web analytics
April 21, 2015 / 2 Iyar, 5775
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post


Home » InDepth » Op-Eds »

The Palestinian Authority’s Existential Conflict with Peace

Abbas will have his endless war, whether Israel likes it or not.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in a meeting of the essentially self-appointed Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee in Ramallah. Who in this group has anything to gain from a democracy?

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in a meeting of the essentially self-appointed Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee in Ramallah. Who in this group has anything to gain from a democracy?
Photo Credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash 90

Mahmoud Abbas has again, as recently as January 11, stated publicly “We won’t recognize and accept the Jewishness of Israel,” thereby admitting to the world that the Palestinian Authority (PA) he heads has no intention of making peace.

While other commentators may take the view that the PA has as usual lost an opportunity for ending this conflict once and for all, I do not agree. Mahmoud Abbas is not a fool. He knows that peace will entail fading into some degree of obscurity, being inundated with the boring and mundane acts of good governance for the people he represents and heaven forbid may even require an expectation to participate in democratically held elections every four years or so.

Firstly, one has to ask, who in the PA apparatus is remotely interested in democracy? Democracy to them is some foolish western notion alien to the Muslim states in the region, so why would anyone think that Abbas & Co. are any different?

If Abbas signed any form of peace agreement, he would know that the western world would expect some sign of democracy taking shape in the territory under the PA’s control and to not dismantle the PA’s power structure would expose his organization as the terrorists they truly are.

Secondly and more to the point, why would these terrorists in suits give up their perks, their lavish lifestyles, their status in being center stage at world conferences where a doting world fawns over their every word? Peace might force them to cease indulging themselves with money that is bestowed on them by nations who think they are aiding the cause of peace and the supposed suffering of a people who have attempted to rewrite history. The lifestyle they have been accustomed to may be jeopardized by signing a piece of paper that signifies an end to hostilities.

No doubt by putting obstacles they know Israel would be insane to accept, they ensure this conflict will continue and in the process could work to their advantage. Having become masters of propaganda, they will at all times try to put the blame for any breakdown in the so called “peace process” on supposed Israeli intransigence, be it “settlements” or anything else, knowing full well that most of the world will probably agree with this false assessment.

The leaders of the PA have invested too much in demonizing Jews and Israel to ever turn this hatred around, thus ensuring the “Palestinian” population will forever be on their side on any decision they make. No, this lot will not trade their lifestyles for the sake of peace and the quicker Israel wakes up to this fact and treats them with the contempt and disrespect they truly deserve, the better.

I believe that these so called “peace talks” will formally break down and there will no doubt be a full scale resumption of terrorist acts. This time the gloves must come off with Israel taking unilateral action on whatever it deems to be in its sovereign interests while at the same time sending Abbas & Co. packing to the Arab capital of their choice.

The so called “Palestinians” would have had their brief time on the world centre stage and the curtain should finally be brought down on the PA, with its leaders finally exposed as the unrelenting, uncompromising Jew haters that they are.

About the Author: Gil Solomon is a retired finance manager and author.


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.

3 Responses to “The Palestinian Authority’s Existential Conflict with Peace”

  1. the P authority doesn’t want peace

  2. Matt McLaughlin says:

    why play word games?

  3. Bear Klein says:

    The course the Palestinians are on and have been on is a lost cause. The problem is they refuse to accept Jews (Israel) as part of the area and continue the battles of the past 100 years. Until they accept Jewish Israel as a permanent reality and make true peace with this reality they will stuck in the deep quicksand of their own making.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Amb. Thomas Pickering testified before the  House Armed Services Committee,  about Iran's nuclear program on June 19, 2014.
Brandeis Commencement Speaker Leads Iran Cheerleader Squad
Latest Indepth Stories
Rav Aharon Lichtenstein

What was supposed to have been a 15 minute interview, turned into an intense learning session and intellectual battle, the likes of which I had never experienced in my entire life.

Rabbi Lichtenstein (z"l).

Rav Lichtenstein did not learn Tanaim, Amoraim, Rishonim and Achronim, rather he learned with them

Israel Supreme Court at Night

How can NIF claim they don’t support BDS when they try to repeal laws forbidding boycotts of Israel?

Rabbi Lichtenstein (z"l).

“Rav Lichtenstein’s vision and inspiration served to guide the development of Tzohar.”

As Holocaust survivors decline rapidly attacks on the veracity of the Holocaust rapidly escalates

The Constitution created history’s most powerful legislature & inherent foreign policy power battle

The S-300 poses a major problem; Israel will have to get creative as to if, when & where it strikes

“The resentment towards us (Jews/Israelis) was really intense. They clearly hate Zionism & Zionists”

Egypt has been more effective against Gazan smuggling tunnels than Israel’s military operations

She had many names and was many things to many people, but to me she was just Babineni.

Is ISIS in Gaza? “No, but there are ISIS loyalists here..we pray to God they unite under ISIS’ flag”

Rabbi Portal was that great “inspirer,” changing people for the better, enriching the lives of all

Iran knows Obama, Putin, and the Europeans don’t have a Red Line beyond which they will go to war

There is no way to explain the Holocaust. I know survivors who are not on speaking terms with G-d. I know many who are the opposite. I have no right to go there…

When a whole side of your family perishes, friends become the extended family you do not have.

“We stand with Israel because of its values and its greatness and because its such a wonderful ally”

More Articles from Gil Solomon
Obama Racine

Obama pulled off one of US history’s greatest cons,twice fooling a gullible electorate and most Jews

PA Flags on Temple Mount

The Waqf kept control of the Temple Mount due to Dayan’s “magnanimity in victory” after 6 Day war

Bibi’s speech praised Kerry and Obama, grovelling, which won’t lessen their hatred of him or Israel

While PM, Bibi has allowed Israel to be treated like dirt on the world stage, especially by Obama

Repeating the mantra “Israel has the right to defend itself” ad nauseam is not an adequate defense

Surely the time has come to stand up to President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry

In history of warfare only Israel gives warnings to the enemy with insane “Purity of Arms” doctrine

Israeli hasbara too can be described at best as pathetic, at worst non existent.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/the-palestinian-authoritys-existential-conflict-with-peace/2014/01/14/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: