It is time we face the truth.
The last presidential election was held on January 9, 2005, when Abbas was elected to succeed former PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat.
Deposed Fatah operative Mohammed Dahlan, a former PA security commander in the Gaza Strip, moved to the United Arab Emirates after falling out with PA President Mahmoud Abbas ten years ago.
Arafat died on November 11, 2004. He is commonly remembered for brokering peace accords with Israeli leaders, but the Palestinian Authority has chosen to highlight his calls for martyrs.
“Usury” was the grounds for deportation of the Jews of Antwerp by the Duke of Brabant in 1261, who called for them to be expelled or destroyed.
All these years later, not much that we can consider positive has emerged from the Oslo Accords, other, that is, than stopping the money Arafat had been funneling from Israel.
Fatah and Hamas have been holding indirect negotiations on PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s initiative to hold new Palestinian parliamentary and presidential elections.
In 2014, the mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando also awarded the city's honorary citizenship to Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life-sentences in Israel for terrorism.
Dichter: "Arafat smuggled terrorists from Egypt two months after PA was established."