Friday, January 10, 2014

Palestinianism is Retroism

If you think this is but an off-handed remark:

 MK Ahmed Tibi lambasted “the immigrant” Liberman.  “Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman’s statements regarding territorial swaps are provocative,” Tibi said. “We [Arabs] were in the Triangle before the establishment of the State of Israel. We didn’t come here on boats or planes.”
“Liberman is an immigrant,” Tibi said. “If he wants to repartition the land, then let’s do it on the basis of UN Resolution 181.” The lawmaker was referring to the original partition plan proposed by the UN in 1947.

please, think again:

No End to Palestinian Claims: How Israel and the Palestinians View BordersPinhas Inbari

...there have been repeated signs that the Palestinian leadership has claims to Israeli territory within the 1967 lines. In 1999, the PLO was planning to replace the Oslo Accords with Palestinian territorial demands based on the Partition Map that appeared in UN General Assembly Resolution 181 of 1947 and thereby extend Palestinian territorial claims.

After Israel withdrew unilaterally from Gaza in 2005, the Palestinians demanded the annexation to Gaza of the Israeli border village of Netiv Ha’asara...

In September 2011, Mahmoud Abbas told the UN General Assembly that he was applying for UN membership “on the basis of the 1967 borders.” But in the formal Palestinian submission to the UN, there is no reference whatsoever to the 1967 lines but only to Resolution 181 from 1947. Thus, there is considerable, cumulative evidence that the Palestinian leadership is maintaining claims to Israeli territory within the 1967 lines.


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