Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Suggestion for September

In preparing for September, I have a suggestion but lets clarify "September" which means

Palestinian leaders [will] rally West Bank residents on Facebook and activists prepare campaigns against Jewish settlements and military checkpoints..."There will be activities everywhere — against the wall [Israel's separation barrier], against the settlements and against the occupation," said Wasel Abu Yousef, who heads the Palestine Liberation Front, a faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization. "We want to escalate all popular protests."  Palestinian officials say they are committed to keeping demonstrations nonviolent.

we are informed that:

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest Palestinian civil society coalition, reiterates and further explicates below the main principles which have informed its position on this matter, as expressed in our statement issued on June 1, 2011.
(1) Self Determination
The most fundamental, inalienable right of the people of Palestine is the right to self determination. Ending the occupation is one pillar in exercising that right. The right to self-determination, which in the case of Palestinians is represented by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), is commonly defined as the right of “all peoples … freely to determine, without external interference, their political status and to pursue their economic, social and cultural development.” It is a right held by all Palestinians, irrespective of their current location, by virtue of international law and the principles of popular sovereignty and democracy. All Palestinians, including the refugees in the shatat (diaspora) and Palestinian citizens ofIsrael, have a right to participate in and be represented by – in the UN and elsewhere – a democratic PLO that determines the political status and pursues the economic, social and cultural development of the entire Palestinian people.

At a minimum, exercising the right to self determination by all Palestinians entails:

1. Ending Israel’s occupation and colonization of all Arab lands occupied in 1967;

2. Honoring the right of Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality by ending the Israeli system of legalized and institutionalized racial discrimination (which conforms to the UN definition of apartheid); and

3. Respecting and enabling the implementation of the UN-sanctioned right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and lands from which they were expelled.

Can I translate that?  It's the old "stages" maneuver.  This one:

On 9/13/1993, the same day that Arafat signed the Declaration of Principles of the Oslo Accords on the White House lawn, Arafat appeared in a taped interview on Jordan TV: "Since we cannot defeat Israel in war, we do it in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish a sovereignty there, and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel."

Now, getting back to those points above:

1.  Full withdrawal to June 4, 1967 armistice lines (whihc delineated the end of Arab 1947 aggression);
2.  Establishing ethnic autonomy in the Negev, Little Triangle, the Gallilee (preparing for irridentism);
3.  Demographically drowning Israel (and ignoring Arab-initiated ethnic cleansing of Jews 1920-1948).

So, I would suggest that leaflets in Arabic be distributed warning the local Arab population not to approach parameters of the communities and not rely on the PA mass media.  Don't approach the gates, our fields, our orchards, our vineyards.

Don't throw stones. Stone-throwing is not a non-violent act.

Don't block roads. Don't trespass. Don't encroach.

Don't threaten.

And from the State Department:-

QUESTION: So on a related issue, there was a report in Haaretz today the Israeli army is arming and training settlers in anticipation of Palestinian marches toward the settlement. Could you comment on that?

MS. NULAND: Apart from saying that we have regularly engaged with both Israelis and Palestinian governments to urge them to do everything possible to maintain peace and security in the West Bank and we will continue to do that. We – the right path for both sides is to come back to the negotiating table.

Take the advice. Try to negotiate. Even though you've been an abysmal failure so far, even since January 1919.



Anonymous said...

"our fields, our orchards, our vineyards"

They are all Palestinian. As much yours as Gush Katif and Sharm were.

See how many people around the world buy your revenant fantasy on September 20.

YMedad said...

Even a pro-Pal. academic article had to conclude that "On one hand, the legal system extinguished most indigenous rights to uncultivated land through its use of colonial law—the interpretation of Ottoman law by Western colonial officials, the use of foreign legal concepts like moral rights and rights of common, and the transformation
of Ottoman law through supplementary legislation such as the Mewat LandOrdinance of 1921."

Or, in other words, most land upon which Arabs lived was not theirs but squatters rights. But once the Mandate came into operation, the true land owners, the Jews, obtained their own rights stolen from them.

Oh, and don't hold your breath.

TribuMinyU Hoo said...

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