Palestinians Endorse “Country-Of-Origin Labeling”
Here are two news reports from the invaluable Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
First, Hamas clarifies its position on future Israeli borders.
“Osama Hamdan, Head of the Hamas Foreign Liaisons: Armed Confrontation Will Continue to Be “the Backbone of the Resistance”, the Israelis Must Return to Their Countries of Origin” – interview aired on Al-Jadid/New TV on May 4, 2011: (that is 2 weeks before recent the Netanyahu/Obama exchanges):
“There is no doubt, however, that the armed confrontation will continue to be the main effort and the backbone of the resistance, until the liberation of Palestine.”
“I think that politically, the two-state solution is over. The people who suggested this notion are the ones who say so. Therefore, trying to talk about a two-state solution again is like talking about something that is over and done with.”
“I think that we are entering the phase of the liberation of Palestine. When we talk about the liberation of Palestine, we are talking about the notion of Return: the return of the refugees to their homeland, and the return of the Israelis to the countries from which they came.”
So there you have it: the Palestinian view of future Israeli border is not pre 1967, but rather pre-1948. Actually, it is even worse. Though Jews have lived in the area for thousands of years, they are now to…get out.
At least the Palestinians support “Country-Of-Origin Labeling”
And here is news of the welfare state, Palestinian Authority style:
The PA, governed by the Fatah Party of the late Yassir Arafat, is the “moderate” partner in the now unified Palestinian Anti-Israel Front. These “moderates” (who receive $400 million in US aid annually) spend thousands of dollars monthly on pension payments to terrorist murderers imprisoned in Israel.
And what of the peace-loving Hamas-sponsoring Iranians, with whom Obama has been attempting to “engage” for two and a half years? (This one is from the New Middle East News blog.)
Remember these stories when Obama and others portray Israel as the stumbling block on the road to Middle East peace.
And remember these words from Netanyahu’s address to Congress:
“President Abbas must do what I have done. I stood before my people, and I told you it wasn’t easy for me, and I said… “I will accept a Palestinian state.” It is time for President Abbas to stand before his people and say… “I will accept a Jewish state.””
Let me know when you hear him say it.