Friday, May 26, 2006

Just as the Mossad invented the prime minister post to give to Abu Mazen when Arafat was alive (according to the account of the former Israeli intelligence chief in his latest book), the Mossad must be behind the idea tossed by Abu Mazen in his speech two days ago: that a referendum should be held to decide what the Palestinians want. This is not Switzerland. The PA charter does not include any reference to referenda. This is a clear gimmick given to Abu Mazen by Mossad. The Palestinian people had their national referendum in the last election, and they opted for Hamas, and they knew what Hamas stood for, regardless what you think of Hamas. This idea is trying to steal the electoral legitimacy from Hamas, but Hamas officials are too dumb to notice--we have established that.