Palestinian Leader Recognizes U.S. Bias Toward Israel as America Faces Internal Struggles

Palestinian leader acknowledges US bias towards Israel, calls for reduced reliance on US influence amid its internal divisions, with potential geopolitical implications in the Middle East.

Muthana Al-Najjar
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Palestinian Leader Recognizes U.S. Bias Toward Israel as America Faces Internal Struggles

Palestinian Leader Recognizes U.S. Bias Toward Israel as America Faces Internal Struggles

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is acknowledging that the United States has never truly prioritized the interests of the Palestinian people, and that America's strategy has been to oversee Palestine in a way that strengthens Israel. In an opinion piece, journalist Ray Hanania argues that it is time for the world to realign its interests and reduce reliance on Washington's influence, citing America's internal struggles and dysfunctional political system.

Hanania points out that turning away from the U.S. will have financial costs for the Palestinian Authority, but he believes those can be replaced by other nations that have a more genuine and honest approach to the Middle East, something he says America has evidently never possessed. "The US has never intended to support the creation of a Palestinian state, and it is time the world recognizes this fact," Hanania writes. "Israel is the greatest obstacle to Palestinian freedom and independence, and exists as a world power because America allows it to."

The article suggests that America's domestic political divisions are directly impacting its policies and influencing its international relations. Hanania describes the widening chasm between the two sides of the U.S. political system as one that cannot be crossed, and highlights the ongoing racial divide that continues to play out violently in America's major cities.

Why this matters: The shifting stance of Palestinian leadership and the call for reduced global reliance on U.S. influence could have significant geopolitical implications in the Middle East and beyond. As America grapples with its own internal struggles, its ability to effectively mediate and influence international affairs may be called into question.

Hanania's opinion piece comes at a time when the global economy is facing uncertainty and risks due to ongoing conflicts, shipping disruptions, and reduced oil production. While the Middle East and Central Asia are experiencing an uneven recovery, policymakers are being urged to ensure economic stability and debt sustainability while navigating geopolitical risks. The changing trade landscape in the region, with increased transit trade and shifting trade patterns, particularly for energy products, presents both challenges and opportunities for countries to reduce risks and harness the gains from trade.

Key Takeaways

  • Palestinian leader acknowledges U.S. prioritizes Israel over Palestinians.
  • Calls for world to reduce reliance on U.S. influence due to domestic divisions.
  • U.S. has never intended to support Palestinian statehood, article argues.
  • Shifting global dynamics may impact U.S. ability to mediate international affairs.
  • Uncertain global economy and geopolitical risks require economic stability in Middle East.