The Palestinians don’t want a state. They want to destroy ours

The chagim are over, and it is the season to wish people a “guten Winter” – a good Winter. Sadly though it does not look like it’s going to a particularly good winter, or even a spring and summer following, if the Palestinians get their way (and what are the odds that they will succeed?).

Palestinian President-for-life Mahmoud Abbas has announced a year-long campaign against the crime of the Balfour Declaration, which set the stage for the establishment of the State of Israel.

Below is the post I wrote back in July when the Palestinians first announced that they are going to sue Britain for the Balfour Declaration. Now that Abbas has announced the “official inauguration” of his “year of anger” (as opposed to the standard Palestinian “days of anger” about the most spurious of perceived grievances), I felt it relevant to reblog my post.

However, I would also add as an extra note that it is very gratifying to see in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Rosh Hashana greetings to the Jewish community a positive mention of the Balfour Declaration:

Theresa May's message to British Jews

Theresa May’s message to British Jews

And now read on. Nothing has changed since July, and nothing looks likely to change for the better in the coming year, at least for the Palestinians.

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We were all highly amused last week when we heard that Palestinian President-for-life Mahmoud Abbas wants to sue Britain for the “crime” of the Balfour Declaration in 1917, which laid the basis for the eventual establishment of the State of Israel. “Only 99 years too late” we chuckled to ourselves.

But the truth is, this is no laughing matter. Not because the British are in danger of being hauled in front of the ICC any time soon, but because it is indicative of a much deeper problem: the Palestinians do not actually want a state of their own – not now, and not at any time in the past. What they do want, as has become increasingly clear, is that we – the Jews – do NOT have a state of our own.

It’s not even as if they want to destroy our state and replace it with one…

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11 Responses to The Palestinians don’t want a state. They want to destroy ours

  1. Brian Goldfarb says:

    Back in July, I posted the comment below. I would just repost it here, with your (the readers’ indulgence) so you don’t feel the need to necessarily revisit those comments:

    I may (or not) have made this comment here before, so please bear with me. A year or so ago, I attended a talk given by Einat Wilf, a former Labor MK (2010-13), now an academic in the US. She told us that she had attempted to meet with and discuss I/P with any young (the term is relative, chronologically, from where I stand!) Palestinians she could find.

    With one exception, those she spoke with acknowledged the fact that Israel was here to stay (at least for the foreseeable future), not least because of its technological and military edge. However, with that one exception, not one of her contacts was prepared to accept that the Jews were/are a people, but “only” a religion. If they did, they would have to accept that Jews have the right to self-determination, which, of course, means their right to exist as a nation called Israel.

    Bear in mind that Wilf comes from a Labor/Trade Union background, brought up to believe that the only logical solution is a two-state one, so this came as a shock.

    She went on to state that she believes that this is what Netanyahu means when he says that a solution will not come in his lifetime. Not that he doesn’t believe in the two-state solution (he’s too canny a politician to believe otherwise), but that the Palestinians need to accept the Jews as a people before peace can come.

    And they refuse to do so.

    So the impasse remains.

    And Abba Eban was so right: “The Arabs (Palestinians in our contemporary usage) never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity”. And Anne is right: they care less for a state of their own, they just want Israel gone. Which, of course, isn’t going to happen without their destruction as well.

    Not that they care about that.

    Talk about nihilism.

  2. Reality says:

    Wow good for Theresa May.I hope she tells Abbass where to get off.At the same time,I hope she tells whoever gets to be President of the USA how to behave.

    • anneinpt says:

      I doubt she’d be as undiplomatic as that, however tempting it might feel. But it’s very reassuring to know that we have a friend at No. 10.

  3. YJ Draiman says:

    I think the Arab-Palestinians need to face reality and stop deluding themselves. No distortion of history or pressure by the Arab-Palestinians will change that. No UNESCO – U.N. declaration-resolution or anyone else. There is not going to be another Arab-Palestinian state west of the Jordan River. The Arabs have already an Arab Palestinian state which is on Jewish land over three times the size of Israel, east of the Jordan River; it is called Jordan, where 80% of the population are Arab Palestinians and the Arabs in Judea and Samaria aka the West Bank have a Jordanian passport. They were all Jordanian citizens when Jordan Annexed the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The Arabs received over 12 million sq. km. after WWI and the Jewish people were given back their historical land in all of Palestine aka The Land of Israel. The Arab countries also terrorized and expelled over a million Jewish families and confiscated all their assets, including businesses, homes and over 120,000 sq. km. of land owned by the Jewish people for over 2,200 years; these assets are valued in the trillions of dollars. Most of the million expelled Jewish families from Arab countries now reside in Israel.
    YJ Draiman

    • anneinpt says:

      Mr. Draiman, of course you are right that the Palestinians need to stop deluding themselves.

      However I sadly doubt that is going to happen any time soon for a number of reasons.

      Firstly, the Muslim “honour-shame” complex simply won’t allow them to accept an “infidel” state living in their midst. Just like they kill their women who they feel have “shamed” teh family honour, so too they feel they must destroy Israel because it shames them to have a Jewish state, and a successful, thriving, non-dhimmi one at that, right on their doorstep.

      Secondly they are encouraged in their delusions by modern extreme leftists and “social justice warriors” who are willing to fight Israel, whom they view as an outpost of white Western colonialism (no matter that Jews are not white, and the only colonials here are the Arabs) to the last drop of Palestinian blood.

      Add to this toxic mixture the encouragement of the other Arab states who want to distract their populace from their own dire situation by creating an external enemy, and you get what we have today: a resentful Palestinian population seething with envy and resentment, too scared to take out their anger on their own leaders and so they externalise it towards Israelis and Jews instead.

      I do feel the tide is starting to turn though, as average Palestinians are waking up to the fact that Israel is not the source of their problems, but rather their own leadership. Also certain Arab states are getting fed up of funding the bottomless pit of the corrupt PA. Maybe we will yet see a turnaround.

      • YJ Draiman says:

        Unity above all
        We must learn to respect each other no matter what the religious affiliation or secular. We are all Jews, one people and one nation.
        We must look ahead and learn from past mistakes and not dwell on them and look for blame. We must be unified and with a cohesive effort, we will find a solution.
        The one thing that is common to all of solutions is that they required — or at least relied on — the other party’s good will. But in the absence of such a will, every agreement you attempt to implement is doomed before it has even started. Therefore, we must look not at the agreements we can or can’t achieve with our neighbors, but rather look at the agreements that we can achieve with ourselves!
        Our motto should be something like, “When the going gets tough, the good get going,” because this is all we need to do — lend a friendly hand to one another, no questions asked. As we have been told a million times before, this unity will unleash all the powers we need in order to resolve our problems: social, economic, and political — both internally and internationally.
        “A Unified Israel is A Strong Israel”
        YJ Draiman

        “We must be ready to sacrifice all for our country Israel.
        For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must continue to acquire proficiency in defense and display determination and stamina in purpose.” Never surrender and never capitulate – we are fighting for our survival and the alternative is extinction.
        Israel’s mission first and foremost is to take care of the Jewish people and insure their safety and security in all of Israel west of the Jordan River. Israel’s obligation is to its Jewish People and not to pacify the world at large. The historical facts are that for thousands of years the world at large has always persecuted the Jewish people and stood idle while millions of Jews are exterminated, persecuted and their assets confiscated.
        Right now we are in a badly separated, internally struggling, and bickering state both within Israel and also in the Diaspora. And our enemies are happily latching onto this internal fragmentation exploiting us against each other and leading successful campaigns against us on all fronts.
        No political wisdom, trickery; neither weapons and a mighty army can save Israel or Jews worldwide unless we rise above our differences, above our argumentative nature and form a single united Nation that is impenetrable.
        And that wouldn’t just save us but would blaze a trail of hope for others in this crazy world where there are no allies or friends any more only enemies waiting for the opportunity to destroy each other.
        We may not agree on everything, but we must respect each other and work together for our common goal which is survival in this hostile world which is on a spiraling deterioration.
        “A United Israel is a Strong Israel” Unity above all is our key to survival.
        YJ Draiman

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