Thursday, February 03, 2011

The most moderate PA leader blames Egypt situation on - Israel!

From Arab News (and AP):
PARIS: Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said Thursday that the failure to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has helped fuel unrest in Egypt and elsewhere in the Mideast.

During a visit to Paris, Fayyad said protesters’ complaints stem not only from internal problems in their own societies, but also from “a frustration, a desperation because of the failure of efforts to solve the Palestinian problem.”
Fayyad, the darling of the West and the most moderate, reasonable leader that Palestinian Arabs are ever likely have, just can't wrap his head around the fact that the entire world doesn't revolve around Ramallah..

He also cannot seem to grasp that the Arab world has paid nothing but lip service to the Palestinian issue for years. They gave up because the Palestinian Arabs couldn't get their own act together and they continue to act like babies who want everything handed to them on a silver platter.

Babies who think that...the whole world revolves around them.

When a Western-educated, so-called moderate leader of Palestinian Arabs doesn't make any sense, it makes it very unlikely that any real peace deal could ever happen.

Peace cannot be built on lies, and that is all that the Palestinian Arabs have been fed for over sixty years.

For more clear-eyed views, see David Suissa and John Podhoretz. (h/t Michael in FL)