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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Abu Bluff told he can't just let Fayyad resign

Maybe the West isn't quite as dumb as we thought they were. The western countries that donate money to keep the 'Palestinian Authority' running are pressuring 'moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen not to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, the only 'Palestinian' whom the West entrusts with money.
Aides to Abbas, speaking on condition of anonymity, were scathing in their assessment of the Texas-educated Fayyad, hinting that the president would be pleased to see him go.
However, a Western diplomat expressed dismay at the political in-fighting at a time when the United States is making a concerted effort to revive Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and boost the flailing economy.
"Pressure is being put on Abbas to sit on this resignation offer for at least two months to see what comes of the US initiative," said a senior European diplomat, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue.
US diplomats were due to visit Ramallah on Thursday and was expected to press Fayyad's case, another diplomat said.
The US initiative is going nowhere - it's been rejected by both sides already. But that's just an excuse. The real question is whom the 'Palestinians' have that the West would trust to replace Fayyad. The answer right now is no one. 

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At 3:13 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

In true Arab fashion, Fayyad demanded a million dollar a month pension and a free island in the Mediterranean before he would even speak of a severance package.


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