[The following letter to the editor was submitted to The Washington Post on May 5. The editors elected not toÂ publish it.Â We are pleased to print it here]:
The Washington Post editorial â€œAn election fiasco leaves the Palestinian government weaker than everâ€ (5/3/21) tries to blame the Palestinian leadership for the delay in the elections saying, â€œMr. Abbas indefinitely postponed the electionsÂ on Thursday, citing as a pretext Israelâ€™s failure to confirm that it would allow a few thousand Palestinians to vote in East Jerusalem.â€Â The number of Arab Jerusalem voters Israel insists of disenfranchising is actually hundreds of, not â€œa few,â€ thousands. I am certain that were some American politicians to refuse to allow hundreds of (or even â€œa fewâ€) thousands of black voters from an election the Post would understand it was the cause of, rather than a pretext for, the angry reaction it would surely provoke.
Minaret of Freedom Institute