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Oslo Accords based on a pack of lies and deceit

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Submitted by G Marcus (United States), Sep 13, 2013 at 07:43

The Oslo accords were based on a number of "big lies":

- That Israel's conflict is only with the Arabs of West Bank/Gaza instead of Arab/Islamic Imperialism in general;

- That the conflict is "territorial", i.e., relates to only part of the lands under Israel, instead of being "existential", i.e., relating to ALL lands that constitute Israel;

- That there existed a national group such as "Palestinians" deserving a sovereign state, while in actual fact by self-admission there existed only Arabs of a "Greater South Syrian" ethnic identity, that already had a state in Jordan. In fact if these Arabs were ever to get a state, Fatah would aspire to join a pan-Arab empire, while Hamas would strive to become part of a pan-Islamic Caliphate.

- That the PLO gave up on the "right of return" of 1948 Arab refugees, or that in Arab/Muslim eyes it even had the right or authority to do so;

- That the PLO recognized Israel as the Jewish nation-state, while in reality it only recognized Israel as a state that will transform itself into the 3rd Palestinian-Arab state (besides Jordan and "Palestine") by way of a return of Arab refugees to Israel proper.

In short, the Oslo accords were based on nothing but a pack of lies and deceit. In that capacity it might qualify as the worst political blunder -- or political crime, depending on how you want to look at it -- in Israel's history, or for that matter, in any nation's history.

Based on the great harm it inflicted on Israel's security, at a minimum, the Oslo accords would have required an Israeli national commission of inquiry.

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