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John Kerry Violated the Oslo Accords

The Oslo Accords state that the Palestinian Authority is committed to stop all incitement. Kerry last week openly warned Israel of a new intifada. On the other hand, the US did not commit itself not to incite.
Kerry Loves His Peace Process

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s open incitement of violence against Israelis last week gets the Palestinian Authority off the hook from having to express its love for terrorists and encouragement of “resistance.”

Mahmoud Abbas now can live up the Palestinian Authority commitment in the Oslo Accords, which demand that it not incite against Israel. Why should Abbas and his Fatah party do the dirty work when they have Kerry to do it?

As The Jewish Press’ Lori Lowenthal Marcus reported here last week, “An Israeli reporter asked Kerry, ‘How do you think a picture of Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority, hugging murderers that killed children 20 or 30 years ago and say that they’re heroes of the Palestinian people – what kind of message do you think this is sent about peace process or peace atmosphere to the Israeli people?’”

Kerry did not directly answer the question and instead argued, “The alternative to getting back to the talks is the potential of chaos. I mean, does Israel want a third intifada?”

Similar threats by the Palestinian Authority have been noted as clear incitement. Coming from the mouth of the Secretary of State, it is not incitement; it is diplomacy, just like Abbas “You give, I take” policy is “negotiations.”

If a “third intifada” is on the way, “what would Kerry call what has been going in the current violence, which is an extension of the  second intifada  that simply was another chapter in the first and continuing intifada?

On the other hand, although the United States affixed its signature to the Oslo Accords, the agreement binds only Israel and the Palestinian Authority to halt incitement.

The Interim Agreement (Oslo 2) of September 28, 1995 (Article XXII) states that Israel and the PA “shall seek to foster mutual understanding and tolerance and shall accordingly abstain from incitement, including hostile propaganda, against each other and, without derogating from the principle of freedom of expression, shall take legal measures to prevent such incitement by any organizations, groups or individuals within their jurisdiction.”

So Kerry is scot-free. He can give terrorists the green light to attack Jews and then blame Israel for the attacks while the PA continues to violate the Oslo Accords, which also states that neither side may take unilateral actions to circumvent peace talks, such as Abbas’ going to the United Nations for recognition of the PA.

Kerry also repeated one of his favorite statements that “not one Israeli in 2012 was killed” in Judea and Samaria. But this time he added, “And that’s a huge step forward. And the reason I’m so urgent about this is because the Palestinians and President Abbas have committed themselves to nonviolence. So it is important for Israel to strengthen them, to help provide this peace so that the nonviolence is rewarded. Because if nonviolence is not rewarded, the alternative will be that people go back to the other.”

Kerry may not be aware of this, and it would be a shame to break down his illusions, but at least five Israelis have been killed by Palestinian Authority terrorists this year. So if 2012 was a step forward because no one was killed, isn’t it amazing how much advancement has been made this year? Will 20 murder victims be a sign of further progress?

As for Kerry’s “non-violence,” following is a brief review of some of the actions for peace in the Palestinian Authority the past several days.

An Arab terrorist tried to kill a soldier last week in an apparent suicide attack. Anas Alatrash’s Facebook profile revealed that his attack last Thursday was likely a suicide mission, military spokesmen said.

The IDF soldiers’ swift response at the Bethlehem checkpoint they were guarding eliminated a direct threat to their lives and prevented what could have become a major tragedy.

When Alatrash charged IDF police forces with a knife, the soldiers called out for him to stop – but he continued to run toward their position. The soldiers were then forced to fire at him, and he died of his wounds after receiving medical treatment from Magen David Adom.

Two days before the attack, Alatrash posted  a picture as his cover image on Facebook. The photo shows a well-known passage from the Koran, which in English means, “We belong to God, and to him we shall return.”

This type of notice is traditionally posted after someone’s death. The fact that Alatrash posted it two days before he died strongly suggests that he was preparing to take his own life, the IDF reported.

In this second message, posted just hours before the attack, Alatrash wrote: “God, take me to you. Your servants have been making it hard on me.”

Later the same day, another Palestinian Authority terrorist tried to kill Jews at the Tapuach Junction in northern Samaria, shooting at soldiers and hitchhikers at a bus stop. Soldiers at the scene killed the attacker.

Firebomb and rock-throwing attacks, which are rarely reported as attempted murders, continue to plague Jewish motorists and passengers throughout Judea and Samaria.

Two Israelis escaped with their lives early Friday morning when Arab terrorists threw firebombs at their car near Tekoa, east of Efrat in Gush Etzion, turning the vehicle into a ball of flames. The driver and a passenger were rushed to a Jerusalem hospital for treatment of wounds.

Rock-throwing attacks were reported on Sunday north of Hevron, where a bus sustained damage, and near Tekoa on Saturday, where a vehicle was damaged. In both cases, no one was injured.

Saturday night, soldiers discovered four pipe bombs in possession of a Palestinian Authority terrorist during an inspection at a checkpoint near Jericho.

Since none of the above terrorist attacks succeeded to kill any Jews, the journalists wearing their traditional blinders can report with a straight face what Kerry said last week, “The Palestinians and President Abbas have committed themselves to non-violence.”

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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9 Responses to “John Kerry Violated the Oslo Accords”

  1. Guy Peters says:

    Him & the fraud ” palis ” !

  2. Neal Best says:

    I’s amazing how people in such important roles can be so incompetent

  3. ¡Man without memory, stupid man!

  4. Lee Warren says:

    kerry is another fool in the obama regime.

  5. Gil Gilman says:

    Neal Best, and Lee Warren, I cannot fully agree with you…Kerry is neither incompetent, nor a fool. He knows what he is doing, and is skillful at it. It is much like the veteran railroad engineer and crew who skillfully guide themselves and their passengers down the track and out of the city. Unfortunately it is the wrong track, for there is a freight train loaded with chemical weapons and explosives headed the opposite direction, on the same track. It is his skill, and knowledge that make him an incompetent fool.

  6. Kerry, yet another self hating American (part) Jew. YES, There is NO "Irish Blood in his veins. His Grandfather, Fritz Cohen changed the family name from Its Jewish original and his mother's family was French and Scottish.

  7. iSRAEL SHOULD DECLARE PERSONA NON GRATA" TO JOHN KERRY.

  8. AC Stubbs says:

    Kerry is an embarassing fool

  9. Ariella Butler says:

    are you serious??? omg. that brings erev rav to a whole new level.

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