Mahmoud Abbas, Insulter Of Intelligence

PA President Mahmoud Abbas takes us all for fools.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blasted Hamas Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal for asserting that his group will never recognize Israel, hinting that the statement hinders the chances of the two-state solution, according to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet.

“I don’t agree with Khaled Mashaal’s statement on the non-recognition of Israel because we, in fact, recognized it in 1993,” Abbas told reporters in Ankara at the conclusion of a two-day visit. “A four-article agreement between (Fatah and Hamas) stipulates a two-state vision. And Mashaal approved of this agreement.”

Regarding Abbas’ claim of having recognized Israel in 1993:

In 1993, Arafat wrote to Yitzchak Rabin “…the PLO affirms that those articles of the Palestinian Covenant which deny Israel’s right to exist, and the provisions of the Covenant which are inconsistent with the commitments of this letter are now inoperative and no longer valid.

“Consequently, the PLO undertakes to submit to the Palestinian National Council for formal approval the necessary changes in regard to the Palestinian Covenant.”

However, those changes were never forthcoming. Article 9 of the PLO charter continues to assert, “Armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine. This it is the overall strategy, not merely a tactical phase.”

It also maintains “Palestine” is defined by the British Mandate and is “indivisible” – thus leaving little or no room for Israel to exist at all.

Subsequent statements reiterate this non-recognition.

As for his claims of supporting a two-state vision:

Update by Brian of London: Also note the 48 in the logo. This is not a reference to 1948. That is the 48th anniversary of Fatah’s first terrorist attack (an attempt to bomb Israel’s national water carrier on 31 Dec 1964-1 Jan 1965).

It is not the founding of Fatah which was several years earlier.

So now you know what they mark as their foundation moment: a terrorist attack. Peace.

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  • Jim from Iowa

    What’s in a logo, anyway? Do you think the Keebler elves are real? Next thing you’ll tell us is that Hall and Oates got into a fist fight and that they’ve hated each other for years.

  • Norman B.

    Even if, in his heart of hearts, Abbas is ready for a grand compromise that would bring about the much sought for, much fantasized two-state solution, he has not prepared his people to accept it, especially as a finality to the conflict. Look at how the children are officially educated. What motivates Abbas is that he wants to die of natural causes while keeping the money coming in from gullible foreigners.

    • Jim from Iowa

      You’re the smartest commenter on here, Norman. Why aren’t you an IsraellyCool contributor?

  • spindok

    Whatever it means, that logo is an attack and insult to the entire graphic arts world.

  • mrzee

    Abbas has bragged in the past about how he fired the first shot in the attack on the water carrier making him the first PLO “resistance fighter”

    Or was it first fatah fighter? Can’t tell my terrorist organisations without a program

    • Norman B.

      The names are interchangeable, and every member, from the top on down, carry aliases.

  • Honorary

    I remember when Arafat died, he left over $25 millions to his wife. He sure doing all right, so Abbase expected to earn more! sure, obama can take from American tax payers and give him some, for being a good liar like him.

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