The Palestinian September to Remember


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The Palestinians are reportedly preparing to present their bid for United Nations membership on September 20, 2011, with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas personally presenting the request to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The request will come two days before the UN-hosted hatefest known as Durban III, where the misnamed “UN World Conference Against Racism” will be used to reaffirm the UN’s previous defamation of Israel as a “racist” state.

Under UN protocol, Ban Ki-moon is expected to submit the Palestinian request to the Security Council, which must recommend UN membership for an independent Palestinian state before the General Assembly can pass a resolution with any legally binding effect.

Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki indicated that the Palestinian Authority chose September for its bid because Lebanon, whose government is now controlled by the terrorist organization Hezbollah and tilts towards Syria and Iran, holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council. Lebanon will use its position to turn the Security Council into a public platform for the Palestinians to exploit, attempting to pressure the United States into abstaining rather than exercising its veto power.

Assuming that the Obama administration does not cave to Islamist pressure and carries out its veto threat, the Palestinians will almost certainly seek a vote in the General Assembly anyway for recognition as an independent (albeit non-UN member) state. Such status may be enough to allow the Palestinians to join various UN agencies such as UNESCO and UNICEF.

The Palestinians will get help from their friends in high places in the General Assembly. Qatar will hold the presidency of the General Assembly beginning this September, and Iran will hold one of the vice presidencies.

After 63 years, the Palestinians are trying to get the UN to turn back the clock to the original two-state solution they could have had, but rejected, in 1948. For 20 more years until the 1967 Six Day War, the Palestinians could have asked their fellow Palestinian-majority state, Jordan, to give up the West Bank and the portion of Jerusalem that Jordan controlled to create a contiguous independent Palestinian state. There were no Jewish settlements to speak of. There was no security fence. In fact, there was no Israeli presence to stop the Palestinians from creating an independent state if Jordan and the other Arab states would have supported them. But the Palestinian terrorist leaders and their “friends” in the Arab world continued to reject a peaceful resolution based on a two-state solution. They continued to press for the elimination of the Jewish State altogether.

Little has changed, as Palestinians try to change history and cast themselves as innocent victims of “Zionist racism” and “apartheid,” rather than take responsibility for their own failures. When Abbas decided to reconcile with the terrorist Hamas organization and form a unity government, he affirmed an alliance with a group whose covenant calls for the destruction of Israel and the killing of all Jews everywhere. Abbas refuses to consider the one simple concession that will open up a path to a negotiated peace and an independent Palestinian state: recognizing that Israel has as much a right to exist in peace as a Jewish state as its neighbors (including a new Palestinian state) have the right to exist in peace as Islamic states. Moreover, if the Palestinians expect Israel to risk its security by returning to the pre-1967 lines as the basis for negotiations, then the Palestinians must give up their fanciful claim of “right of return” to areas within pre-1967 Israel.

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  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    It’s a good thing none of the US states had to ask Israel’s permission for ratification. I hope Palestine gets approved. It would put a stop to Israel pretending they are engaged in a peace process while building Eretz Israel. Probably though, Obama will lift the peace ceiling like he lifted the debt ceiling and the education ceiling. Israel will have FOUR MORE YEARS to act by attrition and build its Greater Serbia.

    • Freedom John

      You sir and your lack of rational thinking and pure unadulterated hated of Israel and everything peacful thing it stands for is just as dangerous as any PA authority which does not want peace and has demonstrated it time after time after time. But then again, every single thing you write is filled with that hated isn't it. Go away.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        I am glad to be ranked as just as dangerous as the PA simply for voicing a political opinion. I am sure some people agree with that. As Israel peacefully shoots its own leaders to death and builds giant fortress walls and plans its peaceful attack on Iran and peaceful starves people to death in Gaxa and peacefully runs people over with bulldozers and peacefully sells more peaceful blood diamonds, let’s all enjoy this saintly nation’s shining example.

        • MixMChess

          "As Israel peacefully shoots its own leaders to death"

          The Israeli government has never assassinated its own leaders. In fact, in the four weeks since the social protests have begun in Israel, "zero acts of the barbaric, non-discriminatory violence we’ve seen across the middle east, and even in the UK."

          "and builds giant fortress walls"

          Nonsense, the wall barely inconveniences Palestinians and has reduced suicide bombings and terror attacks from the W. Bank by over 95%. The fence offers freedom and security for both Israelis and Palestinians and is designed solely to keep terrorists out of Israel. Perhaps if Palestinians weren't bent on genocide of the Jews the fence wouldn't be necessary?

          "and plans its peaceful attack on Iran"

          Israel has never threatened Iran, it has only responded to threats FROM Iran.

          "and peaceful starves people to death in Gaxa"

          This is a lie considering that Israel literally ships a million tons in food aid annually to the Gaza strip. The markets and stores in Gaza are filled with food. If anyone is starving in Gaza it is not on account of Israel, look no further than the Hamas warlords.

          "and peacefully runs people over with bulldozers"

          You mean Rachel Corrie the terrorist? The same girl who by all official reports was ACCIDENTALLY run over in a tragic mistake? The same girl who sympathized with terrorists, protected weapons smuggling tunnels and encouraged Palestinian youths to murder Jews and Americans?

          "and peacefully sells more peaceful blood diamonds."

          More LIES. Israel has fully complied with every embargo and UN resolution that limits dealings in diamond trade from countries where Blood Diamonds originate (such as the Ivory Coast). Israel has never dealt in rough diamonds from the Ivory Coast or any other countries that are not members of the Kimberley Process (designed to eliminate the trade in "blood diamonds").

          Care for any more lies?

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            You’re right. Israel is a paradise. Everyone drinking Tahn and wearing Naots. The President is Yitzhak Rabin. They made peace with Palestinians years ago. It builds walls as objets d’art. The Separation Wall is really a rococo expression of Jewish liveliness. Palestinians walk by it to admire it before playing on the frothy beaches of Gaza and parasailing. There is a secret plan to befriend the Iranians and send them love letters. People from the Ivory Coast give them diamonds as tribute and offerings for their moral righteousness and for coming back from the Holocaust a kind and magnificent people. A new era of King Solomon reigns. American students only visit to learn how to be like Israelis and copy their awesome hairstyles.

          • MixMChess

            "You're right. Israel is a paradise."

            Have you ever been? It actually is…

            "They made peace with Palestinians years ago."

            Absolutely. Israel made peace with the Palestinians years ago, too bad the Palestinians refused to make peace with Israel. Recall as recently as 2000 Israel offered the Palestinians statehood and the Palestinians walked away without even a counter-offer.

            "It builds walls as objets d'art. The Separation Wall is really a rococo expression of Jewish liveliness."

            Oh, are you lamenting the fact that Israel was able to reduce over 95% of suicide bombings and terrorism attacks from the W. Bank. :-(

            Of course there would be no war if Palestinians weren't bent on the genocide of Israelis.

            "There is a secret plan to befriend the Iranians and send them love letters."

            From what I understand its the other way around – what with Iranian President calling for Israel's destruction and denying the Holocaust. If that's not love I don't know what is…

            "People from the Ivory Coast give them diamonds as tribute and offerings for their moral righteousness and for coming back from the Holocaust a kind and magnificent people."

            Your blood diamond argument has already been debunked. Glad you brought the Holocaust up though – its obvious you wish Hitler had finished the job.

            "American students only visit to learn how to be like Israelis and copy their awesome hairstyles."

            Well that and to get drunk and party. But hey I guess that's the price young Americans pay to visit a liberal democracy huh? Good thing organizations like Hillel sponsor so many programs to go to Israel.

          • http://www.ipsc.ie Sean Clinton

            While Israel may be compliant with the UN-based Kimberley Process regulations, those regulations only apply to "rough diamonds used by rebel movement …" Israel's cut & polished diamonds evade the human rights standards imposed on rough diamonds used by rebels. Revenue from the Israeli diamond industry provides about $1 billion in funding for the Israeli military each year. Diamonds from Israel are therefore funding war crimes and crimes against humanity – they are blood diamonds and are not conflict free. This coming weekend an event in London's diamond district will highlight the trade in Israeli blood diamonds – https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=2365072230

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            Exactly.

          • MixMChess

            You are a LIAR, even Israel's cut and polished diamonds use a certification scheme to ensure there are no blood diamonds.

            Additionally, the Israeli military does not engage in crimes against humanity. The IDF targets terrorists whereas Palestinians target civilians and children. Palestinians trade in Jewish blood and regularly engage in crimes against humanity.

            Nice try with the lies and tenuous arguments though…

          • Sean Clinton

            You are ignorant of the facts and I'm not wasting my time to try to educate you. Google Israeli blood diamonds and inform yourself.

        • ajnn

          flipside disgorges the classics of stereotypical jew-hatred.

          flipside is just another jew-hating racist. we see his type often enough.

          here we see i – outsized and immorally gained jewish influence and ii – dual loyalty and iii blood libel.

          hit 5 more of the classic 7, flipside, and you win a toaster. best of luck !!!!

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            Very clever. All a Zionist need do is act within the stereotypes and nothing may be criticized.

    • Ghostwriter

      Flipside,please stop with your anti-Israeli nonsense. The Jews have every right in the world to be there. Please stop insulting our intelligence.

    • ziontruth

      "…while building Eretz Israel."

      Jews building in their own land, what an idea! Whatever next? Greeks building Hellas? The Dutch building the Netherlands? The world is becoming a madhouse, I tell ya!

      Snark off. In reality, the world is becoming a madhouse because nations are not asserting their exclusive rights. For which see Britain right now.

    • MixMChess

      The Palestinian Unilateral Declaration for Independence constitutes a violation of every agreement signed between the Israeli’s and Palestinians – both Oslo I, Oslo II and the interim agreements for the W. Bank and Gaza. It would also violate the UN’s own Security Council Resolutions 242, 338 and 1850 (all stipulating a "mutually negotiated solution while rejecting unilateralism"). Peace efforts in the Middle East (with regard to Israel at least) have always been based on MUTUAL negotiations.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        What? People exercising self-determination BY THEMSELVES?! Who does that? Don’t they know everyone needs Israel’s permission to declare statehood? They are beholden to a Peace Agreement that Israel murdered their own leader for agreeing to.

        • MixMChess

          Palestinians are not seeking self-determination. If they were, they would have accepted a state years ago. I love how the Palestinians are always allowed and excused for circumventing negotiations and violating international law.

          "They are beholden to a Peace Agreement that Israel murdered their own leader for agreeing to."

          "Israel" never assassinated its own leaders. It was a single nutbag acting alone that carried out the assassination. Nice try though.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            Yigal Amir shot a hole in Israeli credibility. The world sees them for what they are. That’s the real reason for the flotillas.

          • MixMChess

            Yigal Amir is a single nutbag. Considering over 95% of Palestinians are genocidal maniacs how credible are they?

            The real reason for the flotillas is to destory Israel and murder Jews. No wonder you support them!

        • ajnn

          flipside disgorges the classics of stereotypical jew-hatred.

          flipside is just another jew-hating racist. we see his type often enough.

          here we see i -'protocals'

          hit 4 more of the classic 7, flipside, and you win a toaster. best of luck !!!!

    • UCSPanther

      I'm gonna make a bold prediction: The Palestinian cause will be dead in 5-10 years, maybe more.

      Why? Because they have burnt up most of their credibility, the "leader" (Arafat) who gave them a public face is now dead, as are the Soviets who supported them in order to use them as a club against the western world, the fact that they have repeatedly shot themselves in the foot by electing a known terrorist organization as their "government" and getting caught perpetrating deceptions, and the fact that the world is starting to realize that "Palestine" is no more than a hive of corruption, where competing terror factions fight over money and power, view any civilians in their zones as no more than a source of recruits, human shields, suicide bomber fodder and propaganda points, and no more than a front for hostile countries like Iran.

      The so-called "palestinians" have only themselves to blame for the demise of their so-called cause. When it happens, you leftists and anti-semites will have to find something else to wail about because it will be gone, kaput, history.

  • StephenD

    As if the UN has any credibility at all. Who really cares what they "Recognize?" It would be counter productive for the "Palestinians" anyway. How could they continue to get international aid for their "Refugee" status if these refugees are within their own borders? LOL. All that money…I don't see them giving it up. This is a stage play. They don't actually want an independent state yet. It would cost them too much free money. Typical of Islamic governments, they want legitimacy for their voice and no responsibility for their action/inaction.

  • Freedom John

    This may be out of line, but I don't think any "nation" that has to be funded by other nations to survive, especially at the beginning of the their wanting to be recognized as being independent should be able to have a vote in the UN. The PA is nothing more than a pauper with a slave and poverty mentality that really wants to be a nanny state. Why do the Arab nations refuse to do that for them and fund them? Perhaps because the the PA are nothing but a drain on the world. The handwriting in on the wall, to coin a phrase.

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      I agree. The same goes for Israel with their .28 cent Shekel.

      • ajnn

        looks like you, flipside, have added 'dual loyalties' and 'dishonest / fraud'.

        that makes only 2 of the 7 classic racist anti-jewish stereotypes left for you to win that toaster.

        best of luck.

  • mrbean

    The Palestinian Authority is spending more than $5 million per month in salaries for 5,500 convicted and alleged terrorists imprisoned in Israel — payments that defy congressional rules for U.S. funding to the PA, according to a new report from an Israeli research institute.

    Palestinian Media Watch released a report last week that found that all Palestinian and Israeli minority Arabs in Israeli prisons for terror acts have been legally receiving a monthly salary from the PA using US foreign aid funds.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/04/palest

  • Brujo Blanco

    The PA has made it crystal clear that they will destroy Israel and drive all the Jews into the sea. How can any UN member consider membership for any group that wants to destroy a member nation and kill the survivors? Another good reason for the US to get out of the UN.

  • Moll

    Abbas is not the "head of state" for these nonstate tribal arabs. Abbas so-called election expired January 2009; and the terrorist organization, Hamas . won the next election. Thus, the real "head of state" is Hananiah. Will the UN member nation-states give this terrorist the dignity of such a title? Will they give a terrorist the platform to speak to them? What exactly do the legitimate heads of state, of the UN member nation states have to learn from this terrorist organization and its leading terrorist? Oh, you say, but they heard the Iranian Ahmadinajab! True, a terrorist in his own right.

    Before any application for statehood can be considered, all previous UN Acts/Resolutions/Regulations must be dissolved. UNRWA must be dismantled. The nonstate tribal arabs "observer" status must be rescinded, and etc., Further, all "foreign" aid ceases.

    We all know this is a "fart in a baseball glove"!

  • Pathena

    Note that Arabs have hijacked the name "Palestinian." The Roman Emperor Hadrian in 135 A.D. changed the name of Judea to "Palestina" (and the name of Jerusalem to "Aelia Capitolina") in order to eradicate all memory of Judea and the Jews (he outlawed Judaism). The name "Palestine" then becane synonymous with "land of the Jews" or "the Holy Land" (since Jesus was a Jew born in Judea), and "Palestinian" synonymous with "Jew." The British Palestine Mandate was established after World War I as "homeland for the Jews."
    In 1964, in Cairo, Gamal Nasser and the Soviet Union, both haters of Jews, invented the "Palestine Liberation Organization" (P.L.O.), with all the phony history and propaganda that has gone with it,. The Arabs do not deserve yet another state.

  • Grey Sky

    If it is ever reached, the current and any other artificial “peace agreement” will be illegitimate before it is ever signed because (1) all people living in Palestine regardless of religion, race, origin, etc. (hereinafter “All People of Palestine”) were never given a choice on how they want their land to be governed, and (2) all contracts signed under duress are null and void.

    The biggest problem in Palestine is that the Zionist regime never offered a choice to All People of Palestine on how they want to govern their land because the Zionist regime cannot exist as a democratic entity. If there was ever any democratic process in Palestine, Zionists would have been outvoted and the Zionist regime would have never existed. That is why the Zionist regime is the occupier because it does not offer choice (i.e. democracy), but instead imposes its regime (i.e. occupies). Imagine if Russians would simply occupy a town in the U.S. where they are in significant numbers and attempt to create a Russian state there without giving the rest of the Americans living there a choice. Imagine then if they would try to institute a “peace agreement” that would attempt to legitimize their occupation. The “peace agreement” would logically and legally be illegitimate because the Americans were not given a choice.

    Under all countries’ laws, any contract is null and void if it is signed under duress. The current Palestine “peace agreement” process reminds me of The Godfather movie where the mafia boss (i.e. the Zionist regime) made a guy “an offer he could not refuse” by placing a gun (i.e. Zionist conventional and nuclear arsenal) to his head and making him sign the contract. Like the mafia boss’ offer, any “peace agreement” other than the choice for All People of Palestine is a crime, and the contract is legally null and void.

    The bottom line is that All People of Palestine never wanted to divide their land into artificial two states the way the occupation and this “peace agreement” attempt to divide it. From the beginning of the Zionist regime to its unavoidable end, All People of Palestine and the region never wanted the Zionist regime and they do not want it even more after all the atrocities the Zionist regime committed. I just cannot believe how the Zionist regime can be so ignorant to think that this or any other “peace agreement” that does not allow people to choose how they want to be governed will last and ensure its people’s survival. The Zionist regime fails to realize that no matter if it succeeds in muscling this “peace agreement” by unspeakable historic coercion tens of millions of moral people around the world will oppose it until it is corrected, and until justice and free choice prevail. Also, ever increasing number of Jewish people are realizing that Zionism is becoming a destructive force for them and are leading the global resistance to it.

    Feel free to copy this comment, email it to other bloggers, and repost it on other blogs, newspaper websites, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking websites, and include it in any correspondence/lobbying with senators, state representatives and any other public officials so the public learns the truth

  • CK thomson

    Imagine in the current time if France would want to create its own state in Michigan and separate it from the U.S. French are a minority in Michigan so democratic vote on the separation would not work because they would be outvoted by the rest of the Americans living in Michigan. So imagine if they had a historic opportunity when the U.S. is at its weakest and militarily occupy a part of Michigan and impose a regime where only French can vote and all the others who lived there cannot. Furthermore, the occupiers rename the occupied part of Michigan as the “French State” where not only that Americans are not welcome, but they are systematically expelled over time creating huge refugee camps in nearby states of Indiana and Ohio. Imagine then that at that point in history the artificial organization called the United Nations is full of French supporters and somehow that makes the occupation “legal” and Americans who fight for their homes in the occupied part of Michigan are labeled as terrorists. The occupation is a part of a careful log-term plan (i.e. Zionism) of acquiring land by French, so literally days after the occupation is implemented (what a coordinated plan!) the occupiers import millions of other French from all over the world to increase their population in Michigan from around 100,000 to over 5 Million in a short period. Then Americans resist and fight to regain the occupied part of Michigan, but Russia steps in, sends weapons, cash, and everything else the occupiers need to sustain the occupation.

    What do you think all of us Americans would feel? We would hate French first, and then all of their supporters (Russia in this analogy) that make the occupation of our land possible. Still questioning yourself why people in the Middle East and other parts of the world do not like us? Because Zionist controlled our government, not the people, supported the very exact scenario as described above against our will and with our tax money making us accomplices in this unspeakable crime. The scenario that would outrage all of us Americans and make us fight against it if it happened in Michigan or anywhere else in the U.S.

    This comment is not intended to make derogatory remarks about France and Russia. It is merely used as an example of how Americans would be outraged and fight back in the same situation as the forced establishment of the Zionist regime and its occupation of Palestine.

    Urge your state representatives and senators to immediately stop any remaining support for the Zionist regime. Much of the support already stopped because of the increasing pressure on this issue, but we Americans need to completely distance ourselves from this oppressive regime and start actively opposing it

  • Justice4all

    The only solution for a lasting peace is absolute democratic process (that we Americans cherish so passionately) for the entire territory in question, otherwise, the peace will not last. All people who lived there without regard to religion, race, etc. should vote on how they would like their one country to be run. I favor one state solution because two states would only attempt to “legalize” Zionist occupation that will be remembered in history until it is corrected by future large scale conflicts, so no lasting peace will result. The only issue with the fair democratic process is what to do with all manipulated Jewish people who the Zionist regime imported for decades to increase the Jewish population from around 100,000 to over 5 Million since the start of the occupation. This is obviously an attempt to unjustly manipulate any future democratic process by forcefully increasing the occupier’s population at the expense of others. Any compromise other than the absolute fair democratic process with no manipulated population will be temporary with terrible conflicts looming to correct it in the future.

    The truth is that the Zionist regime will not accept any democratic process even if the manipulated Jewish population is included because it cannot exist as a democratic country as Zionists will be outvoted by all others who live there (Zionists were in an infinite minority before the occupation). The Zionist regime can only temporarily exist through the force of its arms as a one people country where only select ones can vote and where different laws apply to different people.

    The world must stand up against the Zionist regime by cutting all diplomatic and economic relations with it. Many countries have already stopped all relations with the Zionist regime and others are in the process of doing the same. We Americans need to completely distance ourselves from this oppressive regime through urging our state representatives and senators to do what the rest of the world is doing

  • CRISIS

    I apologize if I offend anyone with this but let me just start out by saying that I am not Jewish nor is anyone related to me (although I do have Jewish as well as Palestinian and Arab friends) however I am a very strong supporter of the State of Israel. After reading the comments posted before mine, I immediately realized some flaws and bad analogies.

    Although I do see how one can try to justify a point by using the "Russia and France" examples, these would not be equally representative to reality. You forget that the state of Israel was created shortly after the British Mandate had control. "Palestine" wasn't an organized nation and it had little to no control over it's people. Unlike America, we have an organized (yet corrupted and sometimes disfunctional) government with means to support and uphold it. Therefore it is not fair to make a comparison with someone (foreign country) taking over one of our states and then trying to establish itself as an independent nation.

  • CRISIS

    Also you have to remember, there are still many Arabs living in Israel and they aren't the ones protesting. Instead the Israeli Arabs are enjoying the benefits of being with an organized nation. They don't have to worry about their neighbors being apart of Hamas, Hezbollah, or the extremist in PLO plus they receive modern medical care and other benefits that they would not have living on the "other side of the line." While the Israeli government does have it's flaws, what government doesn't?

    And I noticed a few people comment about the pouring in of Zionist as soon as they became a state. If you had such few numbers and wanted to defend your freedom, would you not call upon more Americans to settle with you? How can you defend yourself without having anyone to cover your borders?

  • CRISIS

    Also for the record, I am not an uneducated person on the matter and I do not randomly post my opinions without providing justification of my viewpoint. I have researched EXTENSIVELY on the matter from both Palestinian and Israeli resources. I've easily put in hundreds of hours on the topic and feel well equipped if anyone would like to debate the topic.

    Also going back to the "comparison" comments, are we forgetting what Americans had to do to win their freedom? We rebelled against Europe and established our own nation by pushing off Indians from their homes and committing war crimes in the process as well.

    So then if you feel the need to make a comparison in the future, please do your home work before you start ranting about forwarding your messages to Senators and State Representatives.

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