Dr. Elias Akleh
Obama’s visit to Ramallah was a “quicky”; disrespecting, threatening and bribing. He treated the Palestinians as aliens to the land as reflected in his speech to the Israelis where he stated that this land (Palestine) is “… the historic homeland of the Jewish people”
Dr. Elias Akleh
By Linah Alsaafin
What is the point of Obama’s visit? It is to bribe the PA to maintain its repression of Palestinian protests and “unrest” to uphold Israel’s security and to pressure it to re-enter bilateral negotiations with Israel without any pre-conditions?
They celebrate a birth that was meant to propagate a set of ideals to make the world a better place. 2010 years later, that same birthplace is plagued by a regime that practices the exact opposite of those ideals. Bethlehem is surrounded by a racist wall of biblical proportions, by regime which is racist to biblical proportions. Yet people celebrate.
Results of the seven-hour marathon meeting between Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, and Binyamin Netanyahu:
US commitment to block any Palestinian-led effort to win unilateral UN recognition of a Palestinian state; US obstruction of efforts either to revive the Goldstone Report at the UN, or to seek formal UN condemnation of Israel for the deadly Mavi Marmara incident; an ongoing US commitment to defeat any UN resolutions aimed at raising Israel’s unacknowledged nuclear weapons programme before the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); vigorous US diplomatic efforts to counter all attempts to “delegitimise” Israel
In recent months and weeks, the PA seriously stepped up its human rights violations, including arbitrary arrests, provocative raids on homes and business of ideological rivals, and torture.
The cases are two many, and are not confined to a specific geographical region. Even people who are supposed to have a semblance of immunity, like Legislative Council members, have not been spared PA brutality and savagery.
On Monday, PA security agents snatched Legislative Council member Abdul Rahman Zei.