The Palestine Papers: So What?January 24, 2011 10:30 by Pesach Benson
The whole leak is just a localized version of Wikileaks, ultimately more embarrassing for the Palestinians than for Israel, though there’s plenty of room to ruminate “What if . . .” In due time, the PA will surely retaliate against Al-Jazeera, and perhaps (but less likely) against The Guardian too.
It’s worth keeping an eye on — watching the Palestinian powers-that-be scurry to cover themselves will be more interesting than two weeks of Super Bowl hype. But beyond all that?
UPDATE 11:51 a.m.: The Jerusalem Post reports that the PA’s already considering action against Al Jazeera. Khaled Abu Toameh writes:
Asked if the PA was now considering measures against Al-Jazeera, the official said he did not see how a TV station that “incites” against the Palestinians would be able to continue operating in the West Bank.
Last but not least, you gotta love anything that has George Galloway this upset.