Category Archives: Mahmoud Abbas

ARAB AWAKENING BINYAMIN NETANYAHU MAHMOUD ABBAS PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA UNITED STATES

The Transforming Arab World to the US: We’ll Genuflect No More!

by Ehsan Ahrari on September 21, 2011, No Comments

The diffidence shown by the autocratic rulers to the unabashedly pro-Israeli American policy is becoming history in the Middle East, as the dictators are falling and the emirs and kings of that region are counting their last days in power.  The recent bastion of America's one-sided policy in that conflict has been the U.S. Congress.  It is interesting to watch how the Republican's brazen assertiveness shows in their criticism of the Obama administration regarding the Palestinian resolve to gain the approval of the United Nations for their statehood.  One of the Republican presidential candidates, Rick Perry, criticized President Obama's alleged policy of "appeasement" of the Palestinians.  Of course, Perry ought to know.  He is a long-time "expert" on U.S. affairs in the Middle East.  If he were handed a blank map of the world, I wonder whether he would be able find the region called the Middle East.  Yet, he has discovered a deep love of Israel now that he is begging for Jewi
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Israel in Need of Its Own Version of the “Awakening”

by Ehsan Ahrari on September 18, 2011, No Comments

Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, is going to the U.N. Security Council next Friday to seek independent statehood for Palestine.  The United States has done all it could to talk Abbas out of it.  Now, it is going to use its infamous veto to deny statehood for Palestine.  That will be a shame for a country that always wants to be seen as the world's leading champion of liberty and freedom.  The Obama administration's expected veto is all about winning Barack Obama's second term.  The Jewish voters are already upset with President Obama for not blindly siding with the Jewish state as all American presidents have done.  And the Arabs are not exactly happy with him for caving in to Israel's pushback of his original demands about freezing the Jewish settlements in occupied Palestine. (more…)