Eulogy for the Oslo Accords
by Steven Shamrak
On September 28th the world was supposed to celebrate, but conveniently forgot, the anniversary of the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement, widely known as the Oslo Accords. Three political stooges Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Perez received the Nobel Peace prize for signing this worthless piece of paper, which was based on fake promises made by Yasser Arafat in a letter to the Prime Minister of Israel, Rabin on 9 September, 1993.
In this letter Yasser Arafat promised: “The PLO considers that the signing of the Declaration of Principles constitutes an historic event, inaugurating a new epoch of peaceful coexistence, free from violence and all other acts which endanger peace and stability. Accordingly, the PLO renounces the use of terrorism and other acts of violence and will assume responsibility over all PLO elements and personnel in order to assure their compliance, prevent violations and discipline violators.”
It was particularly not convenient to celebrate the dead accord when Mahmoud Abbas came to the UN and put the final nail in its coffin, unilaterally abandoning the principles of negotiation and undermining stability of the peace process.
Due to enormous political pressure exerted on Israel by the Clinton administration to sign the agreement, many parts of it were deliberately written ambiguously to make it open to interpretation. Israel was prepared to allow limited autonomy to the non-Jewish populations of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, but the PLO was determined to obtain statehood as the first step towards future territorial expansion with the inclusion of the land of Israel and possibly Jordan, as part of Palestine. (Continued below)
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
After a few shots from Syrian Kurds, Turkey has established a 30 kilometers-wide buffer zone, along its border in Syria, removing Kurdish population in the process (ethnic cleansing is forbidden by international law, but only for Israel). After continuous rocket attacks at Israel from Gaza, it is time for Israel to remove enemies from Jewish land and set all Gaza as a buffer zone to stop terror attacks. Israel needs a true Zionist leadership – not a self-serving wimps and appeasers to do this!
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu claimed that a group of countries, led by Israel, sought to establish a terrorist state in northern Syria, and that his country thwarted the move. Last month, Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, who successfully fought the Islamic State! (What does resistance to the Assad regime by the people of Syria and the rise of the Islamic State have to do with Israel? Since Turkey lost WW1, it has wanted to reclaim the part of northern Syria populated by ethnic Turks!)
Israeli intelligence sources expressed support for US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, warning that “Iran can achieve a nuclear bomb within less than a year…” Israel continues to pass materials to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), but that due to bureaucracy, the agency checks the materials very slowly. (The world can’t afford a nuclear capable Iran. Action must be taken now!)
A report shows that the PA transferred at least NIS 7 billion to the PLO, the umbrella organization for several Palestinian groups, including the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Palestinian Liberation Front. PFLP and PLP have been designated terrorist organizations by the United States and the European Union. The PA has received tens of billions of dollars of international aid since its creation, and “The PA has received tens of billions of dollars of international aid since its creation.
Israeli police officers physically blocked Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount from using the compound’s water fountain. Jews were told that only Muslims could use the water fountains! The anti-Jewish discrimination on the Temple Mount must stop now! (This disgusting, segregational news is not reported or protested by the international ‘Jew-loving’ press and ‘human rights’ organizations!)
Some 85% of United Nations representatives lavished and overwhelmingly praised Iran’s human rights performance at a periodic review of the Islamic Republic’s record. Delegates to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday overwhelmingly praised Iran’s human rights performance at a periodic review of the Islamic Republic’s record. Out of 111 countries, present at the hearing, only 16 countries criticized Tehran. The states that lavished praise on Iran included North Korea, Qatar, Belarus, Malaysia, Iraq and Oman! (Like proverb says, “Tell me who your friend and I’ll know who you are!“)
The figures also show that, in 2018 of the 4,500 who received exemptions from army service, 44.7% are Haredim, 46.6% are secular, and another 8.7% received religious-Zionist education. Mental health exemptions in the secular sector increased from 1,625 to 2,097, while the religious sector saw an increase from 262 psychiatric exemptions in 2017 to 391 in 2018. (For decades, those who have been antagonising Israeli society against religious Jews and propagating hate and disunity, deceptively told us that only Haredim are avoiding service in IDF!)
Jewish Contributions to the World
Hebrew University Researchers Produce Chemical Insulin – a new process allowing chemical production with high-efficiency of human insulin and increasing its stability and its effect on the hormonal balance. The hormone’s stability makes it possible to reduce the frequency of injecting it into the body to once every few days, as opposed to a number of injections per day currently. The new insulin’s durability will also allow simple transport, without special storage instructions and cooling facilities!
Several months ago, President Trump rejected a request by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to allow US aid to be transferred to Palestinian Authority. President Trump said that the policy was to halt aid to the PA as long as it refused to engage with the administration. “If it is that important to Netanyahu, he should pay the Palestinians $12 million.” (At least, one of them has principles! Gutless appeasement of enemies does not work!)
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny (UN) Danon called for the shuttering of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) after the body publicized the preliminary findings of its probe into broad corruption among its leadership. “Since its establishment, UNRWA has not worked to resolve the refugee issue, but instead fought hard to perpetuate it. The growing list of charges related to the agency’s conduct makes it clear that there is no other solution except to close it” Danon stated.
The head of the UN agency for Palestinian Arab refugees and their descendants (no other group of refugees has ever had this ‘privilege’) has resigned amid an internal probe into alleged mismanagement at the organization. The UN had earlier announced that Krahenbuhl had been placed on administrative leave as the (corruption) probe proceeds.
Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar said “we have a military force in the (Gaza) Strip that the enemy is making a big deal for. We have hundreds of kilometres of tunnels, hundreds of control rooms above and below the ground, thousands of anti-tank missiles and thousands of mortar shells”, adding “The whole world must know that in Gaza there are about 70,000 armed young men from all the Palestinian factions, and we have young people who believe in the Palestinian cause and (will) achieve the purpose of the people.” Sinwar said that Hamas has told the Egyptian mediators that it will “strike at Tel Aviv for six full months.” “We have hundreds of kilometres of tunnels and thousands of anti-armoured weapons and locally made rockets.” (The war is on! Only Israeli government pretends it is not. ‘Measured response’ does not work!)
Saudi Arabia has announced it has severed all ties with the Hamas terror organization. The Saudis reportedly made the announcement in a meeting with the United Nations’ Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov. They further warned that Hamas operatives who will enter their territory will be immediately arrested and charged with financing terrorism.
The State of Israel recently informed the High Court of Justice about its decision to transfer the powers of land registration in the liberated territories to the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria. (It is just appalling that Israel still does not have a proper land and property registration system. It allows Arabs to make fake ownership clams against Jewish properties!)
A spokesperson for the European External Action Service (EEAS), the diplomatic service and combined foreign and defense ministry of the European Union, tweeted “The last few days have seen the firing of more than a dozen rockets from Gaza into Southern Israel by Palestinian armed groups. The firing of rockets against civilian populations is unacceptable and must stop immediately and unconditionally…” Incidentally, only last May, a spokesperson for the European Union’s then foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini issued a similar statement. Will there be a time, in the faraway future, in which the EU will condemn another terror attack from Gaza against Israel?
Quote of the Week:
“The UN’s bias against Israel has long undermined peace, by encouraging an illusion that Israel will go away. Israel is not going away. When the world recognizes that, then peace becomes possible” – Nikki Haley. former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN).
Eulogy for the Oslo Accords
by Steven Shamrak
Many promises were made clearly but deceitfully by Arafat and never delivered:
1. Terror attacks on Israel have never stopped.
2. PA regularly sabotaged negotiations, endangering peace and stability by breaking them and calling for international pressure on Israel.
3. Terrorists of Fatah, Hamas and other Islamic organisations have been freely conducting their bloody business. Often, the terrorist actions were coordinated by PA to meet its political aim. (cont. see below)
When the Oslo agreement was signed several important undertakings were promised by PLO, but not delivered by Arafat and Abbas:
1. Israel is still not legally recognised by the Palestinian Authority or by any major organisations like PLO or Hamas.
2. New entity is supposed to be a democracy. After the last election, which Hamas won, Abbas illegally retained control of the PA and the next election is long overdue. Therefore, the current PA leadership is not legitimate nor the democratically elected representatives of the so-called Palestinians.
3. Article XI, 1: “The two sides view the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as a single territorial unit” – At the moment there are two defacto governing bodies: PA, Fatah controlled, in Judea and Samaria and Hamas in Gaza.
4. Terrorist attacks on Israel have never stopped. Israel was forced to build a wall around the West Bank to stop suicide bombers, who were mainly recruited by Fatah. Gaza was sealed due to terror attacks instigated by Hamas.
5. Article XXII, 2: “Israel and the Council will ensure that their respective educational systems contribute to the peace between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples and to peace in the entire region” – PA has never stopped anti-Israel propaganda! Martyrdom is glorified in the press and in mosques, kindergartens and schools by both Fatah and Hamas.
The Oslo agreement expired several years ago. It had not brought peace, but exposed lies and treachery. Instead of negotiating peace, the PA regularly walked from the negotiation table in pursuit of hypocritical international support in order to pressure Israel for more concessions, giving nothing in return.
This agreement was dead on arrival! It must be viewed by Israel as a lesson, which many terror experts insist on: “Never negotiate with terrorists!” So-called Palestinian people are the fake nation which was forged by Arabs in 1964 in order to destroy Israel. They are not interested in peace with Israel. They are occupiers of Jewish land!
Israel must realise that the only way to resolve the conflict is to utilise self-reliance and determination to end the occupation of Jewish land by Arabs and so-called Palestinians. The painful experience of the peace process has proven one obvious point – Arabs will never have peace with Israel! Israel has done everything possible to accommodate peace with this terror infested entity. Any other country or nation would not even bother. Therefore, it is time to reclaim our land, transfer the enemy population to Sinai or to other numerous Arabs states, those who claim to care so much about “poor Palestinians”. (Why not them? – In order to have peace, Israel forcibly removed 8,500 Jews from Gaza. It did not stop terror attacks. The PA insists that all Jews must be removed from Judea and Samaria! So why not remove them from Jewish land instead?) This is the only option Israel has. The alternative is annihilation!
Arabs respect strong opponents. It is integral to their national makeup. When Israel demonstrated its military superiority, it was respected not just by Arab states, but by most countries, including the Soviet Union. It is time to stop being “a little ghetto Jew”, end the policy of appeasement of international anti-Semitic bigots who will never be content with Jews, and stand up for our own rights.
Palestine is the Eretz-Israel – Land of Israel! It is the Jewish ancestral land, which was promised to Jews by G-d and even by resolution of the League of Nation in 1922. It is time to take it back!
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