Palestine state: Israel does not seek peace in Mideast
-By DR. ABDUL RUFF
[Dr. Abdul Ruff, Specialist on State Terrorism; Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Independent Analyst; Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements(Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.] Former university teacher; website: abdulruff.wordpress.com/write: email@example.com
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Palestinians led by Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas prepare for a trip to the United Nations later this month, where they will seek, not a full membership of UN, but merely an upgraded observer status for the Palestinians at the UN.
Palestinians believe the UN vote to be held over the Palestine issue will add pressure on fanatically fascist Israel to withdraw from its current positions to lines it held before the 1967 war.
Israel is unwilling to concede Palestine a state and also says Palestinians cannot make a home for themselves without Israeli support and therefore negotiations alone should set a course for Palestinian statehood.
The pro-West and Fatah leader Abbas, who is being used by USA and Israel to split Palestinian movement, speaking about borders of a future Palestinian state, said the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem are Palestine — and the rest is Israel. He said that while he would like to see his birthplace — Safed, now a town in northern Israel — he doesn't want to live there. “Palestine, now, for me is ’67 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital. This is now and forever. This is Palestine for me. I am refuge, but I am living in Ramallah. "I am a refugee but I am living in Ramallah. I believe that the West Bank and Gaza is Palestine. Abbas said, “It does not mean that we are looking or seeking an independent Palestinian state, because we will be under occupation. If we are talking about unilateralism, I think Jewish settlement activity is unilateral, illegal.
The fate of refugees who fled, or were forced to flee their homes in the wake of Israel's creation in 1948 is on one of the most emotional issues at the heart of Israel-Palestinian conflict. Let’s put the refugee issue into context. If you were forcibly expelled from your home, wouldn't you want to come back to live in it? This is the narrative of 860,000 Palestinian refugees forced to leave their homes in 1948.
The refugee issue has been a big obstacle in peace talks. Israel says their entry would be demographic suicide and expects refugees to be taken in by a future Palestinian state. Israel has absorbed large amounts of Jewish refugees over the decades including those that fled from Arab countries in 1948 and 1967. Israel is not enthusiastic about refugee return. As they can't bring back five-and-a-half million Palestinian refugees to Israel
Gaza's ruling Islamic Hamas movement, alongside many other Palestinians, said Abbas' remarks suggested millions of refugees and their descendants would not return to the places they fled in wars with Israel. Abbas's remarks broadly reflect the official Fatah Palestinian position of reaching an agreement where refugees will receive compensation while a smaller amount would be allowed back.
As a token of appeasement, Palestinian leader Abbas’ made s plea for Israel to accept a two-state solution along the pre- 1967 lines. Though the proposal was lauded by his Israeli counterpart, Shimon Peres, but was rejected by hawkish PM Binyamin Netanyahu.
Abbas said that he had given Netanyahu two proposals on borders and security that he had negotiated with then-prime minister Ehud Olmert, but Netanyahu would not look at them. “We want to complete our negotiations, to bridge the gap on the issues on which we did not have an understanding. Abbas said that his demands for a freeze on settlement building and Jewish construction in east Jerusalem, was not a precondition. “When we talk about the settlements, the construction is illegal, it’s not a precondition,” he said. “We have 15 Security Council decisions that say this. In spite of this, what I am saying is, stop the building until we get to an understanding.
Hawkish Netanyahu, eager to use the Palestine issue to gain Jew votes in the next poll, said that the only meaningful gesture Abbas could make would be to sit down and negotiate without preconditions. In the past, Netanyahu has resisted all attempts by Abbas to pre-determine the outcome of such talks. He has refused to accept a two-state solution on the pre-1967 lines. He has insisted that Jerusalem remain Israel’s united capital and that a final-status agreement should take into account settlement blocs. Netanyahu has argued that the issue of borders should not be predetermined, and that this is one of the subjects to be negotiated.
Former Israeli terror PM Peres who says that the solution to the Palestinian refugee problem cannot be within Israeli territory, praised Abbas “courage”, saying he had proved both in word and deed that Israel did have a “genuine” negotiating partner as he has put out a hand to Israel to renew the peace process. He also stressed that the desire for peace and a two-state solution also had a broad consensus behind it in Israel.
Did you read on Yahoo last August that our friends in "Israel" spray painted "Jesus is a monkey" on a church in Jerusalem? That is the third time this year something like that has happened. The Haredi (ultra-Orthodox Jewish) settlers who do these things call them "price tag" attacks.
Ismail Haniyeh, the Palestine prime minister criticized the Palestinian (Fatah) president Mahmoud Abbas for comments he made in the interview given to Israeli media, alleging that they contradict longtime Palestinian territorial demands. Haniyeh said that Abbas' remarks are "extremely dangerous." "It is not possible for any person, regardless of who he is to give up a hand's width of this Palestinian land, or to give up the right of return to our homes from which we were forced out," Gaza's Hamas ruler Ismail Haniyeh said.
As a matter of revisionism, Abbas also vowed, during his interview, to prevent another violent Palestinian uprising, or Intifada, like that of last decade. "We don't want to use terror...we want to use diplomacy, we want to use politics, we want to use negotiations, we want to use peaceful resistance."
Whether Israel takes it as a positive sign or weakness of Palestinian cause will be known when Israel decides the issue eventually.
Instead of this upgrade in status which in practice means almost nothing, Palestine people should have opted for full UN membership starlight away and wait for the reaction of all reactionary forces now occupying the notorious UNSC. However, at long last, the PLO/PA is going to the United Nations this month to ask to upgrade its status to that of a non-member state.
Something is better than nothing?
The move is seen in Israel as an attempt to unilaterally seek statehood Shielded by western terrocracies and America’s notorious UNSC veto, Israel continues to kill besieged Palestinians. There is no connection between Israeli words and their collective criminal deeds. Israel still wants to prolong the bogus talks while seeking to proliferate illegal settlements in occupied Palestine.
Practically entire US Congress has sold their souls to Israel which is why they bow down to psychopaths like Netanyahu. It seems Abbas himself got bought out by the Israelis. It happens all the time especially in America.
There is absolutely no chance that there will ever be a negotiated peace between the Israeli's and the Palestinians. Criminals are also liars. Jews, forcefully occupying Palestine are the excising examples. In the 50 years prior to Israel's arbitrarily declared statehood. Zionists repeatedly promised they didn't intend to form a "Jewish State". They lied as they always do it as Zionist policy and they are not gong stop lying to the world and Israel always will do that to justify their occupation and crimes.
When Israel does not seek peace in Mideast, who and why wants to resume bogus talks?
د. عبد راف
Terrorism is caused by anti-Islamic forces. Fake democracies like USA and India have zero-tolerance to any criticism of their anti-Muslim and other aggressive practices. Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than "terrorism" Anti-Islamic forces & terrorists are using criminal elements for terrorizing the world and they in disguise are harming genuine interests of ordinary Muslims. Global media today, even in Muslim nations, are controlled by CIA & other anti-Islamic agencies.