Abbas made his 'moving' speech before the U. N., and from certain nations, received a standing ovation. Netanyahu spoke, and as far as I am concerned, was too conciliatory and open-armed: 'We are for a two-state solution if you will talk peace and recognize the Jewish State'is basically a summation of what he said. Bibi was much better on Meet The Press on Sunday--he didn't David Gregory "throw him under the bus" the way he was questioning him.
Look, think about this: what are the so-called 'Palestinians' (everyone who lived in the area called 'Palestine' before the State of Israel is a 'Palestinian,' including the Jews) saying? Abbas said in his speech that
The core issue here is that the Israeli government refuses to commit to terms of reference for the negotiations that are based on international law and United Nations resolutions, and that it frantically continues to intensify building of settlements on the territory of the State of Palestine.Where did that come from? When was it determined, and by whom, what "territory" was to be the State of Palestine? Did Abbas speak to Bibi behind everyone's back? Was a settlement negotiated and achieved between the aggressors of all the previous wars (the Arabs, in case you were hazy on your facts-look them up) and the defensive party in all of them, Israel? Have the borders been negotiated already, and I missed it?
Fact:There is NO territory that belongs to the Arabs until they sit at the table with Israel.
Fact: There is NO moral reason why the Arabs should be awarded yet another "state"in addition to the twenty-one they already have when they don't and won't recognize the fact that there is a State of Israel, a Jewish State, in their midst, and that it has as much a right to exist as theirs' do, and is here to stay--like it or not.
They wanted a state of "Palestine?" Then why didn't they, as did the Jewish community there, accept the Partition Plan for Palestine adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on November 29th, 1947? Instead, the Arabs immediately showed the world what it thought of a Jewish state in the Middle East. They rejected the plan, and attacked the nascent State of Israel on May 15th, 1948.
Israel won that war, and every other war waged against them by the Arabs, but at great cost of lives. Now, the Arabs are appealing to the same United Nations to unilaterally declare for them a 'state,' without any efforts on their part to come to terms or reconcile.
To me, that is effectively a declaration of a hostile state. Another official Enemy State dedicated to Israel's destruction, right in Israel's heartland.
Ridiculous, and unacceptable. Caroline Glick's Latma TV says it best.