Monday, January 24, 2011
The anti-Israel Left is all a-twitter over a document dump that supposedly shows magnanimous concessions by the 'Palestinians' on Jerusalem during their negotiations with disgraced Israeli PM Ehud Olmert.
Frankly, who cares what the likes of Mahmoud Abbas or Saeb Erekat claim they offered then on Jerusalem? Based on what they're saying now and how good their word has been in the past, why would the Israelis have any reason to trust them? And why should Israel trust any guarantees along those lines from the so-called International Community?
In 1948, the world stood by and watched as Jews were ethnically cleansed from Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem as well as from the entire Arab world, almost a million of them...after everything but the clothes on their backs was stolen from them. Nobody in the 'international community' gave a damn about them. Most of them were settled in Israel without a penny's help from the UN.
No one in the International Community ever complained about Jordan's 19- year illegal occupation of East Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria or their attempt to colonize it.
And no one gave a damn what happened to the Jewish Holy sites in Jerusalem either. Jews were barred from them, over 28 historic synagogues were destroyed or used for public urinals and historic Jewish gravestones from the Mount of Olives were used to pave the streets.
Now that the Jews have recovered what was rightfully theirs, Jerusalem is one city open to all faiths and that's how it's going to stay. Depend on it.
And as an interesting aside, what Mahmoud Abbas is openly saying now is that what al-Jazeera and al-Guardian were representing as Palestinian concessions were actually the Israeli offer from Olmert! Which of course they rejected.
That's more in line with what Abbas and the 'Palestinians' have always said - no concessions or negotiations on any 'Palestinian' demands and no Jews at all allowed whatsoever in their little reichlet.
Fascinating how so many people on the Left support apartheid and segregation, provided it's confined to Jews.
UPDATE: Melanie Phillips offers her own perceptive analysis of this nonsense here.