A Palestinian diplomat, echoing antisemitic theories from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, stated that “Zionists” are controlling the US president.
Palestinian Ambassador to Iran Salah al-Zawawi, while meeting with senior adviser to the Iranian parliament speaker for international affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian, said US President Donald Trump is “an instrument in the hands of international Zionism,” according to Iran’s Tasnim News.
Zawawi also said that Israel’s Likud party, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is seeking to control the Muslim world.
Zawawi has a history of saying outlandish things. Last year he said that he prayed that Iran would produce 1000 nuclear bombs, presumably to destroy Israel.
In 2014 he said that all Jews whose families emigrated to Israel since he beginning of Zionism must move back to the countries they came from.
And more recently he said that Palestine must be liberated “from the river to the sea” using terrorism like car ramming attacks and stabbings and rockets which he praised.
While all of these statements are ostensibly against official Palestinian positions, he remains in his position – perhaps the only diplomat who can brazenly contradict the official diplomatic position of the entity he represents without so much as a reprimand.
Perhaps this is because while he is spouting words that go against the carefully measured statements of Abbas and Erekat to the West, he is quite accurately describing the unofficial Palestinian position on what they would like to see in the Middle East.
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