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Netanyahu Dares Abbas to Address Knesset

Netanyahu played one-up on Abbas Monday, inviting to speak at the Knesset. A reciprocal invitation from Abbas for the Prime Minister to speak in Ramallah is not likely.
Netanyahu shakes hands with Abbas in 2009 in a meeting arranged by Obama, for whom they share mutual suspicion.

Netanyahu shakes hands with Abbas in 2009 in a meeting arranged by Obama, for whom they share mutual suspicion.
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu challenged Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas Monday to address the Knesset and recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

“I call on him from here today: let’s break the deadlock,” said Prime Minister Netanyahu in the Knesset and in the presence of visiting French President Francois Hollande.

Netanyahu then invited himself to Ramallah, saying he would go there after Abbas answers his call to speak to the Knesset. That is likely to happen about the same time the Republican party approves Obamacare.

Abbas two months ago, Abbas said he was willing to go to Jerusalem and sit down with Netanyahu, but neither man has to worry too much about the threat that they will meet. There really is not much for them to talk about except how much they distrust the Obama administration.

Netanyahu, in his speech to the Knesset, returned to his favorite taunt of Abbas. “Get up on this platform and recognize the historical truth: the Jews have a nearly 4,000-year-old link to the land of Israel,” he said. “ The Jews are a people with a right to self-determination. In real peace, all Palestinian claims regarding the State of Israel will end, including national claims on its territory and sovereignty.”

Abbas has said that Israel does not need his seal of approval for its being Jewish.

The entire “Jewish State of Israel” gambit is a code word for Israel’s blocking the Arab world’s demand of the so-called “right of return,” meaning the right of several million Arabs to turn Israel into a non-Jewish state, based on the claim of lineage from former Arab residents of the country.

Both Abbas and Netanyahu know it is not going to happen, and both men are playing gamesmanship to avoid the wrath of President Barack Obama, who in turn would be happy if Abbas and Netanyahu were to hang themselves and let the United States off the hook and go back to worrying about its own affairs.

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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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10 Responses to “Netanyahu Dares Abbas to Address Knesset”

  1. Allemaal.pro israel zijn dat zal helpe shalom

  2. Ben II says:

    Netanyahu is so pathetic, he would invite Bin Laden if he could.

  3. I made a post on Sat. in regards to Israel. I had 11 people who were from Egypt that wanted to friend request me. I ignored all of them. For some reason when I told this individual that I did not mean to disrespect him, he continued to correspond. This person responded. He is a 23 yr. old child from Egypt.. He stated to me that Egypt the mother of the world. I told him that we had different believes, but I loved him. YHWH, Yeshua.

  4. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in 1991. Two years ago I learned the truth. The truth of Israel.

  5. El Elx says:

    Netanyahu is so pathetic, he would invite Bin Laden if he could.
    Barry-boy is so pathetic, he would invite Khomeini if he could.
    There, fixed!

  6. Carolin Knox says:

    So serious…..the last paragraph says it all.

  7. Abbas and the whole of the Palestinian/Arabs will not agree to Mr Netanyahu request because they all hate the Jewish people and the Nation of Israel.The truth be known,they all want Israel gone they have no intention of agreeing to peace with them.If the land is divided up it will only allow the terrorists more scope to continue there acts of terror against Israel.Obama and Kerry know this ofcourse but they are going to betray Israel and leave her to fend for herself against the Arab nations surrounding her,but you know what,Israel wins and then goes onto claim all of the land that God has promised them.

  8. Yechiel Baum says:

    will the arab members of the Knesset greet abbas as their leader or stand up in respect to Netanhu?

  9. Love thy enemy and God will do the needful.

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