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Why Israeli-Palestinian peace talks need to be called off

March 12th, 2007  ·  13 Comments

Yesterday’s meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and PLO terror boss Mahmoud Abbas and its immediate aftermath makes it painfully obvious why peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority need to be called off.

Every clear-thinking observer has been noting for months how ridiculous it is for Israel to negotiate with Abbas, while a Hamas still unswervingly dedicated to Israel’s destruction is the one that decides whether or not any deals he makes are actually implemented.

Abbas’ promise to Olmert on Sunday to release abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, and Hamas’ reaction to that commitment is just a preview of how the entire “peace” process will play out under these circumstances.

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Abdullah can blame Israel’s ‘fortress mentality’ on his own people

March 5th, 2007  ·  6 Comments

Always the smooth talker, Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Friday said that Israel needs to choose between maintaining a “fortress mentality” and living in peaceful coexistence with its Arab neighbors.

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Israel’s enemies are changing tactics again

March 4th, 2007  ·  13 Comments

For decades, Israel’s enemies made no pretense of desiring peace with the Jewish state, and instead attempted at every opportunity to destroy the nation militarily.

When it became clear that that was not going to happen, at least not under present circumstances, the Arab nations turned to diplomacy, albeit in a relatively hostile manner, to achieve their aims.

While those hostile diplomatic efforts continue, it appears some of Israel’s Arab enemies are beginning to realize that they have a better chance of success if they offer more carrot and less stick.

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The results of Palestinian ‘peace’ education

March 4th, 2007  ·  5 Comments

One of the primary tenets of the “Oslo” peace accords signed between Israel and the Palestinians in 1993 was that both sides would educate their populations for peace with the other.

With half of Israel’s population running about demanding capitulation to Arab demands even in the absence of Arab compliance and a majority of Israelis willing to make territorial compromises, we know Jerusalem has more than kept its side of the bargain.

But how have the Palestinians fared in this regard?

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Talking surrender, inviting disaster

March 4th, 2007  ·  7 Comments

This will come as no surprise, but the government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert still very much intends to uproot thousands of Jews from Judea and Samaria in the very near future.

Vice Premier Shimon Peres said on Israeli television on Saturday that by the end of the current government’s term, at least several dozen established Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria will be no more.

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Olmert makes some sense, and then gets stupid again

February 22nd, 2007  ·  7 Comments

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday demonstrated that he is not completely dense when it comes to the true intentions of the Palestinian Arabs.

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Again, Abbas says peace not his priority

February 21st, 2007  ·  6 Comments

Once again, PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas – that illustrious, Holocaust-denying “moderate” – has openly stated that his primary concern is with forwarding “Palestinian” national interests, and not necessarily with making peace with Israel.

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Palestinians admit they don’t want real peace

February 19th, 2007  ·  31 Comments

It always astonishes me how the international community simply refuses to take the Arabs at their word. Talk about racism!

For example, the Bush administration continues to insist that the “Palestinian” general public wants peace with Israel based on the “two-state vision.”

The “Palestinians” themselves are doing their best to refute that claim, but no one is listening!

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Now can we end this charade?

February 19th, 2007  ·  11 Comments

Going into Monday’s three-way summit with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas, visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice admitted there was no evidence that the new “Palestinian” unity government was ever going to comply with international demands that it recognize Israel’s right to exist.

That being the case, wouldn’t now be the time to accept that the current Palestinian Arab leadership (Abbas and Hamas and everyone in-between) simply does not represent a viable peace partner for Israel?

Wouldn’t now be the time to accept that the Oslo/Road Map peace process is a failure, and that we need some alternative options?

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Olmert preparing Israel for Golan surrender?

February 13th, 2007  ·  26 Comments

Is Prime Minister Ehud Olmert trying to prepare Israelis for the surrender of the Golan Heights to Syria?

On Monday, Olmert explained in detail to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that the only thing that would buy Israel peace with Syria would be ceding the entire Golan. He expounded on the issue despite stating that he remains opposed to negotiations with Damascus at this time.

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