Trump Admin Unimpressed by Palestinian Temper Tantrum at UN

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 |  Israel Today Staff

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas visited the UN Security Council on Tuesday to further complain about how Israel and America aren't giving him what he wants, despite his regime's failure to honor signed agreements.

Abbas reiterated his demand for an international conference to which Trump will not be invited, resulting in a "mechanism" paving the way for Palestinian statehood.

In other words, the Palestinians want it all, without giving anything in return.

Abbas insisted this was necessary because Trump's America and Israel were refusing to make the kind of peace he envisions.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was not impressed.

While Abbas ran out of the chamber before Haley spoke, she still addressed him directly:

"The United States stands ready to work with the Palestinian leadership. Our negotiators are sitting right behind me, ready to talk. But we will not chase after you. The choice, Mr. President, is yours.

"You can choose to denounce the United States, reject its role in peace talks, and pursue punitive measures against Israel in international forums like the UN. I assure that path will get the Palestinian people exactly nowhere toward the achievement of their aspirations.

"Or you can choose to put aside your anger about the location of our embassy and move forward with us toward a negotiated compromise that holds great potential for improving the lives of the Palestinian people."

Haley slammed Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat for previously telling her to "shut up," and informed the Palestinians that they'd ultimately receive nothing unless they drop their "absolutist demands, hateful rhetoric, and incitement and violence."

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