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June 17, 2009

Blame the Palestinians

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives, Political News and commentaries

An excellent op-ed in the Australian that pins the blame for continued failed peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians squarely on where it belongs - the Palestinians: Give peace a chance (Denying Israel's right to exist is no basis for a settlement):

[...] The Palestinian Authority says Mr Netanyahu's speech "torpedoed" peace initiatives. This was a pointless, posturing response which reflects the mentality of those members of the Palestinian political elite who prefer nihilism to negotiation and are happier denouncing Israel than dealing with it. And it reflects the mindset of those who want Israel treated as a pariah and who attempt to intimidate any individual or organisation that accepts the Jewish state's right to exist. It is a mindset that shapes the belief that Israel is an enemy to be destroyed, held in the Hezbollah terrorist training camps in the south of Lebanon, the Fatah government offices on the West Bank and in the Hamas arsenals of the Gaza Strip. And it is a mindset which permeates perceptions of Israel adhered to by people all over the world who want the Jewish state gone.
Related: Islamic world "enraged" over Netanyahu's speech?

Hat tip - The Patriot Room

Posted by Richard at June 17, 2009 10:44 AM



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