Caroline Glick: The Palestinians’ bid for Statehood

by 1389 on September 21, 2011

in Gramfan (team member), Israel, Palestinians, United Nations


This week at the UN could be a game-changer for all of us.

I am not even going to hazard a guess other than to say that with the current President of the USA I am not inspired with confidence and optimism.

The Palestinian Obsession

by Caroline Glick

If nothing else, the Palestinians’ UN statehood gambit goes a long way towards revealing the deep-seated European and US pathologies that enable and prolong the Palestinian conflict with Israel.

In a nutshell, the Palestinian Authority – or Fatah – or PLO initiative of asking the UN Security Council and the General Assembly to upgrade its status to that of a sovereign UN member state or a sovereign non-UN member state is an act of diplomatic aggression.

Eighteen years ago this week, on September 13, 1993, the PLO signed the Declaration of Principles with Israel on the White House lawn.

There, the terror group committed itself to a peace process in which all disputes between Israel and the PLO – including the issue of Palestinian statehood – would be settled in the framework of bilateral negotiations.

The PA was established on the basis of this accord. The territory, money, arms and international legitimacy it has been given was due entirely to the PLO pledge to resolve the Palestinian conflict with Israel through bilateral negotiations.

By abandoning negotiations with Israel two years ago, and opting instead to achieve its nationalist aims outside the framework of a peace treaty with Israel, the Palestinians are destroying the diplomatic edifice on which the entire concept of a peace process is based. They are announcing that they have no intention of living at peace with Israel. Rather they intend to move ahead at Israel’s expense.

Read it all here at Accuracy in Media

 


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1 Zenster September 21, 2011 at 5:39 pm

From the full article: By abandoning negotiations with Israel two years ago, and opting instead to achieve its nationalist aims outside the framework of a peace treaty with Israel, the Palestinians are destroying the diplomatic edifice on which the entire concept of a peace process is based. They are announcing that they have no intention of living at peace with Israel.

Which should be casus belli for Israel to initiate Total War on Hamas, Fatah, the PLO and whatever other alphabet soup these genocidal scum want to call themselves.

A best possible outcome involves the IDF using walking artillery fire and bulldozers to flush Gaza into the Egyptian Sinai and a similar method to send occupants of the West Bank into Jordan. Then seal all of the borders and shoot on sight.

This is true, he said, even for the “refugees” who live in Gaza, Judea and Samaria. That is, the same UN that the Palestinians seek recognition of statehood from will be expected to provide relief to Palestinian “refugees” living inside “Palestine.”

As he put it, “Even Palestinian refugees living in [refugee camps] inside the [Palestinian] state, they are still refugees. They will not be considered citizens.”

How can one be a “refugee” within one’s own state?

This sort of nonsense needs to be answered by a swift slapdown along with the ridicule and derision normally reserved only for the most contrived chicanery.

This is all just a way of obtaining further political leverage without risking any loss of the BILLIONS in foreign aid that flow into the “Occupied Terrortories”.

Rather than feel embarrassment at their failures, PA leaders use their economic corruption to continuously threaten their patrons. If aid is cut off, they say, the PA will disintegrate and the far more popular Hamas movement will take over, and then, woe of woes, the peace process will be destroyed.

They say that like it’s a bad thing. Let Hamas take over so Israel can begin exterminating these self-proclaimed genocidal terrorists. More importantly, let the mask be ripped away for once and all time. Nobody, repeat, NOBODY wants peace except Israel. Let these terrorists have a full measure of the Total War they so often boast of.

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