PLO official and self-admitted liar Saeb Erekat reassured whoever is still listening to him that the Arab world will not normalize relations with Israel without prior, comprehensive implementation of the Arab Peace Initiative.
Ironically, he made these statements in Amman, Jordan, which has been at peace with Israel since 1994.
Erekat, the Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the PLO, said that talks about normalization are “merely hallucinations of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.”
Erekat dismissed the meeting between Netanyahu and Oman’s sultan, saying that Oman only wants to help negotiate a Palestinian state on the 1967 lines.
He insisted that President Trump’s “Deal of the Century” was a non-starter because the US was so biased against the Palestinians, and that no Arab country would be involved.
Oman’s Foreign Minister explicitly said that he supports Trump’s Middle East peace efforts in a conference in Bahrain.
Meanwhile, Yedioth Ahronoth reports that Israel’s Economy Minister Eli Cohen was invited by the Bahrain to participate in the “Startup Nations Ministerial” conference.
That conference is part of the Global Entrepreneurship Conference scheduled for April in Bahrain.
The PLO has been bitterly opposed to all contacts between Israel and the Arab world, including issuing a statement berating Gulf countries for allowing Israeli athletes to compete in international competitions.
Erekat is, as usual, doing everything he can to avoid reality so Palestinians can continue to live in a fantasy world where their issues are still considered to be front and center on the world stage, eventually pressuring Israel to surrender without any concessions on their part. It hasn’t worked for the past 25 years, but that hasn’t caused them to rethink their strategy.
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