By Ted Belman, Israpundit
Do not think for a moment that these entrenched Arab positions are negotiable. They aren't and never have been.
Ever since Theodor Herzl wrote The Jewish State in 1896, the Arabs, with one exception, have opposed it.
Bat Ye'or wrote in her monumental study, The Dhimmi,
In the historical Arab context,
Once a region has been conquered for Islam, it is always Islamic and must be re-conquered from the infidel, regardless of the passage of time.
This is the core of the conflict.
In pursuance of this goal, the Arabs rejected the Partition Plan and the creation of Israel, they went to war numerous times to destroy Israel, they rejected Res 242 and shortly thereafter they decided at the Khartoum Conference to have "no recognition, no negotiations, no peace" with Israel.
In 1968, the Arab states founded the PLO with a Charter that specifically calls for "the liquidation of the Zionist presence."
Shortly thereafter, the PLO was taken over by Arafat's Nazi trained Fatah, whose Charter was and is similar. Its goals,
Article (12) Complete liberation of
Article (13) Establishing an independent democratic state with complete sovereignty on all Palestinian lands, and
Nothing could be clearer. It refers to "all Palestinian lands".
Then in 1975 with Soviet support the UN General Assembly passed the infamous resolution (3379), "Zionism is Racism", by a vote of 75 to 32 with 35 abstentions with the operative words,
DETERMINES that Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination.
According to the website Anti-Zionism,
The Cold War
In 1991, with the fall of the
Nevertheless, this odious charge persists like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
In the negotiations prior to the Oslo Accords in 1993, the Fatah Charter became an obstacle. Arafat agreed to amend it. This was a precondition. Yet no such amendment was effected necessitating this letter from Arafat to President Clinton in 1998.
In the mutual recognition letters between myself and the late Prime Minister Itzhaq Rabbin of September 9/10, 1993, the PLO committed to recognize the right of the State of
Accordingly, the P.N.C. was held in Gaza city between 22-25 of April 1996, and in an extraordinary session decided that the "Palestine National Charter is hereby amended by cancelling the articles that are contrary to the letters exchanged between the P.L.O and the Government of Israel on 9/10 September 1993″.
Yet the Charter is still not amended.
More recently Judea Pearl, father of Daniel Pearl, penned an essay, Anti-Zionism is Racism in which he wrote, "anti-Zionism is a form of racism more dangerous than classical anti-Semitism". Could be.
In the run up to
The Council of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations issued a statement to the effect that if Abbas is serious about making peace with
While AIPAC supports the Blunt resolution, it also supports increasing aid to the PA without regard to the Charter. Having it both ways I guess. Doesn't it know, you can't suck and blow at the same time.
The Donor's Conference in
And what are those terms?
First of all, the Hamas Charter is virulently anti-Semitic and uncompromising in its goal of ridding
"[Peace] initiatives, the so-called peaceful solutions, and the international conferences to resolve the Palestinian problem, are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement. For renouncing any part of
On Dec 7th, Ismail Haniyeh speaking for Hamas said "We will never recognise the usurper Zionist government and will continue our jihad-like movement until the liberation of
Everyone is determined to ignore this, or worse, to live with it.
Yet Tony Blair, who recently visited
Normally this refusal on the part of the PA should be a deal breaker but negotiations continue. The same goes for
But the bottom line is that the Arabs want
And they are not alone. The idea of a Jewish state is considered by the Jewish left as an anachronism, retrograd and even racist.
The endorsement of the two-state solution is a sham for western consumption. The demand for a "just solution to the Palestinian Refugee problem to be agreed upon in accordance with UN General Assembly Resolution 194″, otherwise known as the right of return, vitiates any recognition of the two-state solution because it effectively is intended to destroy the state of Israel.
The enemies of
The war on Zionism continues.
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