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PA daily op-ed: Trump is “the largest sponsor of terror… witless, unbalanced, and suffers from a superiority complex”

Excerpt of op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

"Thank you to 45th US President Donald J. Trump, who has designated himself as the largest sponsor of terror in the world, as he has explicitly declared that he does not value the international system and wants to destroy and nullify it. Regarding the Middle East, and the Arab region in particular, and especially the central cause – which is the Palestinian cause, he wants to set us back by more than 100 years, to the time of Sykes-Picot (a secret agreement between Britain and France regarding the Middle East; see note below –Ed.), the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), and the old colonialism in its most blatant form. He wants to determine the fate of the world as he pleases and on the basis of his clear arrogance and insanity…However, history clearly tells him that the Zionists are a thousand times smarter than him, as he is witless, unbalanced, and suffers from a superiority complex; and when they finish exploiting him they will throw him away like stinking refuse."

Sykes-Picot Agreement – A secret agreement between Britain and France negotiated by French diplomat François Georges-Picot and Briton Sir Mark Sykes and concluded in May 1916. The agreement had Russia’s approval and specified Britain’s and France’s proposed spheres of influence and control in the Middle East if the Ottoman Empire was defeated in World War I. The plan was revealed in 1917 in the Russian press, and subsequently in the British press, angering the Arabs as it contradicted promises of independence made to them - on the condition they helped fight against and bring down the Ottoman Empire. The plan caused lasting distrust on the part of the Arabs in relation to Western countries.

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that "His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate "responsible for putting into effect the declaration," which led to the UN vote in favor of partitioning Mandatory Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state in 1947. In response, Britain ended its mandate on May 15, 1948, and the Palestinian Jews, who accepted the Partition Plan, declared the independent State of Israel. The Palestinian Arabs rejected the plan and together with 7 Arab states attacked Israel, in what is now known as Israel's War of Independence.