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Monday, January 24, 2011

Are Abbas's Days Numbered?

Considering the latest revelations about the "napkin map" and various agreements, proposals and recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, the betting political pundit would be taking bets for the PA's Mahmoud Abbas's single versus double-digit years' survival or just disappearing with his nearest and dearest.


Even I'm surprised.  I was sure that only Israel was cursed with such daring and creative politicians, like Avigdor Lieberman and the comatose Ariel Sharon, who propose/d plans to give Arabs our Land, even though they contradict/ed their official election platforms, promises and ideologies.

The Arabs aren't as tolerant and fatalistic as Israelis and Jews.  Lieberman keeps talking with "forked tongue," and G-d has punished Sharon by leaving him breathing but without a functioning brain.  And Yossi Beilin was never punished for negotiating the Oslo Accords as a private citizen, not representing the elected Israeli government.

Now, about Abbas, am I betting?  No way! I'm just a pundit, a pragmatic political observer.  Of course, I may be wrong, but I can't imagine Abbas surviving very long now that these revelations are out.  Nu, do you agree? 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

i hadnt thought about it, but could be...

Shy Guy said...

Frankly, I don't care.

I want the Ribbono Shel Olam to save us from ourselves. That's our major problem.

Batya said...

It's not about caring, a and Shy, it's about the "fall-out," the violence that would most probably accompany his ouster. It would be hard to contain.

Shy Guy said...

Batya, if we could save us from ourselves, we would be able to defend ourselves - and then some - without fear of being incarcerated by the current Israeli police and judicial system.

Batya said...

That's for sure.