August 16, 2006, - 12:30 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Is AT&T the official phone company and internet sponsor of the Islamic jihad?
Maybe so, based on AT&T’s new billing policy. AT&T announced it has changed its phone bills to reflect all calls to Israel’s West Bank as being made to the Palestinian Authority. (Plus, the ever-greedy jihadi phone company is raising its rates by 20 cents per minute, too.)
All calls to Hebron, Eli, and other Jewish areas of the West Bank will now be designated on your AT&T phone bill as calls to “Palestinian Authority.” Ditto for calls to the same areas on AT&T’s internet-based AT&T CallVantage (on which AT&T is also raising its rates by 23 cents per minute). These areas are NOT part of the Palestinian Authority. They are part of Israel and under Israeli control.
AT&T claims that the change is not driven by politics, but by “economics.” Uh, no. The exorbitant per-minute rate increase is economics. Calling all areas of the West Bank–including those that Israel still controls and where the population is entirely Jewish–“Palestinian Authority,” is purely political.
The only way it would be a matter of “economics” is if AT&T is making this move to get some kind of sweetheart contract with the HAMAS-controlled Palestinian Authority. And that might very well be the case here.
Show AT&T some politics of your own. Drop the company as your communications provider. That’s the only kind of economics they understand in the AT&T boardroom.
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