Monday, December 31, 2012

PLO Ends Year Without Amending Charter to Recognize Israel

Nadene Goldfoot
In 1993 the Oslo Accords were signed.  The PLO heads have refused to amend their charter since this signing.  "In essence, the accords called for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from parts of the Gaza Strip and wound up withdrawing all, and Judea/Samaria , and affirmed a Palestinian right of self-government within those areas through the creation of a Palestinian Interim Self-Government Authority. Palestinian rule was to last for a five-year interim period during which "permanent status negotiations" would commence—no later than May 1996—in order to reach a final agreement. Major issues such as Jerusalem, Palestinian Refugees, Israeli Settlements, and security and borders were to be decided at these permanent status negotiations (Article V). Israel was to grant interim self-government to the Palestinians in phases.

Instead, Israel was met with shelling from Gaza which got so bad that Israel was forced to go in with Operation Cast Lead.  Even that only impeded it for a short while and commenced once again to shell southern Israel continuously without any outsiders stopping it such as the UN.

Ahmed Queria, former PA Prime Minister said on April 24, 2012 that Israel must give in to PA demands or be faced with a "multi-ethnic" one-state solution, which Israel doesn't want. The Israeli-PA peace process, Ahmed continued,  is "no more than a waste of time."  He insists that Israel, by not halting construction in Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem is making peace talks impossible.  He doesn't seem to realize that by not recognizing Israel and playing footsies with Hamas  is more of the stand-off than anything like building.  Yelling about building in these areas is his crutch for not talking peace which would no doubt anger Hamas.

 The USA and Europe are dupes in believing that building is the problem.  They forget that the Palestinians are seeking to eliminate Israel.  It's in their charter and has been all along. Article 9 says, "armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine."   They say that "Palestine" is" indivisible" and that there is no room for Israel or Jordan to exist.

We have the extreme leftists in the USA, one with a Jewish grandfather,  who is the editor in chief of National Memo, a left-wing political newsletter and website,  saying such things as "Israel's expansion of West Bank Settlements and other actions undermine the peace process."  If they would but study the situation and learn facts, they might change their tune.  The grandfather had been connected to the early 1900's a Yiddish newspaper  that was the expression of Jewish anarchists in Russia against that empire. This inclination of fighting, and fighting Israel, of all people,  is idiotic misdirected hostility.

Israel notes that they did have a 10 month construction freeze on building in these "disputed territories" in order to meet the PA demands and were rebuffed and met with even more preconditions topped off with a unilateral statehood bid at the UN which was in violation of existing agreements.

Now the PA officials want Israel to the indefensible pre-1967 lines for future borders, halt construction and release all Arab terrorists from jail before they will sit down and talk.

Abbas is about to resign, and the PA are more than ever open about going along with Hamas goals of wiping out Israel.  This is in accord with Islamic Shariah law.

Atlas Shrugs
National Memo

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