“But I will decline the advice I was recently given by your top negotiator Saeb Erekat. I will not shut up.”
We previously reported how U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley was told by a top Palestinian negotiator to “shut up”.
The demand was in response to Haley’s spirited speeches about U.N. bias towards Israel and her critique of incitement by Palestinian leadership, Top Palestinian negotiator to Nikki Haley: Shut Up!
Saeb Erekat, a senior Palestinian negotiator and Secretary-General of the PLO executive committee , is a major league blow-hard. Erekat recently underwent a lung transplant at a hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, after undergoing 5 years of treatment in Israel.
Erekat apparently regained lung capacity because he has been huffing and puffing about retaliation for months, after the U.S. threatened to close the PLO office in D.C.
And now he’s lashing out directly at Haley, as The Times of Israel reports:
Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat on Saturday accused the Trump administration of trying depose the Palestinian leadership in a “coup” and told the “impudent” US envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley she should “shut up” with her criticism of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Today at the U.N. Security Council, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas continued his attacks on the U.S. for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and demanded that the U.S. cease its historical leadership role in the Mideast peace process. Instead, Abbas wants another international peace conference, which he hopes will impose a resolution favorable to the Palestinians on Israel.
Abbas also repeated his attempt at historical fiction, asserting that Palestinians were descendants of the “Canaanites who lived on the land of Palestine 5,000 years ago.” This is consistent with Abbas’ repeated denials of Jewish history. In fact, virtually all of the Arabs referred to as Palestinians since the mid-20th century are the descendents of Arab Muslim conquerors from Arabia, and migrants from what now is Jordan and North Africa.
Israel’s Ambassador Danny Danon had an impressive response, mocking how Abbas fled the room and pointing out that Abbas is part of the problem not the solution:
Nikki Haley also had another brilliant speech. And she finally responded to Erekat’s demand she shut up. (h/t IsraellyCool)
The money shot comes at 6:45 of the video (click here to jump ahead)
“But I will decline the advice I was recently given by your top negotiator Saeb Erekat. I will not shut up.”DONATE
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