web analytics
August 21, 2014 / 25 Av, 5774
Israel at War: Operation Protective Edge
 
 
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (L) visits the JewishPress.com booth at The Event. And the Winners of the JewishPress.com Raffle Are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event



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.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

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.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
An IDF patrol along the Gaza border.
Ground Op on Horizon with Emergency Orders to 10,000 IDF Reservists
Latest Indepth Stories
Charles Krauthammer

Wye would be seen to have set the groundwork for the creation of a Palestinian state

David_Grossman

Blaming Israel for the violence in Gaza, he ends up justifying Hamas’s terrorism.

488px-WielkaSynagoga3_Lodz

In the Thirties it was common for anti-Semites to call on Jews to “go to Palestine!”

Netanyahu-Obama-030212

Obama never hid his contempt for the Israeli government or the majority of Israel’s voters.

“This arbitrary ban is an ugly stain on our democracy, and it also undermines the rule of law.”

We take US “aid” for psychological reasons-if we have an allowance, that means we have a father.

ZIM Piraeus isn’t Israeli-owned or flagged, incidentally, it is Greek operated.

Foolish me, thinking the goals were the destruction of Hamas thereby giving peace a real chance.

The free-spirted lifestyle didn’t hold your interest; the needs of your people did.

And why would the U.S. align itself on these issues with Turkey and Qatar, longtime advocates of Hamas’s interests?

Several years ago the city concluded that the metzitzah b’peh procedure created unacceptable risks for newborns in terms of the transmission of neo-natal herpes through contact with a mohel carrying the herpes virus.

The world wars caused unimaginable anguish for the Jews but God also scripted a great glory for our people.

Judging by history, every time Hamas rebuilds their infrastructure, they are stronger than before.

His father asked him to read Psalms from the Book of Tehilim every day.

(Reposted with permission from author’s website) Moderate truth-teller Daniel Pipes (Dream) has further moderated his stance on Islam by actually entertaining the idea of “Moderate Islamism”, with Andrew C. McCarthy- whom I’ve debated about this- giving it some credence. We’ve gone from Naming the Enemy -Nazism, Communism- to Renaming the Enemy – “Islamic Totalitarianism”, “Radical Islam”, “Islamism”, […]

More Articles from Khaled Abu Toameh
Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal and PA / Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, 'greet' each other at past meeting. (archive)

Hamas seems to have reached the conclusion that the reconciliation pact with Abbas will not do it any good.

Hamas "civil servants" in the streets of Gaza.

The dispute over money between Hamas and Fatah shows that each group signed the reconciliation agreement for its own interests.

While they continue to hate Israel and seek its destruction, many Arabs admire the independence of Israel’s judicial system.

The Palestinian Authority has jailed more than 350 Arabs for “security” reasons in just 2014.

Kerry has literally been “begging” Abbas to agree to the extension of the peace talks.

Abbas and the Arab leaders thumb their noses at U.S. conditions, instead they set their own.

Even if Abbas is forced — under U.S. Pressure and threats — to make concessions, the Palestinians will not “relinquish their rights.”

Palestinians are worried that Daesh terrorists will perpetrate atrocities against those who oppose their ideology and activities.

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/khaled-abu-toameh/the-palestinian-authoritys-israeli-affairs-committee/2013/08/30/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: