Tuesday, January 14, 2014

PLO: We Are Partly To Blame

The Executive of the PLO (the Palestine-before-1967 Liberation Organization) decided, among other matters, to declare that (thanks to IMRA)

 ثانيا: تؤكد منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية أن التعثر في العملية السياسية الراهنة يعود اساسا الى استمرار مواقف وممارسات حكومة نتنياهو في التوسع الاستيطاني غير المسبوق، وفي السعي الى الغاء مرجعيات عملية السلام المقرة دوليا واستبدالها بمرجعية تكرس ضم القدس والسيطرة المطلقة على اجزاء واسعة من الضفة الغربية بحجة الامن تارة او الكتل الاستيطانية تارة اخرى.

And that reads, in Google Translate:

Second, confirms that the stumbling in the current political process is due mainly to the continuation of the attitudes and practices of the Netanyahu Government's unprecedented settlement expansion and in its seeking to cancel the internationally approved terms of reference of the peace process and to replace them with the annexation of Jerusalem and absolute control over large parts of the West Bank under the pretext of either security or at other times, the settlement blocs.

If the blame is "mainly" Israel's fault, then part is that of the Palestinian Authority, at least part.

That is the logical reading comprehension.

Which recalls the punchline of the Lord Beaverbrook tale:

Madam, now we're just trying to determine the degree


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