Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fatah Calls For Probe Into Arafat's Death

For the first time in two decades, Fatah has convened a political convention. And what do they do to seize this moment?

Establish a committee to probe PLO founder Yasser Arafat's death for which they already hold Israel responsible.

Remember it is Fatah, headed up by Mahmoud Abbas, who the Obama Administration (and for that matter the Bush Administration before it) declared as Israel's partner in peace. These are the people who are held up as the moderate elements in Palestinian civil society.

As the late Israeli statesman Abba Eban put it, "The Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity." Except when it comes to blaming all of its ills on Israel.

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