Saturday, December 25, 2010

Solway Makes It A Simple Message

Here, in The Palestinian Agenda: End Israel, Not Found a State - Understanding the real goal explains the missed opportunities:

...the Palestinians want a state, but it is not the state that Israel has offered to facilitate and that Western politicians perceive as the gleaming destination at the end of the road map.

The Palestinians want a totalistic entity built on the debris of Israel...the state they do not want is Israel — as the Fatah charter, like the Hamas covenant, makes abundantly clear. Neill Lochery justly remarks in Why Blame Israel? that this is the reason they have repudiated every concrete proposal for statehood in the early negotiations when Israel did not yet exist as an internationally recognized nation. That, he writes, “would have led to the establishment of a Jewish state.” The rejectionist position still holds.

It really is simple and plain sometimes.


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