[I nearly finished this lengthy post earlier his morning when it disappeared into the ether---just gone. This is how important I feel it is: I'm writing it all over again.]
The man’s a joke, you have to admit:
Last week, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told Xinhua, a state-run news organization in China, that Israel may initiate a military incursion in Gaza against Hamas to undermine Kerry’s efforts to forge peace.
Erekat had previously suggested that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wanted Abbas assassinated.
Israeli officials have denied and condemned the remarks, and the State Department on Wednesday expressed “concern over the recent comments.”
“Personal attacks are unhelpful,” State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said, responding to Erekat’s comments to the Chinese media outlet. “The secretary will make clear that these comments are disappointing.”
Why stop there, Shecky? There are so many more “unhelpful comments” or “personal attacks”:
Abbas praises murderer of 2 Israeli university students:
[Official PA TV, Oct. 29, 2013]
PA praises murderer of 4 religious studies students:
“[He] wrote the most wonderful and sublime words of sacrifice with his blood”
[Official PA TV News reporter, Official PA TV, Feb. 10, 2014]
Fatah praises murderer of 3 high school students:
“[He] saturated the soil… with his blood in his heroic operation”
[Fatah praise of killer on casket, Al-Fajer TV, Feb. 11, 2014]
“Thousands of Palestinian citizens escorted Martyr Jalal Mahamid after his remains were received from the occupation forces (i.e., Israel) in an impressive military funeral… A wreath was laid on the Martyr’s grave on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas.”
Writing on wreath: “President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen”
Note: Jalal Mahamid planned a double suicide attack in Israel with another terrorist on Feb. 8, 2002. They entered Israel, but their vehicle exploded too soon and both were killed without harming anyone else. Israel transferred Mahamid’s body to the PA on Feb. 4, 2014.
Official PA TV News reported on the military funeral of the two suicide bombers Ayyat Al-Akhras and Daoud Abu Suway whose remains were transferred by Israel to the PA.
PA TV reporter: “The funerals of the two Martyrs (Shahids), Ayyat Al-Akhras and Daoud Abu Suway began with an impressive military and public funeral procession. Grief over parting with the loved ones mixed with happiness over the release of their bodies after a long wait of more than 12 years.
PA TV reporter: “Here is Palestine, with its elderly and youth, its trees and stones and atmosphere escorting the bodies of the heroic Martyrs and telling the Israeli occupation: ‘Oppress us all you want – history belongs to us, the present belongs to us and the future will belong to us only.’”
Notes: Daoud Abu Suway was a suicide bomber from the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization who blew himself up near the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem on Dec. 5, 2001. 8 people were wounded in the attack. Israel transferred his body to the PA on Feb. 2, 2014.
Ayyat Al-Akhras – the youngest female Palestinian suicide bomber (age 17). She killed 2 Israelis and injured 28 in a suicide bombing near a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002. Israel transferred her body to the PA on Feb. 9, 2014.
“A delegation from Jerusalem, headed by Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, the Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher and Chairman of the Supreme Muslim Council, had a meeting yesterday [Jan. 30, 2014] — attended by Ambassador of the State of Palestine [to Qatar] Munir Ghannam — with [Qatari] Minister of Religious Affairs Dr. Ghaith Bin Mubarak Al-Kuwari. The delegation updated him on recent events in Jerusalem, specifically on the frantic efforts to assault the Al-Aqsa Mosque and make it difficult for Palestinians to reach it, as well as [updated him] on plans — both disclosed and undisclosed — to destroy it and build the alleged Temple in its place.”
Note: The PA considers any presence of Jews on the Temple Mount an “assault.” All visitors are subject to rigorous checks by Israeli security personnel before being granted access to the Temple Mount.
Oh wait, that last one is true—or at least I wish it were.
But these are just a few spatters from the endless stream of genocidal sewage spewing from official Arab media organs. And from just the past few weeks. There is a veritable Niagara Falls of this bilge day after day, year after year.
Surely, Shecky is aware of this. He can’t be so obtuse not to know. (Sure about that, BTL?) Why care now?
It’s inarguably immoral to urge a vulnerable people to make “peace” (read: submission) with those who swear on everything they hold holy to annihilate them. I argue that “peace” itself with such people is immoral. Leave it to Shecky to be in the middle of the whole mess.