Saturday, February 1, 2014

Israel Said To Accept Peace Terms But Palestinians Reject Israel As A Jewish State

This is just being reported by the Times Of Israel; we'll check for additional sources. It's hard to believe that Israel would have accepted the terms offered. This may be a moot point if the Palestinians reject the plan based on not recognizing Israel as a Jewish State. That seems to be a universal "deal-breaker" with Israeli leadership. 

Israel Said To Accept Kerry's Framework Proposals - Palestinians Reject Recognition Of Israel As A Jewish State

Israel is set to give its wary assent to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s framework peace proposal as the basis for continuing talks with the Palestinian Authority through to the end of 2014, Channel 2 news reported on Saturday night.

The TV report said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman are all inclining to accept the US framework terms, some of which were detailed by Martin Indyk, the State Department’s lead envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, in a conference call with American Jewish leaders on Thursday. The framework document would have to be finalized in the next few weeks, ahead of a scheduled fourth and final phase of Palestinian prisoner releases set for March, the report said.

Well-placed political sources told The Times of Israel at the weekend, meanwhile, that Netanyahu’s agreement to continue peace talks on the basis of the framework proposal need not provoke a coalition crisis with the right-wing Jewish Home party. Provided the framework deal was not binding and was not brought to a government vote, the sources said, the party’s leader, Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett, would likely not choose to bolt the coalition over it.

Reports in recent weeks have indicated that the Palestinian Authority is set to reject the framework document, but these reports have not been confirmed.

Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator over the weekend again ruled out the notion of Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Speaking at a Munich conference, on a panel with his Israeli counterpart Tzipi Livni, Erekat said the demand was unacceptable: “When you say ‘accept Israel as a Jewish state’ you are asking me to change my narrative,” he claimed, asserting that his ancestors lived in the region “5,500 years before Joshua Bin-Nun came and burned my hometown Jericho.”

Several Israeli right-wing politicians castigated Kerry on Saturday for comments he made at the same event, the Munich Security Conference, warning Israel of dire consequences if the current peace effort fails. Kerry said he was utterly certain that the current status quo was “not sustainable… It’s illusionary...noting that already Israel was facing increased delegitimization and boycott threats. (A series of banks and pension funds in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Holland have announced a cessation of dealings with Israeli banks and companies in recent days because of those firms’ West Bank activities.)

Kerry said failure to reach a peace deal would damage Israel’s capacity to be “a democratic state with the particular special Jewish character that is a central part of the narrative and of the future.”

Bennett, the economy and trade minister, accused Kerry of incitement and of serving as a “mouthpiece” for anti-Semitic elements attempting to boycott Israel. To Kerry “and all advisers,” Bennett wrote in a Facebook post, “the Jewish people are stronger than the threats against them.” He added that the Jews would not “surrender their land” as a result of economic pressure.

Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) was also quick to respond to Kerry’s comments. ”Kerry said today that Israel’s economic prosperity and security are an illusion, and that if peace talks fail, Israel will be boycotted. But the truth is that the only illusions are the peace slogans Kerry is trying to sell to Israel. Slogans that cover up an existential threat to the State of Israel,”

Likud MK Tzipi Hotovely, meanwhile, said Kerry’s “threats of an unprecedented boycotts” were “attempts to intimidate Israel in an effort to impose a dangerous agreement that runs contrary to the position of the Israeli government.” She said such an agreement, would “jeopardize Israel’s security,” and be “worse than any economic boycott.”

Hamas has removed from the Gaza-Israel border most members of the 900-strong force it employs to prevent rocket fire into Israel, The Times of Israel has learned.

Sources in Gaza said the decision of Hamas’s military wing to withdraw most members of the rocket-prevention force, which was first deployed last July, was taken in the wake of Israel’s airstrikes on targets in Gaza overnight Thursday. Those strikes were ordered in response to a rocket attack on the southern city of Netivot on Thursday.

In the aftermath of the Hamas decision, most members of the rocket-prevention force, formally deployed to “safeguard public order,” have indeed disappeared from the Gaza-Israel border area.
Hamas’s move is likely to be interpreted as a green light to fire on Israel by the various terror groups in Gaza.

It is possible that Hamas is signaling its anger with Israel over the Israeli retaliatory airstrikes while simultaneously sending messages to the Gaza terror groups not to escalate hostilities for now, The Times of Israel was told.

Last week, in the wake of several incidents of rocket fire into Israel, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon warned Hamas that it would “pay a heavy price” for such attacks. ”If [Hamas] doesn’t know how to impose its authority on terrorist organizations operating from its territory we will continue to act to make it, and those who are active in terror and fire at Israel, pay a heavy price,” he said.

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said Saturday that the Israeli military could invade the Gaza Strip and topple its Hamas government if the rocket fire continued. ”If the drip of rockets from Gaza continues, we will have no choice but to go inside [Gaza] in order to eliminate Hamas, and allow the Palestinian Authority to regain control of the Gaza Strip,” Steinitz said.

On Friday, two Grad rockets were fired from the Sinai Peninsula at the southern city of Eilat. The Iron Dome missile defense system shot down at least one of them. An al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group that operates in the Sinai and Gaza, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, claimed responsibility. The group said in a statement that the rocket attack was prompted by “the cooperation between Egypt and Israel and the bombing of Gaza residents.”


Stephen said...

then there will be war.

gotta be.

PLO refuses to accept the Jews
in their own right to a state.

11 APR approaching.

and I do NOT care if bulls are
ready or not.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>

Waterer said...

What is April 11th?

Mrs.C said...

Yes Brother Scott, the "deal breaker" has ALWAYS been that the paly's NEVER accept Israel as a nation, never. Bibi plays that very well. There is nothing about this info on JP, which as you know is conservative.

Regarding this article, the below sub info that is under this headline "Israel said to accept peace" etc., says it all!

"Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat rejects Israel as a Jewish state, claims his ancestors were in Jericho 5,500 years before Joshua"

The "Christian" (yes Christians) and Muslim paly's also believe that Jesus while here on earth, was a "palestinian"!Problem, factually is that "palestine" is a a made up name by a Rome who wanted to humiliate the Jews in his time. There is no "palestine', and never has been!Simple as that, Roman propaganda!

The other thing that has been repeated ad nauseam over the years, is that these so called "palestinians" cant even form a united front! Who does anyone even sign a deal with?! Truth is, that Fatah and Hamas kill, and torture each other on a regular basis!...SMH

Scott said...

Exactly right on every point. Its why I usually put 'Palestinian' in quotations.

Stephen said...

11 APRIL.......

23 SEP 2017 MINUS 1260 days =
11 APRIL 2014.

23 SEP 2017 is MID sign in the Heavens that John talks about
in 12 REV.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>

Iowa B said...

An observation brought on by the Holy Spirit...God created the earth in 6 days and rested on the 7th. 6000 yrs ago. (roughly). 2000 yrs after creation was Abraham and the Jewish nation. 2000yrs after that was the Cross. We are now 2000 yrs after that. Then the 1000yr reign. (all rough numbers except for the first 7days). So now say every 2000 yrs is a "2day period" we are at Friday. The day before the resting day. The 1000yr reign. Just another sing of the times we're. In.

Scott said...

I've read that theory before, or similar thoughts and always found it interesting. Very interesting