--Nasir Khan, November 27, 2018
The leadership of the Arab world has been corrupt since the end of the Ottoman Sultanate, when, under the European 'Mandatory powers (read: Neo-colonial powers), Britain and France, divided the Middle East according to their imperial interests.
But the oppressed and marginalized people of Palestine are in a precarious situation. They are victims of imperialism in the most tragic way. Even the leadership of these occupied people in the shape of the Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas is doing exactly as Israel wants, despite his periodic speeches in the United Nations for the national rights of the Palestinians. Such a window dressing takes place with the blessings of Israel, because it does no harm to Israel.