by Chana Ya'ar
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas submitted the entity's formal request for assistance in achieving “the Palestinian people's just demands” in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. However, within hours after the news hit the media, the umbrella Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) rushed to deny the letter constituted an official launch of the PA's statehood bid at the international body. PLO spokesman Xavier Abu Eid said the letter from the Ramallah-based PA government headquarters was not “official.” Only the PLO, he said, was authorised to submit the final, official request for recognition as a new Arab country, and ask for membership within the ranks of the UN. “The PA does not have any international relations mandate,” Abu Eid told the DPA German press agency. “The only one that can negotiate or sign agreements is the PLO, so the PLO is going to submit the official request.”
At the end of the day, however, it may not matter much. The PLO was founded at the 1964 Arab League Summit in Cairo. The PLO was designated upon its inception as the “sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people” by some 100 Arab nations - although Hamas is not represented, nor is the Islamic Jihad or any numerous Islamic terrorist organizations.
To this day, its charter continues to call for the destruction of "The Zionist Entity" despite numerous unfulfilled promises by Arafat to international leaders to remove the call for the destruction of Israel and the Jews.
Due to the fact that at the time of its inception, Jordan and Egypt occupied Judea, Samaria and Gaza, the PLO charter also states its agreement to the fact that there is actually no justification for an independent Palestinian country in those areas: “This Organisation does not exercise any territorial sovereignty over the West Bank (Judea and Samaria -ed.), the Gaza Strip or in the Himmah Area (part of Jerusalem).” (Article 24) (The intention has always been to destroy Israel and deprive Jews of their right to Jewish ancestral land!)
Mahmoud Abbas announced that he would ask the UN Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state. While citing the 1967 borders for a future Palestinian state in reference to his UN application, Abbas stressed that the real Palestinian borders were laid down by the UN in 1947. (This is next step in the plan of destruction of Israel!)
Palestinian Authority unity is further away then ever as the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist groups unite to denounce PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for his “unilateral moves.” Statements by the two terrorist groups highlight the split in the Palestinian Authority and find Hamas and Islamic Jihad in rare agreement with Israel and the United States, although for contradictory reasons.
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
disgusting to watch how TV news broadcasters were trying to justify the action
of the Islamic mob, upon reporting the attack on
Statehood Bid is Just a Propaganda and Blackmail Ploy
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas went back on his assurance 24 hours earlier to Saudi, European and Egyptian officials and decided to go through with his application to the UN Security Council on Sept. 23 for the admission of a Palestinian state to the world body. This was a pointed rebuff to the Obama administration whose envoys offered to renew US ties with the Palestinians if they refrained from applying to the Security Council.
PA Apartheid State, where Only Muslims are Welcome!
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has instructed Israeli embassies in Europe and the U.S. to file strong protests with the governments of their host countries against comments by the PA official, Maen Areikat, who said that Jews would not be welcome to live in the PA state. The implication, said Lieberman, was that more than 350,000 Jews who live in areas the PA claims for its state would have to leave their homes. The Palestinian Authority and the PLO are not on the same page regardling whether their hoped-for new state will welcome people of all faiths. (If the PA feels that it can ignore the Geneva Convention and transfer Jews from Judea and Samaria with support of international anti-Semites, that gives Israel a green light to implement the Sinai Option and free Jewish land from Arab occupation!)
An Arab MK, Ibrahim Sarsur of the Ra'am-Ta'al party, said that Israel in effect will cease to exist if it does not see the break-in at the embassy in Cairo and sanctions by Turkey as “only the beginning” of a reaction to its “crimes.” He charged that Israel’s reactions to the break-in at the Cairo embassy and Turkey’s recent sanctions against Israel “are a death blow to peaceful relations.” The Israeli legislator from the Israeli Arab community accused Israel of behavior that “damages the Arab people and their national honour” (It is clear that Arab members of Knesset do not represent Israel. They are enemies within! Turkey sponsored the terrorist flotilla, Egypt allowed an escalation of the attacks on the Israeli embassy, but he blames Israel for damaging Arab honour?)
Learning from Israel about Healthcare
Israel provides better healthcare than the US and at half the cost. With President Barack Obama’s health care bill finally passed in the US, top US medical groups are looking to the Israel healthcare model to learn about the country’s success in ensuring that all its citizens receive quality primary medical care.
Attack on Israeli Embassy in Egypt
Egyptian government declares state of alert early Saturday, Sept. 10, after thousands of demonstrators using sledgehammers smashed through the wall outside the Israeli embassy, broke into the building, hauled down the flag and dumped hundreds of documents through the windows before setting it on fire.
CNN journalists described mob that attacked them during the riot at the Israeli embassy as “animals.” One other journalist was called a spy and was almost raped. The worldwide news site reported a scene that brought back ugly memories of the gang rape of CBS reporter Lara Logan earlier this year during the Arab spring uprising against the Mubarak regime.
Quote of the Week:
"After endless campaigns of delegitimisation against Israel, and attempts to brand it as an apartheid state, it turns out that the Palestinians are the ones interested in apartheid." - Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Yuli Edelstein, referring to statements made by Maen Areikat (or Erikat), the PLO's ambassador to the United States that Jews would not be allowed to live in the future state of Palestine - And no international outrage!
Duplicity of Occupied Lands.
by Steven Shamrak.
There are many lands around the world that have been occupied not so long ago by other countries. Many of them are still subjugated to the rule of an occupying power. They were conquered during offensive or defensive wars, throughout the process of establishment of statehood or as a part of colonial and imperial policy. The following is a far from complete list of the currently occupied lands:
The United Nations maintains a list of territories that do not govern themselves. The list was initially prepared in 1946 and adopted in 1986. It has officially endorsed control of these lands by their former colonial powers!
It should be remembered that most countries around
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There are three reasons why
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make sense is that the world’s economic and political powers (“Puppet Masters”)
apply pressure on