National Unity in Palestine

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Hamas, realizing that its sponsorship of terrorism and refusal to recognize Israel have placed the Palestinian Authority in desperate straits, will now be forming a “national unity government” with the Fatah party of the PLO. The hope is that the involvement of Fatah will end the economic and diplomatic cold shoulder which has been delivered to Hamas.

Fatah, of course, will thus return to its old ways, putting on a public face for the civilized West, while delivering support to terrorism as direct as Arafat’s paychecks for suicide bombers. The Jerusalem Post also reports that 61 percent of Palestinians now support “military operations” inside Israel, hardly dampening Hamas enthusiasm for that part of their activities. Gilad Shalit remains in the hands of his Hamas-affiliated abductors. Ismael Haniyeh, the Hamas leader who will remain Prime Minister in the new government, insisted that there will be no recognition of Israel: “The Quartet wants us to recognize Israel’s right to exist and to abandon the armed struggle, and this won’t happen.” An official statement from the Hamas party echoed this sentiment: “Hamas will continue to have its political agenda … We will never recognize the legitimacy of the occupation.” Neither will it recognize past peace agreements.

The unity government is based upon the so-called “Prisoners’ Document,” drafted largely by terrorists in Israeli jails — many with blood on their hands. Their document calls for “widening the circles of resistance” and securing the “release of all prisoners” held by Israel, including those guilty of murder, “by all means.” It also calls for financial support for the families of murder-suicide terrorists. Abbas himself declared that the conflict will end “only when the Palestinian rights are achieved, when we establish our sovereign state with its capital as Jerusalem, and when the problem of the refugees is solved” — involving the destruction of Israel by demographic means.

So this new “unity government” is one that furthers the abrogation of all previous peace agreements, snubs its nose at the Quartet and the Road Map, ratifies the endorsement of terrorism and the destruction of Israel, all while putting on a Fatah facade for the benefit of the West. My prediction is that it will be a resounding success, with Kofi Annan’s enthusiastic support, a UN endorsement, a declaration from the French, British and Russians that this is a great stride forward for peace, and European millions filling Hamas coffers, where the funds will be diverted towards terror within moments of their arrival. Bets, anyone?

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4 Responses

  1. Ori Pomerantz says:

    Hillel, doesn’t G-d sometimes act through human rulers, for example Cyrus (Koresh)? Isn’t trying to get human rulers on our side Hishtadlut?

    Bob Miller, it’s not necessarily antisemitism. It seems to me that western media likes (= believes it can sell/get ratings for) two types of stories that are relevant here:

    1. Westerners doing something bad. This includes Israelis, or white South Africans. It does not include Arabs, or Africans whose ancestors over 500 years ago lived in Africa.

    2. Stories that show risk to their audience. If you’re in Dallas, stories about terrorism in New York fall into this category. Stories about terrorism in Israel do not.

    I think this explains why western media cares so little about China in Tibet, or genocide in Africa, the sky rocketing crime rate in South Africa, or Saddam’s massacre of the Kurds.

    Yehoshua Friedman, didn’t the west have the Neurenmberg trials after WWII? Are you refering to the fact that some defendants were found not guilty?

  2. Yehoshua Friedman says:

    This is not new. After WWII the West worked very hard to sanitize Nazi war criminals. Henry Kissinger worked as a German interpreter in this effort.

  3. Bob Miller says:

    As noted, the front men (Fatah) for the new Palestinian love-fest have also been terrorists from day one, but have had a free pass from the West.

    The events of 9/11 notwithstanding, the Western nations have shown a special interest in sanitizing terrorists who have attacked and murdered Jews. Not to mention making only the feeblest attempts to stop Saudi aid to terror.

    Now why might this be?

  4. HILLEL says:

    “Al TivTeChu BineDeeVim, BeVen AdamSheAin Lo TeShuA.”–Do not place your trust in princes.

    HaShem is making it crystal clear that there is no one left to trust, but Him!