I Won’t Lie To You — My Hopes Were Up

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Member of PLO Executive Committee, at the virtual meeting with Palestinian political groups in Ramallah/Beirut September 3, 2020.

As I watched Mahmoud Abbas drone on at a video conference addressing the secretary generals of the Palestinian political groups in Ramallah and Beirut, I had my fingers crossed.

I forced myself to listen to his speech from beginning to end, gritting my teeth at his whiny self-serving message, its lack of honest introspection and the muddiness of his vision.