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US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Futility of Current Talks Between Israel and
By Khalid Amayreh
PIC, Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, January 13, 2014
Listening to media statements by some Palestinian Authority
(PA) officials, one occasionally gets the impression that there will be
light at the end of the long and dark tunnel of Palestinian-Israeli
However, a careful examination of the facts shows
beyond any doubt that expecting a breakthrough of any kind from these
futile talks would be tantamount to indulging in excessive wishful thinking,
daydreaming and infinite naiveté.
Indeed, in order for the current
talks to have any real chance of success, Israel would have to change its
way of thinking, make a clear and lasting departure from her criminal modes,
including showing a real willingness to give up occupied land, stop building
colonies on occupied territories and stop transferring Israeli citizens to
live on land that belongs to another people.
Obviously, any state
that does what Israel is and has been doing for decades not only doesn't
want peace, such a state actually doesn't have peace on the list of its
Yes, Israeli officials and spokespersons would fill
the ether with all sorts of lies about Israel's purported desire for peace.
None the less, Israel remains, as it has always been, a murderer, liar and
There is ample evidence that Israel not only doesn't desire
peace but actually dreads it as well. The continuous provocations, including
cold-blooded murder of innocent Palestinians, show that the Israeli state is
after lebensraum, not peace.
More to the point, the arrogant dogged
insistence by the Israeli government on treating the PA with utmost
disrespect, proves that the Netanyahu government views the weak PLO regime
not as an equal peace partner, but rather as a vanquished supplicant that
should accept whatever is thrown unto it by the imperial Israeli entity.
In any case, it is highly unlikely that the two-state strategy still
has any real chance of seeing daylight, given the cancerous metastasis of
Jewish settlements all over the Occupied Territories of the West Bank and
True, things done can be undone. But Israel, which
is intoxicated by characteristic Talmudic insolence, arrogance of power and
the absolute domination of American political life, is in no mood to give up
occupied land, especially settlements built since 1967 and viewed as the
greatest Jewish achievement since King Solomon.
In fact, one doesn't
exaggerate much by saying that Israel has effectively decapitated the
But Israel would never say so openly. Its
ultimate goal is not to prevent the creation of a Palestinian political
entity at any price. Its real aim is the liquidation of the Palestinian
cause by cajoling the Palestinians. e.g. the PLO, to accept a "state" bereft
of sovereignty, dignity and substance. Needless to say such a solution would
be rejected by the vast majority of the Palestinian people especially if it
involved the practical relinquishing by the Palestinian leadership of the
paramount right of return for millions of Palestinian refugees uprooted from
their ancestral homeland at the hands of Jewish-Zionist invaders coming from
Yes, there are certain Palestinians, probably people like
Mahmoud Abbas and his aide Saeb Ureikat, who would make capitulationist
arguments such as this: "This is the maximum we can achieve under current
But these people, who will also try hard to induce
Palestinians to support this national treason by promising them financial
rewards and economic prosperity, will eventually be rejected and ejected by
the Palestinian masses.
Yes, most Palestinians would probably like
to see a dignified settlement of the conflict, one that meets fundamental
Palestinian aspirations, including the repatriation of the refugees as well
as an Israeli withdrawal from 100% of the West Bank, including East
However, in Islam, as is the case in other monotheistic
religions, one is not licensed to commit fornication if one doesn't possess
the dowry he must pay for marriage.
I am not accusing any
Palestinian leaders of treason. However, every Palestinian or Arab leader
who deviates from our national constants will be a traitor who is entitled
to receive a traitor's treatment.
One more point. There are
definitive worrying signs that the Ramallah leadership may be trying to
accept the effective liquidation of the Palestinian cause under the rubric
of the Arab league.
Seeking to justify such perfidy, some PA
spokesmen and mouthpieces would argue that "we cannot be more Arab than the
Well, but since when were Arab tyrants really
qualified or trusted to liberate Palestine from the clutches of Zionism?
Indeed, it is a huge insult to common sense to expect charlatan generals
like Abdul Fattah Sisi to make a real stand for Palestinian rights when he
didn't hesitate for a minute to order his henchmen to open fire on and
murder thousands of innocent Egyptians demanding the return to power of the
democratically-elected Egyptian president.
Yes, Sisi may be Egypt's
defense minister and de facto ruler of the largest Arab nation. However, he
is also a tyrant of the cheapest caliber who is shamelessly acting on
Israel's beck and call. In short, those who murder their own people in cold
blood can't be expected to stand for Palestine. Palestine needs real heroes
like Salahuddin, not real traitors like Abdul Fattah al Sisi.
same principle applies to Arab kings and presidents- for-life who are
answerable to Washington and Tel Aviv and who value the legitimacy that
comes from American acceptance more than that which comes from their own
These people are cowards and traitors par
excellence and can't be trusted or entrusted to stand for Palestinian
So, the next time President Abbas feels he has to travel to
Cairo to consult with Arab tyrants or their puppet foreign ministers, he
should keep in mind that we Palestinians, and no one else, have the sole
right to determine our cause and destiny.
Yes, Arabs and other
Muslims are welcome to support us extricate our rights from Israel's
But they are not and will not be welcome to act as
America's and Israel's agents to pressure us to abandon these rights.
Khalid Amayreh is an American-educated journalist living in Occupied