...So a word of advice to all those who lower the bar for the Palestinians to the gutter: You aren't part of the solution. You are part of the Palestinian's problem.
IMRA Weekly Commentary..
28 May '14..
President Shimon Peres scheduled a photo op prayer session with Pope Francis and Mahmoud Abbas at Vatican City designed to endorse "man of peace" Mahmoud Abbas to be held hours after a unified Fatah-Hamas PA is slated to be announced.
As of this writing, the entire world community - including the US and EU, has opted to postpone any actual requirements regarding a unified PA at least until after Palestinian elections are held. And judging by the world’s track record, if there is a unified PA and it enjoys unqualified world acceptance during an interim period up to the formation of a post-elections government, then that acceptance will continue indefinitely after elections as well.
There is a common thread to this.
It is that for all practical purposes the Palestinians enjoy an automatic pass from the world.
And if I were an Arab conspiracy theorist I would suggest that this is the product of a terrible dark Israeli conspiracy against the Palestinians.
Because this policy of not requiring the Palestinians to meet the most basic standards of behavior lulls them into doing just that: not meeting the most basic standards of behavior.
And while the world may not seem to care about the behavior of the Palestinians, the Israeli street - and more importantly the actual key Israeli decision makers, care very much about the behavior of the Palestinians.
The ongoing failure of the Palestinians to meet the most basic standards of behavior is what makes all the grandiose schemes for a sovereign Palestinian state non-starters.
So a word of advice to all those who lower the bar for the Palestinians to the gutter: You aren't part of the solution. You are part of the Palestinian's problem.