U.S. State Dept. in Verbal Gymnastics to Justify Support of Hamas-Fatah Unity Pact After Rockets Strike Israel

June 12, 2014 12:08 pm 73 comments
U.S. State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Photo: WikiCommons.

U.S. State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Photo: WikiCommons.

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Wednesday engaged in an “amazing, Alice in Wonderland-quality exchange,” in the words of blogger Elder of Ziyon, of verbal gymnastics to defend the U.S. government’s support of the newly formed Fatah-Hamas unity government.

In a transcript of her press briefing, Psaki insisted that the new government that would rule the Palestinian Authority under PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was purely technocratic, justifying the U.S. support for the regime claiming Hamas was not actually part of the government.

But then Associated Press reporter Matt Lee asked how there could be a unity government, in essence, the unification of Hamas and Fatah, without Hamas playing role?

Psaki said that a rocket attack that struck Israel from Gaza on Wednesday would  not have any bearing on the U.S. decision to support the PA and continue to fund the regime.

“Obviously, we’re concerned about it and we condemn it in the strongest terms. But his – President Abbas’s ability to impact these type of attacks is really severely limited at this point in time,” she said.

Lee responded: “Well, yeah… that’s part of the entire problem with agreeing to go along and work with a government, is it not? I mean, the Israelis said the whole time that these attacks are going to continue. If you recognize that his ability is extremely limited to prevent this kind of thing, for there to be security cooperation between him, his government, and the Israelis, how is it that you made the leap to go ahead and say, ‘All right, this is a government that we can do business with?’”

After she responded that was the case, Lee insisted: “Then I don’t understand why… I mean, if you think that this guy doesn’t have control over everyone who is either a member of or is backing his unity government, why would you do business with it? Why would you give it money?”

“I mean, if you were one part of – I don’t know, one segment of the Israeli society, political society or otherwise, you could, if you hold Abbas responsible for this attack, hold the United States, in a sense, responsible for this attack because you guys are just continuing to support the unity government.”

Pskai said: “Well, as you know, there are no members of Hamas in the technocratic unity government – technocratic government, I should call it, which is the accurate term for it. That is one of our criteria for continuing to provide assistance.”

Qassam rocket launchers in Gaza. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.

Qassam rocket launchers in Gaza. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.

Lee asked, “But if Hamas feels that it can shoot rockets from Gaza into Israel with impunity and this has no effect whatsoever, for example, on its ability to form a unity government with the PA, even if there are no Hamas members in the actual government – you have a disincentive that you could use here, which would be to stop dealing with the unity government or to stop funding it, and that might tell Hamas, ‘Well, maybe we should think twice about sending rockets in.’ But the way you’ve cast it, they can send an unlimited number of rockets in and they can still be supportive of this unity government and you’ll still give the unity government and the PA money.”

Pskai responded: “Well, we made a decision as the United States Government that our assistance to the Palestinian Authority is important to the United States. And so that’s why it is continuing. And they did – have met the criteria, including the Quartet principles that have been laid out. We will be judging this government by its actions and we will address issues as needed moving forward, but nothing has changed at this point in time.”

Then, after describing how Hamas plays no role in this technocratic government, Psaki, in response to another question, said: “I think we’re all familiar with the connection between Hamas and Gaza and how they control Gaza.”

73 Comments

  • Selina Owen

    All these are the lead up to and fullfilment of Daniel 9:27 ” An he will confirm a covenant with many for one week (7 years) and in the midst (3 and half years) of the week he will break it….so this somuch talked about peace will be a fauls peace agreement. It is best to understand the situation from this point of view and it does not matter what kind of powerful technology they will use against Israel, they (Israel/Jewish) will be saved by Jesus when he returns upont the Mount of Olive. The Word of God is the final authority and what it says will sure come to pass.

  • As a non-USA citizen, though having visited and liked the States a lot, I’m often surprised about the ignorance of the USA citizens about historical facts, their background and about possible solutions of world-problems. Especially in light of the present USA dominant population who seem to forget that their ancestors were immigrants who suppressed and often killed the original population, the remainder of which you might find in the Indian reservation, where they are allowed to perform some war-dances for their oppressor. When was the last time the Muslim Palestinians performed their peaceful war-dance ?

  • As a non-USA citizen, though having visited and liked the States a lot, I’m often surprised about the ignorance of the USA citizens about historical facts, their background and about possible solutions of world-problems. Especially in light of the present USA dominant population who seem to forget that their ancestors were immigrants who suppressed and often killed the original population, the remainder you might find in the Indian reservation, where they are allowed to perform some war-dances for their oppressor. When was the last time the Muslim Palestinians performed their peaceful war-dance ?

  • What i want to say is simply this:

    Psaki should make a career change and be permanent host of SNL. This would be an easy transition. She would not have to prepare any comic routines; it would only be necessary for her to be herself. She could team with Nancy Pelosi and Eleanor Rodham Clift.

    With this cast of be yourself performers, TV ratings would go through the roof.

  • The vomiting of Obama hatred is disgusting,particularly in view of the president, under his leadership, having provided Israel with the largest amount of military aid in US history. In addition to the over $3 billion per year to maintain the latest effective technologies and weapons available, the providing of nearly #500 million to further develop the Iron Dome system has saved many Israeli lives under threat from Hamas’ rockets.The US under Obama has joined efforts with Israel to develop the Arrow and David’s Sling missile systems.In addition to the storage of American military supplies in Israel which can be used by Israel in an emergency, Obama has committed US military to joint training exercises,which are presently ongoing and in the past involved 2009 Juniper Cobra and the 2012 Austere Challenge training. However, Obama is wrong in supporting the Fatah-Hamas partnership, just as it is in financially aiding Fatah,alone. Both seek the destruction of Israel,both are extreme anti-semitic groups and both would provide comfortable living standards for their leaderships.

    • Obama started out very pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel until he discovered he needed Jewish money to run for office, Jewish weapons, such as the drones he loves, and Jewish knowledge of cyberwarfare such as Stuxnet. He keeps Israel fortified because he will not go to Israel’s aid. She must defend herself. And he continues to blame Israel for the Problems with Palestine. He never criticizes Arafat—only Israel.

      Hillary, wanting to win back the left that she lost to Obama is starting out with sympathy for the poor picked on Palestinians. But the Republicans just voted out their only Jewish high ranking congressional rep for being too uppity, too money hungry, and well, too Jewish.

      • Your ignorance and odium toward the president is contemptible.

        • Who are you to tell me in the United states of America that I can’t oppose the President and that you can call me names if I do? You can disagree with me. You don’t have the right to insult me.

          I’m descended form the prophets and my prophesy is that Hillary isn’t going to be elected. And as time goes on and we try to repair Obama’s damage, my remarks are going to seem very mild.

    • Firstly, the military aid you say Obama has provided to Israel was in fact initiated in the Bush administration. Initially Obama halted a large portion of the aid, but after political pressure and circumstances in the middle east he relented to a degree. Last I heard he had still withheld a significant portion of the aid intended for Israel. Tho admittedly it’s been a long time since I’ve heard any sort of report on the matter and that too could have changed. Considering the growing violence in the region it would only make sense to invest aid in the only stable and reliable government in the region. Under the circumstances I doubt he had much choice. Given the choice I’m not so sure he would have continued the aid.

      As for the the iron dome defense system, that too is just a continuation of a policy begun in the Bush administration and even then the US wasn’t doing it out the kindness of their hearts. The US military complex has profited greatly from the technology being developed, not to mention US companies are profiting in a more literal sense due to this technology as well.

      • In this discussion of US aid to Israel – $3 billion – keep in mind that this is really just a government-offered discount on military equipment. There’s no checks being sent, it’s just a coupon to incentivize buying US planes and armaments. Indeed, the bill is way larger than the discounts being offered.

    • I consider much of the “vomiting” as you describe is truly warranted. At times Obama appears as a Muslim in sheep’s clothing. His foreign policy decisions, his handling of the Benghazi incident, of the Guantanamo terrorist releases, now this Hamas recognition coupled with the far too numerous and all-but-sympathetic public statements sympathetic to Islam all nuance an Muslim sympathiser under the sheep’s wool – an Islam sympathiser if you like. So much that he has said and done has weakened the West’s fight against terrorism.

      I believe the man is very dangerous for the West, too frequently putting those sympathies ahead of the interests of Western domocracy and whilst ever he is President I think we need to watch our backs. Is he a traitor?

  • You should’ve heard her moronic comments on Russia and Cremia … this is not even funny. obama should be impeached.

  • pSAKi…????
    How old she is to Interprete and report about american policy ????
    pSAKi should be teaching in the kindergarten, not reporters.
    WHAT does she KNOW really ??? NOTHING.
    She only knows things that her boss and his assistants tell her, which are lies and misinformation.

    • With a middle east foreign policy like the current administration’s to defend, what rational, competent, self-respecting communications type would want the job in the first place.

      You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, no matter how clever a seamstress.

    • Michael Garfinkel

      Obama was elected because he looked “cool” dancing on TV with Ellen.

      This is the character of a vast part of the electorate, particularly of Jewish voters, who gave Obama 80% of their vote.

      This country asked for “Valley Girl” diplomacy.

    • Michael Garfinkel

      Obama was elected because he looked “cool” dancing on TV with Ellen.

      This is the character of a vast part of the electorate, particularly of Jewish voters, who gave Obama 80% of their vote.

      This country has twice asked for just this kind of “Valley Girl” diplomacy.

  • Isaac Brajtman

    Looks like Obama has forgotten 9/11 Who did it and why .

    • Obama knows his Muslim Brotherhood cousins toppled WTC. Muslims have fought the Great Satan for over 1000 years. Trees tell Muslims: “There is a Jew hiding behind me. Kill him.” The Quran demands Little Satan be destroyed. Obama is Christian. He said so. What else has he said? Has most of it been true? He lies better than Clinton. Jen Psaki should be cover-girl of Steve Allen’s study of the new America: ‘DUMBTH: The Lost Art of Thinking’.

  • Do not forget the fact that Hamas fires rockets because their land us occupied not because they simply love firing rockets. They fire rockets because Israel stole their livelihood, land, resources, jobs, and future. The problem us not the US support. The problem is Israel’s continued occupation of Palestinian land, inhuman treatment of Palestinians, assassination and murdering of Palestinian leadership, imprisionment of more than 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza and preventing them from accessing clean water, food or even travel. The problem and the cause is Israel’s occupation, refusal to respect international law, and apartight, not US support. Tell the American people the truth. Stop lying about the truth, too late fir that now.

    • Gaza was given independence in 2005. All the Jews do is prevent them from importing weapons to use against Israel.

      In 1948, the UN declared Palestine (the name the Romans gave to Israel) was to be divided between the Arab Palestinians and the Jewish Palestinians. The Palestinian Jews created a nation and called it Israel. The Palestinian Arabs went to war losing to the Egyptians, Jordanians and Israelis. In 1967, in a preemptive strike, Israel won the West Bank from Jordan and the Gaza Strip from Egypt These lands were not owned by the Palestinians. However, Israel offered them to the Arab Palestinians in the 1990s in return for a peace agreement, which the Palestinians have never signed

      The anti-Israeli propaganda that enthralls the Scots, prevents the Palestinian leadership from making peace with Israel because their own people would kill them.

    • I wish I had a violin to play during your dialog. How about looking at Israel’s side of this situation for a change?

    • Hamish is but a robot of a 1200-year-old Muslim program to rule the world, one people at a time. It’s not about Israel. It’s about Jews. Then Christians. Then Hindus, Buddhists and others, falling like dominoes. Pat Condell has condensed it into simple 5-minute bite-size pieces. http://www.patcondell.net

  • Simon Barlev

    The State Department fortunately represents the interests of the American nation, not those of Israel and of the minuscule American Jewish Zionists.
    The patriotic duty of American Jews is to be U:S. firsters, not Israel’s fifth column.

    • Hershel Barg

      Excuse me, I consider myself a patriotic American Jew who strongly supports Israel, and I deeply resent being called a member of Israel’s fifth column. America’s embrace of Israel, such as it is, has made America the great country and the dominant moral force in the world that it at least used to be. Many patriotic American gentiles are ardent supporters of Israel, unashamedly so. Does that make them fifth columnists as well, or do only Jews deserve that epithet?

      • That is not her real name. Ashrawi is likelier. Not that there aren’t pinheaded, self-hating Jews. In a dumbed-down world, who is immune to Dumbth?

        Scripted internet Trolls usually reveal themselves by their stridency. Classical socialists, like Marx and Engels bore the sincerity of broad-based education. Narrowmindedness is hard to hide.

    • james ainoris

      Fifth column….who developed all of Americas nuclear weapons and submarines…very antisemetic comment which prevented many of us from being saved from nazi europe…please educate yourself…..the worst spy in america was karl fuchs…a christian who gave evil soviet union all the manhattan project secrets which we jews developed in blessed America….he did 14yrs and went back to evil europe….Shalom

  • transitive law, in mathematics and logic, statement that if A bears some relation to B and B bears the same relation to C, then A bears it to C.

    Since Article 13 of the Hamas Charter reads:

    “There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad”

    while article Article 7 of the Hamas Charter reads:

    “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him”.

    and U.S. Will Work With New Fatah-Hamas Unity Government, State Department Says

    what is one to conclude about the Obama administration’s view on jihad and the killing of Jews?

    As for the State Department legitimized the arrangement, declaring that it would work with the new government because it “does not include members affiliated with Hamas”, the real question is how can the Israeli government tolerate this level of imbecility coming from the US?

  • US State Department is a sham just like Obama.

  • State Department has been antisemitic for eighty years. It opposed the entry of the St Louis…and engineered a US arms embargo of Israel from 1948 until after 1967…Now you have a President who reveres the sociopath MUHAMMAD who PERSONALLY DECAPITATED 900 UNARMED JEWS…Of course Obama and the State Department LOVE the Hamas CHARTER which calls for the murder of eight million Jews.
    .

  • My only question is, ‘Where does the State Department harvest its blow-up dolls?’

  • Here’s a thought: every rocket Hamas fires at Israel is now the responsibility of the Abbas “government.” Since Israel generously forwards to Abbas the taxes it collects on his behalf, why not withhold 1 million dollars from those remittances for each rocket fired from Hamasstan?

  • Some amazing “Alice in Wonderland” interludes, reallignments, rapproachments will come to pass in the next months…weeks perhaps around the Saudis, Gulf States and Russia and Iran. Israel in the past has proved flexible and successful in confronting realities. Given American resources, omitting the Obama syndrome, in cash, resources and the strong base in the American public, Israel will exert influence far beyond her size. She will, however still have the West Bank and to a lesser extent Gaza with which to contend….

  • Wallace Edward Brand, JD Harvard, 1957

    If the US is to judge the government by its actions, is not firing rockets at Israel an action that can be judged? If the government does not control Hamas or any of its people in Gaza they are not qualified to exercise sovereignty as the sovereign must have control over all within its defined territory. See the Montevideo Convention on the rights and duties of states.

  • “…our assistance to the Palestinian Authority is important to the United States. And so that’s why it is continuing…”

    And it will take uncommon courage for Israel to defend its legitimate right to exist, in a world that purposely denies, the reality of Jewish Israel.

  • Strictly speaking from a biblical world view, we should not be surprised at anything the US does. Ultimately, the US plays no part in the end times. The US will fold up and become at least a 2nd world and maybe a 3rd world nation as we approach the book of Revelation.
    IMHO

  • Psaki is adorable .She should be on stage, where political comedy is played. I like the idea its allright for Hamas to send as many destructive rockets it wishes into Israel as long as the new Philistine Axis abides in Muslim Barak Hussein Obama ideal. After all Hamas is now bankrolled by the US. Do not mention terrorism it is not in Obamas dictionary.

  • Linda Rivera

    Not one more dollar, pound, euro or shekel to the PLO/PA/Hamas Occupation Forces – the enemies of all innocent humanity!

    Not one more inch of Free World Jewish Land to the G-d haters!
    Not now! Not ever!

    SURRENDER IS NOT AN OPTION! No Surrender, ever!

    • Sonia Willats

      But one needs to work out where the seat of evil is, and how to root it out! Jen Psaki is, ironically, like the technocrats. WHAT SHE IS MASKING IS NOT AT ALL LIKEABLE. It appears that sections of the American regime embrace the destruction of all that is normal and constructive and wonderful, OR THEY COULD NOT EMBRACE IRAN, HAMAS, nor advocate the release of blood-soaked prisoners. We have just witnessed the attack on Karachi airport. We see the destruction of Syria every day. We’re witnessing a radical take-over of Iraq as we speak. RADICAL ISLAM IS AN IDEAL OF DEEP HATRED OF LIFE AND NORMALITY, AND – IT APPEARS – IS EMBRACED BY BHO AND OTHERS.

  • Mark Zivin (@Beyondzs)

    The latest reports that I have heard is that the Israeli government is cautiously continuing to provide money to the PA. Why? A collapse of the PA at this point would probably lead to outrage in the Palestinian populace, increased violence (any readers up for a 3rd Intifada?), and probably increased support for Hamas.
    Hamas is an abhorrent terrorist organization that, since its inception, has wanted to destroy Israel – and many would like to kill every Jew. That said, although one is too many, the small number of rockets being fired from Gaza represents far less terror than was experienced during the 2nd Intifada. There seems to be no reason to try to push the PA over the edge right at this moment. Cool heads should prevail.

    • Mark,
      There is absolutely no reason to provide any funds either by Israel or any one else to a Palestinian entity which glorifying child murderers as national heroes and names schools , streets and public institutions for them.
      These are actions which proves the intent of genocide!!!

    • Michael Garfinkel

      Why do cliches have such appeal?

      Because people find them comforting, I suppose.

      The situation in Gaza, and with Hezbollah – and Iran is critical.

      Men like Menachim Begin would have already, at least, destroyed Hamas

  • Mark Zivin (@Beyondzs)

    Talk about verbal gymnastics:
    “So but then I don’t understand why… I mean, if you think that this guy doesn’t have control over everyone who is either a member of or is backing his unity government, why would you do business with it? Why would you give it money? I mean, if you were one part of – I don’t know, one segment of the Israeli society, political society or otherwise, you could, if you hold Abbas responsible for this attack, hold the United States, in a sense, responsible for this attack because you guys are just continuing to support the unity government.”
    Huh?

    • It’s very simple, Mark: since Hamas is part of Abbas’ Unity Government, the rocket Hamas fired from Gaza at Israel is the responsibility of Abbas, but since the U.S. supports Abbas, the U.S. is also responsible. QED

  • Bernard Ross

    the incompetency and deviousness of the US is explained here but what is the explanation of the state of Israel for going along with the US, as we know BB will?

  • Only someone from the Obuma Regime could respond in this manner. This administration is the worst of the worst…never before in America. Liberal garbage is extreme.

    • Sonia Willats

      She’s just a pretty mask, who cannot be asked too much, because she couldn’t say too much if she tried. She just makes the dastardly announcements, smiles a bit … and repeats the lines.

  • jack shuman

    whats the matter with u people—-we have no choice but to support any palestinian moves however feeble they maybe.
    ive spent a year in vietnam and im familiar with counter -insurgency . any occupation is inherently brutal and inconsistent with democratic values. its indicative with dysfunction and delusion to not be able to accept that. jews want to believe that only goyem are brutal and isreal can occupy for 50 yrs without ramifications to themselves.when u lie down with dogs u get fleas. jews too.occupation corrupts isreal and destroys the value of its achievements

    • Linda Rivera

      The only people perpetrating an occupation in Israel are Muslims. Muslims are also perpetrating a HOSTILE OCCUPATION of Britain and Europe. There are many no-go muslim areas in Europe and Britain where it is too dangerous for non-muslims to enter.

      We want muslims to go home to their countries – stop living as parasites off our people and stop waging jihad against our people!

      JIHAD WATCH: Swedish firefighters have to wear bulletproof vests in Muslim areas, celebrate National Day in mosque

      Malmö’s firefighters are wearing stone-proof face masks and military grade bulletproof vests when entering Muslim areas.

      Sweden is being destroyed. A low intensity civil war has already started.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QILt8mnZnMs

    • Linda Rivera

      Israel is beautiful! No power on earth will ever be able to extinguish the light that is re-born Israel!

      Israel’s light will shine forever!

      Long Live Israel! Long Live the Free World!

    • Geez, calm down Jack. Don’t get all apoplectic over this. Some people see it in a totally different light than you. Perhaps the “others” base their opinions on Jews being tortured, maimed, flailed, whipped and murdered for thousands of years. Perhaps they base their opinions on 1400 years of Muslim oppression. Perhaps they’re tired of being dhimmis and not standing up to their enemies. Perhaps they’re worn out from pogroms and inquisitions and crusades and genocides that have taken their toll on millions of Jews. Perhaps they’re getting tired of seeing their children and grandchildren and brothers and sons and fathers and daughter and nieces and nephews being blown to bits on buses and pizza parlors and in their homes.

      Unfortunately, memories fade. In your case, it’s completely disappeared.

    • Sonia Willats

      Not true. Jordan IS Palestine.

  • We truly have……
    A “Manchurian President”

    We watched in slow motion a man without ANY experience take charge of the western world .
    His personal ideology is as close to anti-American as it could possibly be.

  • Talk about the “verbal gymnastics” of Bibi and Rivlin to “democratically”t take over more Palestinian lands. Don’t even think of throwing the fictitious good book at me. It’s a lot of balls.

    • Wallace Edward Brand, JD Harvard, 1957

      The Jewish People were originally recognized as owning an equitable interest in the political rights to land on both sides of the Jordan River. In 1922, Britain, who had accepted the obligation of being their trustee, screwed the beneficiaries of the trust, the cestui que trust, thus violating its fiduciary responsibilities by persuading the League of Nations to reduce the political rights to the Jews to only land on the west side of the Jordan River. Then, in 1947 Britain tried to reduce the land to the Jews still further to the land described in Resolution 181 but that failed because the Arabs wanted all the land for themselves. They had already obtained Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. The only reason they didn’t get most of Palestine west of the Jordan was because they weren’t willing to let the Jews have any of the land the Jews had inhabited continuously, without interruption for 3,799 years.

      • Nice to know a few historians remain. YouTube search: ‘Allen West answers a Marine’s question’

  • Elliot Altman

    What do you expect from Jen Psaki? She is just a dummy and Kerry and Obama are the ventriloquists.

    • Michael Garfinkel

      Why do cliches have such appeal?

      Because people find them comforting, I suppose.

      The situation in Gaza, and with Hezbollah – and Iran is critical.

      Men like Menachim Begin would have already, at least, dismantled Hamas in Gaza. He would not be funding it.

      The present generation of leaders in Israel are inviting disaster.

  • Clearly the State Department’s bible is 1984. Doublespeak is its language. With its full complement of Arabists, it’s
    our fifth column for sure. A full cleaning of our government’s house requires a dismantling of our State Department.

  • Jen Psaki is stupid and should be fired. However, she is the stupid mouthpiece of an ignorant and anti-semitic Kerry and Obama.

  • When I think of President Obama, I can’t help but think of “The Manchurian Candidate.” For those of you who don’t know this movie, find it on the Internet. You will be shocked by the similarity of this movie and the actions of Pres. Obama.

  • Remember, Obama has said his favorite show is Homeland.
    BECAUSE he is “Brody”!! He is a living, breathing Brody, a Muslim implant undercover in the USA. You can’t write this stuff!! Yes you can!!!!
    It’s Called Homeland!!!!

  • I know people will scoff at this, but this proves to me that Obama is a Muslim plant in our government. He has claimed to be Christian but his actions show us time and again when he has a choice between Islamic governments or groups he’ll choose in favor of the Islamic government every time. Obama is an enemy of the US government and the Israeli government and should be arrested and charged with treason. Unfortunately the rest of our government is too afraid of both him and the mainstream press who blindly supports him to stop him. This is a sad time for the US, we have been abandoned by our God because we abandoned Him and as was written in Judges, “every man did that which was right in his own sight”.

    • Michael Garfinkel

      “The future should not belong to those who denigrate the prophet of Allah” said Obama at the UN.

      At this point, as Hillary would say, what difference does it make if he is technically a Muslim.

      It’s obvious where his sympathies lie.

  • the “technocratic” government of israel did not respond to the rocket attack by the military wing of hamas. no sir. it was the military wing of israel. so actually, there was no response by the israeli technocrats. what is abass’s problem ?.status is quo.

    • Only difference is that US ruled Hamas were terrorists, and like their big bother Muslim Brotherhood, have been banned from Egypt for using guns.

      Yes, Hamas, which doesn’t get money from the US, is at war with the Israeli Army, but now Hamas is partners with Fatah, who does receive US money, so does that mean Fatah, a US ally, is via Hamas, shooting rockets at Israel, a US ally?

      • Sonia Willats

        Yes, of course it does. Fatah is just a front for Hamas, a mask. The mask itself is none too kosher, even Fatah barely withholds itself from bloodshed, and pays salaries to those who shed Israeli blood. The US supports this, as it advocates for the freeing of prisoners with blood on their hands – lots of them! One must really ask “what is behind the state dept.. behind the White House… behind the pretty, naive Jen Psaki and all she represents??” AND IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FUNDING THIS – THE ONGOING ROCKETS AND ADVOCACY OF VIOLENCE, AND TAKING DOWN THE SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN.. CHATTING WITH IRAN, WHILST THE TURBINES CONTINUE TO TURN? It’s all the same thing. And the US regime, whatever it is, because it doesn’t seem to represent the majority of the people, but the regime, we are told, is happy with this ?naive / sinister whitewashing of evil and the funding of the whitewashing of evil SO THAT IT MAY CONTINUE

        • Sonia Willats

          Good for journalist Matthews, whom Jen Psaki was at pains to point out- his name? Perhaps to insinuate that … understandably … he, specifically … would be against this policy, but that not all would?

  • Yea that was impressive, honestly, and sad at the same time, the apologetic tone and all the lies. “We welcome Abbas’ condemnation” Psaki should hold her breath while she waits for the alleged incoming condemnation.

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    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

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