"Sham Mideast Peace Talks: What It Really Means When They Say 'Contiguous'"
Its that little thorny issue which involves the fact that during the "peace process", those who support the "Palestinian Authority" still refuse to accept Israel as a viable nation, a fact that is manifest by the PA's refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. If it weren't so absurd, it would be funny. But the stakes are too high to laugh at this. See these quotes:
Mitchell, asked in a press conference about the U.S. position on Israel’s calling on the Palestinian Authority to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, replied:
OK - there it is. A direct, specific question to Mr Mitchell - one that SHOULD deserve a direct, honest response. But what do we get? Here it is:
We have said many times that our vision is for a two-state solution that includes a Jewish, democratic state of Israel living side by side in peace and security with a viable, independent, sovereign, and contiguous state of Palestine. … But of course, this is one of many sensitive issues that the parties will need to resolve themselves.
Is it me, or did he simply refuse to answer? Then the question becomes, why would he refuse to answer this rather obvious question? There is more:
Apart from Mitchell’s refusal to take a stand on the issue — after having stated quite unequivocally that Israel should cave to the Palestinians’ demand to extend Israel’s settlement moratorium after September 26 — what stands out in the quote’s otherwise familiar verbiage is the word “contiguous.”
Having started to crop up under the Bush administration, “contiguous” is taken to mean that the Palestinian state would have to be devoid of any Israeli civilian or military presence in its West Bank part. Also, the Palestinian state must be connected to its Gaza part with some sort of corridor that would crisscross Israel.
That's correct. The term "contiguous" dictates that Israel would literally be divided into two halves. It's hard to believe, but thats the upside-down, parallel universe that we find ourselves in these days. There is more yet:
Regarding the West Bank, “contiguous” implies the forced removal of tens of thousands of Israelis living there (for the Israeli public’s opposition to this, see here and here). It also implies the absence of any Israeli military or intelligence capabilities in the territory, even though Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly emphasizes Israel’s crucial West Bank-related security concerns.
Mitchell, in other words, took a position inimical to Israel and disguised it in false neutrality.
Meanwhile, Israel’s Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center has released a report on Hamas’s summer camps for children. The report notes that this summer in Gaza, about 100,000 children and adolescents — the same total as last year — attended the camps:
[Hamas views the camps as] an important means for indoctrinating them with its radical Islamist ideology of jihad. … In addition to indoctrination, Hamas operatives provided paramilitary training. Banners were hung on the walls with slogans extolling jihad and death for the sake of Allah. … Other prominent motifs this year [included] manifestations of hatred for Israel and the Jews.
More double-speak, lies and distortions coming your way:
If so, it is difficult to know what Mitchell and the administration he represents have in mind regarding their contiguous Palestinian state. Would Israel be obligated to provide “safe passage” to the West Bank, and back, for the teachers, students, and graduates of the summer camps? What would prevent the transfer back and forth of terror operatives, weapons, plans, and know-how?
When it comes to Hamas, the U.S. seems to want to have it both ways. It was the Bush administration that pressured Israel to allow the organization to participate in the 2006 Palestinian elections. When Hamas won, the U.S. was surprised — but it was Israel that had to deal with the situation. Now — four years, thousands of rocket attacks, a war, and tens of thousands of jihad-trained Palestinian children later — the Obama administration still talks breezily about peace and contiguity.
The situation is eerily familiar: the talk of peace, the meetings and handshakes, while Israelis are subjected to terror attacks; the studious ignoring of elephants in the room. It will continue, and get worse, until the practice of treating Israel and the Palestinians as morally equivalent players in a rational game ends.
For those of us who actually read the news and seek to gain detailed information (as opposed to regurgitating what friends say at parties and/or listening to the MSM regurgitate talking points) - this moves beyond the surreal into the arena of something that is overtly evil.
What country would allow outside forces to divide their land, and give it to those who seek to destroy the country and kill every single individual in the process?
Yet, that is exactly what we see every day. Israel, attempting to preserve the viability of their tiny country is painted by "the world" as being the ones obstructing "peace". Really.
As stated yesterday, it makes perfect sense in the land of the bizarre -in this parallel universe, one in which the truth is nowhere to be found. A universe in which everything that we see, read and hear is upside down.
It's just life at the end of the age - exactly as we were forewarned about in the prophetic scriptures.
I don't know about you, but I can't wait to be in the universe of The Truth. You know - God's place - up there in Heaven. We'll be there soon - just be patient.
Meanwhile, I'm waiting for that Trumpet Call. It can't come soon enough.