Saturday, October 07, 2006

Abbas Tells Condi "Yes" and PA TV "No way!"

Update: Read a bit about Abu's namesake (well, okay, "cousin") in the American Heritage report on "Terrorism, 1985" H/T VeriSEAL.

Thank you to LGF for the pointer--and I like your cartoon :)

Arutz Sheva (Israeli TV Channel 7) reports that while Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (of Fatah Fame) said this week he would "fire Hamas" if the terror group won’t recognize Israel, but sang a different tune on PA TV.

Abbas convinced U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that he is sincere in his commitment to force the PA government to formally acknowledge the Jewish State’s right to exist. Then, when her back was turned, over on PA TV, Abbas said in Arabic:
It is not required of Hamas, or of Fatah, or of the Popular Front to recognize Israel.

Arutz Sheva goes on to report
“I do not demand of Hamas nor any other to recognize Israel,” said Abbas in Arabic, “but from the government that works with Israelis in day to day life, yes.”
So he is basically saying that for the public eye they should pretend to be admitting Israeli has a right to exist, but privately, in Arabic (which apparently they think none of us can speak or understand or find someone to translate for us?) they can go ahead and hate us and deny our right to exist. I see.

The Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) is a watchdog organization that monitors Arabic-language media throughout the world and issues a report once a week on its findings. To read their entire report, go to the PMW web site. While you're there, be sure to catch some of their Video Library (a Palestinian Self-Portrait of Hate) and of course, the Pallywood Bloopers (WMV file of video clips with falsified additions)


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