Editor: Israel must pay ‘more dearly in money and in lives’

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The Palestinian Authority has not been known as a voice of moderation, having recently called it a crime not to teach school children to demonize Jews, glorify terror and become “martyrs.”

But a prominent Palestinian journalist, ‘Abd Al-Bari ‘Atwan, who writes for the daily Rai Al-Yawm, contends it’s time to get rid of such a soft and ineffective ruling party, so that Israel can be made to pay “more dearly in money and lives.”

The Middle East Media Research Institute said Atwan’s criticism came after the U.S. announced it is moving its embassy to Jerusalem in May to coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary.

Atwan complained “of the feeble Arab responses to the U.S. administration’s previous moves.”

He said President Trump was right to assess that Arab rage over the decision to move the embassy would be short-lived.

MEMRI said ‘Atwan slammed the Palestinian Authority and the Arab states for continuing their normalization with Israel and even accelerating it recently. And the writer

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