Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Monday, September 14, 2020
  • Elder of Ziyon

This morning, Palestinian Authority prime minister Mohamed Shtayyeh said that the PA ministers are considering presenting a plan to to president Abbas to "reconsider" their relationship with the Arab League in light of the League refusing to pass a resolution condemning the UAE for choosing to normalize relations with Israel. 

Shtayyeh said during his speech at the beginning of the cabinet meeting today that the Arab League has become a symbol of Arab impotence, and that normalization of relations with Israel is an affront to Arab dignity.

He added, "Is it possible for Arabs to accept only praying in the Al-Aqsa Mosque while it is under occupation?" 

His supposed concern over politicizing the Temple Mount area is a bit hypocritical, coming a few weeks after  the PA's Mufti, who works for Mahmoud Abbas, issued a fatwa to not allow any residents of any Arab nation that normalizes relations with Israel to even enter the area. 

"Tomorrow will Arab peace initiative will be killed, and Arab solidarity will die. Therefore, we must rise together, and we will witness a black day in the history of the Arab nation and a defeat for the Arab League institution, which is no longer unified, but divided. This day will be added to the calendar of Palestinian pain and the record of Arab fracture," Shtayyeh added.

For decades every Palestinian resolution was passed at the Arab League as the Arabs feigned solidarity with a cause that they increasingly resented. Finally the charade is beginning to end as Arab states choose their own self-interest over the fake solidarity of the Arab world, one where the anti-Israel cause was often the only position Arab League members could agree upon. 

Instead of seeing that the winds have changed, the Palestinian leadership is acting as if they are still in charge of how the entire Arab world should act. The Arab refusal to blindly bend to their will is causing lots of rage and zero self-reflection.

The Palestinian Authority is not only telling the Arab League to go to hell, but they are choosing to align with Hamas - the Muslim Brotherhood linked group that has become anathema to much of the Arab world, and which will push Egypt and Jordan away from their own sympathetic stance with the Palestinian Authority. Tomorrow and Friday the PA and Hamas are holding joint anti-UAE rallies and this entire situation is causing them to speak with each other more than they have in many years.

Because of a very skewed sense of honor, the Palestinian Authority is destroying itself. It simply cannot grasp that the world has changed and it must change along with it. There is an opportunity here for a path to statehood that they are refusing to take, and this is alienating them from the larger Arab world that they have relied upon for support. Moreover, a tilt towards Hamas will further estrange them from their benefactors.

The only real question - one that has life and death implications - is whether the PA and PLO will choose to explicitly ally with Iran, Hamas and Islamic Jihad and return to terrorism as their main strategy? They still want to maintain relationships with European powers that have replaced the Arab world as their main champions. But Hamas and the other terror groups are seeing this as an opportunity to return to "armed resistance", a move being actively pushed by Iran and its Hezbollah proxy. 

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