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Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief: Palestinian Leader Abbas Acting ‘Like a Spoiled Child’ on Jerusalem Recognition Issue

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Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief Dovid Efune. Photo: Screenshot.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has acted “like a spoiled child” following the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the editor-in-chief of The Algemeiner said during an appearance on i24 News on Thursday.

Asked about pressure Abbas has faced from Arab countries such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia to backtrack on his cancellation of a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence during Pence’s Middle East visit this week, Dovid Efune noted, “I think it’s a symptom of the great evolutions we’re seeing taking place in the region. The Palestinians have not been blessed as a result of these evolutions…there are bigger fish to fry for just about everybody.”

“I’m not sure what he thinks he’s achieving…with this attitude,” Efune told “Crossroads” program hosts David Shuster and Shayna Estulin. “And the result, I can’t see how it’s going to be helpful in any way.”

Watch the full interview here (it begins at the 3:40 mark).

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  • bertha yellowfinch

    Perhaps the Editor should take a closer look at the facts before claiming Abbas is acting like a child.

  • After 7 decades of Arab deception, to believe peace is possible is a delusion, and another mistake, that it is costing Jewish lives and the security of Israel.
    The Arab-Palestinians must face reality; Israel’s territory is everything west of the Jordan River. Jerusalem is the eternal Capital of Israel and Israel is in possession of Jerusalem, it will never be relinquished to anyone else. U.S. Embassy Act of 1995 was implemented by the current U.S. Administration of President Donald Trump. No Arab terror and violence will be tolerated.
    The Arabs have a state, which is Jordan. Jordan illegally occupied and confiscated about 80% of the land allocated to Jews under international law and treaties of post WWI and the Faisal Weizmann Agreement in 1919 and the 1920 treaty of Sevres Article 95. The Arabs also have the Jewish businesses, homes and over 46,000 square miles of land (which is 6 times the size of Israel) which the Arab countries illegally confiscated from the million expelled Jewish families. The Muslim also killed all the Jews in Medina which was a Jewish city for over 2,700 years. In 1920 San Remo Conference by the Supreme Allied Powers, the Arabs received over 13 million sq. km. of territory with a wealth of oil reserves and the Jewish people were allocated the territory formerly known as Palestine aka The Land of Israel, as its historical land, which is about 120,000 sq. km. of territory. Today Israel’s territory is about 21,000 sq. km.

    The British in violation of agreements took away over three quarters of Jewish allocated territory and created the new Arab state of Jordan and Jordan was set-up in 1922 on Jewish territory as the new Arab-Palestinian state, they expelled the Jewish population and confiscated all their assets; Jordan declared its independence in 1946.

    It is time to take another approach. Forego all peace talks until the Arabs can prove they can control their population and live with the Jews in peaceful coexistence for at least 5 years. Furthermore, Arabs must eliminate the education of its people to commit terror and violence; replacing it with education and practice of living in harmony and coexistence. To publicly and physically oppose terror and violence, with physical enforcement of such violations. Nothing less will be accepted. It is not negotiable.
    YJ Draiman

    • Well said. The problem, though, is the 50-year legacy of hate and lies that Arafat institutionalized in the society and inculcated in the mindset of all Palestinian Arabs, from birth to death, and carried on by Mahmoud Abbas who also won’t allow Israel or Jews to exist anywhere on “Palestinian land.”

      It was Arafat, the PLO terrorist leader, who created the history’s biggest and most pervasive nationalistic fraud by plagiarizing virtually the entire, true history of the Jewish people, and replacing all instances of “Israel,” “Jew or Jewish” with “Palestine” and “Palestinian.”

      It was Arafat who coined the battle cries of “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free {of Jews}” and “A million shadids {suicide bombers} to Jerusalem” after declaring himself to be the de factor leader of the Palestinians in 1967 and making the Destruction of Israel the central goal of the PLO Charter. Even though the PLO and its Charter morphed into the PA (Palestinian Authority), the call for Israel’s destruction is still there.

      There cannot be a two-state solution as long as Abbas and Haniyeh {Hamas PM} continue to push for Arafat’s one-state solution and with other Arab and Muslim leaders continuing “The Three No’s” of the 1967 Khartoum Resolution” “No peace with Israel,” no recognition of Israel,” no negotiations with Israel.” The only viable solution is for Israel to annex the West Bank {Judea and Samaria} and Jerusalem and to create semi-independent Palestinian enclaves within them.

      • moosehorn

        Where did a lying fascist like you obtain his Dr. degree? Amazing!!!

  • Mahmoud Abbas belongs in jail, even better on a hangman’s noose. Israel should send troops to arrest him for inciting to riot and promoting terrorism against Israel.

    Israel must use its resources to stop this terror and violence in its tracks immediately. Israel does not have the time and the liberty to sacrifice more Jewish lives. It is the soft hand approach and the delusion of concessions and appeasement to the Arabs, while they continue to attack and terrorize Jews in their own homeland that has brought Israel to this crucial crossroads.

    Enough is enough. This cat and mouse treatment has been going on since 1948. Call in the reserves and start implementing Marshall Law or Military law on the Arabs. Zero tolerance and any violence must be reacted with full force. No hesitation on the use of live ammunition and the expulsion of the violator and his family and all their assets confiscated to pay for the damages. Stop equivocating and give excuses. No excuse will be accepted except the total vanquishing of Arab terror and violence in Greater Israel all the territory west of the Jordan River. Zero tolerance must be exercised at all times against terror and violence. The world has always ignored when Jews were persecuted and killed. It is time for Israel to re-liberate all our ancient Jewish homeland and ignore the world that is biased against Israel. Any Arab that commits or promotes and incites terror and violence does not belong in Israel. The Arab Palestinian Authority must be dismantled and full control and the liberation of all the Jewish historical territory must be exercised with no delays. UN resolutions are non-binding with no legal standing, they have no meaning whatsoever. It is time to dismantle the UN which is a criminal organization. We must initiate a full and unrestricted building construction in Judea and Samaria. We must build at least 100,000 residential units per year and 3 super-highways connecting them to central Israel and 50,000 units per year in Jerusalem.
    NEVER AGAIN must be in action, not just words.
    “A Unified Israel is a Strong Israel”
    YJ Draiman

  • Brian Freed

    President Arsewipe [Abass] every time he opens his mouth he spews out a diatribe of verbal diarrhea, he is in his 12th year of a 4 year term, So much for democracy as he sits in his lavish palace built with donations destined for his subjects. The Europeans seem to love despots.