Abbas and Fayyad: Collaborationist Israeli Allies - by Stephen Lendman
Expect them to betray their own people this week but call it success or at least that they tried and failed.
Five days ahead of Abbas petitioning the UN for Palestinian statehood and full UN membership, it's important to know who's friend or foe.
Abbas and Fayyad never did represent Palestinians and don't now.
Both lack legitimacy. Israel rigged Abbas' January 2005 presidential victory. Moreover, his term expired in January 2009. Nonetheless, he's still in office because Israel and Washington want him there.
More on him below.
Fayyad is equally disreputable. In the 2006 legislative elections, his Third Way party won two of 132 seats. Yet he's prime minister illegitimately with no popular mandate.
What Palestinians do or don't get in New York depend on two men representing Israel and Washington.
Smart money wagers they'll accept less than Palestinians deserve, if anything. Bet on it!
Spread the word. On September 23, when Abbas petitions the UN, sellout and betrayal will result at a time statehood and full UN membership are within easy grasp if proper procedures are followed.
They won't be, assuring defeat!
Mahmoud Abbas - A Treacherous Illegitimate Leader
At least since Oslo, he's served Israeli, not Palestinian, interests for whatever benefits he gets but won't say. Notably, his son Yasser is a millionaire businessman who openly admits collaborating with Israel. His father does it tacitly.
His title is "president." His role is "enforcer," suppressing peaceful demonstrations, arresting his own people, and loyally serving Israel as an illegitimate Quisling head of state.
Representing Israel in Oslo were an array of experts, supported by maps, documents, statistics, and at least 17 prior drafts of what Palestinians finally signed.
Palestinians only got to bring three PLO representatives. None spoke English well or at all or properly understood international law. The result was predictable. Israel got the one-sided deal it prepared. Palestinians became Israel's enforcer.