What’s new?

Apr 23,2019 – JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL

So what was new in the extraordinary meeting in Cairo that the Palestinian Authority had called for to discuss the deteriorating Palestinian affairs?

What Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the participating Arab foreign ministers about Israel’s grave violations and revocation of solemn commitments to the Palestinians, or how the US policies on the Palestinians and the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) are developing, is well-documented and well-known to all the participants.

So we ask again: What is new?

There must be something concrete that the Palestinian side seeks and wants from the Arab world at this stage in the conflict, especially on the eve of the so-called “deal of the century”.

The Palestinian side needs to get its act together and agree on specific policy guidelines that they could propose to the Arab world in order to face the dangers looming on the horizon, whether old or new. There is no sense in just holding meetings or calling for them and raising false expectations among the Palestinian people about their future.

Surely, the Palestinians know by now what the Arab world can, and would, do to deflect the dangers facing them, and that putting that to the test is unwarranted.

A more propitious time to hold an Arab emergency meeting could be after the “deal of the century” is out in the open. There are simply too many speculations about the deal, and until there is well-documented information about it, there is really no sense in discussing it in abstract terms.

The Palestinian people are simply fed up with meetings and discussions. What they really want is action, something that is not in the offing! There is nothing worse or more damaging than holding meetings that make no difference to them.

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3 replies

  1. Excuse me, friends, I must catch my jet
    I’m off to join the Development Set;
    My bags are packed, and I’ve had all my shots
    I have traveller’s checks and pills for the trots!

    The Development Set is bright and noble
    Our thoughts are deep and our vision global;
    Although we move with the better classes
    Our thoughts are always with the masses.

    In Sheraton Hotels in scattered nations
    We damn multi-national corporations;
    injustice seems easy to protest
    In such seething hotbeds of social rest.

    We discuss malnutrition over steaks
    And plan hunger talks during coffee breaks.
    Whether Asian floods or African drought,
    We face each issue with open mouth.

    We bring in consultants whose circumlocution
    Raises difficulties for every solution –
    Thus guaranteeing continued good eating
    By showing the need for another meeting.

    The language of the Development Set
    Stretches the English alphabet;
    We use swell words like “epigenetic”
    “Micro”, “macro”, and “logarithmetic”

    It pleasures us to be esoteric –
    It’s so intellectually atmospheric!
    And although establishments may be unmoved,
    Our vocabularies are much improved.

    When the talk gets deep and you’re feeling numb,
    You can keep your shame to a minimum:
    To show that you, too, are intelligent
    Smugly ask, “Is it really development?”

    Or say, “That’s fine in practice, but don’t you see:
    It doesn’t work out in theory!”
    A few may find this incomprehensible,
    But most will admire you as deep and sensible.

    Development set homes are extremely chic,
    Full of carvings, curios, and draped with batik.
    Eye-level photographs subtly assure
    That your host is at home with the great and the poor.

    Enough of these verses – on with the mission!
    Our task is as broad as the human condition!
    Just pray god the biblical promise is true:
    The poor ye shall always have with you.
    -Ross Coggins

  2. What Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the participating Arab foreign ministers about Israel’s grave violations and revocation of solemn commitments to the Palestinians, or how the US policies on the Palestinians and the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) are developing.. What’s new?> what would be new would be the Arab countries getting together for the first time in their lives and standing up to the jews squatting in Palestine and their ‘bully’ the (US), and saying “enough is enough” to the UN. < this was/is done through the Bible and Qur’an, both of which are transliterated fron the jews scriptures. Continued to Palestine, the same Bible and the same Qur’an in use, they are not safeguards they are extensions of Judaism, putting the people under the influence of the jews (in disguise in Palestine).

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