How is Obama going to spin these statements from Fatah?

Rick Moran
It's a good thing Obama is so thin. Otherwise, he would have a hard time turning himself into a pretzel in order to twist logic and reality enough so that these statements from a position paper put out by Israel's "partner in peace" Fatah don't sound so bad.

From Haaretz:

According to Israel Radio, the Fatah general conference, which convened in Bethlehem for a three-day gathering, adopted a position paper which also states that the Palestinian national enterprise will not reach fruition until all of Jerusalem, including the outlying villages, come under Palestinian sovereignty.

Fatah, which rules the West Bank but was ousted from power in Gaza by the Islamist Hamas movement, also ruled out any interim agreements with Israel.

Fatah will continue to sacrifice victims until Jerusalem will be returned [to the Palestinians], clean of settlements and settlers," the paper states.

According to Israel Radio, the paper does not make a distinction between the eastern and western halves of the capital, nor does it distinguish between the territories within the Israeli side of the Green Line and the areas captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War.

Also, that chain smoking, gangster boss of Fatah, Mahmoud Abbas, was "re-elected" at the conference. Good to know that Israel has such a warm, personable, reasonable, humanitarian as a partner in peace, no?

The question is, how will Obama spin this? He can't say that "progress is just around the corner" or some idiocy like that. I think we have a clue as to how Obama is going to respond; it's Israel's fault, of course.

If only those stubborn Jews would stop provoking the poor, put upon Palestinians by preventing their suicide bombers from carrying out their glorious missions, all would be well. And, of course, all those women and children living in the settlements are standing in the way of a "real peace" by refusing to give up their homes so that Fatah can make a desert of the settlements - just as they have made a hash of everything else they have touched.

When in doubt when it comes to the Palestinian problem, blame the Jews. Obama will receive plaudits from other thuggish Arabs in the region while satisfying the nauseating strain of anti-Semitism that rears its ugly head among our European allies and most of the rest of the world from time to time.

Anything is better than admitting you were spectacularly wrong and change course.





It's a good thing Obama is so thin. Otherwise, he would have a hard time turning himself into a pretzel in order to twist logic and reality enough so that these statements from a position paper put out by Israel's "partner in peace" Fatah don't sound so bad.

From Haaretz:

According to Israel Radio, the Fatah general conference, which convened in Bethlehem for a three-day gathering, adopted a position paper which also states that the Palestinian national enterprise will not reach fruition until all of Jerusalem, including the outlying villages, come under Palestinian sovereignty.

Fatah, which rules the West Bank but was ousted from power in Gaza by the Islamist Hamas movement, also ruled out any interim agreements with Israel.

Fatah will continue to sacrifice victims until Jerusalem will be returned [to the Palestinians], clean of settlements and settlers," the paper states.

According to Israel Radio, the paper does not make a distinction between the eastern and western halves of the capital, nor does it distinguish between the territories within the Israeli side of the Green Line and the areas captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War.

Also, that chain smoking, gangster boss of Fatah, Mahmoud Abbas, was "re-elected" at the conference. Good to know that Israel has such a warm, personable, reasonable, humanitarian as a partner in peace, no?

The question is, how will Obama spin this? He can't say that "progress is just around the corner" or some idiocy like that. I think we have a clue as to how Obama is going to respond; it's Israel's fault, of course.

If only those stubborn Jews would stop provoking the poor, put upon Palestinians by preventing their suicide bombers from carrying out their glorious missions, all would be well. And, of course, all those women and children living in the settlements are standing in the way of a "real peace" by refusing to give up their homes so that Fatah can make a desert of the settlements - just as they have made a hash of everything else they have touched.

When in doubt when it comes to the Palestinian problem, blame the Jews. Obama will receive plaudits from other thuggish Arabs in the region while satisfying the nauseating strain of anti-Semitism that rears its ugly head among our European allies and most of the rest of the world from time to time.

Anything is better than admitting you were spectacularly wrong and change course.