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At their May 3 Washington joint press conference, in a performance that would have impressed Richard Gere’s shyster Billy Flynn in the movie, Chicago, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas gave President Trump the old “razzle dazzle” that has worked so well in the past — about his commitment to peace with the Israelis.
Realizing that he had been played, President Trump, at their May 23 meeting in Bethlehem, refused to listen to more “flim-flam” and shouted at Abbas, “You tricked me in D.C.! You talked there about your commitment to peace, but the Israelis showed me your involvement in incitement.” He warned Abbas,“Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded or rewarded” and demanded that the PA curb anti-Israeli incitement and cease paying terrorists for murdering Israeli civilians. When Abbas prevaricated that stipends are paid by the Palestine Liberation Organization, not the Palestinian government, Trump responded, ‘You can talk about how much you want peace, but that’s empty [rhetoric].’”
Trump’s angry outburst was followed by several minutes of stunned silence from the Palestinians. Of course Abbas was stunned. He isn’t used to a Western leader calling him out for his perfidy.
At the very time that Abbas was at the White House spouting his propaganda about his desire for peace with the Israelis, his Fatah organization honored 12 Palestinian terrorists responsible for murdering 95 Israeli civilians.
And his government continues to pay blood money for killing Israeli citizens.