Putin & Abbas
By Micah Halpern
Sunday May 14, 2006
Next week Russian President Vldamir Putin will host Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority.
The main topic on their agenda is aid to the Palestinians.
This mission will fail.
The Palestinians have their own resources but have chosen not to dip in yet and help themselves out. They have $1.3 billion in accounts and could easily draw several hundred million in interest without touching the principle.
Palestinians take - they do not give.