Chief Palestinian Negotiator: ‘What’s the Difference Between Someone Calling Himself Leader of Jewish State and Someone Calling himself Leader of Islamic State?’

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By R. Blum

The high-ranking Palestinian Authority official in charge of negotiations with Israel made an analogy between the Jewish state and the bloodthirsty terror group ISIS in an address in Qatar, the Hebrew news site nrg reported on Tuesday, citing Al Jazeera.

Speaking at the 16th annual Doha Forum, Saeb Erekat said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhu’s “right-wing extremism” is indistinguishable from that of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Erekat asked rhetorically: “What is the difference between someone who calls himself the ‘leader of the Jewish state’ and someone who calls himself the ‘leader of the Islamic state?” This was in keeping with his refusal to recognize Israel as the state of the Jews, and an implication that it is self-declared as such, like ISIS, the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Erekat also called for international support in the struggle to end the “Israeli occupation” and asserted that the “two-state solution is the only possible way to put a stop to the suffering of the Palestinian people.”

The Doha Forum, held under the auspices of Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, kicked off this weekend. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was in attendance, along with many world leaders.

In his opening remarks to the gathering, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani  stressed the need to support the human rights of the people of the Middle East, and said that reducing violence in the region is directly linked to ending the Israeli occupation of all Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem.

(c) 2016 The Algemeiner Journal



  1. This is very aggravating.

    The ISIS “Islamic State” is not a State for Human values in Islam. It is a terror Hate Crime State that aims to hurt human values and all factored societies today.

    In contrast, Israel is a Jewish State aiming to live peacefully with allies and friends and improve the communities in the middle east. They do commerce, trade, improve hope and never a head chopped off for tourism.

    This is a crime hate state of terror. We must discuss the palestinian hate leader and remove this hate commentary from human affair.

    Water guns in your hand on the beach are not terrorists with bombs to destroy the entire civilized world.

    What can this murderer be thinking other than more murder and more hate? The hate in the palestinian home is more than anyone can discuss in any direct friendly manner. There is no hope as long as the murders are given congratulation. This is a serious hate of human voice and honor.

    Can we ever have rightful prayers in Israel? We need a Greater Israel and in the future can it ever be so blessed if the enemy has homes that want to destroy the very people who keep the holy land holy? This is absurd.

  2. Now sit down with these animals and negotiate! !!
    Put him and his peeps to sleep for eternity and free the world of its misery!


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