Give It Up, Ya Mahmoud
Dear Mr. Mahmoud Abbas,
If my salutation does not accord you the decorum one extends to heads of state, then so be it.
For far too long, Ya Mahmoud, you’ve tried to convince yourself and the world that you are the President of the Palestinian Authority.
Authority over what, may I ask?
Authority over the town of Ramallah, an Israeli-American maimed and glorified micro-mini state that is no more than a backwash overcrowded municipality surrounded by ever-encroaching Israeli settlements? No, Sir, you have no Authority over anything except the goons on your payroll, the enforcers who are beating, tear-gassing, torturing, imprisoning, and harassing protesters, journalists, and anyone breathing discontent because of your tyrannical rule.
Halaby, Raouf J. Professor Emeritus, "Give It Up, Ya Mahmoud" (2018). Articles. 140.