Yawn. What else is new?
Resheq made it clear that his Movement although striving hard to achieve national reconciliation, yet, it won’t recognize the Zionist entity regardless of the price it might pay for it, stressing, “We want it a Palestinian-Palestinian reconciliation without American or any external dictates because we aren’t happy with the current political rift in the Palestinian arena”. Â Â Read it all:Â Resheq: Pressures won’t make Hamas bow
PA Arabs to Israel: We’ll Take Your State, Please
Pali Arabs are increasingly rejecting the two-state solution, leaning instead towards turning Israel into a bi-national state governed jointly by Arabs and Jews. by Hillel Fendel/INN
America gets the blame for Â “conditions which ultimately prevent Palestinian unity and weaken the national position…”
Abbas urges Obama to impose peace deal
The peace we have to have sounds more like the peace of the grave:
RAMALLAH,Â West Bank (AP) – Palestinian leaderÂ Mahmoud Abbasurged President Barack Obama on Saturday to impose aÂ Mideast peace deal, signaling the Palestinians’ growing frustration after nearly two decades of failed negotiations withÂ Israel. Breitbart
Elder of Ziyon present:
|Palestine Press Agency reports that Hamas has announced that the population of the Gaza Strip is at nearly 2 million people.|
|Another Hamas member has been killed in “a mission of jihad” – which might be a bomb that went off prematurely, or it might be someÂ Hamas infighting that they are hushing up.
NY senator Chuck SchumerÂ piles on to the criticism of the White House policy towards Israel, the most prominent Democrat to do so.
AÂ Quinnipiac University poll shows that Americans don’t think that Obama is handling Israel very well, andÂ two-thirds of Jews don’t approve of the administration policies on Israel. Jonathan Tobin commentsÂ here andÂ Jennifer Rubin is upset at the number of Jews who still support Obama.
Guess where Mahmoud Abbas will spend this weekend? At theÂ Fatah Revolutionary Council meeting! Just the thing you would expect from a moderate, pro-Western peace partner.
Some Brandeis University students areÂ criticizing the choice of Israeli ambassador Michael Oren as the commencement speaker this year.
Takes one to know one:
Sheikh Ahmed Kubaisi, whose Friday sermons out of Dubai are watched by tens of millions of people,Â has stated that some of the more recent rulings of other sheikhs show that they have mental disorders.
He specified the Saudi cleric Yousef al-Ahmed, whoÂ called for the destruction of the Grand Mosque in Mecca because men and women are together.
He also mentionedÂ Sheikh Mohammed al Areefi who said he would go to Jerusalem to broadcast his show before caving to pressure to cancel his plans.
Interestingly, he also said that the minaret ban in Switzerland was no big deal, as minarets are not obligatory under Islamic law.
In the same interview he also said that the “torment of the grave,” an expression of Islamic hell or purgatory, is not literally taking place in the ground but rather in the afterlife.
Finally, he stated (if I am reading it correctly) that misyar marriages are not only permissible but admirable as they reduce spinsterhood.
Misyar marriages are marriages where the bride voluntarily gives up on some of her marriage rights. While it appears to be permissible under Islamic law,Â it has been abused in some places as de facto prostitution.