As nearly always, the Palestinian Authority (PA) behavior is visibly pathetic. Unfortunately, there is no other way to relate to this behavior. According to recent reports, Israel sought to obtain a loan a $1 b. from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on behalf of the PA. However, the global body turns down the Israeli request, arguing that it doesn't want to set a precedent of a state taking loans for non-state body. Of course, the issue here is not the loan itself, but rather groveling at Israel's feet, thus injuring whatever has remained of our national dignity. The PA could have asked a third party to request the loan. However, the umbilical relation between the Palestinian Judenrat and the Israeli masters must always assert itself, even though PA officials do their best to deceive and mislead the very people they claim to serve. The ramifications of this stupid, if not treacherous, feat can not be confined to the moral or ethical sphere. The political significance of asking Israel for help at the international arena is overwhelming. It shows that the PA is no more than an Israeli protectorate that is totally subservient to the occupying power. Is the PA an Israeli protectorate?