Palestinians Lost Credibility in Arab World

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    Apr 18, 2016 3:15 AM GMT
    By failing to take a stand against the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, Palestinian leaders have “lost the Arab depth, their credibility and their narrative,” Hanin Ghaddar, the editor of the Lebanese news site NOW, wrote in a commentary Thursday.

    Ghaddar observed that Assad and Hezbollah, both of which are backed by Iran, have”relentlessly using ‘Palestine’ to justify their massacres and interference in Syria.” But Ghaddar noted that “we have rarely heard a word of sympathy toward the Syrian people from Palestinian political and public figures.” Even when the Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk came under siege, “no Palestinian figure came out to denounce the siege and destruction of the camp.”

  • mwolverine

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    Apr 22, 2016 1:24 AM GMT
    The rest of the Arab world is moving on - allying with Israel against Iran.

    60% of Palestinians Support Armed Attacks Against Israeli Civilians
    76% of Palestinians believe that the Arab World no longer cares about Palestine
  • mwolverine

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    Apr 22, 2016 4:04 AM GMT
    Palestinian Arab supporters in the West also have much to explain.

    First the propaganda of political theater (comedy?) of "flotillas" and "convoys" collecting food from needy people in Africa and elsewhere (tragedy?) to deliver to Gaza (which faces a problem of obesity).

    Taking up to a year to deliver, most of the "aid" (be it food, medicines or concrete) was expired and worthless (never mind that in nearly a year they delivered less than what arrives from Israel in the average day).

    But why no "flotillas" or "Convoys" to Yarmouk or Madaya?
    Where (unlike in Gaza, home of the perpetual "pending" crisis) people were sieged with no supplies coming in for months?!
    Literally dying of starvation.





    Gaza market in late July 2014 - during the mini war!

    See also:
    Palestinians receive 13x's more foreign aid than Ethiopians Per Capita

    Simon Deng, former slave: "there are peoples who suffer from... anti-Israelism even more than the Israelis. I belong to one of those people."
  • mwolverine

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    Apr 22, 2016 2:53 PM GMT
    AyaTroLiar founcer completely ignores the second post and diverts with his usual idiocy:

    ATLF> That would be the Arab tyrants - client allies of the West.
    The view of the Arab PUBLIC remains hostile to Israel

    70 years of anti-Israel propaganda in their countries isn't going to wear off in a few years, but the trend has begun.

    It's also curious that while he correctly calls out populism when it comes to Trump, when it is played against those he hates... he's all for it.

    I suppose there is no surprise that a racist hatist like him would misconstrue popular hate as "democracy".
    In his sick mind, if the majority of Iranians think gays should be executed, then there's nothing wrong with that, either.

  • mwolverine

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    Apr 22, 2016 3:03 PM GMT
    ATLF> the Arab "street" actually favours Iran acquiring nuclear weapons (I believe 80% in Egypt on the eve of the Arab Spring).

    ROTFL. The "eve of the Arab Spring" - a decade ago?

    The usual reversal of the scientific method. Rather than first seek the best data available and formulate a model based on it, the pitiful moron cherry picks 1 dated data point that conforms to his preconceived, biased and false notions.

    Discussing Recent Poll Results from the Middle East
    15 Jan 2016

    || The overall negative Arab popular attitudes toward Iran are indeed very striking now. I interpret this as reflecting a combination of geopolitical but also sectarian and ethnic rivalry -- in Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, and in the region as a whole. Moreover, as you say, the prevailing expectations are that these relations will not improve in the foreseeable future. The practical implication is that most Arab governments can feel comfortable resisting Iranian pressure or promises, and working to reinforce their military and internal security defenses against Iranian aggression or subversion.


    || There is near consensus that the region should be a “nuclear free zone” and deep concern with Iran’s nuclear program. There is strong support in most countries for internationally imposed sanctions to deter Iran’s program. While majorities everywhere but Turkey oppose any military strikes against Iran should they continue to develop a nuclear capacity, the percentage of those who would support military strikes has increased since 2006, with a deep division among Sunni and Shia communities on this question. A majority of Sunnis in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Azerbaijan would support the military option.