Sunday, May 13, 2012

"I told the Israelis please please please..."

In an article published by the New York Times Mahmood Abbas has outdone himself again in altitude achieved as he brown nosed Israel.  The article states,
“If they help me to get weapons, I’m helping them because I’m promoting security,” Mr. Abbas said of the Israelis. “We want security to stop terrorism. We have a need for these legal weapons. I have complaints from the security apparatus: ‘We don’t have guns and bullets.’ ”
New York Times writer Jodi Ruderen went on to describe what seemed to be grovelling by Mahmood Abbas, contradicting his loud speech last year at the UN for an independent and recognized Palestinian nation.

Mahmood Abbas "told the Israelis: 'Please, please please" to recognize the demands of hunger striking prisoners else chaos would break loose and be "bad for us."

Just this week video was released from a solidarity tent in Al Bireh for hunger striking prisoners. Abbas' security were shoving individuals aside as those in solidarity chanted for Mahmoud Abbas to be more accountable to the plight of Palestinian prisoners. Instead the Palestinian Authority chairman and top collaborator with Israel mumbled a few words as he passed through the crowd of mothers holding portraits of their imprisoned sons.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

On the prospects of exile

It began with the thought that this may be it. Yesterday morning I rolled out of bed, put on my boots, and hoped that I would be scarred by the day's trip. That a branch would rip through my skin, that I would grate my knees upon rocks, that some insect would sting me. I wanted something permanent to take with me when I would leave Palestine in a few weeks.