Friday, September 28, 2007

Abbas says 'olive branch' won't fall from his hands

"Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said his government was completely committed to a U.S.-proposed Mideast peace conference and vowed that the olive branch of peace would not fall from his hands.

His impassioned speech to the UN General Assembly Friday recalled the famous address to the same forum in 1974 by his predecessor, Yasser Arafat, who appeared wearing a holster and carrying a sprig. Arafat told the assembled leaders that he carried both the olive branch and the freedom fighter's gun, and implored the world not to let that branch fall......."


The same nonsense talk as in 1974......
33 years later and nothing has changed....
Except that half the West Bank has been annexed.....
May be uprooting all those damn olive trees is not a bad idea after all!

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