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The Palestinian Authority’s ‘Israeli Affairs Committee’

How to win the support of the Israeli public for peace.
Why should any Israeli believe the Palestinian Authority when most Palestinians appear to be opposed to the resumption of the peace talks?

Why should any Israeli believe the Palestinian Authority when most Palestinians appear to be opposed to the resumption of the peace talks?
Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash 90

The Palestinian Authority has chosen to “educate” Israelis about the significance of peace while it has done almost nothing to persuade its own people to move towards moderation and pragmatism.

If the Palestinian Authority really wants to win the support of the Israeli public for peace, it should start by showing that it is making every effort to convince Palestinians to support the peace process.

About the Author: Khaled Abu Toameh, an Arab Muslim, is a veteran award-winning journalist who has been covering Palestinian affairs for nearly three decades.


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4 Responses to “The Palestinian Authority’s ‘Israeli Affairs Committee’”

  1. Yechiel Baum says:

    why not drop educational leaflets in Arab squatters camps to educate the small minds about the truth of their living like that and the lies their leaders tell them. No other Arab lives like that since Arab brothers take care of their own and they no the plasestinians are not who they pretend to be. As gangsters, palestinaians rob and cheat and are the Arab version of gangsters and Mafioso. You give money for their supposed poor people of which 35% goes to Christian Arafat's French wife, Abbas gets 30%, the rest of the leader divides up to 99%,
    To throw rocks, muscle strength is needed so if they can throw rocks, obviously they are being feed and are not starving to death and they lead the world to believe is their misrepresentation of truth.

  2. I have an alternative land for peace deal which I believe will produce peace. “Give me peace or I will take your land, piece by piece.”It is high time we stop talking about the west bank or Palestinian territories & refer to this land as disputed Israeli territory. We should support those who wish to develop settlements in the disputed territories. There should be no negotiations regarding a division of Jerusalem whatsoever.I might also point out that targeted assassinations of those who fire missiles at innocent civilians is hardly a proportional response. Considering the numbers of Israelis & the numbers of Israel’s enemy in the area, a proportional response to a few Israeli deaths would produce a staggering number of casualties. Israel should be applauded, not castigated, for its restraint.Until the world learns that Jewish lives are as sacred (no more, no less) than any other life in the universe, we ought to give great consideration, as nature intends for all species, to protecting ourselves. The world’s inattention to the horror that goes on in Sederot is indefensible. There is little point in appeasing those who would wipe us out in the name of justice.

  3. I have an alternative land for peace deal which I believe will produce peace. “Give me peace or I will take your land, piece by piece.”It is high time we stop talking about the west bank or Palestinian territories & refer to this land as disputed Israeli territory. We should support those who wish to develop settlements in the disputed territories. There should be no negotiations regarding a division of Jerusalem whatsoever.I might also point out that targeted assassinations of those who fire missiles at innocent civilians is hardly a proportional response. Considering the numbers of Israelis & the numbers of Israel’s enemy in the area, a proportional response to a few Israeli deaths would produce a staggering number of casualties. Israel should be applauded, not castigated, for its restraint.Until the world learns that Jewish lives are as sacred (no more, no less) than any other life in the universe, we ought to give great consideration, as nature intends for all species, to protecting ourselves. The world’s inattention to the horror that goes on in Sederot is indefensible. There is little point in appeasing those who would wipe us out in the name of justice.

  4. I am against "peace talks." Not because I don't want to see peace. But, because these negotiations will do nothing to achieve this objective. As we have already seen, the Palestinians demanded one hundred and four Palestinian terrorists to be released from prison. This costly concession is just to get the Palestinians to show up for negotiations. To make matters worse, we have the Obama administration who is clearly biased towards the Palestinians and Netanayhu who is willing to sell out his own country. The Palestinians could have had their own country long ago. But, instead of ceasing the opportunity Israel was giving them, they chose to increase violence against Israel. Peace will not be achieved by Palestinian threats or Israeli weakness. The only way for there to be peace is for there to be a honest assessment of culpability. In the first phase of "peace talks," Kerry indicated that the obstacle to peace was the Israeli settlements. This is clearly not the reason for the lack of progress concerning peace. A more accurate assessment would be the fact that time and again the Palestinians have rebuffed offer after offer of concessions by Israel for the sake of peace. At the same time, I am glad that these offers were rejected. Israel needs to stop their long standing policy of making suicidal concessions. The Palestinians are not ready for peace. When they can respect Israel as an independent Jewish state and except Israel's full rights is when there will be peace, until then, Israel should continue to defend itself against Palestinian aggression, bigotry, and slander.

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