Why no Palestinian state after a century of trying? Jeff Jacoby states: "The raison d’être of the Palestinian movement has never been the establishment and building-up of a sovereign Palestinian homeland. It has always been the negation of a sovereign Jewish homeland."
PA chose Latifa Abu Hmeid to deliver a letter to UN offices in Ramallah. What did she do to deserve such honor? She is a mother of four murderous terrorists serving 18 lifetime sentences in Israeli jails. A clear example of a mother providing good up bringing, and a clear example of well-intentioned partners in peace.
There is money in fighting them Jews. Say it ain't so mama Latifa. Read on.
No to statehood
By Jeff JacobyGlobe Columnist / September 21, 2011
IF THE Palestinian Authority genuinely desired international recognition as a sovereign state, Mahmoud Abbas wouldn’t have come to New York to seek membership in the UN General Assembly this week. There would have been no need to, for Palestine would have long since taken its seat in the United Nations.
“It is our legitimate right to demand the full membership of the state of Palestine in the UN,’’ Abbas declared in Ramallah on Friday, “to put an end to a historical injustice by attaining liberty and independence, like the other peoples of the earth.’’
But for the better part of a century, Arab leaders of Palestine have consistently said no when presented with the chance to build a state of their own. They said no in 1937, when the British government, which then ruled Palestine, proposed to divide the land into separate Arab and Jewish states. Arab leaders said no again in 1947, choosing to go to war rather than accept the UN’s decision to partition Palestine between its Jewish and Arab populations. When Israel in 1967 offered to relinquish the land it had acquired in exchange for peace with its neighbors,the Arab world’s response, issued at a summit in Khartoum, was not one no, but three: “No peace with Israel, no negotiations with Israel, no recognition of Israel.’’ [Read more]