Sunday, December 12, 2010

Palestinians Declare Failure of Peace Talks

Israel Today Magazine details the failed peace talks, and calling their declaration to discontinue security cooperation with Israel a "stunt".

Palestinians to make non-compliance with peace agreements official

Ever since signing the so-called “Oslo” accords with Israel 15 years ago, the Palestinians have failed to fulfill even their most basic peace obligations, and in most cases have openly violated their commitments. Now the Palestinian Authority is threatening to make its non-compliance official by abrogating the entire peace process.

Palestinian official Khana Amira told the London-based pan-Arab newspaper Al Quds Al-Arabi that the Palestinian Authority will respond to Washington’s announcement that its current peace efforts have failed by canceling all security cooperation with Israel.

Whoa there, thats quite a declaration. So does this mean that the PA is giving up entirely on the efforts to carve out a separate "PA State"?

Not at all.

Recall their new goal, which is to have the UN officially recognize a "PA State" - bypassing any agreements with Israel - by having the UN Security Council declare the "PA State" and create their new borders and statehood in that manner.

That fact is revealed in the following quote:

The new plan would be to unilaterally declare statehood with the backing of the international community, since, as Abed Rabbo claimed a couple of months ago, Israel is not interested in reaching a bilateral peace deal. “One party can’t remain committed while the other party has violated the agreements and even canceled them,” said Abed Rabbo at the time.

It would appear the Palestinians already most of the backing they need for such a move, as the UN and European Union on Thursday agreed with Abbas and Abed Rabbo that Israel was to blame for the recent breakdown of peace talks.

If the U.S. were to go along with this plan, it would actually happen. Will the U.S. agree to such a plan? Only time will tell.

Lets look at some more facts:

UN and EU officials blasted Israel for being unwilling to extend a Jewish building freeze in Judea and Samaria. The truth is that Israel was ready to do so, but the Palestinians tried to expand the freeze to include Jerusalem and to not be limited to 90 days, conditions they knew would be unacceptable to Israel, thereby giving the PA the excuse it needed to stop negotiating.

Contrary to the accusations of Abbas and his crew and the picture painted by the international community, Israel has fulfilled a number of major peace commitments over the years, including:

1. Allowing the entry into the region and of Yasser Arafat’s PLO and even arming his troops with American weapons;

2. Surrendering control over 90 percent of the Palestinian Arab population to the Palestinian Authority, the government controlled by the PLO;

3. Fully withdrawing from the Gaza Strip, giving the Palestinian Authority an opportunity to prove its state-building ability and peaceful intentions; and

4. Repeatedly releasing hundreds and even thousands of jailed Palestinian terrorists in gestures of goodwill.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority has refused to keep its commitments to:

1. Effectively and genuinely combat the anti-Israel terrorism practiced by its “citizens”;

2. To put an end to anti-Israel incitement and propaganda in its official media organs; and

3. To build the foundations for a successful and stable independent state.

In fact, the Palestinian Authority has done quite the opposite.

1. The terrorist infrastructure under the Palestinian Authority is far broader and more powerful than it was before 1995, and at various times even the official PA armed forces have participated in or facilitated attacks on Israelis;

2. Not only do Palestinian newspapers, television and mosques continue to demonize Israel and the Jews, but Palestinian Authority schools are raising a whole new generation of local Arabs to view the Jewish state as an usurper that must and will be conquered militarily; and

3. Despite being the recipients of far more foreign financial aid per capita than any other people group on earth, the corruption-riddled Palestinian Authority has utterly failed to create the foundations for an independent state. Any Palestinian state established today would quickly become a welfare state, wholly dependent on Israel and the international community for its existence.

With that kind of track record, it would appear there is no longer any point trying to hide the obvious. Unfortunately, considering the international community’s track record for ignoring the obvious, this latest Palestinian stunt is likely to bode ill for Israel, and not the other way around.

Of course facts really don't come into play when it involves Israel and the surrounding terrorists who have an overt mission to destroy Israel (another fact conveniently ignored). When dealing with these issues we must live in the land of "lies and distortions" and pretend that the "Palestinians" seek peace and if ONLY a separate "PA State" is formed, there will finally be peace in the region.

These same distortions were discussed when Israel uprooted their citizens and forced them to leave their homes and businesses in Gaza, but unfortunately, rather than peace, it has allowed arms and ammunition into the area with the subsequent, daily missile attacks into Israel. Hardly a peaceful solution.

Based upon past history, why would Israel assume anything different with a separate "PA State"?

As Dr Phil likes to state: "The best way to predict future behavior is to look at past behavior"...Hmmm...Perhaps Dr Phil should be involved in this peace process? At least he would bring some degree of reality to the situation, something that is sorely missing at this point.

Again, we see more and more efforts to have the UN dictate new borders along with a "PA State". Will this succeed?

Only time will tell, but at this point the momentum is growing rapidly for such a solution.

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