American Ambassador Responds to Palestinian Leader Calling Him a ‘Son of a Dog’

Tensions between the Palestinian Authority and the Trump Administration continue to increase

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Tension between the Palestinian Authority and the Trump Administration ratcheted up yet again this week when Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas insulted the American ambassador to Israel.

Speaking to Palestinian officials at his headquarters in Ramallah, Abbas referred to US Ambassador David Friedman as a "son of a dog."

Trump "has said that [Jewish] settlement building is legitimate," Abbas complained. "That’s what several American officials have said including, first and foremost, their ambassador in Tel Aviv, David Friedman. He said [settlers] are building on their land. Son of a dog, they are building in their land?"

Friedman was made aware of Abbas' remarks just moments before delivering a speech of his own at the Sixth Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism in Jerusalem.

The American decided to bring up Abbas' insult, asking his audience, "Antisemitism or political discourse? Not for me to judge, I will leave that up to you."

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted that such rhetoric from the Palestinian leadership has become the norm ever since Trump took office and Washington stopped blindly accepting the Palestinian narrative.

"For the first time in decades, the American administration has stopped pampering the Palestinian leaders and says to them: ‘Enough is enough,’" said Netanyahu. "Apparently, the shock from the truth is causing them to lose their tempers."

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