Abbas and Fayyad: Collaborationist Israeli Allies - by Stephen Lendman
Expect them to betray their own people this week but call it success or at least that they tried and failed.
Five days ahead of Abbas petitioning the UN for Palestinian statehood and full UN membership, it's important to know who's friend or foe.
Abbas and Fayyad never did represent Palestinians and don't now.
Both lack legitimacy. Israel rigged Abbas' January 2005 presidential victory. Moreover, his term expired in January 2009. Nonetheless, he's still in office because Israel and Washington want him there.
More on him below.
Fayyad is equally disreputable. In the 2006 legislative elections, his Third Way party won two of 132 seats. Yet he's prime minister illegitimately with no popular mandate.
What Palestinians do or don't get in New York depend on two men representing Israel and Washington.