If anything, during his twelve year tenure of a four year term, Abbas has been consistent: consistent in making ridiculous demands, consistent in rejecting peace overtures from Israel, and consistent in his refusal to accept the idea of Jewish sovereignty…anywhere!
We read today that White House presidential adviser and envoy Jared Kushner, along with negotiator Jason Greenblatt and others, are in the Middle East, meeting with Israelis and “Palestinians”, hoping to restart a “peace process.”
Truly, WHAT IS THE POINT?
Why send emissaries to talk peace with Mahmoud Abbas when he and his cohorts:
– Continue to pay terrorists for murdering Israelis?
– Demand Israel “return” to the pre-June 1967 lines, referred to as Auschwitz borders?
– Demand Jerusalem as a capital of a future Palestinian state?
– Call for a Palestinian state that would be Judenrein?
– Continue to lie about teaching peace to their children, and continue to foster anti-Semitism in government, the media and educational institutions?
It is time that the U.S. administration state publicly what it already knows: the “Palestinians” – an invented people – do not want peace and are not willing to accept Jewish sovereignty.
Dealing with Abbas is like trying to talk to a child throwing a tantrum – accede to all of my demands or I’ll take my ball and go home. Why even speak to these people? Why play the charade?
Committing to the two-state solution would bias Washington in Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, a US official said Wednesday, as a high-level delegation arrived in the region to try and jump start talks amid Palestinian protests over a lack of clarity from the White House.
“We are not going to state what the outcome has to be,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. “It has to be workable to both sides. That’s the best view as to not really bias one side over the other, to make sure that they can work through it.”
So, perhaps Washington does see the light after all! As much as President Trump would like to be a signatory to the “deal of the century”, it appears that his views of peace in the Middle East – one state, two states, or whatever the parties agree to, has (finally) permeated down to the rest of his government. Perhaps the U.S. is no longer beholden to the sacrosanct “two state solution” that the world has attempted to shove down Israel’s throat for decades.
To be continued.