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What’s Really Holding Up Middle East Peace

The votes in the UN against Israel were a spectacle of international moral turpitude, given the continuing butchery in Syria, mass trials in Egypt, and hangings galore by the mullahs in Iran, who lead the world in the execution of minors.
UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon (L) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) during a joint press conference at Abbas' headquarters in Ramallah, 15 August 2013.

UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon (L) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) during a joint press conference at Abbas' headquarters in Ramallah, 15 August 2013.
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Those humanitarian calls were misdialed. The 500 tons of cement diverted to the terror tunnels represent many homes that civilians won’t be returning to.

Hamas understands that it can harm its own people while exporting terror to Israel – all without pushback from Western naifs.

Abbas, apparently, understands the same. No world leader holds him accountable for his part in the breakdown of negotiations – but Bibi Netanyahu received thinly veiled warnings from politicians, “pro-peace” churches, NGOs and pundits of dire economic consequences and international isolation.

There is still a way out of the Holy Land morass.

It involves incentivizing Palestinian Arab leaders and their constituents to choose peace and compromise over conflict, through economic cooperation and growth. That’s precisely the kind of activity that got actress Scarlett Johansson axed by Oxfam for daring to support Sodastream’s West Bank operation that treats and compensates Jews and Arabs equally.

As long as civil society and church groups continually send the wrong message to the Palestinian Arabs, they will have to take responsibility for deep-sixing the work of John Kerry and all the other real peace-seekers.

Originally appeared at Fox News.

About the Author: Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein is director of interfaith affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Rabbi Abraham Cooper is the associate dean of the Center.


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12 Responses to “What’s Really Holding Up Middle East Peace”

  1. Danny Willis says:

    and they wont afraid they might offend someone

  2. Brnt Allyn says:

    You get this kind of poop in the courts here in MN. The leaders are more interested in promoting and adhering to lies and false allegations,rather than absolute truth and a full picture with individual rights for both sides.

  3. =
    2013 Highlights
    • The first direct Israeli-Arab-”Palestinian” talks in three years held in Jerusalem. (14 August)

    • In compliance with the Sharia policies of Dhimmitude & mental enslavement, Israel release 26 Jihadi Arab-”Palestinians” prisoners, the first batch of 104 serving long jail terms (14 August)

    • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with King Abdullah in Aqaba and discussed with sharia compliant & Jihad supporter US Secretary of State Kerry’s efforts to resume Jihad thru talks between Israel and Abbas.
    Mr. Ban then travelled to Ramallah where he held talks with Abbas. Before leaving Ramallah, Mr. Ban launched a new UN Development Assistance Framework, outlining how the UN Organization works with Abbas for the years 2014-2016 (16 August)
    [Effectively giving green light for Abbas to join the 15 conventions/treaties to abuse against Israel]

    • Israeli and Arab-”Palestinians” dictators of deceit meet in Jericho (26 August)

    • Norwegian Foreign Minister informs Abbas that without political progress, Jizya Payments [i.e funds] for Arab-”Palestinian” totalitarian Jihad State-building would stop (27 August)

    • PMW Bulletin
    Fatah spokesman: We “blackmailed” Israel to release the prisoners
    Apr. 1, 2014

    Israel agreed to release the 104 terrorists (Not Arabs with the Blue ID as Kerry promised to Abbas) from prison because it was Abbas’s precondition for starting talks [Jihad thru negotiations] at all.
    But Fatah’s spokesman Ahmad Assaf calling the release of the prisoners “blackmail,” together with Shaath’s statement that they are just waiting for the prisoners to be released before they stop the negotiations, indicates that the current round of talks have been a charade, were all about deceit. [Duh...]

    Waking up too late, after releasing 78 Jihadi prisoners, Israel has announced it will not release the remaining 26 Jihadis prisonners.

    Fatah’s spokesman further elaborated that the threat to go to the International Court is “an important card… We’ve been waving it around for two years now”:

  4. Geeze fellars, just sit down and talk for God’s sake, just talk.

  5. Of course it’s all Abbas & the ******* Palis!!! The Useless Nations continues to condemn Israel & the leftist liberal schmucks make up lies about Israel!!!!

  6. Mark Brown says:

    Abbas just wantrd EEC and USA and japan and canada money for his bank account

  7. Fugitive Abdul Mazan of Ramallah.

  8. JoAnn Morris says:

    Bibi is the only leader that knows how to deal with Abbas.

  9. Mark Brown EU money at work

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