|Editor of official PA daily:
Congress's applause for Netanyahu
"as if they had hemorrhoids
and Zionist impaling stakes in backsides"
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Palestinian Media Watch has reported for years on the anti-American and anti-Western attitudes prevalent in the Palestinian Authority and the Fatah leadership.
Following the expression of US Congressional support for Israel during Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's recent speech in Congress, the editor of the official PA daily wrote an article attacking this show of US - Israel friendship.
The following was written by Hafez Barghouti, Editor-in-Chief of the PA daily:
"Anyone watching what took place in the Congress [during Israeli PM Netanyahu's speech] would likely be nauseated, because these Congressmen and Senators lost their dignity and looked like riff-raff. Even the most extreme extremist in the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) would not have applauded in that idiotic manner, with every word that Netanyahu uttered. The disgraceful applause and the shameful standing [ovations] - 31 times - as if they had hemorrhoids and Zionist impaling stakes in their backsides, are something that can be presented to the UN next September so that the international community might express its opinion concerning the American occupation of Palestinian land and its support of settlement, killing, and expulsion."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 26, 2011]