Let’s read this short excerpt from Mahmoud Abbas’ UNGA address:

“We remain committed to the agreements reached with Israel since 1993. However, Israel must …cease the arrest of our people, and must release the thousands of our prisoners and detainees…”

Mahmoud Abbas UN General Assembly September 22, 2016

That’s right.

Mahmoud Abbas stated that if a Palestinian goes out tonight and slaughters 20 Jewish babies in a hospital that Israel must not arrest the Palestinian.

Sure, Abbas may put out a press release opposing violence. But he is clear that Israel must not arrest Palestinian murderers.

And the reaction?

A deafening silence.

Comment from the White House?


Nor from the State Department.

Not a peep from the various Jewish organizations ostensibly so keen for peace.

Nor any significant follow up by the journalists covering the event.

Shame on all of them.