Mama Moonbat (clueless) gets the finger from a very cheeky Pamela
by Pamela Geller and Eliza Saxon “Golda Meir is weeping”
“We are tired of fighting, we are tired of being courageous, we are tired of winning, we are tired of defeating our enemies, we want that we will be able to live in an entirely different environment of relations with our enemies. We want them to be our friends, our partners, our good neighbors, and I believe that this is not impossible.” –from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s June 9, 2005, speech delivered at the Israel Policy Forum.Â
* Â “When it comes to appeasing the enemy, he is, sadly, very consistent.”
Prime Minister Olmert delivered this pathetic “appeasement” statement. He might be a liar and under numerous investigations, but when it comes to appeasing the enemy, he is, sadly, very consistent. This statement was a foreshadowing of the disasters which have come under his leadership in the past three years: the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit, the abduction and deaths of Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasswer, the failed Second Lebanon War and finally, the release of terrorist child-murderer Samir Kuntar in exchange for the already brutally murdered bodies of Regev and Goldwasser. This was theÂ coup de grace of appeasing terrorists.
I completely oppose the actions and policies of the Israeli government and, inevitably, some of the people of Israel, as they sanctioned their leadership in carrying out this deal. When the Israeli government released Samir Kuntar, it was a defeat of enormous import for the spirit and will of the Jewish people. I hang my head in shame.
Just in from Carl in Jerusalem
The officials told The Jerusalem Post that the PA wouldn’t be able to pay July salaries to more than 150,000 public servants and may be forced to close down several government institutions as a result of the deepening crisis.
I know one place they could cut back – they could stop paying ‘salaries‘ for all their ‘employees‘ inÂ GazaÂ who haven’t come to work in over a year. At least 40% of the ‘Palestinian Authority’s ‘budget’ isÂ spent in Gaza, which they do not even control.
The officials disclosed that the deficit in the PA budget has risen in the past six months from $1.6 billion to $2b.
“We are facingÂ a real crisis,” a top PA official told the Post, adding “we are on the brink of bankruptcy.”
Another PA official warned that the financial crisis would undermine the PA and limit its ability to reach a peace agreement with Israel.
“We will lose the support of the Palestinian public if we stop paying salaries to our civil servants and policemen,” he said. “This is happening at a time when Hamas is receiving large sums from Iran and radical Islamic groups.”
PA Prime Minister Salaam Fayad expressed concern that the PA could face a financial crisisÂ if the donor countries, particularly some Arab states, failed to transfer to the PA treasury the funds they had pledged to donate at the Paris conference.
Fayad described the financial situation of the PA as “difficult,” adding that his government was making enormous efforts to provide the necessary money to pay salaries to its employees.
As of January 2006, the ‘Palestinian Authority’ had someÂ 140,000 employees, 58,000 of whom were employed in the ‘security services.’
The Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction [PECDAR] said Monday that the PA had received only $900m. of the $7.7b. promised during the December 2007 Paris Donors’ Conference for supporting the Palestinians.
The money was promised to the PA over a period of three years by nearly 90 countries and international organizations during the Paris conference.
According to PECDAR, the PA was supposed to receive up to $3b. of it during 2008.
However, PA officials complained that that the donors had so far paid less than 35 percent of the promised sum.
The officials said they were particularly disappointed with the majority of the Arab countries for failing to meet their financial commitments toward the Palestinians.
“Most of the Arab countries are now setting conditions for providing us with financial aid,” the PA officials said. “Some are saying that they will give us the money only after we end our differences with Hamas, while others are suddenly talking about the need for reforms and transparency in the Palestinian Authority.”
What a shocking concept! You mean, even the Arab countries don’t want to throw their money down a black hole anymore? I’m shocked. Just shocked. Call in the UN! They’re always willing to throw money away! But get a load of this:
“The number of households in Gaza below the consumption poverty line continued to grow, reaching 51.8% in 2007, despite significant amounts of emergency and humanitarian assistance,” the UNRWA statement said.
Meanwhile, poverty rates in the West Bank fell to just over 19%.
The report concluded that “Israeli-imposed movement restrictions in the occupied Palestinian territory, whose population is estimated to have grown by about one third since 1999, have resulted inÂ considerable regressionÂ over the past eight years and remain the main barrier to economic recovery and development.”
It doesn’t sound like the ‘West Bank’ has regressed at all, does it? Hmm. Maybe if the IDF were back in Gaza keeping the terrorists in check (like they are in the ‘West Bank’), Gaza wouldn’t ‘regress’ anymore either.