The Palestinian Authority (PA) last week removed a photo from the website of one of its ministries, because the photo showed a meeting of PA officials in which bottles of a popular Israeli juice were visible on the table.
For friends of Israel, it was another in a long series of mildly amusing incidents in which PA officials have gone to absurd lengths to slight the Jewish state. It was all the more entertaining because it exposed the blatant hypocrisy of PA officials who call for boycotts of Israeli products while they are enjoying Israeli products.
It also fits into a narrative that friends of Israel have been repeating for decades, but which the Arabs never accept: If the Palestinian Arabs would just realize that peace is good for them, they could be enjoying delicious Israeli foods, having easier lives thanks to advanced Israeli technology, be exposed to the latest agricultural techniques, and so on.
I have a different take on stories about PA boycott advocates who violate the boycott. I say: Wait, that doesn’t make any sense.