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At Oslo, when Israel legitimized its genocidal enemies, Israel delegitimized itself

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Submitted by G Marcus, Jul 5, 2017 at 11:51

Far from a nation, "Palestinians" are an "anti-nation" unable to unite or function behind any cause other than the elimination of the Jewish nation-state..

With Oslo agreements, the Israeli left first deceived itself about the Pal-Arabs' peace intentions, and then went on to deceive the world. But when Israel discovered the deception and went back to tell the world that the Pal-Arabs' peace intentions were a big lie, the world refused to disbelieve. The die in world opinion was already cast!

Therefore, starting with Oslo, it became impossible to explain to the world, if Pal-Arabs were such "Peace Partners", why was Israel still defending itself and occupying "their" land

Who said the "2-State Solution" is viable or even possible (for either party) to begin with?

For starters, one party (the Pal-Arabs) adamantly refuses to accept it, except as a means to destroy the other party (the Jewish nation-state).

In essence the so-called 2-State Solution is based on a pack of lies and delusions, as follows:

* 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, based on irrevocable Jihadist dogma, 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. As articulated by a senior Fatah leader a good number of years ago:

Between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese there are no differences. We are all part of ONE people, the Arab nation. Look, I have family members with Palestinian, Lebanese, Jordanian and Syrian citizenship. We are ONE people. Just for political reasons we carefully underwrite our Palestinian identity. Because it is of national interest for the Arabs to advocate the existence of Palestinians to balance Zionism. Yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity exists only for tactical reasons. The establishment of a Palestinian state is a new tool to continue the fight against Israel and for Arab unity.
A separate Palestinian entity needs to fight for the national interest in the then remaining occupied territories. The Jordanian government cannot speak for Palestinians in Israel, Lebanon or Syria. Jordan is a state with specific borders. It cannot lay claim on - for instance - Haifa or Jaffa, while I AM entitled to Haifa, Jaffa, Jerusalem and Beersheba. Jordan can only speak for Jordanians and the Palestinians in Jordan. The Palestinian state would be entitled to represent all Palestinians in the Arab world en elsewhere. Once we have accomplished all of our rights in all of Palestine, we shouldn't postpone the unification of Jordan and Palestine for one second.(Fatah leader Zuhair Muhsen in a March 1977 interview with the Duthch newspaper Trouw)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuheir_Mohsen

* That the Pal-Arabs are nationalistic in any "Palestinian" sense. Fatah (part of the nationalist Baath movement) is staunchly Pan-Arabist, while Hamas (part of Muslim Brotherhood movement) is staunchly Pan-Islamist. Ultimately they aspire to become not a nation-state, but part and parcel of either a nationalist Pan-Arab Empire (in case of Fatah) or Pan-Islamic Caliphate (in case of Hamas). If any of these movements were to gain sovereignty in the West Bank, they would first set out to take over Jordan and then aim at merging with other Arab/Islamic entities even before they inevitably turn against Israel.

* That the PLO gave up their Jihad for 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 there is a legal or even moral basis for such a "right of return". Firstly, these Arab refugees evacuated their settlements mostly in order to facilitate the genocidal war declared by surrounding Arab countries against the fledgling Jewish state. Secondly, this same war eventually lead to an impromptu population exchange where Israel had to absorb an even larger number of Jewish refugees from Arab countries, that in actual fact left possessions and properties worth many times over those left by Arab refugees in Israel.

* That the PLO would recognize Israel as the Jewish nation-state, while in reality it can only recognize 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;

* That it could recognize Israel even if it wanted to, since based on immutable Islamist/Jihadist dogma, it is impossible for Pal-Arabs to recognize, out of their own will, any "Infidel" sovereignty over what they consider Islamic Land ("Dar-ul-Islam") granted to them "in trust" by Allah. According to Shariah law, the penalty for any Muslim leader that breaks this maxim is death. That's why Jordan's Abdullah I and Egypt's Sadat were assassinated, that's what Arafat and Abu-Mazen knew would be their fate as well.


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Paradigm shift in Congress has started [134 words]PezDispenserAug 27, 2017 01:52240607
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Well said, thank you! [20 words]Rachel NeuwirthJul 5, 2017 12:39239861
1At Oslo, when Israel legitimized its genocidal enemies, Israel delegitimized itself [832 words]G MarcusJul 5, 2017 11:51239859
1PLO [21 words]Muhammad ArdeshirJul 5, 2017 10:05239856

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