In meeting with US diplomats, Abbas threatens to cut ties with Israel

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The threat was made during a meeting in Ramallah on Thursday night with US envoys who were dispatched to the region as part of an effort by the US to end recent security tensions …

JPost: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has again threatened to halt security coordination and suspend Palestinian recognition of Israel.

The latest threat was made during a meeting in Ramallah on Thursday night with US administration envoys Yael Lempert, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, and Hady Amr, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs.

The envoys were dispatched to the region as part of an effort by the US to end the tensions between Israel and the Palestinians, especially in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Read More …

Opinion: The headline would be funny if it were not so tragic. There is no one alive today who is more responsible for the death of Israeli citizens than Mahmoud Abbas, who despite not having stood for reelection since 2005, is treated as a head of state by fawning world leaders:

Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned Israel’s escalation at Al-Aqsa Mosque in a recent phone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

US President Joe Biden promised Abbas to press for a twostate solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in 2021

Pope Francis called Abbas an angel of peace in 2015

Abbas has a long history of terror attacks against Israel: he is the man who arranged the financing for the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of 11 Israeli athletes, helped Yasser Arafat plan and execute 2 intifadas accounting for thousands of deaths, and is the unspoken planner of the knife/car ramming intifada of 2015 that continues today.

How can it be? How can world leaders not know that the conflict over the rightful ownership of the land promised to Abraham Isaac and Jacob is over 3500 years old?

“Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. 30 He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” (That is why he was also called Edom).

31 Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”

32 “Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”

33 But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left.

So Esau despised his birthright.” Genesis 25:29-34

Warning: If you share this with an unbeliever, you will be labeled a nut.

The anguish of Esau’s decision has reverberated throughout three millennia:

“So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau said in his heart, “The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother Jacob.” Genesis 27:41