posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 02:18 AM
Brez. hit the nail right on the head.
The Fact is: Israel backed by the US broke off negotiations that were getting close to final status agreement way back in 2000.. and they then
refused to get back to them and they continue to do so now; instead routinly launching purges into Palestinian territories killing thousands and
provoking responses that kill a few israelis and are mostly "harassment".
I also found it abserd that Scarbrough suggested we should all believe everything that is written in mainstream establishment controlled news
magazines , even though the stuff about Arafat being offered everything he wanted was mostly in commentaries written by right wing commentators.
More things that he didn't mention:
1. Although Hamas is an "extremist group", the have made it clear that they would respect a permanent, or at least "20 year" cease fire with
Israel if Israel would return to the 1967 borders, when Jimmy Carter visited recently they agreed to let Abbas negotiate a deal with Israel and put it
up for national referendum (for the Palestinian people to vote on)-and if it passed-they would respect it and continue the hudna (ceasefire_
indefinently, although as a political/religious organization the would not 'recognize' Israel. (polls show large majority of Palestinians support a
deal if it would just end the occupation and remove the settlers, so the referendum would almost certainly pass if they got back to a "geneva
accords" type resolution) [search Geneva Accords] for more info]
2. Since the Oslo process started in 1991, Israel continues to confiscate land and migrate settlers into the west bank radically increasing there
numbers and creating a grouse apartheid scheme never before seen in history.
3. The mainstream Israeli political parties Kadima(which is mostly former Likud members) and Likud are set on a course to enclose the entire
Palestinian population in about 10% of the state(not including the Golan Heights) which was illegally annexed to Israel in 1981, with that it becomes
4. The Israeli political system excludes Arab parties from joining any government which means that potentially 20% of the electorate has no
power-exacerbating that countries undemocratic supremacist system; in addition Israel just banned ALL arab parties from taking part in the next
election-accusing them of "not recognizing israel and inciting violence" -2 completely baseless charges-and the disqualification was instigated by
racist right wing groups. The latter point is almost irrelevant because even if they do run-they can never have any political power because of the
This country is no democracy-there fore the west has a moral responsibility to sanction it..no more aid and trade benefits with such an oppresive
regime until it gets serious about ending the racist oppression and ending the occupation of Palestinian territory.