But let us assume for the sake of argument that Israel and the PLO-dominated Palestinian Authority (PA) were to sign a formal peace treaty. Would this stop the effort to delegitimize the Jewish state campaign or eliminate anti-Semitism from the European scene? Hardly—for the simple reason that the Palestinian question has next to nothing to do with either of these. Though anti-Zionism has been the core principle of pan-Arab solidarity since the 1930s—it is easier, after all, to unite people through a common hatred than through a shared loyalty—the Arab states (and the Palestinians' international champions) have shown far less concern for the well-being of the Palestinians than for their own interests.
I believe that Fanya is not a typical case of financial mismanagement, but rather that the government and state-owned banks are heavily implicated as well. Now, according to public announcements in late March and early April, authorities say Fanya engaged in illegal fundraising. But it seems that no one is going to hold the state-owned banks accountable for the role they played. And when we protest and try to fight for our own rights, the government would rather spend money — our taxpayer money — hunting us down than on finding out why we can’t get our money back. I am furious, and also disappointed with my own country.