Allen B. West

Here’s why “Palestine” does NOT deserve a platform at the U.N.

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You know the old saying, when it rains it pours, and so it can be in geopolitics. We reported here that Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas aka Abu Mazen had traveled to Tehran after the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iranian nuclear deal. We assessed that Abbas was lining up to “get some” of that $150 billion windfall of unfrozen assets Obama was releasing to the number one state sponsor of Islamic terrorism. And certainly Abbas knows a little something about Islamic terrorism — Fatah, Al Aqsa Martyrs, Al Quds, Hamas, Islamic Jihad. Well, an emboldened Abbas made a huge statement at the United Nations that further demonstrates the changing atmosphere in the post-Obama Iranian acquiescence.

As reported by Fox News,Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, said Wednesday that Palestinians are no longer bound by the two-decades-old Oslo Accords with Israel, saying “we cannot be the only party” faithful to them. Abbas made his comments during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly. The agreements are the basis for a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. It was Abbas’ most serious warning yet to Israel that he might walk away from engagement with Israel and dissolve the Palestinian Authority. He stopped short of accompanying his threat with a deadline. He 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.”

And consider that the United Nations raised the “Palestinian” flag — folks, this is not even a recognized nation-state. It is an organization rooted in Islamic terrorism — shall we recall Yasser Arafat? Oh yeah, they gave him a Nobel Peace Prize, remember all the terrorist actions he supported? And he was also an invited guest to the White House courtesy of President Bill Clinton.

There is no willing peace partner in Mahmoud Abbas. In the “capitol city” of the Palestinian Authority, Ramallah, there are streets and monuments to suicide bombers. Sorry Mr. Abbas, it doesn’t sound to me like you’re “the only party” faithful to the Oslo Accords. What it sounds to me is that you went to chat up Hasan Rouhani and the Ayatollah Khamenei, and got your dander up.

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And why in God’s name are you being allowed to have a platform at the United Nations? The whole facade about “Palestinians” is nothing more than revisionist history. As I’ve mentioned here many times, the word Palestine has nothing to do with Arabs. The word was introduced after the 132 AD Simon Bar Kokhbar revolt against the Romans. The name of Jerusalem had been changed to Aeolia Capitolina, and as punishment by Emperor Hadrian for the revolt, the region was renamed from Judea to Palaestinia. Hadrian’s goal was to destroy Judaism, as he believed the religious ideology was the nexus of the impertinence of the Jewish people — he actually began the diaspora. However, the root word of Palaestinia is Philistia and folks, the ancient Philistines were not Arabs, they were of Greek heritage — so Gaza has nothing to do with Arabs.

Even after World War I those inhabiting the region were issued passports titled “Palestine.” So let’s be honest Mr. Abbas, the real Palestinians are the Jewish people who had their homeland taken away by the Romans. And now, all these years later you, and previously Arafat, show up with the tall tale claiming that which is not yours.

You’re just nomadic Arabs sir, which were kicked out of Jordan and Syria for raising too much hell. And sadly we in the West have bought into the lie and for whatever reason, have sided with a group born out of Islamic terrorism and, in a true display of moral relativism, have elevated them to equal status as a recognized State — Israel, against whom they wage attacks.

Here in America we send U.S. taxpayer dollars to this organization steeped in activities antithetical to our principles. Furthermore, the Palestinian Authority (PA) is responsible for the deaths of Americans due to its terrorist actions — just like Iran. The PA is being ordered to pay up millions in restitution settlements to survivors of their terrorist attacks — but as we reported, it is the Obama administration appealing a court decision on behalf of the PA. The same Obama administration that is releasing $150 billion of unfrozen assets to the Iranians — who have even more American blood on their hands and are holding four Americans hostage — and we recently reported the torture and treatment of American Christian Pastor Saeed Abedini.

But do you hear anything from the liberal progressive media? No, it is the poor “Palestinians” who are so persecuted and kept down by the “apartheid-like” Israeli government — gimme a break!!!

What should we do? Consider the U.N. is an organization where the head of its Human Rights Commission is Saudi Arabia, about whom we recently reported just how much they care about human rights. A non-state terrorist organization Fatah (PA) has a flag flying at U.N. headquarters and its leader is threatening a neighboring nation-state. Time to consider the U.N. a failed organization of despots and dictators. Time to begin scaling back American taxpayer funding to the United Nations. And if they don’t get the memo, then time to say goodbye and tell the U.N. they can pay rent and there is no diplomatic immunity — and all American taxpayer funds are cut off.

Seriously folks, tell me what does the United States get out of being a member of the United Nations, a collectivist one-world governance organization? And please, do not give me some kumbaya response.

Just remember last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Russia to meet with Vladimir Putin. He knows who’s the big dog now. Abbas traveled to Iran, he knows who is the big dog’s hit man. The geopolitical chess pieces are being moved. Consistently Barack Obama is checked, and soon it will be checkmate.

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