by Lt.-Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar, March 5, 2021

As yet another example of President Biden’s disastrous reversal of President Trump’s policies and actions, the Biden administration is again promoting a Palestinian State to be planted in Jewish territory. To help this happen, suddenly after fifteen years of Abbas’ 4-year term of office, Hamas announced a new election. Moreover, Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, is back in Washington after being excluded during Trump’s presidency. As Mordechai Kedar writes, “Portraying the group as a civic organization and a legitimate political party rather than the genocidal terrorist group that it is constitutes the best way to legitimize it in the US media and in international politics.” And of course, the word ‘freedom’ is tossed around as if it had any meaning in the Palestinian Authority. Kedar speculates who in the Biden Administration is giving Abbas “constructive ideas.” A Palestinian State certainly isn’t wanted by the majority of Israelis, who fear “that such a state will turn into a much more dangerous terror entity than the one that exists in Gaza.”

AUTHOR: Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar is a senior research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA). He served for 25 years in IDF military intelligence specializing in Syria, Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups, and Israeli Arabs, and is an expert on the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups.

This article was published March 5, 2021 by the Begin-Sadat Center and is archived at https://besacenter.org/us-legitimacy-palestinians-hamas/.

It is archived at Think-Israel at https://www.think-israel.org/kedar.legitimizinghamas.html/