A new document leaked over the weekend by the PLO reveals there is no chance whatsoever that the current negotiations with Israel will ever lead to peace. PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas and his cronies don’t want peace. They want to destroy Israel.
According to an article written by Caroline Glick in the Jerusalem Post,
On Sunday, PLO officials leaked to the media a position paper that Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat presented to Justice Minister Tzipi Livni outlining the PLO’s position on a final peace settlement. In a nutshell, the paper requires Israel to destroy itself demographically, democratically, militarily, legally and politically and that it relinquish its water supply. Six months after it does all these things, the Palestinians will agree to sign a peace treaty with it.
The Palestinian document claims not only all of Judea and Samaria, (except for 1.9 percent of the territory that Israel can keep in exchange for money and more land within sovereign Israel), and eastern, northern and southern Jerusalem. It demands the northern Negev, the Hula Valley, Latrun and the Elah Valley. And it demands them all free of all Jewish presence.
Further, the PLO demands:
• Israel relinquish its rights under international law to Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem by agreeing that they are “occupied.”
• Full control over the airspace over Judea, Samaria, Gaza and Jerusalem, and over the waters off the Gaza coast and an end of air force overflights of those areas.
• Control over all the underground aquifers, and over the electromagnetic spectrum.
• Israel must allow 5 million foreign-born Arabs the right to freely immigrate to its remaining territory.
It was George Santayana who stated, “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” I would say that those who do not know their history imperil their future. Such is the case when assessing the situation in the Middle East with the so-called “Palestinians.” History does not lie –unlike our current president — and it is time we stop with the revisionist histrionics in understanding the region.