web analytics
September 22, 2014 / 27 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



‘A Sovereign State Negotiates Without Preconditions’

Israelis protest PA terrorist prisoner release in demonstration at prime minister's residence in Jerusalem

Israelis protest PA terrorist prisoner release in demonstration at prime minister's residence in Jerusalem
Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

As the State of Israel contemplates its plan this week to free a fourth group of Palestinian Authority terrorists, a victims’ advocacy group is up in arms.

The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel pointed out in a blunt statement, “One does not prevent wrongdoing with wrongdoing. A sovereign state negotiates without preconditions, without releasing murderers and without the violations of the rights of its citizens.”

The government’s pledged “good will gesture” comes in response to pressure from the United States which insisted on the move in order to keep the PA at the negotiating table.

In addition, the PA is demanding a freeze on all construction in any areas it claims in talks for its desired future state. Such building includes anything as simple as repairs on driveways, additions to a porch, or a roof over stairs to a house, let alone adding a much-needed classroom or wing to a school in an existing Jewish village or town.

“Left-wing Knesset members have no moral right to decide that they freeze children who lack classrooms,” stated Forum executive director Nachi Eyal. “It’s hypocrisy and ugliness. Freeing [such] killers is a serious blow to the rule of law and equality before the law and it must be avoided at all costs – but one does not prevent a wrong with another wrong.”

The PA, meanwhile, has offered little in return – and has not returned to the negotiating table to seriously discuss any of the core issues since last November.

This is the same pattern of behavior displayed during the last series of good will gestures advanced by Israel under pressure from the United States. In 2009, the Jewish State was forced into a 10 month construction freeze in all Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria in hopes of enticing the PA back to the negotiating table.

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas reappeared briefly for fruitless three meetings in September 2010 – the very end of the period – after being literally dragged to the White House by Egyptian and Jordanian leaders. But he immediately backed out when Israel would not agree to more preconditions and an extension of the freeze.

Likud Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon reminded the prime minister of that behavior, and threatened last week in a letter to quit his post over the issue.

“I have come to a decision:  I will not be part of the executive branch — the cabinet — if it approves and goes through with an additional prisoner release as part of the ‘fourth round’ that is supposed to take place on the 28th of this month,” he wrote to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “The day that the first Palestinian murderer walks free from prison, I will submit a letter of resignation from my post of deputy defense minister of the Israeli government.

“Those who supported the release claimed that it is a worthwhile price to pay for the hope of advancing peace with the Palestinians… In the meantime it has become clear that as expected, the Palestinians took advantage, and not for the first time, of our desire for peace and naivete, to trick us. They pretended to negotiate, and we released vile murderers,” he wrote.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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 “‘A Sovereign State Negotiates Without Preconditions’”

  1. not release terrorist assassin!

  2. Jean Perles says:

    Who in his right mind will make a deal with the devil??? besides, NO ONE has the right, not even the Jewish people to give the soil of Israel to any one!!!

  3. Israel must stop being on a “trial basis.” And it must stop asking what it is “allowed” to do.

  4. No waaayy!, Netanyahu and his leckayers doesn't have gonads, they have to resign.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
ISIS seized control of Quneitra, at least temporarily, towards the end of August 2014.
Israel Watching Northern Border with Syria, Lebanon
Latest News Stories
ISIS seized control of Quneitra, at least temporarily, towards the end of August 2014.

Israeli military is watching the northern border closely, waiting for the day the “changes” arrive. Rebels already control Syria’s side of the fence.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Jan. 20, 2014.

Canada will strip citizenship from those who travel abroad to join ISIS or other terrorist groups.

rayer vigil at Ma'arat HaMachpelah (Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron.

An Arab media outlet appears to be having issues with the closure of the Cave of the Patriarchs to Muslims over Rosh Hashana.

One of the photos displaying wares for sale on the Baqiyah Creation page on Facebook. Sept. 20, 2014.

The days of the red cape and Superman are long gone. Now one surfs the Net and buys ISIS chotchkes to become Jihad John.

Nearly 70 years after the Nazis fell, evidence is found in Theresienstadt that life flourished even among those marked for death.

There are IDF officers whose job is to oversee all operations and endeavor to ensure the civilian population is protected.

The Cabinet has approved a massive infrastructure upgrade of Sderot and other southern Israeli communities.

Yemen, where the ‘Arab Spring’ begun, continues to be mired in turmoil and terror.

Cease-fire negotiations in Cairo between Israel and Gaza terrorist factions are being held Tuesday in deference to Rosh Hashana.

President Reuven Rivlin is set to inaugurate the Jewish Museum of Warsaw when he travels to Poland in October.

Angry parents spoke out Sunday against Arabs attacking their children on the Mount of Olives.

Only 30 % of European Jews will attend high holiday services; 1/4 fear wearing Jewish symbols.

It’s not monopoly money. It’s Israel’s new 50 Shekel bill (in the middle), with a picture of poet Shaul Tchernikovsky on it. The bill is said to feature some of the most advanced anti-counterfeiting technologies, and it just went into circulation.

S&P has confirmed that Israel’s credit rating is good, and we’re still on the right fiscal path.

Gush Etzion residents were surprised and angry when the issue of the fence was raised from the dead.

The exact location is secret because of safety concerns. How long before the PA claims it is theirs?

More Articles from Hana Levi Julian
ISIS seized control of Quneitra, at least temporarily, towards the end of August 2014.

Israeli military is watching the northern border closely, waiting for the day the “changes” arrive. Rebels already control Syria’s side of the fence.

Holocaust survivor Zvi Michaeli lights a torch with his grandson during a ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem, as Israel marks the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 27, 2014.

Nearly 70 years after the Nazis fell, evidence is found in Theresienstadt that life flourished even among those marked for death.

The Cabinet has approved a massive infrastructure upgrade of Sderot and other southern Israeli communities.

Cease-fire negotiations in Cairo between Israel and Gaza terrorist factions are being held Tuesday in deference to Rosh Hashana.

President Reuven Rivlin is set to inaugurate the Jewish Museum of Warsaw when he travels to Poland in October.

For the first time ever, Iran and China have begun joint naval drills focusing on “relief and rescue operations” in the Persian Gulf.

PM Binyamin Netanyahu and FM Yair Lapid have reportedly come to an agreement over the 2015 state budget for Israel.

A delegation of 12 Jordanian parliamentarians have cancelled a planned visit to Gaza on security grounds.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/a-sovereign-state-negotiates-without-preconditions/2014/03/25/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: