West must stop aiding US backed Israel Expansionism in Palestine!
- DR. ABDUL RUFF
[Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal, Specialist on State Terrorism ;Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Commentator on world affairs, Analyst on Middle East, Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements (Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Former university Teacher; website: abdulruff.wordpress.com/mail: email@example.com
For years now, Israel has been an open terror ally of USA for joint collaborative operations inside Palestine. All fascist actions by Israeli forces are also part of American fascist operations. People of terrocracies have no role or control over foreign policies of the countries. “Americans” probably does mean a majority of the whole population – it only means a select band of neoconservatives.
Military prowess of fascist Israel and the support it continues to receive from big brother America, both directly and through notorious UNSC and NATO, are instrumental in Zionist terror attacks on besieged Palestinians for so many years. Refusal by the global judiciaries to intervene has emboldened the Israeli military to step up terror attacks on the poll eves.
Israel, imposed in Mideast by Americans, continues to c occupy Palestine and kill the people there, expand its illegal territories. The world body overwhelmingly said the lands belong to the Palestinians. Since 1967, the number of Israelis living in settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem has risen to half a million, compared with 2.7 million Palestinians in those areas, and continued construction makes partition of the land increasingly unlikely.
The UN endorsed a Palestinian state in territories Israel captured in 1967. Abbas has said he is ready to negotiate the final borders with Israel, provided Netanyahu drops his refusal to use the 1967 lines as a starting point.
The new UN observer state status could enable the Palestinians to pursue possible war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court over settlement construction on war-won land. But the UN action has irked Israeli leaders who, along with terror war, have now lost the diplomatic war as well over the issue. .
Israel reacted to the United Nations’ approval of non-member status for Palestine by announcing approval of 3,000 new housing units in areas it acquired in the 1967 war – land that the Palestinians claim for their impending state. The plans also include future construction in a strategic area of the West Bank where critics have long warned that Jewish settlements would kill hopes for a viable Palestinian state.
The plans announced would interrupt territorial contiguity necessary for the Palestinian state. The move apparently angered the USA as well which had previously warned Jerusalem to temper its reaction in light of its threats to retaliate if the PA went through with its gambit even though other threats, such as rescinding the economic agreements that accompany the Oslo Accords, are not expected to be acted upon.
The plans include 3,000 new apartments in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, as well as preparations for new construction in other large West Bank settlements, including Maaleh Adumim, near east Jerusalem. Among the projects is an expansion of Maaleh Adumim, known as E-1. Successive US regimes have, probably without sincerity, “pressured” an illegally nuclear Israel not to build in E-1 because it would effectively cut off east Jerusalem from the West Bank, and split the northern part of the territory from the southern part. Israel has said in the past it envisions 3,500 apartments there. E-1 will be the death of the two-state solution and obstacle to the establishment of a state of Palestine alongside Israel.
President Mahmoud Abbas and PLO immediately condemned the Israeli colony plans as did Britain and France, the Palestinian Authority and other governments. The USA said the administration was angry that it did not receive adequate advance notice from Israel of the announcement. For its part, the Israeli government is apparently angry that the US administration is not standing by its promises to Israel while the Palestinians begin to act on the UN action by changing its name from “Palestinian” to “Palestine” wherever possible while PA President Abbas has not indicated he will return to the negotiating table as he said he would during the run-up to the UN gambit.
Israel's decision was bound to embarrass the United States, which was among just nine countries in the 193-member General Assembly to vote against accepting Palestine as a non-member observer state. In Washington, State Department criticized the Israeli announcement merely as a formality, for, these actions are counterproductive and make it harder to resume direct negotiations or achieve a two-state solution. The US House Foreign Relations Committee chairwoman Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a known Israeli paid lobbyist, however issued an angry statement asserting that PA President Mahmoud Abbas is not a partner for peace and do not value their relationship with the USA and warned the administration that U.S. law is clear: UN agencies that grant membership to a Palestinian state lose their U.S. funding.
Accelerated settlement construction could also set a more confrontational tone as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas weighs his next moves. Israel's moves served as a harsh reminder to Palestinians — euphoric over the UN upgrade — that while they now have a state on paper, most of it remains very much under Israeli control. "This is a doomsday scenario," Daniel Seidemann of Ir Amim, a group that promotes coexistence in Jerusalem, said of the building plans.
Tzipi Livni, Israel's former foreign minister and chief negotiator with the Palestinians warned that the Zionist decision to build thousands of housing units as punishment to the Palestinians only punishes Israel and only isolates Israel further. If the pronouncements are to be treated seriously, we are months away from the implementation of E-1. This is very serious and very problematic."
In his speech to the UN, President Mahmoud Abbas said he would coordinate with sympathetic countries and act responsibly, suggesting he would not seek confrontation with Israel. "It is our right to get the membership of the ICC” "We will not go unless we are attacked." Following Israel's decision to accelerate settlement building, however, Abbas aide Saeb Erekat said the Palestinian leadership was studying its options. He would not elaborate. Erekat accused Netanyahu of "defying the whole international community and insisting on destroying the two-state solution."
Abbas asserted Friday that a Palestinian demand for a settlement freeze ahead of negotiations still stands. "I'm ready for negotiations," Abbas said, rejecting Netanyahu's portrayal of the demand for a settlement freeze as a precondition. "Is stopping settlement activities a precondition?" he said. "There are 15 Security Council resolutions that say settlements are an obstacle to peace."
On the Israeli side, compromise on settlements seemed unlikely as it wants to use it as a bargain chip for final settlements. Netanyahu wants to use the issue for his elections. And he is seeking re-election two months from now at the helm of a Likud party turned more hawkish since primaries earlier this week and in an electoral alliance with an ultra-nationalist pro-settler party.
The U.N. vote drew mixed reactions among Palestinians trying to reconcile global recognition with the limitations imposed by Israeli control, including border restrictions in Gaza. Shahira Taleb, a 45-year-old Gaza housewife who has been unable to visit family in the West Bank because of an Israeli travel ban between the territories, was skeptical. "I don't know if it's something that will change our life or is just a new paper added to thousands of papers issued over the past years in support of our cause," she said, standing in line at a bakery. But Talal Jafari, a 47-year-old shopkeeper in the West Bank city of Hebron, said for Palestinians, every victory counts. "The entire world supports us, and that by itself is great for us," he said.
Abbas returned to the West Bank, where Palestinians were preparing a hero's welcome. The U.N. bid has given a boost to his standing, which has been suffering after years of failed peace efforts with Israel. At the same time, the rival Islamic militant group Hamas in Gaza has scored points domestically, after an eight-day cross-border conflict with Israel earlier this month. Abbas aides say his top priority is to reconcile with Hamas, which seized Gaza from him in 2007 and has been running its own government there since then. Abbas heads the Palestinian Authority, a self-rule government that administers 38 percent of the West Bank, while he has no say in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.
Reading opinions or facts of the issues involved in the area is one thing. Living within the Palestine area and the issues it faces is another. Two sides who believe in two different religions and Gods that drive their governments and people, many don't believe will ever settle the arguments that exist. Not because the words of co-existence and peace do not exist within their books, but because the Jews/Israelis have become blind to their faith. Both sides declare they seek peace while both attempt to deliver death blows. Both have supporters and haters which causes even more strife. Both cannot settle on what belongs or doesn't belong to either side. Both sides continue to knock on American door but Palestinians always find the door shut before them while Israelis and US Jews are treated as special guests inside. To begin building trust and hopes, US house must open that door for Palestinians a little so as to ensure conflict can be settled. It’s time to come to your senses, but sadly, it might be too late if delayed any further.
Israel's victim card has expired, how many times has filthy Israel broken cease fires? Jew supporter's think that Israel is all innocent in this mess. There is a concept called "the facts on the ground" meaning you can't put the toothpaste back into the tube meaning that the more settlements the less likely that partition will be easily accomplished. The Israeli government is quite aware of this and the plan is to cement the facts on the ground....
The UNGA vote for Palestine vindicated the global opinion against the UNSC veto regime Hence veto system must be scrapped and put in practice a genuine democratic system of functioning in UN.
Palestine government in Gaza should have the right to protect the people and import goods needed for the state and people. Israeli power should be overpowered by the UNSC to allow Palestine to resume trade as freely as other nations. Tunnels alone do not help them in a big way.
Also, hereafter Palestinians should stop firing toy missiles into powerful Israel because it only strengthens the Zionist military prowess as an already heavily militarized Israel seeks from the western powers more high precision terror goods to terrorize Palestinians by military attacks which is.
Without a national government Palestine can achieve nothing more. PLO should be reconstituted to strengthen Palestine defences adequately and quickly.
د. عبد راف
Global media today, even in Muslim nations, are controlled by CIA & other anti-Islamic agencies.Terrorism is caused by anti-Islamic forces.Regimes often resort to state terrorism. Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than "terrorism" Fake democracies like USA, Israel and India have zero-tolerance to any criticism of their anti-Muslim and other aggressive practices. Anti-Islamic forces & terrorists are using criminal elements for terrorizing the world and they in disguise are harming genuine interests of ordinary Muslims.