Thursday, September 27, 2012

Abbas launches a "legal and diplomatic war" to isolate Israel

Mahmoud Abbas' Facebook page has a message to Palestinian Arabs:

Fighting the battle to recognize us, and we know the challenges, and there are threats every day against the organization, the [Palestinian] authority and against me personally, and incitement that I go to ask for recognition of our state go into a diplomatic and legal war against Israel, and I'm trying to isolate it in the world. 

The Google autotranslation of the Arabic actually says "diplomatic terrorism and legal war against Israel" but I'm not sure how to parse that. The word "terrorism" is unmistakable, though, and does not seem to be an adjective for "Israel."

This is in stark contrast with the conciliatory message Abbas reportedly gave to some prominent Jews in New York on Tuesday. Apparently, he will mention that some Jews also believe they have historic ties to Palestine, and this is a Big Deal - since he excluded Jews in last year's lie-filled speech to the UN.