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PA Back in Town to Wink at PA’s Loaded Deck of Cards

Israel and Palestinian Authority negotiators promised Kerry they would hold secret talks, without using the media to promote agendas. Israel has obliged. PA negotiator Saeb Erekat has not.
Kerry, who a few weeks ago referred to the Palestinian Authority as a "country," prejudices Israel's position and stays mum while the PA breaks his ground rules for "secret talks."

Kerry, who a few weeks ago referred to the Palestinian Authority as a "country," prejudices Israel's position and stays mum while the PA breaks his ground rules for "secret talks."

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Israel and the Palestinian Authority Sunday to rah-rah “peace talks” even though the Palestinian Authority continues to violate the ground rules by threatening it will win recognition by several countries if the talks fail.

“Failure” in PA language means Israel’s insistence to actually negotiate at negotiations instead of signing on the dotted line, which would make Kerry and Obama very happy.

It is no wonder that Kerry, fresh from letting Vladimir Putin saving President Barack Obama from himself, is using the visit to show how much he loves Israel by meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to update him on Syrian President Bassar al-Assad’s pledge to get rid of his chemical weapons.

That is the same Assad who said last week that Syria he has no chemical weapons.

The United States knows just as much, if not more, about Assad’s chemical weapons thanks to Israeli intelligence than it does to its own. The most probable positive outcome for Kerry in his visit to Netanyahu will be a great photo-op for Jews to marvel how the Secretary of State thinks so much of Israel.

Of course, Kerry also will spread his wings over Ramallah and talk with Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, even though they met in London exactly seven days ago in London to discuss the “developments in direct peace talks that were resumed on July 14.”

PA and Israeli negotiators pledged to abide the American ground rules and to uncharacteristically be quiet, not update the media on progress or lack of progress and not negotiate through the media.

That rule applies to Israel but not to Saeb Erekat, senior negotiator for the Palestinian Authority, which has broken virtually every agreement it has signed with Israel, under American auspices, the past 20 years.

Erekat last week threatened that if the talks fail, the Palestinian Authority will go back to its two-year-old tactic of simply violating the Oslo Accords again and taking the unilateral move to obtain recognition as an independent country from countries ready to sign up.

The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), which has senior authority over the PA, distributed to its executive committee a document in which Erekat states that some countries already have promised to recognize the “State of Palestine” if Israel does not grant it all of its political and territorial demands.

Erekat last week also issued a rather thinly-disguised threat of violence.

“We hope that the Israeli government understands that their impunity is evaporating and that it is in Israel’s interest to go for justice and peace rather settlements and Apartheid. Settlement construction shows a lack of seriousness towards the idea of a Palestine and Israel living side by side in peace and security. We will be contacting different members within the international community in order to make clear to those who are trying to sabotage our efforts, that settlement construction has a price and that this price will continue to grow.

“Some people in Israel continue to believe that the endgame for negotiations should not be peace but rather, further colonization. We call upon all parties that had vigorously advocated for the resumption of negotiations to do whatever is needed to block and to punish the latest decisions made by the Israeli government and the Occupation Municipality in Jerusalem.”

That is pretty strong language for someone who is supposed to be holding “secret peace talks.”

Earlier this month, PLO secretary-general Yasser Abed Rabbo, always good for an anti-Zionist quote, pitched in and warned that Israel is risking a “political catastrophe” in the PA if it does not simply keep quiet and sign. A “political catastrophe” in the Palestinian Authority can only mean one of two things: an overthrow of Abbas or a new campaign of violence – oops, make that “resistance.”

He accused Israel of encouraging “settlers” to continue “violations” by building homes in Judea and Samaria and areas of Jerusalem claimed by the PA.

Abed Rabbo also violated Kerry’s ground rules by stating, “Until now there has been no progress” in the secret talks and that we’re now seeing what we expected — that there is little hope for their progress, in fact that hope is non-existent and negotiations are futile.

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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8 Responses to “PA Back in Town to Wink at PA’s Loaded Deck of Cards”

  1. Gil Gilman says:

    Ask yourself…would you buy a used car from Abbas…or Kerry for that matter?

  2. Excellent article.Keep up the good work.

  3. Alan Kardon says:

    As always, we stand alone.

  4. Kerry go home, carry now about Syria, Israel should not make any negociation with the PA,finish.

  5. MarkusBrajtman says:

    Kerry has been putting Israel in a dnagerous situation.
    He has referred to the “settlements” as “illigitimate”
    He played right into the hands of Abbas.
    Kerry should be told to go home and keep out of Israel’s life.
    Kerry is a lover of Arabs and a hater of Jews.
    I hope that the US Jews who voted for Obama, now realise that their votes can, G-D forbid, destroy Israel.

  6. Yechiel Baum says:

    notice Kerry's back towards the Jews/Israel while knoding at the terrorist.
    I guess Irish terrorists have a kindred spirit to other murderous terrorists.
    Is Kerry on the British watch list or are only Jews in such a predicament like during WWII

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