Why is Mahmoud Abbas a free man?

If only Netanyahu would learn some good old-fashioned chutzpah from Trump.

Jack Engelhard

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Ari Fuld is a heart-breaking loss, but Mahmoud Abbas walks the earth untouched. This makes no sense. The time to arrest him was last week.

That’s when President Trump closed down the PLO’S office in Washington, D.C., a move that more than diminished the PLO, it delegalized that outfit.

What was Benjamin Netanyahu waiting for?

The timing would have been perfect to thank the U.S.A. for doing its part, and now, hello, it’s Israel’s turn to throw the bums out.

Arrest, or deport, we’ve been saying that for years, and I guess there’s always been this reason or that for failure to do so. Probably fear of offending the world.

Most likely, Israel had to consider Oslo, and “the peace process,” and the pretense of Abbas and his PA/PLO/Fatah Crime Syndicate as peace partners, and a White House that would scowl at tipping the status quo.

But all that’s changed. Trump is in the White House! If only Netanyahu would learn from him some good old-fashioned chutzpah.

Where to begin? Closure of PLO offices wherever they do business. Ramallah? Why not? Trump would understand. Let Abbas understand.

At the least, put him in handcuffs and lock him up. He incited. He made the call. He is a criminal and a murderer. He is Public Enemy Number 1.

Astonishing that an outlaw gang leader is permitted to operate so brazenly out in the open. About that and the full picture, read this thriller.

This truant is scheduled to “address” the UN General Assembly later this month – as if he’s really somebody, instead of a mouse that roars. Trump squooshed him like a bug.

The mourners of Ari Fuld – which encompasses all true friends of the Jewish State – would surely understand that the time to act on behalf of our loss is now.

The joke is still on us if he continues to fund these killings, and indeed Ari Fuld’s killer is set to get rich.
Otherwise, not only is Abbas walking free, he’s laughing to the skies. The joke is still on us if he continues to fund these killings, and indeed Ari Fuld’s killer is set to get rich.

Israel’s pay for slay law has still to be enacted. Remarkable. This never would be allowed in any other civilized country.

Speaking of civilized – how are they treating the terrorist whom Ari Fuld heroically managed to wound amid the ferocious back-stabbing attack?

Last we heard, the murderer was recovering and resting comfortably in an Israeli hospital. No doubt about that. Nothing but the best for our enemies.

Next, he’ll be taken to some prison where the good life begins – full access for rest, music, soccer, television, movies, exercise, prayer facilities, and three square meals a day.

That is exactly how it was for that Ahed Tamimi girl-terrorist who emerged from her brief arrest aglow from a rock and roll detention. and 20 pounds heavier—and a good time was had by all.

So maybe it is time for Israel to stop giving its enemies the fat of the land.

Bibi – watch what Trump does. Then do the same. That is all we are asking.  

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.

He is the author of the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and most recently the cult-classic noir novel “Slot Attendant,” plus the two inside journalism thrillers “The Bathsheba Deadline” and “News Anchor Sweetheart, Hollywood Edition.” Engelhard is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com