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PA body language analysis: Trump is like a "rebuked student"; Abbas has "political prowess," at Putin meetings, according to PA daily
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Abbas was "glowing" and demonstrated
"political prowess"
Trump was "embarrassed"
like a "rebuked student,"
in meetings with Putin

Comparison of body language in official PA daily editorial
 
  • "Abbas in his full political prowess... and the Russian president listening with attention and obvious respect"
  • "Abbas... is glowing... as a statesman, a leader of a national liberation movement, and an international fighter for truth, justice, and peace"
  • "Trump is very embarrassed, with his head almost bowed, a concerned and vague look on his face, and pursed lips, while his hands are trying to fit together in a way that will save him from the moment of concern that is seen in his eyes... Russian President Putin is looking into the distance with his head raised, without relating to his counterpart, as if he is telling the entire world: Where is the US at today with this president!"
  • "Trump looks like a student after a rebuke from a teacher, and his embarrassment, which is seen in his angry facial features, is like the embarrassment of one who made a mistake and was unable to find an excuse!"
By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

The Palestinian Authority goes to all lengths to boost the image of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Its latest push to show Abbas' competence was to compare pictures of Abbas and US President Donald Trump in meetings with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in an editorial in the official PA daily. This was an opportunity to not only present Abbas as a great leader but at the same time to ridicule Trump.



The following table shows the PA's editorial's using the above photos from Abbas' and Trump's meetings with Putin, to describe Abbas in heroic terms, and to demean and ridicule Donald Trump:

 
Abbas' body language:

"The first picture is of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas with Russian President Vladimir Putin during bilateral talks. In this picture we see President Mahmoud Abbas in his full political prowess... and the Russian president listening with attention and obvious respect."








"President Mahmoud Abbas, who does not have even one of the arsenals of the US - not military, financial, or other [weapons] - is glowing in his picture... as a statesman, a leader of a national liberation movement, and an international fighter for truth, justice, and peace. He is very sure of his political positions, of their correctness, of their justice, and of their necessity for potential just arrangements..."
Trump's body language:

"The second picture is of US President Donald Trump together with President Putin in Helsinki... Trump is very embarrassed, with his head almost bowed, a concerned and vague look on his face, and pursed lips, while his hands are trying to fit together in a way that will save him from the moment of concern that is seen in his eyes. There is no talking in this picture, and Russian President Putin is looking into the distance with his head raised, without relating to his counterpart, as if he is telling the entire world: Where is the US at today with this president!"

"The US president with the financial and military empire does not look this way in the picture with the Russian president. He looks like a student after a rebuke from a teacher, and his embarrassment, which is seen in his angry facial features, is like the embarrassment of one who made a mistake and was unable to find an excuse!"

Palestinian Media Watch has documented numerous anti-US and anti-Trump statements by PA officials.

The following is a longer excerpt of the body language analysis by the official PA daily:

Excerpt of an editorial of the official PA daily; the article includes two pictures - on the left is one of US President Donald Trump sitting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and on the right is one of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas sitting with Putin.

Headline: "Two pictures"
"The first picture is of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas with Russian President Vladimir Putin during bilateral talks. In this picture we see President Mahmoud Abbas in his full political prowess... and the Russian president listening with attention and obvious respect.
The second picture is of US President Donald Trump together with President Putin in Helsinki. In this picture Trump is very embarrassed, with his head almost bowed, a concerned and vague look on his face, and pursed lips, while his hands are trying to fit together in a way that will save him from the moment of concern that is seen in his eyes. There is no talking in this picture, and Russian President Putin is looking into the distance with his head raised, without relating to his counterpart, as if he is telling the entire world: Where is the US at today with this president!
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President Mahmoud Abbas, who does not have even one of the arsenals of the US - not military, financial, or other [weapons] - is glowing in his picture... as a statesman, a leader of a national liberation movement, and an international fighter for truth, justice, and peace. He is very sure of his political positions, of their correctness, of their justice, and of their necessity for potential just arrangements...
On the other hand, the US president with the financial and military empire does not look this way in the picture with the Russian president. He looks like a student after a rebuke from a teacher, and his embarrassment, which is seen in his angry facial features, is like the embarrassment of one who made a mistake and was unable to find an excuse!
Sometimes a picture truly is worth more than 1,000 words. This picture of the US president will undoubtedly be the picture of Trump's trial in the US in one way or another - particularly after former Head of the CIA [John Brennan] two days ago [July 16, 2018] criticized Trump's behavior with President Putin, and described it as treason."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 18, 2018]