The Telegraph, and the rest of the establishment propaganda media, is appalled. Salam Fayyad, you see, is “a Western-educated technocrat.” Never mind that he was Prime Minister of an entity that has never recognized Israel and that regularly repeats its genocidal desire to destroy Israel utterly; Dan Shapiro, Barack Obama’s ambassador to Israel, called the decision “stunningly dumb.” Now that seems to me to be the best endorsement of the Trump administration’s action: if the relentlessly anti-Israel Obama team thinks this action was “stunningly dumb,” it must be wise and prudent.
What’s more, Martin Indyk called the move one “of the most anti-Israel decisions Trump could take.” Martin Indyk was head of the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy when it hosted Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the internationally renowned Muslim preacher who has praised Hitler and expressed the hope that Muslims would finish his work of killing Jews. Brookings’ funding from Qatar has turned it into an apologist for jihad terror, with jihadi preachers and Islamic supremacists frequently featured and lauded at its events. Would I trust Martin Indyk to tell me what was good for Israel in its defense against the Palestinian jihad and what wasn’t? Just the opposite.
“US blocks former Palestinian prime minister from senior UN role in Libya ‘out of support for Israel,'” by Raf Sanchez, Telegraph, February 11, 2017:
The Trump administration is under fire after it blocked the appointment of a well-respected former Palestinian prime minister to a senior UN role seemingly because he is a Palestinian.
Salam Fayyad, a Western-educated technocrat, won plaudits from Israeli leaders and from the Bush administration for his reform efforts when he served prime minister of the Palestinian Authority in the late 2000s.
The 65-year-old had been tipped to become the new UN special representative in Libya, a role that would have nothing to do with the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
But his prospects at the job appear to have been dashed after Nikki Haley, the new US ambassador to the UN, objected to his appointment out of support for Israel.
The United States was disappointed to see a letter indicating the intention to appoint the former Palestinian Authority prime minister to lead the UN Mission in Libya,” Mrs Haley said.
“For too long the UN has been unfairly biased in favor of the Palestinian Authority to the detriment of our allies in Israel. The United States does not currently recognise a Palestinian state or support the signal this appointment would send within the United Nations, however, we encourage the two sides to come together directly on a solution.”
Dan Shapiro, Barack Obama’s ambassador to Israel, called the decision “stunningly dumb”.
“Every US official who worked with Fayyad knows him to be serious, clean, and a pro. So what if he’s Palestinian?” Mr Shapiro added.
Martin Indyk, a former US special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian issues, called the move one “of the most anti-Israel decisions Trump could take”….