PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is viewed by most of the Western world and many Israelis as Israel’s “peace partner”, despite the fact he continues sponsoring a hate curriculum towards Israel is the PA (Palestinian Authority) school system. Nevertheless, the international community needs to have someone to carry the Mideast peace torch amid a yet unfulfilled prophecy of Mideast peace that began with Bill Clinton, Yasser Arafat, Yitzchak Rabin and Shimon Peres; as they signed the Oslo Accords on the White House lawn on September 13, 1993.
Peaceful Abu Mazen, who doctoral dissertation is a Holocaust denial, is now calling for a ‘Day of Rage’ along with Hamas, to take place on Friday, 5 Av. These ‘days of rage’ as they are called, are usually observed by PA residents attacking Israeli security personnel and Israeli citizens throughout areas of Yehuda and Shomron.
The reason for this latest ‘Day of Rage’ is Islamic fears of Israel harming al-Aqsa, which translates to an effort to keep the Har Habayis issue atop of the media agenda. Israel has already removed metal detectors, and the Islamic community now appears to be working to see what other concessions it can extract from Jerusalem before declaring the Har Habayis crisis over.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)