Sunday, December 13, 2020

The PLO is more careful now about condemning the latest Arab state to normalize relations with Israel

When the UAE announced its desire to normalize its relations with Israel, senior PLO and PA officials, including Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Rudineh  and Saeb Erekat, were quick to condemn and denounce it.

The level of officials to issue statements has gone down with each subsequent announcement.

For Bahrain, it was Ahmad Majdalani, social affairs minister in the Palestinian Authority.

For Sudan, it was Wasel Abu Youssef, a senior member of the PLO.

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For Morocco, it was Tayseer Khaled, a member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, plus a couple of statements from minor factions of the PLO that no one ever hears from, the Popular Struggle Front and the Palestinian Democratic Union

After the disaster of realizing that the Arab League would rather support the UAE than the Palestinians, the Palestinian leadership has decided that public condemnations of fellow Arab states from their highest levels actually hurts them. 

They still issue the condemnations, but the language is more muted and the spokespeople are less and less prominent. 

I'm looking forward to seeing who condemns Bhutan.

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