Skip to comments.Al-Jazeera’s show trial could bring down PA leadership
Posted on 01/24/2011 4:08:59 PM PST by mojito
After assuming the role of prosecutor and judge, Al- Jazeera, the Arab worlds most influential TV network, has ruled that the leaders of the Palestinian Authority have betrayed their people and must therefore step down from the stage.
The defendants have been found guilty of ceding control over most of east Jerusalem to Israel, relinquishing the right of return for millions of Palestinian refugees and conducting security coordination with Israeli security authorities.
In other words, PA President Mahmoud Abbas and his men have been convicted of high treason which, in the Arab and Islamic world, is a crime punishable by death.
Al-Jazeera is now waiting for the executioner (the Palestinians, in this case) to carry out the death sentence.
Al-Jazeeras dramatic show trial, which began on Sunday night, has undoubtedly caused massive damage to the PA leadership in the West Bank. The blow is so severe that its hard to see how the PA leadership can ever recover.
(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...
Can anyone really be a refugee for 40 years?
I have friends who have been refugees for some 30-odd years. Most if not all have become naturalized American citizens, but their longing for home has not been greatly diminished.
Some day when they have a new government it is my wish to tour their homeland, a place of great beauty, camera in hand.
But until the day they return home, we will continue to be enriched and blessed by their presence here.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
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