Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What do the Palestinian Arabs *not* want? - by Arnold Roth

...The one positive thing to come from this mess? That true to their core values as an honor/shame society and in the words of last week's Aljazeera news report, "Fatah will give Abbas an honourable exit". And what, other than saving innocent lives on all sides, bringing an end to the weaponization of Palestinian Arab children and ending the reign of a massively corrupt, geriatric and manipulative regime, could be more important than that?

Arnold/Frimet Roth..
This Ongoing War..
30 November '16..

If you saw our earlier post of the day ["30-Nov-16: Remind us again just how central the conflict with Israel is to the Arab world"], you will be aware that not only did the largest and controlling faction of the Palestinian Authority - Fatah - just re-elect Mahmoud Abbas to be its leader in its first general assembly in more than seven years. But its 1,400 delegates did so unanimously.

(A Guardian piece from 2015 on extremely one-sided election results makes for some good background reading, and suggests names of politicians who might be green with envy at Abbas' attainment.)

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