The Israelis negotiate in good faith, make damaging concessions, are required by the "international community" to make ALL the concessions, while the Pals don't have to concede anything and are never held to account for their unending fomentation of war and terrorism. And yet Mahmoud Abbas gets to go to the United Nations and play the martyr:
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared before world leaders Wednesday that he is no longer bound by agreements signed with Israel, and called on the United Nations to provide international protection for the Palestinian people.
In other words, militarily intervene against Israel and enable the Palestinians to finally push the Jews into the Mediterranean before the Iranians can nuke them into a oblivion.
The eighty-year-old leader had threatened to drop a "bombshell" in the speech — prompting speculation he would sever ties with Israel over its settlement expansion and other hard-line policies.
Evidently national sovereignty and a refusal to commit national suicide are considered "hard-line policies" when it is the Jews who are promulgating them.
On Wednesday, he said that Israel's refusal to commit to agreements signed "render us an authority without real powers."
How DARE the Jews seek to control their own territory!
"As long as Israel refuses to cease settlement activities and to the release of the fourth group of Palestinian prisoners in accordance with our agreements, they leave us no choice but to insist that we will not remain the only ones committed to the implementation of these agreements, while Israel continuously violates them," Abbas said.
"We therefore declare that we cannot continue to be bound by these agreements and that Israel must assume all of its responsibilities as an occupying power," he declared.
The Pals aren't bound to anything and never have been. And Israel is occupying nothing except, again, its own territory, over which they must retain control in order to have the topographical depth to defend themselves, as has been common knowledge for almost seventy years.
But Abbas knows his audience, as the U.N. is a snakepit of jihadism and its sympathizers, as well as a cauldron of anti-Semitism. He's not trying to fool anybody, but simply playing to the crowd that can give him what he wants: The Jewish State on a serving platter.
But the Israelis are under no obligation to make things easier for the PA leader. Which is another reason why he's trying to "re-internationalize" the process.
And the Israelis are under no obligation to make THAT process easy, either. And won't.
Benjamin Netanyahu is not going to fall on his sword, as it were. If Israel's enemies want her dead - and they do - they're going to have to do the dangerous deed themselves.
Lotsa luck with that one, guys. Why do you think the Iranians wanted nukes?