Responding in kind to the Obama administration’s decision to send Joe Biden, the person with the most pro-mullah record in Washington, to convince Israel that they are serious about Iran, the Palestinian Authority is planning to mark his departure on Thursday with a tribute to his foreign policy. What better way to demonstrate to Israel that the Obama administration will magically be able to put an end to terrorism in the Middle East than to mark the end of Biden’s visit with a memorial to the murderer of 36 Israelis and one American?
Palestinian Media Watch reports:
This week Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas once again honored the memory of the terrorist Dalal Mughrabi – this time by sponsoring a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of her birth. Mughrabi led the worst terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians. Present at the ceremony were Palestinian dignitaries and a children’s marching band. Earlier this year, Abbas sponsored a computer center named after Mughrabi.
The PA further glorified Mughrabi on the date of her birth when the Governor of Ramallah announced the naming of the “Dalal Mughrabi Square”.
An article by Fatah spokesman Jamal Nazal in the official PA daily defined the terrorist Mughrabi as “the heroine of Palestine’s heroines.”
Israel National News adds:
On Thursday morning, the last day of Biden’s visit, PA officials will gather in Ramallah to dedicate a square in honor of Mughrabi. Thursday will also be the 32nd anniversary of the 1978 attack led by Mughrabi, which is commonly known as the Coastal Road Massacre.
Biden should have no problem convincing Israel that the PA is a credible partner intent on bringing about nothing but peace, the Biden-backed Oslo Accords having worked out so well.
The administration’s logic in sending Biden must be that those Israelis who still believe in the policy of exchanging land for peace are likely to be the same ones who believe Joe Biden knows what he is doing on foreign policy, namely people who meet Einstein’s definition of insanity. Either that, or they think Mr. McGoo might be the only person who is naïve enough to actually believe in their surrender-everything-and-we-might-care-whether-you-get-annihilated approach.
Nobody but Joe Biden could possibly still believe that land-for-peace and appeasing the mullahs will keep Israel safe. Nothing – no facts, no events, no reality – have ever stood in the way of Biden’s foreign policy views. The man has been wrong on every major foreign policy issue over the last 35 years but nothing has ever caused him to reconsider his stances. Not the success of the Surge in Iraq, not the fall of the Berlin Wall, not the utter failure of the Oslo Accords, and certainly not the last 31 years of the Islamic Republic of Iran have ever caused Biden to change or adapt his perspectives.
If Biden could look the other way when Hezbollah killed 241 Americans in Beirut and during both Intifadas then he can look the other way as the PA dedicates a memorial in Judea to a woman who killed 37 Jews. If he could believe that the Muslim world will break out in peace just as soon as he feeds it to the mullahs then he could certainly believe that the PA is a true peace partner as well. If he could propose cutting Iraq into three countries and then take credit for the Surge which he opposed at the time, then he can return to Washington and declare success after nothing happens besides the Palestinian Authority’s terrorist-dedicated bon voyage.