Tuesday, June 26, 2018
"Death to Palestine!"
John Pepple links to a Times of Israel story on this, and here's a Jerusalem Post account. The Iranian rial has just lost half its value against the U.S. dollar, the Iranian economy is sinking, and people are understandably outraged that the regime is wasting billions on terroristic misadventures in other lands.
But it gets better yet. The U.S. and Israel are proposing a plan that would end the blockade of Gaza and improve living conditions for Palestinians living there. Among other things, the Israelis would build a port in Cyprus for shipping to Gaza, where cargoes could be screened to make certain no weapons were being smuggled. Egypt seems to be on board with the idea. Mamoud Abbas and the PA are beside themselves, they are outraged and insistent that nothing be done to help the Gazans (Abbas and the PA have cut off salaries and payments for utilities for Gaza, in an effort to starve Hamas). The PA insists it would be better to starve than to get along with Israel.
Before too long it's Palestinians who are likely to be chanting "Death to Palestine!"