputation is colossal and irreparable.
If the 'Palestinian Authority' goes, what we get is Hamas or something similar. That's what most 'Palestinians' seem to want anyway. At least we'd know where we stand.

As to the 'peace process' and the 'two-state solution,' I'd say they're now dead too. They were always a sham and a coverup for the 'Palestinians' true intentions. But now it's been proven.

Has anyone in Washington noticed yet?

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At 3:19 PM, Blogger Gersh said...

Can you believe what a royal loser J Street's Jeremy Ben-Ami is? JPost quotes him saying: “We now know from the Palestinian papers released over the weekend by Al-Jazeera that the Palestinian leadership is ready to make painful concessions to achieve a two-state solution.”

At 10:40 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Palestinian Arab Street is extreme and rejectionist. Let's hope most Israeli Jews acknowledge the other side is not ready for peace in our lifetime.

At 2:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, problem with the "always their true intentions (one Palestinian state in stages)" axiom is that these past negotiations were moving in a direction of two-state solution w/concessions on Jerusalem and official recognition that unlimited right of return was not going to happen. This isn't what they've been saying lately so who knows how serious or to what effect, but they were there.


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