Abbas fumes at Kerry over alternative ceasefire bid

Abbas, the titular head (presently) of the Palestinian Authority, is miffed that Secretary Kerry

(a) managed to scuttle the Egyptian cease-fire-and-then-negotiate plan and

(b) that the PA was excluded from subsequent negotiations over the Gaza – Israel conflict.

The plan presented for those negotiations was based on one proposed by Hamas’ friend Qatar and rejected by Israel. Egypt was also excluded, as of course was Israel.

The international community of chefs evidently need to decide which cuts of meat each wants to carve from Israel, and to a lesser extent from Egypt, before inviting them to the barbecue and trying to proceed accordingly.

Does Kerry realize that he is unwittingly helping Israel to finish her job in Gaza by ensuring that no proposal acceptable to Israel will be presented? Probably not.

Abbas fumes at Kerry over alternative ceasefire bid, Times of IsraelElhanan Miller, July 27, 2014

(Why didn’t Secretary Kerry bring Iran into the negotiations on how best to screw Israel? Surely, Iran could have made many helpful suggestions. — DM)

PA president believes the US secretary of state has ‘subjected Palestinian blood to regional power struggles,’ Palestinian official tells Arab daily.

F140723IR01-635x357KerryAbbasUS Secretary of State John Kerry (left) speaks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (right), on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

The Palestinian Authority is fuming at US Secretary of State John Kerry, accusing him of trying to undermine the Egyptian ceasefire initiative endorsed by Israel and the PA last week and rejected by Hamas, an Arab daily reported on Sunday.

Palestinian sources told the London-based A-Sharq Al-Awsat that Kerry had initially agreed to an Egyptian proposal for an immediate ceasefire followed by…

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About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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