Prof. Boyle – Arafat and PA Legal Advisor – says: “Palestinians will start a “legal intifada” against Israel, supported by international law. I have already recommended to them, over in Ramallah.”
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Why should Palestinians have to negotiate over Israel’s unlawful acts and haggle for their property in rigged talks when there’s proper recourse to the law? Israel’s pimps and hirelings are now exposed. No wonder the Zionist regime and its spin-masters are in such a flap.
There is not a government on the planet today more supportive of Israel than Harper’s Canada. Israel Hayom, Israel’s largest circulation daily newspaper, said: “When he discusses the Palestinian issue, Baird sounds like he could have voted in this week’s Likud primaries.”
The US’ fruitless opposition for Palestine’s membership will go down in the annals of history – along with the ill-treatment of native Americans and slavery – as one of the most abominable and darkest eras in American history.
We have evidence and indications that (Arafat) was killed, including remarks by Israeli leaders that they must get rid of Arafat, but we need evidence to submit to the International Criminal Court.
Did the KGB – who killed off one of their own ex-agents in just such a way – supply the stuff to Palestinians who hated Yasser Arafat, or to Israelis? Would the Israelis, who of course deny any involvement, try to liquidate the man with poison in order to avoid killing him publicly?
Robert Fisk: One of Israel’s great leftist warriors wants peace with Hamas and Gaza – but does the Knesset?
PLO and Hamas want peace, but Israel want a Jewish state from the Mediterranean to the Jordan river, then what they are doing makes sense up to a point.
Is the attack on Gaza a trigger mechanism which could lead to Middle East war? The invasion of Gaza is part of the broader US-NATO-Israel military agenda.
Abbas’ interview did not come in a vacuum. He wants to keep his power position and to preserve his two son’s control and monopoly of major resources of the Palestinian economy. Abbas sell himself as the Israeli guard dog, who intimidates Palestinians and keeps them in check. He does not represent Palestinians but had betrayed them.
Soon after first Intifada started on 9 December 1987 the day-to-day management, direction and co-ordination of the first intifada was, in fact, taken over, as planned, by Abu Jihad, then Arafat’s deputy and most likely successor as well as commander of the PLO’s scattered and mission-less military forces.
Abu Jihad’s oversight management and control of the first Intifada made him the man the occupation resistance fighters and their families most admired.
Call it an open secret. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, unelected Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, and like-minded Fatah officials collaborate with Israel’s occupation harshness.
“No solution” gives an impression of “everything will remain as it is”. That is a mistake. Nothing remains as it is. Things move all the time, settlements expand, Palestinians will rise up, the world is in flux, the Arab world changes, some day an American president will put the interests of the US ahead of those of Israel. Where will we be then?
THE GIST of Romney’s message is that the two-state solution is dead. This reminds me of Mark Twain’s famous: “The report of my death was an exaggeration.”
It is now in fashion to say so. Quite a trend. However, different people have different reasons for believing that the two-state solution is dead.
Historic twists of fate are unpredictable, with many ironic overtones. Maybe, just maybe, the analysis by an Israeli-trained Palestinian attorney together with the clues to be found in Arafat’s dead body will usher in a long-overdue era of Israeli accountability for crimes against the Palestinian people.
Alan Hart outlines a strategy for saving the Palestinian cause from extinction: making Israel accountable for its occupation by dissolving the quisling Palestinian Authority and exposing Zionism’s propaganda, and mobilizing Palestinians everywhere to engage by peaceful and democratic means in the struggle to end the Zionization of their homeland.
America’s growing isolation because of President Obama’s grovelling for Jewish campaign funding and votes
Alan Hart views the growing international isolation of the United States due to its unconditional support of Israel, as manifested in the recent condemnation by “all the regional and political groupings on the UN Security Council” of Israeli settlement activities and settler violence.
Uri Avnery views Newt Gingrich’s parroting of the old Zionist propaganda line that there is no such a thing as a Palestinian people – a line now discarded by most Zionists – and argues that the US Republican presidential aspirant is not only being provocative, but is also doing immense damage to US national interests.
The size of the territory allotted for Palestine state continued to shrink with every new Israeli settlement. Do the Palestinians want this state? No, clearly not.
While the people all over the Arab world are rising up against their U.S.-Israeli puppet regimes, the current Fateh leadership represented by the so-called Palestinian Authority (PA) is sending messages of support to these dictatorial regimes. The PA is also trying to prevent and suppress the Palestinian popular expression with the Tunisian and Egyptian uprising against these brutal dictatorships.
Egyptians would be well advised to learn from the Palestinians that the window of opportunity for real change comes all too infrequently. They should therefore be very clear on what they desire from this historic episode. I’d guess that the US state department already has more than a few scenarios in place and dealing with these is what the Egyptian people will really be up against in the coming weeks.
In all our joy and excitement for Egypt let us not lose sight of the grey and sinister blob that is Mahmoud Abbas. He must be asking himself – fearfully – why he has so far escaped the purge while his bosom-buddies Hosni and Zine are sent packing in disgrace.
There is a dire need for an immediate new more assertive Palestinian political strategy. There is an urgent need for a new more effective Palestinian election, involving not only Palestinians under Israeli occupation, but also Palestinians in all Palestinian refugee camps and in exile, to choose a more representing political body, who would sincerely and assertively fight for the Palestinian rights on the international arena. The 17 years old Palestinian negotiating team with its futile negotiate-only mindset needs to be dismantled and be replaced with another team who is ready to negotiate only after Israel withdraws back to 1967 borders. The effectiveness of this new Palestinian body depends on the Arab League re-instating the Palestinian issue as the major Arab cause in totality and to support Palestinians in every form of resistance.
The Palestinians and Israelis concentrated on the blame game, thereby highlighting the fact that both think the talks are doomed. The Camp David talks lasted two weeks before collapsing; these negotiations have been on life support since they began more than a month ago. The Israeli government was given the choice between peace and settlements, and it has chosen settlements. Rather than investing wasted energy in doomed talks, the two sides appear to be adopting the same alternative strategy: cutting a deal directly with Washington that circumvents the other party.
By Khalid Amayreh* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz With the Arab world and Palestinian Authority seemingly caught in a spiral of weakness and vacillation, and the Obama administration unwilling or unable to pressure Israel, the Israeli government has allowed anti-peace Jewish settlers to embark on all-out drive to build as many settler units as possible. [...]
By Alan Hart* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Will future historians conclude that the Palestinian diaspora betrayed its occupied and oppressed brothers and sisters? The real history of the making and sustaining of the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel invites the conclusion that the Arab regimes – more by default than design [...]
By Uri Avnery* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz There is a story about the man who dictated his will. He divided his property generously, provided for all the members of his family, rewarded his friends and did not forget his servants. He finished off with a short paragraph: “In the event of my death, this [...]
By Stuart Littlewood* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz In the five years since I became interested in the Palestinians, only two things of positive note have happened in the occupied territories. The Palestinians held full and fair elections in 2006 to establish themselves as a democracy – and much good it did them. And in [...]
By Alan Hart* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz At a town hall meeting in Tampa, Florida on 28 January, President Obama explained what in his view had to happen if there is to be a two-state solution which would see Israel and the Palestinians living side by side in peace and security. He said, “Both [...]
By Matt Beynon Rees | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz The most important man in Palestinian politics is neither president nor prime minister. He doesn’t shuttle between meetings at the US ambassador’s residence and the Israeli foreign ministry. In fact, he doesn’t go anywhere. He’s in an Israeli jail. Marwan Barghouti, 50, is serving five life [...]
By Yousef Munayyer* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz In 1988, on a trip to Yugoslavia, Yasser Arafat the Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was asked by a reporter if he believed there would be a Palestinian state in five years. His response “If God is willing, it will be within two years”. Twenty-two [...]
Analysis by Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Occupied Jerusalem, Nov 30 – The fate of one prisoner locked in an Israeli jail could release the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process from its own jail – provided the timing is right. The political timing is definitely ripe. This week a major residual [...]
By Sami Jamil Jadallah * Few weeks ago, when the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority Salam Fayyad announced his plans to develop and implement a complete plan for the total infrastructure of the Occupied Territories within two years the Israeli Prime Bibi Netanyahu promised this will never happen since the Occupied Territories are “disputed [...]
Yasser Arafat, who died early Thursday at the age of 75, came to symbolise the struggle for a Palestinian state over the course of the last four decades. Here are some of his most famous quotes. Background “I am a refugee for I have nothing, for I was banished and dispossessed of my homeland.” – [...]
Key dates in Yasser Arafat’s life: Aug 4, 1929: Born in Cairo, Egypt, fifth child of Palestinian merchant Abdel Raouf al-Qudwa al-Husseini. 1949: Forms Palestinian Students’ League.
Yasser Arafat: “I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter’s gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.” – Speech to the United Nations General Assembly, New York, November 13, 1974 Please help in compiling a photo album of this brave man. Send any [...]
Yesterday a spokesman for Yasser Arafat sent ‘congratulations’ to George Bush, in Arafat’s name, for winning the American election. Today, while taking questions at his first post-election news conference, Bush was told by a reportwe Arafat had just died and Bush simply said “God bless his soul” and that he would renew efforts for a [...]
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