onsdag 21 februari 2018

Abbas tal och verkligheten

Abbas inför Säkerhetsrådet:
We have thus been committed to fostering a culture of peace, rejection of violence, pursuit of sustainable development and the building of schools, hospitals, industrial zones, agricultural farms and technological production, as opposed to establishing weapons factories and purchasing tanks and fighter jets, for we wish for our people to live in freedom and dignity, far from wars and destruction and far from terrorism and extremism, which are being relentlessly combated in all areas of the globe. 

Full text of Abbas’s address to the UN Security Council

Samtidigt ser verkligheten ut såhär:
 Fatah, där Abbas är ordförande, har åtminstone tio gånger prisat "martyren" Ahmed Nasr Jarrar som ledde gruppen som mördade Rabbi Raziel Shevach för snart två månader sedan.

Fatah honors terrorist who led murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach:

Inledningen av Abbas tal till Säkerhetsrådet (Abbas och sanning verkar vara varandras motsatser):
Seventy years have passed since Palestine’s Nakba, from which 6 million Palestine refugees continue to suffer from the cruelty of exile and loss of human security. They continue to wander the world after the loss of their peaceful and stable lives in their homeland. They are part of the 13 million Palestinians, whose country has not yet been recognized as full Member State of the United Nations, despite the numerous resolutions reaffirming their right to self-determination and statehood on their national land.

We are the descendants of the Canaanites that lived in the land of Palestine 5,000 years ago and continuously remained there to this day. Our great people remain rooted in their land. The Palestinian people built their own cities and homeland and made contributions to humanity and civilization witnessed by the world. They established institutions, schools, hospitals, cultural organizations, theaters, libraries, newspapers, publishing houses, economic organizations, businesses and banks, with wide regional and international influence.

All of this existed before and after the Balfour Declaration issued by the British Government in 1917, a declaration by which those who did not own, giving to those who had no right. The British Government bears responsibility for the catastrophic consequences inflicted on the Palestinian people as a result.

Since then, and although our people remain under occupation, they continued their journey in building and developing their country with the establishment of their National Authority in 1994. Our national institutions are recognized by international organizations for their merit and work, which is based on the rule of law, accountability and transparency, and empowerment of women and youth in an environment of tolerance, coexistence of civilizations and nondiscrimination. ...

En analys av Khaled Abu Toameh (TOI):
With toned-down UN speech, Abbas tries to signal he’s still relevant
After fiery addresses in Ramallah in which he threatened to cut ties with Israel, PA president has apparently realized tough talk won't get him far with this US administration.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech at the United Nations did not carry any surprises. The only change appeared to be in Abbas’s tone, which seemed calmer and more restrained. ...

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