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Top Palestinian negotiator to Nikki Haley: Shut Up!

Top Palestinian negotiator to Nikki Haley: Shut Up!

And yet, she persists.

Nikki Haley’s strong support for Israel at the U.N. has been one of the highlights of Trump foreign policy.

Haley’s speech at the Security Council opposing an anti-U.S. resolution regarding recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was epic, VIDEO: Nikki Haley defends America and Israel over Jerusalem at UN Security Council:

“The Jewish people are a patient people. Throughout three thousand years of civilization, foreign conquest, exile, and return, Jerusalem has remained their spiritual home. For nearly 70 years, the city of Jerusalem has been the capital of the State of Israel, despite many attempts by others to deny that reality.

The American people are less patient…. For 22 years, the American people have overwhelmingly supported that position, and they have waited . . . and waited. This week, President Trump finally made the decision to no longer deny the will of the American people.

Finally, I will not let this moment pass without a comment about the United Nations itself. Over many years, the United Nations has outrageously been [one] of the world’s foremost centers of hostility towards Israel.

The UN has done much more to damage the prospects for Middle East peace than to advance them. We will not be a party to that. The United States no longer stands by when Israel is unfairly attacked in the United Nations. And the United States will not be lectured to by countries that lack any credibility when it comes to treating both Israelis and Palestinians fairly.”

Haley’s General Assembly speech was equally good, Nikki Haley: “US will be taking names” during General Assembly vote on Jerusalem Embassy move:

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.

Erekat, who has led the Palestinian peace negotiations and is secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, singled out Haley, who slammed Abbas for a recent speech that was full of anti-Semitic tropes….

Erekat insisted that Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, together with Haley’s remarks, amounted to an attempt to stage a “coup” against the “Palestinian political system.”

“Nikki Haley needs to shut up and realize that the Palestinian leadership is not the problem,” the top PLO official added. “Instead, the problem is the Israeli occupation and the policies it continues to pursue. I’m not saying that we don’t make mistakes; every society and every government makes mistakes.”

Somehow, I don’t think telling Nikki Haley, and by extension Trump, to shut up is going to work.

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Erekat better watch out , Nikki claws are long and sharp

“Nikki Haley needs to shut up and realize that the Palestinian leadership is not the problem,” the top PLO official added.
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Now on this point I would agree. The problem is Islam, Islam, and Islam.

    American Human in reply to fscarn. | February 5, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Are those the top three reasons in order of importance?

    RasMoyag in reply to fscarn. | February 6, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Very nice and elusive to blame it all on Islam (one of the stupidest, backward and dangerous ideologies ever invented). But let’s not imagine that we are all clean in this matter. The others are bad and we are clean! That’s a dangerous and unproductive way of thinking, if you can even call it thinking instead of an ideology on its own. The Palestinians do have some legitimate concerns. And if the response to them is how much you are hurting and how much they have hurt you, you are avoiding the issue, and have gone back to the thinking me-good, them-bad.

But for the Israeli and U.S. health-care systems it’s unlikely that Erekat would be alive today. So, where’s his gratitude?

G. de La Hoya | February 4, 2018 at 8:52 pm

She does persist 🙂
I guess the truth hurts so you’re just left with “Shut up”? Different than “You’re racist”.
You just lost the rest of your free lunch from the U.S. 🙂

Well. This guy sounds like one smooth negotiator, doesn’t he?

Thank God Trump chose her. Another fighter.

I’m so tired of our diplomats pretending that rolling over and throwing our allies under the bus is some kind of sophisticated tactic.

Go Haley! Give em hell!

    Erekat is used to obama betraying the United States, and dealing at the UN with another traitor, samantha power.

    This al sharpton clone has his grubby hands full with Trump and Haley. He might even have trouble with a drone one of these days.

I can’t wait for Haley’s response, if she even decides to grace this idiot with one.

And yet, she persists.

Well, of course. She is an Indian, after all. 32/32nds.

“Erekat recently underwent a lung transplant at a hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, after undergoing 5 years of treatment in Israel.”

Why do we allow this?

It’s time to cut off all medical treatment for the PLO and even Europe. They have world class systems according to them. Let them use their own system.

DouglasJBender | February 4, 2018 at 11:48 pm

It would seem the brain transplant is not working.

4th armored div | February 5, 2018 at 12:31 am

for a loooong time I have been pi$$ed about Israel treating their enemies in hospital – cost free.
the Jizyah comment explains the expectation by the
Mooo-Slimes –
but what is the explanation from the Israeli POV ?

So he’s supposed to be the head of the Palestinian NAZI Party. I remember when Arafat was being trained in Lebanon by Mohammed Amin al-Husseini the Grand Mufti who was part of HItlers Regime.

    Milhouse in reply to majorpain. | February 5, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    1. Amin Husseini was not part of Hitler’s regime. He was an ally of Hitler, and visited him as an honored guest, but he was not German and played no part in the government of Germany.

    2. He did not move to Lebanon until Nasser kicked him out of Egypt in ’59. By that time Arafat had already founded Fatah, was in no need of training, and in any event didn’t move to Lebanon until 1970. Also, he opposed the PLO, and would certainly not have offered it any training even if it had asked.

The Palestinians negotiate…poorly. They don’t realize they are now a sideshow. Their former Arab allies have far larger problems with Iran and its terrorist proxy, Hezbollah, and Israel is a natural ally. Who else in the region can deliver a hydrogen bomb (disclosed by Obama) to Iran? Saudis can’t. Gulf States can’t.

Late to the game here, but I agree with Mr Jacobson completely on all points.

I am sure John F’n Kerry’s encouragement had nothing to do with Erekat’s public attitude.

I don’t quite understand why anyone is even paying attention to this ridiculous buffoon. Erekat is the ultimate useless clown, proferring one ridiculously gross lie after another during his entire career, or whatever stands for it. All the while, he’s been plundering the PLO treasury as Arafat and Abbas have been doing all these years, at the expense of US taxpayer money! He alone epitomizes why the US must cut all funding to the Palestinians, cut all ties with them and expel their pseudo diplomatic representation in Washington DC. They are a fraud through and through, as Erekat keeps proving day in and day out.

The problem from the beginning was the leadership of the surrounding Arab nations. They lost the war in which they promised to eject the Jews, and they have kept these Arab “refugees” penned up in cages ever since. “Palestinians” have been the pawns of the surrounding nations, and of their own “leaders,” for my entire life.

    Vascaino in reply to tarheelkate. | February 5, 2018 at 9:00 am

    ” …and they have kept these Arab “refugees” penned up in cages ever since. ”

    The followinglinks back up your statement.
    http://www.romirowsky.com/7948/a-tale-of-two-galloways

    Scroll down to get to the interesting part.
    ” The Quote
    On 25 May 1953 in testimony before the Subcommittee on Near East and Africa of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the Reverend Karl Baehr, Executive Secretary of the American Christian Palestine Committee stated:

    The political picture within the Arab refugee camps is important to an understanding of the problem, and I must say it is of special significance to this committee.

    In April of 1952, Sir Alexander Galloway, then head of the UNRWA for Jordan, said to our study group, and this is really a direct quote from what he said:

    It is perfectly clear than the Arab nations do not want to solve the Arab refugee problem. They want to keep it as an open sore, as an affront against the United Nations, and as a weapon against Israel.

    Then, by way of emphasis he said:

    Arab leaders don’t give a damn whether the refugees live or die.

    http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=7&x_issue=52&x_article=960

    ” • Why do Palestinians in Gaza still live in refugee camps? Did the Israelis force Palestinians to stay in the squalid, overcrowded camps?


    What is perhaps surprising is that the United Nations also opposed the program, and passed harsh resolutions demanding that Israel remove the Palestinians from their new homes and return them to the squalid camps. For example, UN General Assembly Resolution 31/15 of Nov. 23, 1976:

    Calls once more upon Israel:

    (a) To take effective steps immediately for the return of the refugees concerned to the camps from which they were removed in the Gaza Strip and to provide adequate shelters for their accommodation;

    (b) To desist from further removal of refuges and destruction of their shelters.

    Similarly, UNGA Resolution 34/52 of November 23, 1979 declared that:

    measures to resettle Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip away from their homes and property from which they were displaced constitute a violation of their inalienable right to return;

    1. Calls once more upon Israel to desist from removal and resettlement of Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip and from destruction of their shelters;

    Perhaps thanks to this support from the UN, the PLO began threatening to kill any refugee who would move out of the camps. After a few such attacks, the build-your-own-home program died, and that is why there are still Palestinians refugee camps in Gaza.

DieJustAsHappy | February 5, 2018 at 7:13 am

It has been my experience that however “shut up” is said it’s still a rather weak retort.

Erekat has always been a douche.

Phil Salvarado | February 5, 2018 at 10:07 am

Erekat is a thug representing the Palestinian Thugocracy. That he’s well educated thug doesn’t change the essential nature.

Caroline Glick is of course correct: there is no two-State “solution” and the U.S. should walk away from the PLO/Fatah/P.A. farce.

    There never has been a two-state solution, but you have to understand why so many people refuse to accept that. It’s because they operate on the deep-seated assumption that if Israel were to annex the territories it would have to give automatic citizenship to their Arab residents. Since that’s unacceptable to anyone, you can see how two states seems to be the only possible solution, and therefore the one everyone must work at no matter how unlikely it seems. The only alternatives depend on being willing to ditch that assumption.

She is awfully pretty when she is angry. LOL

She ought to tell him “If I want your opinion, I’ll read it in your entrails.”

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