Sunday, January 30, 2011

And Speaking Of Mubarak--What about Abbas?

At the Muqata, Jameel and Joe Settler offer their analysis of what is going on in Egypt--and ask about what Egyptian demonstrations should have us asking about Abbas:

But most importantly, this should be a serious warning bell for all of us in Israel.

The Israeli Left eagerly supports dictators like Abu Mazen and Yasser Arafat. They run weekly protests against Israel, but yet not a single one demanding elections or democracy in the Palestinian Authority. (Talk about hypocrites).

So while the Left and the West pressure Israel to make peace with the dictator Abu Mazen no one is considering the consequences.

Abu Mazen is far weaker than Mubarak. It is only a matter of time before he is overthrown by Hamas (not democracy).
Read the whole thing.

I've written before that the Palestinian Authority was much more cautious in its reaction to events in Tunisia than Hamas--Abbas and the PA know they are more at risk.

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1 comment:

Garnel Ironheart said...

There is little reason the Arabs in Yehuda and Shomron should protest against Abbas. Their unemployment level is relatively low compared to their Arab brethren across the border, they have access to the Israeli job market and are undergoing a period of economic growth.