By Simon Fischler
There is no difference between today’s Palestinian leadership and that of the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties.
The PLO, Fatah, Arafat, Hamas, Abbas -- its all the same; they seek to destroy Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has on numerous occasion, offered a resumption of the settlement freeze -- a major Palestinian precondition, IF the Palestinian leadership was willing to recognize Israel as the Jewish State.
What was the Palestinian response? An immediate and emphatic NO!
Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat went further, reiterating that the Palestinians would never recognize Israel as a Jewish State.
Whether Erekat understands this or not, that comment puts him in direct conflict with international law and United Nations resolutions.
So, no matter how much the Israel haters would like to blame Israel for a failure in establishing peace, the onus, as usual, is actually on the Arabs and Palestinians.
There is no reason for Israel to negotiate with a Palestinian Leadership that refuses to recognize the Jewish Nations right to self-determination in the land of Israel!
There is no reason for Israel to negotiate with people who are supposed to be moderates but have positions that are extreme.
If Palestinian so called moderates refuse to recognize Israel as the Jewish State, there is no point in discussing a state for Palestinians.
The Palestinian Authority has also made it clear their true intention is not peace but the dissolution of Israel and complete erasure of Zionism.
Another one of these phony moderates,Yasser Abed Rabo, says that Prime Minister Netanyahu floated the idea of extending the freeze in return for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the Jewish Homeland “to distract the Obama Administration and others from the core issues.”
By saying this, Rabo admits the Palestinians have no concept of real peace and that they have no intention of recognizing two states for two peoples.
That is as about as “core” an issue as it gets.
By admitting this, Rabo also reveals the Palestinians have been doing nothing but fooling the world with false assurances of seeking peace.
Everything Abbas, Erekat, Rudeineh and Rabo are really saying is that they want a state for Arab/Muslim Palestinians; that is, they seek to fulfill the Arab Nationalist dream of creating Palestine at the expense of the Jewish National dream.
THIS PALESTINIAN POLICY IS NOT PEACEFUL, NOT WORTH NEGOTIATING WITH AND IS RACIST.