Sunday, May 20, 2007

A MICKEY MOUSE UNITY

Farfur, the Mickey Mouse rip-off from the official Hamas station, Al-Aksa TV children's programme "Tomorrow's Pioneers" has exposed the so-called Palestinian "Unity government" for what it is (or to be more precise, for what it is not) according to an article by journalist Khaled Abu Toameh writing in the Jerusalem Post - Palestinian Affairs: A Mickey Mouse unity.

"THE 'UNITY' government was established with the declared goal of persuading the international community to resume financial aid to the Palestinians. Three months later, both Hamas and Fatah are very disappointed with the failure of the US and most EU countries to accept the new Hamas-led coalition. Leaders of the two parties have been openly talking about dissolving the government if the sanctions continue."

That's right. It was all one gigantic scam - the work of two groups of flim flam men operating together so they could take the money and run. The plan is unravelling because their "unity" hasn't deceived those donors who would help out on condition that the Palestinians declare their intentions were peaceful. Unfortunately, they are anything but peaceful, even towards each other.

So far this year, more than 250 Palestinians have killed each other in internal fighting between rival factions and clans (of course, you wouldn't know this if you followed some segments of the media).

The sad part for those who want to see peace in the region is that it's coming up to four years since the Palestine Authority signed the Road Map to Peace "without reservation" but it still hasn't taken the very first steps involved in this performance based prescription for achieving peace with its neighbour. This is what the PA agreed to do under Phase 1 of the Road Map:-

"Palestinian leadership issues unequivocal statement reiterating Israel’s right to exist in peace and security and calling for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire to end armed activity and all acts of violence against Israelis anywhere. All official Palestinian institutions end incitement against Israel."

This is why the image of Farfur, the rodent inciter and advocate of violence to Palestinian children, represents what is very much the essence of the problem with Palestine today.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does the editor of the Age have a phobia about mice?

gulliver_on_tour said...

anonymous,

He/she appears to have no problem with publishing irrational, offensive and misleading letters of hatred laced with outright lies judging by today's selection of trash from the Israel bashing whinging apologists for the Arab thugs who have been causing most of the strife over there for the last century.

What's contained there today 21/5 is the product of the censorship the Age has applied selectively to its coverage of events in the region since the current editor took over.

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