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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas proclaimed Monday at a news conference in Athens that the entity formed under the internationally recognized Oslo Accords — the Palestinian Authority — no longer exists; it has officially been replaced by the “State of Palestine.”

Following his meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Abbas said:

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“Regarding this issue of a passport under the name Palestine State, we are about to proceed to the passport replacement and the issuance of a new passport within one year or even less.

“We have already changed all documents issued by ministries and public services and they now bear the name ‘State of Palestine,’ he said.

“We no longer accept from anyone to use the name ‘Palestinian Authority.’”

The declaration made by Abbas — if taken seriously — could have some unique ramifications for those who live within PA-controlled territories and are “citizens” of those areas.

Israeli security personnel quietly support the entity in some delicate situations and basic energy infrastructure such as electricity, water and gas is provided through Israeli cooperation. Tax monies are also collected by Israel on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and transferred to the entity on a monthly basis, with a great hue and a cry if there is any delay.

If in fact Abbas now runs an entirely new nation, clearly there is no longer any need for any of this: all Israeli services can and may be cut off, possibly instantaneously.

Any aggression against Israel emanating from its territory could be construed as an act of war, perhaps justifying a “proportionate response.” How soon then might it be until Israel really invaded and re-occupied the territory that Arab instigators whine about as “occupied” ?

Meanwhile, although the Greek parliament voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a resolution recognizing the Palestinian Authority as a new independent Arab country, the vote does not bind its government in any way.

There will be no formal recognition by Greece, according to a statement released by the Greek foreign ministry, so as “not to disturb good relations with Israel.”

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras recently met with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, in addition to his meeting with Abbas in Ramallah. The meeting between Tsipras and Netanyahu ended with both in good spirits.

“We must underline the imperative need to begin a substantial, a credible peace process, but with a clear political target,” Tsipras told reporters Monday after meeting with Abbas.

“A process that will give again hope to the Palestinian people, but also to the Israeli people, for a better future, for a peaceful coexistence of two peoples in the same region.”

More than half of PA citizens (60 percent) polled in September (1,397 adults) by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, however, clearly support stabbing attacks and a violent intifada. Moreover, 66 percent believe an uptick in violence will serve them well.

In addition, more than half (54 percent) expressed outright opposition to the so-called “two-state solution” that has been consistently forced on both Israel and the Palestinian Authority by the United States and the European Union for decades. Even more – 70 percent – are opposed to a single-state “solution” in which Arabs and Jews will coexist with equal rights.

The bottom line: Palestinian Authority Arab citizens have not wavered one iota from their original belief in 1948 that the State of Israel must be annihilated and the Jews either exterminated or otherwise somehow removed from the region. The only question in their minds is how best to accomplish that goal.

For anyone outside of this region to delude themselves into thinking otherwise, and to form any foreign policy involving Israel’s interests based on such an error would be foolhardy and utterly dangerous for all Israeli citizens, be they Jews, Christians or Muslims.

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42 COMMENTS

  1. Blah Blah Blah. His mouth changes nothing.

    Islam itself must be outlawed and eradicated.

    And just because there are 1.8 billion Muslims, that does not make the problem insurmountable but rather simply a larger problem. And thus it needs to be dealt with initially in a different fashion.

    Search for the following: "Learn about Islam. That is the most important thing for people to do. Learn who it is that you are not." – Samuel Lurie

  2. Hey, that means Israel no will supply the electricity that has been unpaid for years, and funding for health care and a million other things will be stopped. . They can live in their little kingdom since Abbas just built himself a 13 million dollar palace and will be the despot since there has been no elections for ten years. That means people better parachute into their country since borders will now be legally closed.

  3. But you know what makes me laugh is,..where is this state of Palestine?..There will never be a two state solution..If, and I mean a great if, if BIBI gave away a chunk of Israel to the Arab Palestinians, then he’ll be at odds with Yehovah, because Yehovah says that..” ISRAEL IS MINE”..so I don’t think BIBI will want to anger Yehovah..

  4. I hope that Israel – the only democracy in the entire Middle East – will finish with this so called PA knowing that neither palestine nor palestinians exist they are just a bunch of arabs who think the world needs them whilst they are not more than s and terrorists and their so called leaders are not better than a bunch of pirates stealing money from their own people.

  5. Ashkenazi Jews are not Khazars – Proof from Palestinian DNA.Palestinian Arab Scientist Dr. Nadia Al Zahery decided to find out of the Palestinian people's origin by going through their DNA, she ended up finding out that Palestinians DNA showed they were very close related to Lebanese, Sephardic Jews, Ashkenazi Jews. Proving Ashkenazi Jews are not Khazars and descend from a mix of European and Semitic ancestry. Al Zahery ended up finding out that although Palestinians are related to Jews, Palestinians originate in Jordan, not Israel proving also that Palestine is Jordan.She staryed out to prove the palestinians right,and proved them wrong!!!!

  6. so the UN never made him a state and PA does not exist. the oslow accords is now over because abbas refuses to negotiate. so now it's just war between 2 people. abbas is the head of the terrorist organization of the Palestinian people this organization has been found guilty in a new york court in Feb of this year. it's time for israel to understand there is no longer a oslo accord and to stop transferring tax money to these monsters and start treating them a invading army. abbas and his crew must be destroyed now. for israel to defend itself it needs to take no prisoners these are terrorist and a jail system is for rehabilitation. the terrorist household must be deported to syria.

  7. O.K if they are a STATE that means they are responsible for all of their citizens actions Just as Israel is for theirs citizens. It also means that the STATE of Israel has no obligation to provide water electricity, health care etc to any of its (palasteinian state sic ) citizens. An is also responsible for all of its accumulated debts!

  8. Alan Kardon Since I last checked Islam has not changed since yesterday so neither will my "speech" as you call it.

    And if you are continually unable to understand what I am saying, then you may kindly remove yourself from such dialog therein.

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