web analytics
April 26, 2015 / 7 Iyar, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Israel Threatens to Cancel Oslo, Oust Abbas if He Guns for State at UN

If the UN accepts Palestine as a nonmember state, effectively recognizing its bid to become a state, Israel may cancel all or part of the Oslo accords according to reports, and may even go as far as working to oust Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas from his position.

The Foreign Ministry has instructed embassies to alert foreign leaders that an attempt to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state is a violation of Oslo, and to work with them to thwart a Palestinian statehood bid.  Nonetheless, Abbas has said he will attempt to get UN recognition for a Palestinian state, urging the UN General Assembly on November 29  – the anniversary of the UN Partition Plan and the UN’s International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People – to accept it as a nonmember state.

An overwhelming majority of the 193 member states are expected to agree.

A Palestinian nonmember state would not have a General Assembly vote, but would fall under the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice, where it could bring cases against Israeli authority in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem.

Rumors are also circulating that a statehood bid would cause Israel to stop transferring tax money Israel collects for the PA to the organization, and to cancel permits which enable Palestinians to work inside “mainland” Israel.  According to a report by Channel 2, the Foreign Ministry is also weighing the possibility of assisting opposition to Abbas in investigating corruption allegations which would delegitimize him and cause him to lose popular support.

“The Palestinian resolution is a clear violation of the fundamental principle of negotiations,” Roni Leshno-Yaar, head of Israel’s foreign ministry division for international organizations, told Ha’aretz.

“The adoption of the resolution will give Israel the right to re-evaluate previous agreements with the PLO and consider canceling them partially or completely, and would make progress in the peace process more difficult in the future,” he added.

Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan called for the immediate annexation of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria as a response to the Palestinian statehood bid.

A report in Ha’aretz this morning suggests Foreign Minister Liberman is considering a draft document that would offer the Palestinians immediate recognition of statehood along temporary borders, as a type of “carrot” incentive for the Palestinians to drop their campaign at the United Nations.

About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.


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.

8 Responses to “Israel Threatens to Cancel Oslo, Oust Abbas if He Guns for State at UN”

  1. Charlie Hall says:

    This is absolutely the wrong path to take.

    The Oslo Accords provided that issues such as the final status of the Palestinian territories were to be resolved via negotiations. And indeed most of the Israeli political spectrum, including PM Netanyahu, is now in favor of a Palestinian State. The actions by Abbas in trying to do an end run around negotiations is the abrogation of the Oslo Accords! The immediate annexation of the Jewish settlements and the land surrounding them, along with the granting of Israeli citizenship to all Jewish and non-Jewish residents there, would indeed be an appropriate response. But framing this as "Israel will abrogate the Oslo Accords" is a PR disaster!

  2. Abbas action at UN negates Oslo, and no matter what Isarerael does it will be condemned bymost of europe, and the muslim world, but what will Obama do is the question. He has so far said nothing bout the rocket attacks,…….

  3. But he has said something about unilateral statehood, both at the UN two weeks ago and in a statement yesterday.

  4. 2 states without a Peace agreement will bring a rain of rockets on all of Israel from the new Palestinian state. Only works with a treaty,recognition of Israel,and non militarized Palistinian state.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
USAID recipient Tarek Abbas, son of Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud.
Abbas’ Son Loses $10 Million Libel Suit in US Court
Latest News Stories

An Arab tried to steal the weapon from a civilian guard in the town of Eli.

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

GOP Senator Ted Cruz met with Republican Jewish leaders in Las Vegas Saturday on the campaign trail.

Shimon Peres

The idea behind Peres & Associates came to life two years or so before the end of President Shimon Peres’ term in office, when his team began planning the next phase in his career.

United Hatzalah, Zaka and First are among the first emergency responders from Israel to arrive in Nepal on Sunday as part of an international effort.

The PA and leftists lost twice in US courts, which threw out suits for libel and a claim against settlers’ “terrorist attacks.”

Lauder: ‘Jews demanded no ‘Right of Return’ to Germany or Austria or Poland or any other European country.’

Several Israelis suffered light injuries but 150 still have made no contact with officials.

The emails are unclassified but include sensitive information of correspondence with ambassadors.

An Arkia plane made an emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport Sunday morning after a bird was caught in one of the planes’ engines during a flight to Eilat. The plane landed safely. It was the second emergency landing in a week at the airport. An El Al plane that took off for Prague last […]

Arabs call for state of mourning, meaning a state of riots, after knife-wielding terrorist killed when he stabbed solider.

Several Israelis suffered minor injuries in Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal that killed approximately 1,500 people, but approximately 250 Israelis are not accounted for, according to the Foreign Ministry. Communications systems have been disabled by the earthquake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale and is the latest in a series of disasters that have […]

Bayit Yehudi settles for three Cabinet posts. Shas to head Religious Affairs with Bayit Yehudi as Deputy.

The road from Jerusalem to Ma’aleh Adumim is closed to traffic due to Arab stone-throwing.

The officer of a Hareidi IDF unit was in Mea Shearim to visit two of his soldiers whose families have social or financial problems.

More Articles from Malkah Fleisher
Godzilla (R.)

A green bell pepper affectionately dubbed “Godzilla” by the children of Moshav Ein Yahav in the northern Arava desert has won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Though the permissibility of watching hired sports players go to battle in a large stadium is a source of controversy amongst Torah observant Jews, the food being served at the upcoming Super Bowl games in New Orleans is not.

Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, youth director at the Chabad Jewish Center in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, will be introducing a new art installation in honor of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year of Trees, inspired by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.

More than 2,000 people have made contributions in memory of the young victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut to plant a grove of trees in Israel.

Shoshana Hebshi, a half-Jewish, half-Arab woman from Ohio is suing Frontier Airlines, the FBI, TSA and other governmental agencies after she says she was forced off a flight, strip-searched, and imprisoned on the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

Women may enter military combat in the United States, following the lift of a military ban on women in combat by defense secretary Leon Panetta.

The Jewish National Fund will reconsider a plan to forest parts of the Arava desert, following the request of environmental organizations to consider the impact of trying to alter the native ecosystem.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Israel and western countries not to attempt to stop Iran’s nuclear program through military means.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel-threatens-to-cancel-oslo-oust-abbas-if-he-guns-for-state-at-un/2012/11/14/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: