"Abbas: No 'historic compromise' on Jerusalem, borders"
Jerusalem? Did I read that right? Lets see:
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejected Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's talk about an "historic compromise" and said there would be no compromises on core issues such as Jerusalem and borders.
No compromise on Jerusalem? Now who could have guessed that one?
But there were some surprises indeed, and Abbas actually said some things that ARE unexpected in this day and age. He actually spoke the truth in a shocking development. I'm unsure what the strategy is, at this point, but the fact that he unveiled his true intent is somewhat surprising. Here it is:
Abbas also reiterated his rejection of Netanyahu's demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. "We're not talking about a Jewish state and we won't talk about one," Abbas said in an interview with the semi-official Al-Quds newspaper. "For us, there is the state of Israel and we won't recognize Israel as a Jewish state."
Did I read that right? A slip of the tongue? No, there is more:
Abbas said that in recent meetings with leaders of the Jewish community in the US, he made it clear that the Palestinians would not recognize Israel as a Jewish state. "I told them that this is their business and that they are free to call themselves whatever they want," Abbas said. "But [I told them] you can't expect us to accept this."
Abbas said that by raising the issue of Israel's right to be a Jewish state, Netanyahu was seeking to "strip" Israeli-Arabs of their rights...
Huh? By recognizing Israel's right to exist, they would be stripping Israeli-Arabs of their rights? That's an interesting view.
The two key factors are predictable, it is just unusual to see the truth come from Abbas.
Jerusalem and Israel's right to exist as a nation.
Thats it in a nutshell. Just as predicted and right on schedule.
For a deeper commentary this is a fascinating read:
"The Most Disturbing Facet of Yet Another Dreary 'Peace' Conference"
Once again, it's all about Jerusalem. Just as the Bible informed us.