May I have my own country and membership in the UN? I have the same credentials as Abbas. I have no sovereignty over any land; I haven't any legal legitimacy to represent anyone; I can make completely irrational demands and keep repeating them until I get what I want. And I am more willing than Abbas to accept billions in free handouts as my reward for being obdurate. So I meet all the criteria that Abbas does.
Egypt says verdict in Al-Jazeera case expected Saturday (AP)
from the article: Mahmoud Abbas is having the time of his life