Never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity
Israeli diplomat Abba Eban once noted of the Palestinians, they "never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity". Here we go again...
Israeli diplomat Abba Eban once noted of the Palestinians, they "never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity".
It's a phrase that is thrown around a lot - and today is no different.
While it was reported this morning that the British would seek to conditionally support Mahmoud Abbas's unilateral statehood bid at the United Nations on Thursday, the Palestinian leader has once again, according to Haaretz, rejected negotiations.
Never one to actually give a hoot about a process or discussion, as we saw earlier, Abbas has turned his back on Washington and London's support in refusing to add a clause to the draft bid that would prevent the Palestinians from filing criminal charges against Israeli officials at the International Criminal Court.
More grandstanding, less peace. It's the Palestinian way.
Read more on: palestinian authority, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian unilateral declaration of independence, Israel , and Haaretz
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