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Palestinian state won’t bring peace

Click photo to download. Caption: An Israeli woman patting her crying daughter after a Qassam rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists hit the center of the embattled southern town of Sderot on March 9, 2001. Credit: Edi Israel via Wikimedia Commons.

By Morton A. Klein/JNS.org

We all want the Arab war against Israel to be finally resolved. But is
establishing a Palestinian state the answer? Not when the Palestinians’ goal is
Israel’s destruction, as opposed to a Palestinian state living in peace with
Israel.

Click photo to download. Caption: An Israeli woman patting her crying daughter after a Qassam rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists hit the center of the embattled southern town of Sderot on March 9, 2001. Credit: Edi Israel via Wikimedia Commons.

Every opportunity the Palestinians had to establish a state was rejected
because it meant accepting Israel. The offers they rejected included: a 1937
Peel Commission proposal of a state on 95 percent of territory what is today
all of Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza; in 1947 a division of the land into Jewish
and Arab states (U.N. Resolution 181); in 2000 the offer of 97 percent of the
West Bank, all of Gaza, and eastern Jerusalem made by U.S. President Bill Clinton
and endorsed by Prime Minister Ehud Barak; and in 2008 an offer of 98 percent
of the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem, and billions in aid from Prime Minister Ehud
Olmert.

These rejections clearly and painfully show that statehood is not the
Palestinians’ goal. American Jews understand this. A recent American Jewish
Committee poll shows that 76 percent of U.S. Jews believe the Palestinians’
goal is Israel’s destruction, and only 38 percent support a state.

The president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Mahmoud Abbas, makes
his hatred toward Jews and the Jewish state clear. He and other PA officials
proclaim the racist, anti-Semitic statement that no Jews will be permitted to
live in a Palestinian state, and that he “do(es) not accept a Jewish state; call
it what you will.” In a U.N. speech he condemned Israel for “63 years of
occupation,” meaning all of Israel is illegal, and called Israel the “land of
Mohammed and Jesus,” denying its Jewish connection. His official emblem shows
all of Israel with an Arab headdress over it next to a Kalyshnakov rifle.

In the New York Times, Abbas
openly wrote that a Palestinian state will not lead to peace, but will
“internationalize the conflict as a legal matter… paving the way for us to
pursue claims against Israel at the U.N. Human Rights Treaty bodies and the International
Court of Justice.” Only this week, Abbas said he has made “no concessions” and
still demands that the 1967 “Auschwitz” lines—as they have been called by
Israeli Minister of Tourism Uzi Landau—be accepted (with minor changes) and
that millions of so-called “refugees” be allowed to move into Israel, which
would end Israel as a Jewish state.

Are Abbas and the PA presently
acting as a democracy creating a civilized, peace-loving society? No. Abbas is
a dictator who has not allowed elections for almost nine years. He promotes
hate education against Jews and Israel in their media, schools and speeches—such
as PA TV recently showing Arab
children calling Jews “most evil among creations, barbaric monkeys,
wretched pigs”; doesn’t arrest terrorists; doesn’t stop demanding
that Israel release terrorists; doesn’t end relations with Hamas; glorifies
terrorists and names schools, streets, and sports teams after Jew-killing
terrorists; and continues …read more
Source: JNS.org

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