“The next time U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits Ramallah, will he actually violate U.S. law to make sure there are no Jews among his entourage lest he upset his Palestinian hosts?” ~Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute
The old axiom, “talk is cheap”, may be generally true … but not when the party you are talking with is the Palestinian Authority … “talk” has a price…
Sec Kerry Wind-Surfed his way into moderator mode with a little surreptitious Bibi arm-twisting. He obtained new talks for his boss by endangering innocent Israelis with a prisoner release. But the question arises: So what’s to discuss? Israel wants peace and has proven their intention by surrendering their own territory for a non-existent one … the more they surrendered, the more elusive peace became.
And now, Obama … not desiring to allow ANYTHING to reflect badly upon his fragile image … finds it imperative to once again lean upon the only legitimate peace partner: Israel.
The peace partners consist of Israel on one side, versus the Palestinian Authority (PA) comprised of Hamas (a terrorist entity and offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood) and Fatah (a “moderate” group founded by Abbas and the now deceased [thank G-d] Yasser Arafat).
But allow me to be fair. Let’s take a gander at the intentions of the other side … by their own words:
They [Israelis] have a common mistake or misconception by which they fool themselves, assuming that Fatah accepts them and recognizes the right of their state to exist, and that it is Hamas alone that loathes them and does not recognize the right of this state to exist. They ignore the fact that this state, based on a fabricated [Zionist] enterprise, never had any shred of a right to exist … There is no difference between Fatah and Hamas. We both agree Israel has no right to exist … There are no two Palestinians who disagree over the fact that Israel exists, and recognition of it is restating the obvious. But recognition of its right to exist is something else, different from recognition of its [physical] existence.
(Adli Sadeq, PA Ambassador to India, in the official PA daily November 26, 2011)
Hamas’ Charter rejects Israel’s right to exist and seeks its destruction.
In Article 15 of the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Army) Charter, the Arabic is translated as “the elimination of Zionism,” whereas the correct translation is “the liquidation of the Zionist presence.” “The Zionist presence” is a common Arabic euphemism for the State of Israel, so this clause in fact calls for the destruction of Israel, not just the end of Zionism.
The PLO was incorporated into the PA.
If some of their history and their words are not convincing, then consider the fact that their anti-Israel propaganda is pumped like bilge water into the innocent minds of “Palestinian” children through school curriculum, community festivals and especially: PA-TV.