Who made Mahmoud Abbas the big boss? (We did)
Who made Mahmoud Abbas the big boss? (We did)

He’s a man without a country, and yet people kowtow to his every word. He’s a Holocaust denier and yet Jewish leaders can’t do enough to please him.

Unless I’m reading it wrong…or reading all the wrong papers…when Mahmoud Abbas says jump, the world says how high.

In a perfect world he’d be public enemy number one. He is in fact a murderer and terrorist and he pays his people to kill Jews. 

Who died and made him king? We did. Other than that, he is nothing.
Even knowing all that, US envoys Jason Greenblatt and Jared Kushner met with him the other day -- as if a low-life bum like that really deserves some kind of “summit” -- and walked away thrilled that he’s willing to stick with the “peace process,” but only if the United States and Israel meet his “conditions.”

I can’t believe I’m reading this. How does a dirty rat like that get to where he gives the orders? 

Unless we let him get away with it…and we do. We set him up like that for reasons I cannot comprehend or explain. 

Who died and made him king? We did. Other than that, he is nothing.

Yet he gets to play boss and make demands. 

Our guys rushed to kneel before him when he threatened to bolt the “peace process.” Please, they begged, give us another chance. 

That’s the United States on bended knee…to that petty tyrant…and who needs a “peace process” when only one side (the Arabs) is at war?

Anyway if he bolts, where’s he going…this “president” who has no land except for whatever territory Israel wishes to gift him. 

His sorry life is safeguarded only through the goodwill of the Jewish State and through the might of the IDF.

Nevertheless, he threatened to take his marbles and go home unless the United States comes up with a plan that satisfies him. 

Thank you for your patience, genuflected Greenblatt and Kushner – if what I’m reading is correct. 

But wait, says the thug; my patience has its limits. I’m only giving you four months.

Thank you again, replied our emissaries, hat in hand. That’s enough time. We’re sure to find something to make you happy. 

The Israelis, they said without saying, are always willing to make deals.

Between you and me that’s how Oslo happened and that’s how a gang of misfits got to name themselves the “Palestinian Authority” – and it’s how an ordinary scofflaw like Mahmoud Abbas gets to walk the streets as “president” and with that title gets to run the United Nations together with his Islamic terrorist pals.

So lucky us – the “peace process” gets to live another day. Of course the “peace” is never what Israel gets, and the “process” is only what Israel must give.

That’s the “peace process” in a nutshell, and that part is easy to explain. The other part, how our side keeps buckling to that tinhorn terrorist – impossible.

Last I heard is that Benjamin Netanyahu got word from Greenblatt and Kushner about their “success” and he too is glad that Abbas is still in business.

Nothing big, they say, about the latest PLAN. Only “small gestures” are expected this time around. Gestures from whom? Israel, of course. 

From Abbas, nothing is expected, except to sit back and wait for the next time the beggars to come crawling.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva. Engelhard wrote the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and the ground-breaking inside-journalism thriller “The Bathsheba Deadline.” His latest is “News Anchor Sweetheart.” He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com