For John, BLUF: Maybe it is a last effort to built support before he folds to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS). Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is from 1 May, and thus is a week old, but the mindset has a long history.
Here is the sub-headline:
In rambling speech, PA president gives a 'history lesson' in which he tries to negate Jewish connection to Israel, accuses Zionists of cooperating with Hitler
From The Times of Israel, by TOI staff, on 1 May 2018.
Here are the first two paragraphs:
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday said that the Holocaust was not caused by anti-Semitism, but by the “social behavior” of the Jews, including money-lending.I must say, President Mahmoud Abbas doesn't sound much like he is interested in cutting a deal.
In a long and rambling at speech in Ramallah in front of hundreds at a rare session of the Palestinian National Council, Abbas touched on a number of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories during what he called a “history lesson,” as he sought to prove the 3,000 year-old Jewish connection to the Land of Israel is false.
I am hoping that things are in play behind the scenes, and that actions such as Swamp People messing with Mr Jared Kushner don't derail things.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff