Saturday, July 31, 2010

"It is blackmail..."

"... Earlier today, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO Executive Committee said that "the United States is squeezing us to open & direct negotiations with Israel."
She said Washington is actively pressuring the Palestinian Authority and the League of the Arab countries. "The United States threatened to isolate the PA politically, if it refuses to open & direct negotiations with Israel ... It reached the level of blackmail ", claimed Ashrawi.
"The truth is that it is very heavy pressure," said Ashrawi, "with all sincerity, in all my history in the negotiations, I have never seen such pressures on the Palestinian side."

1 comment:

Amused Senior Founding Member of the FLC said...

What a threat!!! Isolating politically the PA? What next? Giving way to Ileana's bill in Congress limiting the presence of Palestinians' representatives in the US??? tsk! tsk!