Friday, September 16, 2011

PA President Abbas Condemns Israel's Existence

Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, has just given a speech in Ramallah confirming that he intends to create yet another unnecessary crisis that will be a disaster above all for his people by going to the UN Security Council to demand unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state (and never mind that this is also a violation of the Oslo Accords leading to the creation of the Palestinian Authority itself). Note that Abbas talked about "63 years living under the occupation." That is, for him "the occupation" began in 1948, when Israel was created, and not in 1967, when Israel took over the West Bank in the war caused by Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser's threats of a war of extermination against the Jewish State. Even for the leader of the so-called Palestinian moderates, the real problem is Israel's existence and not the disposition of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

The fact that Abbas also pretended to accept Israel's legitmacy in the same speech merely shows that he is a master of double-talk.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lying for Peace

At about 2 p.m. EDT on September 14, the headline on the lead story of the "left-wing" Israeli daily Haaretz's online edition read, "PLO official: Palestinian state to be free of Jews." This was based on an earlier USA Today article with an almost identical headline: "PLO ambassador says Palestinian state should be free of Jews." By 4 p.m., Haaretz had evidently decided to protect its readers from the unpleasant truth, changing the headline to read: "PLO official: Palestinians, Israelis must be totally separated."

Question for the editorial board of Haaretz, which recently saw fit to write about the detention and intrusive body searches of Israelis arriving in Istanbul aboard Turkish Airlines, "Perhaps Israelis need humiliation to respect others:" Do you really think your lies will bring peace?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Lament

The sun'll come out tomorrow
Just when you are going back to work
There'll be sun
Just thinkin' about the office
Makes you ache real deep where the cough is
It's no fun
Outdoors it'll be a bright and warm day
But the cubicle walls are tall and gray
The sun'll come out tomorrow
It'll be a cause of grief and sorrow on Tuesday
The office! The office! It's calling, the office
It's only a day away!