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General fearmongering. Israel has established peace accords with both Jordan and Egypt and before Rabin was assasinated Israel had made major breakthroughs with both Syria and the PLO. Then Bibi came into power and years of promises and diplomacy were reversed. To say peace is impossible with the Arabs is a faulty argument as peace has been established with two Arab states even with the tides of opposition from the Arab league and domestic popular protest. Many even say that Jordan has a special relationship with Israel.
Recognition is not a legal mandate and it shouldn't be. The Peoples Republic of China does not recognize Taiwan, yet still enjoys peace and trade relations with the Republic of Taiwan
It simply should follow the formula of land for peace. Although it would be good to mention the PLO actually had recognized Israel and removed any violent mentions of Israel in its charter.
. If hypothetically Israel pulled out of the West Bank and there was some form of Islamist coup in the West Bank and they began launching flimsy rockets into Israel,
A few rockets would be launched and Israel would once again take control of the West Bank with their superior technologically advanced western supplied military
Originally posted by dontreally
This reframes what people just saw. Now, their opinions are 'formed' by the commentrary of the two guys CNN had to comment on it.
And yet, people will still say "the news if controlled by the zionists!"....
If taiwan were launching missiles into chinese cities i am positive the situation would be different.
The PLO does not acknowledge Israel as the Jewish state
Maybe someone should launch one of those "flimsy" rockets at your house.
And why is it so suprising to you that Hamas would gain a foothold in a IDF Free Westbank??? Its predictable.
I have seen no conformation that Egypts peace treaty will be scraped anytime soon, however if Israel does not take a pro-active approach in mending its relationship with Egypt (especially since the recent accident where Egyptians were killed) then they will seriously put into jepordy the treaty.
The PLO recognizes Israel and their sovereignty over the pre-June 1967 territories. On the other hand Israel does not recognize Palestine in any way shape or form. Aren't you a little hypocritical today?
The opposite is the case for Gaza where Israel uses force above all else.
Thats clever. So its Israels fault if the Egyptians fail to honor the peace treaty. You must go to school for this stuff. You seem to have no integrity.
Show me where the PLO recognizes a Jewish state. They fly around this issue. Some PLO members are even on record saying they will only recognize the '48 borders.
"The most pro-peace Israelis are the Arabs; second the Sabras, the Jewish Israelis that were born there; third, the Ashkenazi of long-standing, the European Jews who came there around the time of Israel's founding," Clinton said. "The most anti-peace are the ultra-religious, who believe they're supposed to keep Judea and Samaria, and the settler groups, and what you might call the territorialists, the people who just showed up lately and they're not encumbered by the historical record." Clinton affirmed that the United States should veto the Palestinian resolution at the U.N. Security Council for member-state status, because the Israelis need security guarantees before agreeing to the creation of a Palestinian state. But the Netanyahu government has moved away from the consensus for peace, making a final status agreement more difficult, Clinton said. "That's what happened. Every American needs to know this. That's how we got to where we are," Clinton said. "The real cynics believe that the Netanyahu's government's continued call for negotiations over borders and such means that he's just not going to give up the West Bank."
Show me where the PLO recognizes a Jewish state.
September 9, 1993
Prime Minister of Israel
Mr. Prime Minister,
The signing of the Declaration of Principles marks a new era in the history of the Middle East. In firm conviction thereof, I would like to confirm the following PLO commitments:
The PLO recognizes the right of the State of Israel to exist in peace and security.
The PLO accepts United Nations Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338.
The PLO commits itself to the Middle East peace process, and to a peaceful resolution of the conflict between the two sides and declares that all outstanding issues relating to permanent status will be resolved through negotiations.
The PLO considers that the signing of the Declaration of Principles constitutes a historic event, inaugurating a new epoch of peaceful coexistence, free from violence and all other acts which endanger peace and stability. Accordingly, the PLO renounces the use of terrorism and other acts of violence and will assume responsibility over all PLO elements and personnel in order to assure their compliance, prevent violations and discipline violators
In view of the promise of a new era and the signing of the Declaration of Principles and based on Palestinian acceptance of Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338, the PLO affirms that those articles of the Palestinian Covenant which deny Israel's right to exist, and the provisions of the Covenant which are inconsistent with the commitments of this letter are now inoperative and no longer valid. Consequently, the PLO undertakes to submit to the Palestinian National Council for formal approval the necessary changes in regard to the Palestinian Covenant.
The Palestine Liberation Organization