An attempt is made to share the truth regarding issues concerning Israel and her right to exist as a Jewish nation. This blog has expanded to present information about radical Islam and its potential impact upon Israel and the West. Yes, I do mix in a bit of opinion from time to time.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Letter to the Editor:Abbas Had Already Made Successful Talks Impossible
Please consider the following letter for publication in The BostonGlobe.
To the editor:If David Greenfield ("With
Hamas in Palestinian coalition, Mideast talksimpossible," April 26) is correct in his assertion that
latest reconciliation agreement with
Hamas should dash any hope forprogress towards a Palestinian Arab-Israeli peace agreement, one has towonder why anyone had any hope in the
first place. After all, just asGreenfield pointed out the Hamas charter states, "there is no
solutionfor the Palestinian
question except through Jihad," the still unchangedPLO charter asserts "armed
struggle is the only way to liberate
Palestine" and the Fatah charter
similarly states "armed struggle is astrategy and not a tactic" while setting forth the goal
of the"eradication of
Zionist economic, political, military and culturalexistence."
Besides his role as the
"moderate" president of the PalestinianAuthority, Abbas also leads those two terrorist organizations.
He also,just a few short weeks
ago, told President Obama he would not sign anagreement ending the conflict with Israel. He has also
acknowledged apeace agreement
would have been signed long ago had he been willing toexhibit some flexibility, rather than
clinging to the same outrageousdemands Yasser Arafat was making back in 1993.
If President Obama is going to take
Geoffrey Lewis' advice in the sameissue of the Boston Globe, "Time for an Obama peace plan," ourleadership should end the
counterproductive tradition of trying to seehow far it could get Israel to compromise its rights and its
security toappease the
uncompromising Arabs. This path has only rewarded and fedPalestinian Arab intransigence.
Instead, we should put forth a fairproposal, including a reasonable distribution of the disputed
territoryavoiding the creation of
Stein, Ph.D. President Emeritus PRIMER-Connecticut Promoting Responsibility in
Middle East Reporting www.primerct.org