Monday, May 27, 2013

Are Erekat & Co. Inveterate Liars?

You read this, among other newspapers, in the NYTimes:

“The only one who needs to be convinced, and I urge Mr. Peres to exert every possible effort to convince him, is the prime minister of Israel saying he accepts two states on 1967,” Mr. Erekat told reporters here Sunday. “He needs to say it.”

He needs to say it?


But hasn't he?

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu indicated on Wednesday, at his press conference with President Barack Obama, that Israel is "fully committed" to resolving the decades-long conflict with the Arabs with a solution which involves two states for two peoples.

..."My new government was sworn in two days ago. I know there have been questions regarding what the policy of the new government will be towards peace with the Palestinians,” said Netanyahu. “So let me be clear: Israel remains fully committed to peace and to the solution of two states for two peoples," he said...

December 5, 2012:-

Israel remains committed to a negotiated settlement with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday..."We remain committed to a negotiated settlement between us and our Palestinian neighbors," Netanyahu said during a visit to Prague. "That solution is a two-state solution for two peoples, a peace in which a demilitarized Palestinian state recognizes the one and only Jewish state of Israel."

And there are many more quotations declared at many occasions, going back to when all this started on June 14, 2009, when he said:

 "A fundamental prerequisite for ending the conflict is a public, binding and unequivocal Palestinian recognition of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people," Netanyahu said. "If we receive this guarantee regarding demilitarization and Israel's security needs, and if the Palestinians recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people, then we will be ready in a future peace agreement to reach a solution where a demilitarized Palestinian state exists alongside the Jewish state."

Please, don't believe anything Erekat ever says.


Anonymous said...

but erekat's critical point was "two states on 1967.” That is, Israel has to accept the 1949 armistice lines as a legitimate border. Further, erikat & Co. want Israel to concede on the crucial issue of borders of a future "palestinian" state before negotiations even begin.

Anonymous said...

But the Arabs have never accepted the "for two peoples" part.

The equivocal use of the phrase "two-state solution" has characterized the discussion since Oslo. For Arabs, the 'return' of the 'refugees' is an essential part of what they mean by it. The "two states" are the Jew-free 'Palestine' and an Arab-dominated state today called Israel, where some Jews might remain with dhimmi status.