Res Ipsa Loquitur…

Following are excerpts from an interview with Abbas Zaki, member of the Fatah Central Committee, which aired on the Al-Jazeera network on September 23, 2011.

Abbas Zaki: The settlement should be based upon the borders of June 4, 1967. When we say that the settlement should be based upon these borders, President [Abbas] understands, we understand, and everybody knows that the greater goal cannot be accomplished in one go.

If Israel withdraws from Jerusalem, evacuates the 650,000 settlers, and dismantles the wall – what will become of Israel? It will come to an end.


Who is nervous, upset, and angry now? Netanyahu, Lieberman, and Obama… All those scumbags. Why even get into this? We should be happy to see Israel upset.


If we say that we want to wipe Israel out… C’mon, it’s too difficult. It’s not [acceptable] policy to say so. Don’t say these things to the world. Keep it to yourself.



3 Responses to Res Ipsa Loquitur…

  1. Larry Beck says:

    Isn’t it amazing how such public people seem oblivious on how their comments are recorded and can be shared by all?

    • Indeed.

  2. Snoring Dog Studio says:

    My sense is that people fully know that their comments will be recorded and shared. Not much is left to private conversation anymore. And our true feelings strain to be telegraphed to the people who might be the target of them; it’s a form of thinly veiled threat to comment to a disinterested party, knowing full well that the comments will be received by the target.

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