Aussie Al-Quds Day an affront to Israel
Ironically, the staging of the Al-Quds rally in Sydney and the renewal of the campaign coincides with the Palestinians deciding to go quiet in the lead-up to November's US presidential election.
Until his preferred candidate Barack Obama is safely back in the White House, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is not going to put pressure on Obama to support a renewed bid for Palestinian statehood at the UN.
Abbas is already chewing hard on his lip as he watches Obama's election year charm offensive directed at Israel. Any high-profile agitation for Palestinian statehood in the lead-up to the US election could just make things that much harder for the Obama campaign.
The price of discomfort and delay will be well worth paying, however, if Abbas can see his man voted in for a second term.
| And if not? Whatever will President Abbas and the rest of the Palestinians do if Bibi's old friend moves into the White House next January?|
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