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Monday, July 18, 2011

'Palestinians' set up diplomatic war room for September

In preparation for the September battle over recognizing their reichlet as a 'state,' the 'Palestinians' have set up a war room.
Until two months ago, the Palestinian leadership believed it was going to score an easy diplomatic victory at the UN. However, the Foreign Ministry's campaign against the Palestinian effort, first reported by Haaretz weeks ago, bore significant fruit and created momentum to counter the Palestinian move - with the United States, Germany, Italy and Canada announcing publicly they would vote against recognition of a Palestinian state in the General Assembly.

Israeli officials who were informed of the Palestinian plan of action said that the PA set up a diplomatic "war room" to coordinate the rallying of international support for the September vote. The war room is managing diplomatic and media messages and is deciding where to concentrate efforts and which countries will be visited by the Palestinian leadership.

Heading the Palestinian team is Yasser Abed Rabbo, the secretary of the Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee. His team includes Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki, the head of the Palestinian negotiating team; Saeb Erekat, who is in charge of Fatah external relations; Nabil Sha'ath; Justice Minister Ali Khashan; and the Palestinian envoy to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour.

Despite the automatic advantage that the Palestinians enjoy at the General Assembly, the Palestinian leadership has been receiving reports from Palestinian envoys and representatives throughout the world that Israeli and American diplomats are aggressively pressuring many countries to oppose the UN vote, or at least to abstain. On the other hand, Israeli ambassadors have reported to the Foreign Ministry that the ambassadors of Arab states, and especially Egypt, are assisting the Palestinians in their diplomatic campaign in Arab capitals.

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At 3:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Erekat told the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the PA would proceed with its plan to seek full membership from the Security Council, even if the peace talks with Israel are revived before September."

Negotiating with the PA legitimizes its campaign to annex Israel.

At 7:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, once they formally announce they are a nation, we can go to war and drive them all out into the limitless ocean of a desert. Where they came from. We should be aggressively expanding our borders anyway.
Just my view of things.


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