Partner For Peace My Ass

Everyone rags on Israel, why don’t they ever call out the Jew haters for [expletive deleted] like this?

Abbas says he will never recognize a Jewish state

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said that he will never recognize a Jewish state during an interview on an Egyptian television channel.

Abbas also told Dream 2 TV in an Oct. 23 interview that capturing Gilad Shalit was a “good thing.”

. . .

“They started talking to me about the ‘Jewish state’ only two years ago, discussing it with me at every opportunity, every forum I went to — Jewish or non-Jewish — asking: ‘What do you think about the “Jewish state”?’ I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I will never recognize the Jewishness of the state, or a ‘Jewish state,’” Abbas said.

See also:
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: I Will Never Recognize a Jewish State; The Capturing of Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit Was a Good Thing
Palestinian prez caught saying he will never recognize a ‘Jewish State’ of Israel
Palestinian Authority Chairman: “I Will Never Recognize a Jewish State”
Encountering Peace: Unintended consequences
Abbas: Shalit Kidnapping ‘A Good Thing’
The Chilling Candor of Mahmoud Abbas
Aboriginal Rights of the Jewish People

Seriously, how does the “World Community” expect Israel to make peace with people who refuse to recognize Israel’s right to even exist?

/how many times and in how many different ways do the Jew haters have to spell it out that they have absolutely no interest in a two state solution, their goal is one state, one that doesn’t include Israel or Jews

Is America A Great Country Or What?

The United States is $14 trillion in debt, about to default, with an economy that’s on the verge of collapsing, and what are we spending money on?

‘US paying salaries for jailed Palestinian terrorists’

The Palestinian Authority spends more than $5 million a month paying salaries to terrorists sitting in Israeli prisons, according to a Palestinian Media Watch report presented to congressmen in Washington on Tuesday.

According to the report, written by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, such payments contravene US law, which prohibits funding of any person who “engages in, or has engaged in terrorist activity.

Read the report:

Palestinian Authority glorification
of terrorists and paying salaries
to terrorists with US money

See also:
U.S. Pays Salaries to Palestinian Terrorists
U.S. Pays Salaries to Palestinian Terrorists
U.S. Pays Salaries to Palestinian Terrorists
‘US paying salaries for jailed Palestinian terrorists’
JPost on PMW report: PA paying salaries to imprisoned terrorists with US money
PA to pay salaries to all terrorists in Israeli prisons
Palestinian Media Watch
Palestinian Media Watch

Why are we still giving any money to the Palestinian Authority, especially now that they’ve teamed up with Hamas and seeing as how they’re both sworn to Israel’s destruction? Why are we supporting the enemy of our closest alliy in the region?

/FUBAR

Netanyahu Calls The Islamic Bluff

You want Israel to stop building settlements, fine, no problem. All you have to do is recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. Sounds like a simple no brainer, right? Well, not if your true objective is to ultimately destroy Israel.

Israeli Freeze Terms Rejected by Palestinians; Talks in Limbo

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set terms for the renewal of a West Bank settlement freeze that were swiftly rejected by the Palestinians, leaving the status of U.S.-brokered peace talks in limbo.

Netanyahu told parliament yesterday he was ready to convene his Cabinet and ask for an extension of a freeze on settlement building if “the Palestinian leadership tells its people in an unequivocal manner that it recognizes Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.”

Mohammad Shtayyeh, a member of the Palestinian Authority negotiating team, said Netanyahu’s demand was “unacceptable.”

See also:
PNA rejects Netanyahu’s condition on resuming talks
Netanyahu would extend settlement freeze in return for recognition
Israeli PM offers conditional settlements freeze
Israel makes settlement offer, Palestinians say no
Netanyahu offers settlement freeze for recognition of ” Jewish” state
Settlers: No Jewish state without West Bank construction
U.S. after Netanyahu settlement freeze proposal: Our position on this is well known
‘If PA rejects Jewish state, authorize West Bank building’
PA quashes PM’s offer for renewed building freeze
Netanyahu offers settlement freeze in return for recognition as Jewish state, Palestinians say no
Bibi offered Abbas assisted political suicide
Israel challenges Palestinians to recognise ‘Jewish state’
Palestinians reject Israel settlement compromise
Palestinians reject Netanyahu terms

How many more clues does the West need before the obvious reality sets in? Muslims are hell bent on killing the Jews, they have no intention of ever making peace with them.

/Israel isn’t the obstacle to Middle East peace, Islam is

There’s No Joy In Gaza

The religion of no fun strikes again.

Gunmen destroy Gaza City water park

Unidentified gunmen set fire Sunday to the Crazy Water Park, one of the Gaza Strip’s most popular entertainment sites.

Eyewitnesses said that at least 25 men participated in the predawn attack. The gunmen beat the two night watchmen, bound their hands and confiscated their mobile phones before setting the complex on fire, they said.

Manager Ala al-Araj, a former cabinet minister in the unity government formed after the Palestinian Authority elections in 2006, said that the water park was closed down by Hamas two weeks ago. He said that no one was injured in the attack, which destroyed the Gaza City resort completely.

No group claimed responsibility for the arson and the Hamas government, which issued a strong condemnation, promised to pursue the perpetrators and bring them to trial.

Two human rights organizations also condemned the torching of the water park and called for an immediate investigation.

“The attackers stormed the resort using a four-wheel drive vehicle,” one of the guards told a human rights group. “Then they and another group of gunmen set fire to the two main buildings, a Beduin tent and 300 nargilas [water pipes].”

The Hamas government had ordered the closure of Crazy Water Park for three weeks under the pretext that it did not have a proper license.

Last month, Hamas policemen raided the resort and expelled dozens of men and women who had gathered for a fast-breaking meal during Ramadan. The owner of the facility was summoned for questioning and warned not to hold events where men and women sit together.

Sources in the Gaza Strip said that Hamas has been targeting the water park because the owners violated an order banning women from smoking nargilas in public places.

See also:
Gaza’s luxury water park torched
Militants torch Gaza water park shut down by Hamas
Hamas suspected as popular Water Park in Gaza goes up in flames
Gazans Want Justice Over Torched Water Park
Gaza: Assailants set fire to water park
Assailants burn Gaza water park after shuttered by Hamas after men and women mixed together
Crazy Water Park

Well, we can’t have men and women sitting together or women smoking in public, now can we? Music? I don’t think so, music is evil.

/Islam, the religion of enforced unhappiness, no wonder Muslims are always so angry, violent, and destructive all the time

Well, That Didn’t Take Long

So much for Obama’s peace talks, it took less that a week for Mahmoud Abbas to unilaterally pull the plug and scuttle any possibility of a deal with Israel. It’s pretty much impossible to make peace with a country you don’t believe has a right to exist.

Abbas: No ‘historic compromise’ on Jerusalem, borders

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejected Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s talk about an “historic compromise” and said there would be no compromises on core issues such as Jerusalem and borders.

Abbas also reiterated his rejection of Netanyahu’s demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. “We’re not talking about a Jewish state and we won’t talk about one,” Abbas said in an interview with the semi-official Al-Quds newspaper. “For us, there is the state of Israel and we won’t recognize Israel as a Jewish state.”

Abbas said that in recent meetings with leaders of the Jewish community in the US, he made it clear that the Palestinians would not recognize Israel as a Jewish state. “I told them that this is their business and that they are free to call themselves whatever they want,” Abbas said. “But [I told them] you can’t expect us to accept this.”

See also:
Abbas: ‘I don’t have to recognize Israel as a Jewish state’
Abbas says negotiations must base on 1967 borders
Abbas says he ‘can’t allow even one concession’
Abbas asks US to step into settlement dispute
Netanyahu: Peace talks’ success not guaranteed
Peace talks face a rocky road
Abbas: Gaza will not be left to Hamas
Hamas retains deadly reach in West Bank
Kassam fired from Gaza hits Sderot

It crystal clear to anyone with an ounce of intelligence that Abbas is looking for any excuse to stop peace talks with Israel. That’s because, just like Hamas, he doesn’t want peace with Israel, he’s never wanted peace with Israel, and he never will. What the “Palestinians” want is the destruction of Israel, they only want the destruction of Israel.

/read the Hamas Charter and see for yourself, you can’t make peace with those sworn to kill you, their primary goal in life to bring about your destruction, “from the river to the sea”

Just Another Mideast Peace Farce, Without The Peace

Oh boy, Hillary and Obama are all excited and full of themselves for getting the Israelis and Palestinians to sit down for direct peace talks this week! Hello, who are these people kidding, what’s missing from this picture? Nevermind that elephant in the room!

Hamas rejects US call for peace talks

Hamas has rejected the US calls for the resumption of direct peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, describing it as a new attempt to deceive the Palestinians.

On Friday, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri called the US invitation misleading and said the new US plan is not acceptable because it does not serve the interests of the Palestinian people.

“Hamas rejects the American call for the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. The Palestinian people will not feel bound by the results of this misleading invitation,” Abu Zuhri told AFP.

“This invitation is a new attempt to fool the Palestinian people after the Annapolis experience, during which we were promised a Palestinian state within a year, but many years have passed and we are still at square one,” Abu Zuhri added.

Hamas rejected the call for talks shortly after the Palestinian Authority (PA) agreed to resume direct peace talks with Israel under the mediation of the United States, even though its conditions were not met.

The PA and Israel have agreed to reach a deal within one year.

See also:
Hamas says PA’s direct talks with Israel are illegitimate
Hamas leader rejects talks with Israel
Hamas leader rejects direct negotiations
Little hope of peace as talks begin in US
Hamas says peace talks will deal blow to Palestinians
News Analysis: Palestinians doubt direct talks with Israel would succeed
PA says direct talks doomed to fail
Hamas urges Jordan, Egypt to boycott Mideast talks launch
Hamas rejects invitation to resume peace talks
Mideast Peace Talks Back On, Hamas Not Invited to the Table

Tell me again what the point is of holding these “talks”, when Hamas isn’t included in the negotiations and they control Gaza and are still sworn to the destruction of Israel? For the life of me, I can’t answer that question unless this whole “direct talks” sham was concocted to stroke Obama’s massive ego. When these futile “talks” end in abject failure and absolutely nothing is accomplished, Hillary and Obama are going to look like complete laughingstocks scraping two tons of egg off their faces.

/then again, what’s new about Hillary and Obama when it comes to failure and accomplishing nothing?

Obama’s Futile Adventure

This is going nowhere fast.

Obama, Abbas talk peace

President Obama received Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House today with a valuable welcoming gift: a toughly-worded, categorical US demand for Israel to stop settlements in Palestinian territories.

But hours before the two men met, the Israeli government flatly rejected the demand. Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev said that “normal life in those communities must be allowed to continue,” meaning that some construction will continue in existing settlements.

Obama and Abbas appeared to see eye to eye, speaking of the need for increased support from Arab governments to support the peace process by showing good faith in their promise to recognize the existence of the Jewish state if Israel strikes a peace deal with Palestinians.

But nowhere was the confluence of views so striking as in the Obama administration’s position on settlements, which the president outlined directly to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week at the White House.

After meeting with Abbas, Obama told reporters he stands firmly behind “core principles” toward peace, including a two-state solution, Israel “stopping settlements,” and Palestinians preventing attacks on Israel.

“I am confident we can move this process forward,” if all sides live up to prior obligations and negotiate in good faith, the president said.

See also:
Obama holds Abbas talks
Abbas to present peace plan to Obama
Abbas plan merges ‘road map,’ Arab initiative
Abbas draws line over settlement expansions
Questions of Legitimacy Loom Over Abbas In Meeting with Obama
‘Israel won’t yield to U.S. demands, won’t halt settlement construction’

For starters, Obama keeps demanding that Israel stop settlmeent construction even after Israel has already repeatedly told him, in no uncertain terms, that that’s out of the question, not going to happen. And then, in another stab at comedy gold, Obama tells his new best buddy Mahmoud that Arab governments must promise to recognize the existence of Israel as a Jewish state. Forget the other Arab governments recognizing Israel as a Jewish state for a minute, like that’s ever going to happen, what about Abbas himself? Gee, wasn’t it just a month ago that Abbas refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state?

Abbas says won’t recognize Israel as Jewish state

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas dismissed Monday calls by the new right-leaning Israeli government to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, an issue emerging as a main obstacle to peacemaking.

“I do not accept it,” the Western-backed Abbas said. “It is not my job to give a description of the state. Name yourself the Hebrew Socialist Republic — it is none of my business.”

See also:
Report: Abbas reiterates refusal to recognize Israel as ‘Jewish state’+
Abbas won’t recognize Israel as Jewish state
Fatah Official: Abbas’ Fatah Doesn’t Recognize Israel
Abbas won’t recognize Israel as a Jewish state
Abbas continues rejecting ‘Jewish state’ notion

And what about Hamas, that merry band of murdering thugs in control of the Gaza strip, designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the U.S. government, the same Hamas that indiscriminately fires rockets into Israel on a regular basis and is slated to sign a reconciliation agreement with Abbas and Fatah in July, think Hamas will ever recognize Israel’s right to exist? Well, Magic Eight Ball the Hamas Charter says no.

So, what’s the point? Why does Obama keep engaging in this fantasy charade, pretending that Fatah/Hamas are the good guys and that Israel is the obstacle to peace for daring to insist on her own survival? Does he think he can perform some type of magical Obama Kabuki dance and change the ground truth? Instead of strong arming Israel, our strongest ally in the region, why doesn’t Obama demand that the designated terrorists behave like civilized people and recognize Israel as a precondition to negotiations?

/how can Israel possibly negotiate “peace” with those sworn to her destruction?

Meanwhile, Back In The Middle East

U.S.: Palestinians need not recognize Israel as Jewish state before talks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people as a condition for renewing peace talks is unacceptable to the United States, the State Department said during special envoy George Mitchell’s visits over the weekend to Ramallah and Cairo.

The State Department released statements saying that the United States would continue to promote a two-state solution. In Ramallah, Mitchell met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Mitchell’s talks also seem to indicate that the United States does not accept Netanyahu’s position that the renewal of negotiations should be postponed until the Iranian nuclear threat is removed.

/we’re not anti-Israel, we’re on the other side now

They Can Even Dig it Themselves, They Love Tunneling

Barak: Link Gaza, W. Bank with tunnel

The best way to achieve territorial continuity between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank is by digging a tunnel that would connect the two areas, Defense Minister and Labor party head Ehud Barak said on Monday.

Speaking at an elections rally at Beersheba’s Ben Gurion University, Barak explained that the tunnel would be 48 kilometers long and cost US$2-3 billion. “Palestinians would have unlimited access to the tunnel, and would be able to travel it undisturbed,” he added.

See also:
Israel’s Barak proposes Gaza-West Bank tunnel

/Hamas roaming free in a 30 mile tunnel under Israeli territory, what could possibly go wrong?

UPDATE:

Didn’t I say they love tunneling?

Gaza tunnels: “we smuggle everything – except weapons”

Many of the daily goods in Gaza’s market arrive via these tunnels, whose openings emerge into little outhouses or discreet courtyards.

‘In this neighbourhood nearly everyone operates a tunnel,’ explains Al-Hajj Fadhel, whose four wives and numerous offspring live in a two-room house.

‘We smuggle anything we can sell – everything except weapons,’ he says proudly. ‘Through these tunnels come chewing gum and biscuits for Palestinian children, plus nappies, chickpeas and tinned foods.’

/you see, the Good Fairy delivers the weapons

Blair Reaches Out to Hamas, Hamas Calls Blair Foolish

Hamas must be brought into peace process, says Tony Blair

Hamas must somehow be brought into the Middle East peace process because the policy of isolating Gaza in the quest for a settlement will not work, Tony Blair has told The Times.

The former prime minister implicitly criticises the strategy followed by the Bush Administration and Israel of focusing all peace and reconstruction efforts on the West Bank. “It was half of what we needed,” he said.

In an interview with Ginny Dougary in the Saturday Magazine, Mr Blair says that the strategy of “pushing Gaza aside” and trying to create a Palestinian state on the West Bank “was never going to work and will never work”. He hints in references to how peace was eventually achieved in Northern Ireland that the time may be approaching to talk to Hamas … “My basic predisposition is that in a situation like this you talk to everybody.”

The Hamas retort?

Hamas: Blair comments ‘utterly foolish’

Mushir al-Masri, chairman of the Hamas faction in the Palestinian Authority parliament said “Tony Blair’s words prove that Europe and the world understand that all attempts to uproot Hamas and erase it from the Palestinian scene have failed, and that today we are the first and foremost power” representing Palestinians.

Echoing Blair, Masri said “the only gate into the Palestinian issue and its transformation into any agreement cannot occur unless through Hamas – a movement that cannot be ignored.”

However, in a published statement, Masri said Blair’s comments were “utterly foolish and useless.” He said the sentiment the Quartet’s envoy expressed to the Times was “a return to the same obstacles erected by the West, as an excuse to postpone Palestinian democracy, continue the siege of the Palestinian people, and grant the Zionist enemies the excuse to commit their crimes – the last of which was the Gaza war and the refusal to recognize the legitimate parliament and government of the Palestinians.”

Masri added that “raising this suggestion [to involve Hamas in the peace process] testifies to Blair’s stupidity and the stupidity of those who insist on this idiotic offer.”

Has Blair ever read the Hamas Charter? Here are just a few excerpts:

Article Thirteen

[Peace] initiatives, the so-called peaceful solutions, and the international conferences to resolve the Palestinian problem, are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement. For renouncing any part of Palestine means renouncing part of the religion; the nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its faith, the movement educates its members to adhere to its principles and to raise the banner of Allah over their homeland as they fight their Jihad: “Allah is the all-powerful, but most people are not aware.”

From time to time a clamoring is voiced, to hold an International Conference in search for a solution to the problem. Some accept the idea, others reject it, for one reason or another, demanding the implementation of this or that condition, as a prerequisite for agreeing to convene the Conference or for participating in it. But the Islamic Resistance Movement, which is aware of the [prospective] parties to this conference, and of their past and present positions towards the problems of the Muslims, does not believe that those conferences are capable of responding to demands, or of restoring rights or doing justice to the oppressed.

. . .

Article Fourteen

The problem of the liberation of Palestine relates to three circles: the Palestinian, the Arab and the Islamic. Each one of these circles has a role to play in the struggle against Zionism and it has duties to fulfill. It would be an enormous mistake and an abysmal act of ignorance to disregard anyone of these circles.

For Palestine is an Islamic land where the First Qibla and the third holiest site are located. That is also the place whence the Prophet, be Allah’s prayer and peace upon him, ascended to heavens.

. . .

In consequence of this state of affairs, the liberation of that land is an individual duty binding on all Muslims everywhere. This is the base on which all Muslims have to regard the problem; this has to be understood by all Muslims. When the problem is dealt with on this basis, where the full potential of the three circles is mobilized, then the current circumstances will change and the day of liberation will come closer.

. . .

Article Fifteen

When our enemies usurp some Islamic lands, Jihad becomes a duty binding on all Muslims. In order to face the usurpation of Palestine by the Jews, we have no escape from raising the banner of Jihad. This would require the propagation of Islamic consciousness among the masses on all local, Arab and Islamic levels. We must spread the spirit of Jihad among the [Islamic] Umma, clash with the enemies and join the ranks of the Jihad fighters.

The ‘ulama as well as educators and teachers, publicity and media men as well as the masses of the educated, and especially the youth and the elders of the Islamic Movements, must participate in this raising of consciousness. There is no escape from introducing fundamental changes in educational curricula in order to cleanse them from all vestiges of the ideological invasion which has been brought about by orientalists and missionaries.

. . .

Article Twenty-Two

The enemies have been scheming for a long time, and they have consolidated their schemes, in order to achieve what they have achieved. They took advantage of key elements in unfolding events, and accumulated a huge and influential material wealth which they put to the service of implementing their dream. This wealth [permitted them to] take over control of the world media such as news agencies, the press, publication houses, broadcasting and the like. [They also used this] wealth to stir revolutions in various parts of the globe in order to fulfill their interests and pick the fruits. They stood behind the French and the Communist Revolutions and behind most of the revolutions we hear about here and there. They also used the money to establish clandestine organizations which are spreading around the world, in order to destroy societies and carry out Zionist interests. Such organizations are: the Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, B’nai B’rith and the like. All of them are destructive spying organizations. They also used the money to take over control of the Imperialist states and made them colonize many countries in order to exploit the wealth of those countries and spread their corruption therein.

. . .

Article Twenty-Eight

The Zionist invasion is a mischievous one. It does not hesitate to take any road, or to pursue all despicable and repulsive means to fulfill its desires. It relies to a great extent, for its meddling and spying activities, on the clandestine organizations which it has established, such as the Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, Lions, and other spying associations. All those secret organizations, some which are overt, act for the interests of Zionism and under its directions, strive to demolish societies, to destroy values, to wreck answerableness, to totter virtues and to wipe out Islam. It stands behind the diffusion of drugs and toxics of all kinds in order to facilitate its control and expansion.

. . .

Article Thirty-Two

World Zionism and Imperialist forces have been attempting, with smart moves and considered planning, to push the Arab countries, one after another, out of the circle of conflict with Zionism, in order, ultimately, to isolate the Palestinian People.

Egypt has already been cast out of the conflict, to a very great extent through the treacherous Camp David Accords, and she has been trying to drag other countries into similar agreements in order to push them out of the circle of conflict.

Hamas is calling upon the Arab and Islamic peoples to act seriously and tirelessly in order to frustrate that dreadful scheme and to make the masses aware of the danger of coping out of the circle of struggle with Zionism. Today it is Palestine and tomorrow it may be another country or other countries. For Zionist scheming has no end, and after Palestine they will covet expansion from the Nile to the Euphrates. Only when they have completed digesting the area on which they will have laid their hand, they will look forward to more expansion, etc. Their scheme has been laid out in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and their present [conduct] is the best proof of what is said there.

Leaving the circle of conflict with Israel is a major act of treason and it will bring curse on its perpetrators.

. . .

It’s also important to note that when Hamas refers to “Palestine”, that doesn’t include the existence of Israel. They mean ‘From the River to the Sea’ .

/still think you can “negotiate” with Hamas Tony?