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

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”

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?