by Nitsan Keidar
(Bibi is still playing the old game of blame and no vision!)
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was asked by the reporters whether he believed in a two-state solution in order to bring an end to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs and replied, "I haven't named it. But I've defined it." (He endorsed and spoke about its implementation for many years!)
Netanyahu explained that Israel did not seek to govern the Palestinians but that Israel must retain overriding security control of Judea and Samaria, noting the Palestinians are not capable of rooting out violence. (They have no intention to stop what they actually instigate!)
"There is no ability (intention and interest) by the Palestinians to deal with these things. Who would do the job of the Israeli security forces," Netanyahu said. "You can say it will be good if we give them a state... empirically it doesn't work with what we see."
At his speech at the AIPAC Policy Conference a day earlier, Netanyahu said the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) leadership must end its policy of funding jailed terrorists and make a serious commitment to peace for a final status agreement to be achieved. (The message should be – It is our land! Live with it or get out!)
“I have a message for President Abbas: Stop paying terrorists. Because what message does this send to Palestinian children? It says murder Jews and get rich. And I believe President Abbas should find better use for this money - to build roads, schools, hospitals, factories. Build life, don’t pay death. Invest in life. Invest in peace,” said the prime minister. (There is nobody to talk to! Why waste the time? Free Jewish land from its enemies!)
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Is AIPAC a pro-Israel organization? Has it passed its expiry date? The organization, after accusations of spying and threats from Obama administration, has become irrelevant and even dangerous to the future of Israel and Jewish people. Unfortunately, the history of our nation is full of examples of Jewish collaborators with the enemies, who have caused irreversible damage to Jewish people. For example, there were many of them in the Soviet Union!
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said that the group would not be able to contain the mass protests on the day the US moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Palestinian Authority leaders have rejected an invitation from the Trump administration to attend a White House meeting of “stakeholders” this Tuesday that is being held with the stated intention to improve life in Gaza. Ramallah leaders are somehow more focused on their own role in this drama than they are on the tragedy (if there is any) and instead have accused the Trump administration of trying to undermine the Palestinian Authority.
While visiting a special exhibit at the United Nations on Thursday that marked 3,000 years of Jewish presence in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu castigated the world body for seeming to distance itself from the display. “There is a long history that is being cherished by us and by friends of the Jewish people, and the friends of truth; it is being denied by those who seek to erase the history of our people…”
Palestinians and rights activists have reacted with anger to the passing of a controversial “breach of loyalty” bill in the Israeli Knesset which will allow the authorities to strip Arabs living in Jerusalem of their right to live there. (Good move – next, remove them from the Jewish land and apply the same law to all Israel! We still must watch for what the anti-Zionist, leftist establishment stooges of The High Court will do.)
Support for coexistence is plunging among Jewish and Arab Israelis. Arab Israelis’ recognition of the state and of its Jewish character has significantly declined between 2015 and 2017, alongside a parallel decrease in Jews’ acceptance of Arabs as equal citizens. (Coexistence has never been real – it is not in the Arab vocabulary!)
A senior Iranian military official, Amir Ali Hajizadeh - commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force, said his country has tripled its missile production. “The law of the world is the hands of the United States, Britain, France and the Zionist regime and they have written these laws with arrogance. But if they want they change them” he said. (Complete contempt for international law with clear hostile intention toward Israel!)
Bibi declined to endorse two-state solution at the Economic Club in Washington. “PA doesn't want state by Israel, but one instead of Israel.”(This time, with the help of President Trump, in the right direction!)
A poll on Jewish-Arab relations conducted by Haifa University showed that more than half of Israeli Arabs are not willing to accept Israel's Jewish majority or recognize it as a Jewish and democratic state. (But they want 'Palestine' to be a Muslim state, free of Jews. Time has come to face the truth – they will never live in peace with Jews, and to free Jewish land from Arab occupiers.)
While Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu no longer endorses full statehood for the Palestinians, and the Trump administration has grudgingly said it would support a two-state solution if the two sides agreed to it (which will never happen), but the head of the (pretending to be) pro-Israel lobby AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr issued an explicit call for “two states for two peoples” and said it was “tragic” that this scenario currently seems so distant. (Is he a self-serving traitor or just a common grade idiot? AIPAC is becoming irrelevant!)
Air India begins direct flights from New Delhi to Tel Aviv in the coming weeks. Air India signed an agreement enabling the flights to and from Israel over Saudi Arabia. Up until now the Saudis have not allowed planes either bound to or coming from Israeli to overly their territory. (Air India denied then confirms getting approval for flights to Israel over Saudi Arabia. There is no confirmation yet from the Saudis! Wishful-thinking about progress in relationship with Saudi Arabia?)
Iran made a threat against the United States, warning “If America pulls out of the deal… Iran could resume its 20 percent uranium enrichment in less than 48 hours.” (Now we received the conformation that the agreement is worth nothing! Two days is all that Iran needs to resume production of Uranium for an atomic bomb.)
Magistrates' Court Judge Malka Aviv in the case of Yehuda Glick vs. the Israeli Police ruled that the police “must make sure that Jews are able to pray on the Temple Mount”. The police are legally bound “to ensure that Jews are able to pray on the Temple Mount, and not to act sweepingly to prevent Jews from praying on the Temple Mount,” the judge determined. (Common sense prevailed - It is so over-due! Enough with the Leftist’s political divisiveness! This is the Jewish land – all of us, religious and secular!)
Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist group has not only been stealing construction materials from residents who need the supplies to rebuild their homes, but now Hamas has also been caught stealing electricity that finally began flowing again to the enclave as well. (No ‘outcry’ from ‘humanitarian’ anti-Semites!)
Every weekday evening, boys from the Adei Ad outpost in Judea and Samaria, near Shvut Rachel in Mateh Binyamin Regional Council (about 40 families) gather to learn Gemara in the local synagogue, and are greeted by regular, intimidating guests: policemen who interfere with the class, demand the names and ID numbers of the participants and insist on questioning them while they are learning. (Israel legal system and police are still heavily infested by self-hating leftist elements. There is the old Jewish saying "We are our worst enemies!")
A 20-year old man from an Arab village in northern Israel was identified as having driven the vehicle that deliberately mowed down and injured two IDF soldiers, a Border Guard officer and a woman in Acre on Sunday morning. The police called the vehicular attack terror-related. Hamas immediately praised a “brave and heroic” car-ramming attack in Acre.
QUOTE of the WEEK:
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein
by Brigadier-General Amir Avivi (Res.)
It was so obvious even before the Oslo agreement was signed!
For many years the ‘players’, including Israeli governments, participated in a deadly game, sacrificing Jewish lives to Palestinian terror in the process!
What is currently being offered to the Palestinians falls far short of a state and will not diminish claims that they continue to live under occupation, but Israel cannot relinquish security control over Judea and Samaria. New solutions are needed!
In recent years, a number of fundamental problems have cast the Oslo two-state solution paradigm into serious doubt.
The first of these is the fact that Israel does not deal with a single, unified Palestinian system which takes centralized decisions vis-à-vis Israel. Rather, a Hamas state has risen in Gaza, which has its own policies and decision-making, and which is not subordinate in any way to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in Judea and Samaria...
Even in Judea and Samaria itself, there are many Palestinian elements who do not view themselves as subordinate to the PA, but rather, they are affiliated with groups such as Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, or with other hardline Islamist entities.
Unfortunately, there is a tendency to utterly ignore this reality, and to try and negotiate with the PA in a way that fails to take into account the fact that it does not represent all of the Palestinians.
All of this means that the Israeli desire to receive guarantees of security and peace in exchange for concessions cannot be met. There is no one on the Palestinian side who can supply the goods.
An in-depth look at the platforms of all of the major Israeli political parties finds that they hold much in common when it comes to what they believe Israel should offer the Palestinians...
There is also an across-the-board understanding within the Israeli political system that in light of the severity of the terrorism threat in Judea and Samaria, the Israel Defense Forces will need near full freedom of operation in any future scenario...
The issue of Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria casts a major shadow on the idea of a Palestinian state. All mainstream Israeli parties agree that the main settlement blocs must remain in any future arrangement. Yet the Israeli public is less aware of the fact that the blocs sit in the heart of the hills of Judea and Samaria, rather than being limited to areas near the Green Line...
All of these factors mean that discussion of a sustainable Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria has become irrelevant. Justifiable Israeli demands that such a state would be demilitarized, with no ability to build up its military force, also undermine the idea of a sovereign state...
Only out-of-the-box thinking which adds more territory (to the PA - the Sinai Option will do it), can lead to a break from the deadlock.