Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Thursday, 15 September 2011

The Truth About The Peace Process (video)

Here's Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, explaining how peace has been thwarted by Palestinian Arab rejectionism, and what the attainment of peace will entail.  (Hat tip: Ian G)

And while we're on that theme -
"At an emotional level, the declaration of a state is a positive and uplifting feeling for anyone, especially when the state is for a people who’ve been refugees and occupied for over 60 years. Those of us with a liberal outlook, see it as a fitting event in context of the Arab Spring/Summer, and the movement of the Arab states away from the dictatorships that have plagued them (for centuries)."
Thus observes the author of a timely short article entitled 'Building a "Palestinian State" on "Get Out of Jail Free Cards"'.

He continues:
"Those same liberal-minded people see Mahmoud Abbas, Chairman of the Palestinian Authority, as a moderate, whose leadership has moved the Palestinian Authority into peace negotiations, and non-violent paths to creating a Palestinian state.
Media pundits love to tell us that a Palestinian state, a just solution for the Palestinian people, will stabilize the middle east, and bring peace to the whole region.
 But at a realistic level, these rosy tinted glass views are at odds with the Palestinian players, and the Palestinian theatre.
Actual events on the Palestinian stage don’t support the western, liberal optimism.
The truth is, that the Palestinian Authority is exempt from the critical analysis that the media applies to Israel. Much of what the PA does, the policy they set, what they tell their people, and tell other Arab governments, isn’t reported in our news."
Those "Get Out Of Jail Free Cards" are, he reminds us, the Palestinian Authority's ongoing rejection of rapprochement with Israel, its incitement of hatred towards Israel, and its glorification of terrorism - yet the mainstream media ignores these facts (and thereby, of course, helps to weigh public opinion against Israel).

"Can anybody seriously examine these three categories of political behaviour, and conclude the ludicrous notion that a Palestinian state will bring peace and stability to the middle east?" asks the article.
"Is this the Palestinian state that you’d want created next door to you?
And why aren’t these Palestinian facts reported by the media?"
 Read it all:

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