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John Kerry’s Palestinian Delusions
FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 17, 2014 | Steven Plaut

Posted on 03/17/2014 5:18:38 AM PDT by SJackson

When Shimon Peres and his junta began the Oslo “process,” the “deal” with the Palestinians was supposed to be that Israel would recognize the PLO as a legitimate side to the conflict and as representative of the “Palestinian People” in exchange for the PLO recognizing the legitimacy of Israel as a Jewish state.

Israel did, and the PLO did not.

The idiocy of Oslo is evident in the fact that here we are – two decades later – and still arguing over whether the “Palestinian Authority” needs to recognize the legitimacy of Israel as a Jewish state. The latest twist is that The Crimean Crybaby, John Kerry, does not see any reason why the “Palestinians” need to recognize Israel at all. Instead, Israel should just keep making concessions to them, and should abandon the completely unreasonable demand that the “Palestinians” recognize the legitimacy of Israel as a Jewish state.

Moreover, Kerry has a new invention. He claims that Yassir Arafat actually recognized Israel twice as a Jewish state. He found evidence of these in old video clips. Well, evidently no one bothered to let Arafat know that he had done so. Let us recall that Arafat never changed the “Palestinian Covenant” that demanded that all of Israel be exterminated.

Kerry is simply deconstructing some old speeches of Arafat and twisting the words to make it appear like Arafat recognized Israel. No doubt he found something like Arafat saying that all the people in the Jewish state need to be thrown into the sea, and Kerry understands from this that Arafat “recognized the Jewish state.”

Now if indeed Arafat really HAD recognized Israel as a legitimate Jewish state, then there would be no reason whatsoever for Israel to make concessions and abandon the demand that Abu Mazen and his horde also recognize Israel as a legitimate Jewish state. If Arafat has already recognized Israel, what does the Palestinian Authority lose from doing the same? Let Abu Mazen proclaim three times a day that not only is Israel a Jewish state but it is legitimate that Israel be a Jewish state. If he were to do so, surely the Israeli electorate would then be happy to conduct negotiations and make more concessions.

In fact, of course, Abu Mazen and the rest of the Terrorocracy proclaim three times a day that they will NEVER recognize Israel as a Jewish state. So even if Arafat HAD recognized Israel, which he hadn’t, this would be completely irrelevant. Kerry’s conclusion is that Israel has to stop its obstinate insistence on being recognized by the “Palestinians.”

If Netanyahu had an ounce of self-dignity and intelligence, he would announce that until Abu Mazen starts proclaiming three times a day that Israel is a legitimate Jewish state (and not simply proclaim that it is de facto an empirical Jewish state), then Israel will shut off all the utilities, including electricity and water, to all areas under the rule of the Palestinian Authority, deny all residents of those areas the right of passage through Israel and the right to work in Israel, and will freeze all their bank accounts.

How is that for a response to a refusal to recognize Israel? If Kerry whines about it, Netanyahu can simply point out that he is responding the exact same way that Abraham Lincoln responded to Confederates who refused to recognize the legitimacy of the Union!


TOPICS: Editorial; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; lurch; waronterror

1 posted on 03/17/2014 5:18:38 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Why argue? Non-negotiable demand - that the “Palestinian Authority” or “PLO” (whatever that may be) recognizes the right of Israel to exist.

Remember the “non-negotiable” demands back in the 1970’s as the “Free Speech” organizations invaded the college campuses in the US? If “non-negotiable” was a good tactic then, then surely it remains so even today.

Otherwise, don’t even come to the table.


2 posted on 03/17/2014 5:25:35 AM PDT by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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3 posted on 03/17/2014 5:27:34 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we donÂ’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson

According to Jacques kerry, Arafat was “saluting”
the USA and Israel by viciously murdering Mr. Klinghoffer
because the victim was Jewish and crippled helpless,
and Arafat wanted a Nobel Prize.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 5:45:46 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SJackson

John Kerry suffers from delusions of adequacy.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 7:22:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: SJackson

Israel needs to pull a Jesse Jackson, stand up and shout to the Palestinians, the UN and John Kerry,

“I AM, SOMEBODY!!!!!!”


6 posted on 03/17/2014 7:30:43 AM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: SJackson

7 posted on 03/17/2014 7:43:43 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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