Thursday, February 15, 2007

Has the US cut ties with the new Palestinian unity government? Maybe..but Olmert hasn't!

Yid with Lid has a post outlining this which wonders whether Israel's Ehud Olmert is Auditioning for the Twilight Zone.

I personally think he got the role a long time ago.

According to this article in the Jerusalem Post, the US has said that it will boycott all the ministers and shun the new mafia family known as the Palestinian Unity Government. government.

See, Paisan? I told you, no problems, business as usual, badda bing, particularly wit' Olmert in charge!

PA representative Saeb Erekat, the right fork of ex-capo del tutti Arafat is now Abbas' consigliere. He said that Washington was insisting that any government meet the demands of the Quartet - recognize Israel, renounce violence and abide by previous agreements between the PLO and Israel.

"We're aware of Washington's threat, but we had no other choice," a senior PA official told The Jerusalem Post. "President Abbas will try to persuade US Secretary of State Condaleeza Rice during their meeting next week that the new government will honor all the previous agreements with Israel."

I'll believe it when the US makes a public statement announcing the boycott, deep sixes the $86M that Bush wanted to give Abbas and stops funding the lion's share of UNRWA...but at least a stand appears to have been taken.

And, by the way..if the US is boycotting the new Palestinian mob, shouldn't they start with Abbas and cancel the meeting? but I digress...

Israel's PM Ehud Olmert, however is in a different dimension. Today, in Turkey, PM Olmert announces that he is `against cutting ties' to the new terrorist leadership!


Thanks and a hat tip to the one and only Soccer Dad for sending this on...

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