The U.N. House of Lies Fawns Over Abbas


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In a fiery, no holds barred speech on September 23, 2011 to the United Nations General Assembly, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas presented Palestine’s formal application for full membership to the United Nations. Although he was speaking on the first day of fall, Abbas proclaimed that the “Palestinian Spring” had arrived, which he repeated to cheering crowds welcoming him home Sunday in the West Bank.

Holding up a copy of his letter requesting full UN membership, Abbas declared to the General Assembly:

The time has come for my courageous and proud people after decades of displacement and colonial occupation and ceaseless suffering to live like other peoples of the earth free in a sovereign and independent homeland. Mr. President, I would like to inform you that before delivering this statement I, in my capacity as president of the state of Palestine, and chairman of the executive committee of Palestine Liberalization Organization, submitted to his excellency Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations an application for the admission of Palestine on the basis of the borders of June 4, 1967 with al Quds al Sharif [Jerusalem] as its capital as a full member of the United Nations. This is a copy of the application.

Abbas received a rousing hero’s welcome as he stepped up to the same podium where the PLO terrorist Yasser Arafat had received a rousing welcome in 1974.

Abbas also received a standing ovation at the conclusion of his speech, as raucous cheers erupted from the gallery, where minutes before, a rambunctious standee got into a violent clash with UN security guards.

Little has changed at the United Nations between the Arafat and Abbas General Assembly speeches. As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put it during his own speech to the General Assembly following Abbas’s speech, the United Nations has become both a “house of lies” and a “theater of the absurd” in its obsession to delegitimize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state and to falsify the history of the Palestinians’ own self-inflicted wounds.

“Twenty-one out of the 27 General Assembly resolutions condemn Israel — the one true democracy in the Middle East,” said Netanyahu. “Well, this is an unfortunate part of the U.N. institution. It’s the — the theater of the absurd. It doesn’t only cast Israel as the villain; it often casts real villains in leading roles.”

Netanyahu’s speech did not receive the wild applause that Abbas’s speech had received just an hour or so before from Abbas’s fawning listeners. But, as the Israeli prime minister said, he was not aiming for applause lines. “Today I hope that the light of truth will shine, if only for a few minutes, in a hall that for too long has been a place of darkness for my country,” Netanyahu told his listeners. “So as Israel’s prime minister, I didn’t come here to win applause. I came here to speak the truth.”

Abbas, on the other hand, came to the United Nations to embed his lies even deeper into the fabric of the UN by using them as a foundation for pushing the Palestinians’ bid for full UN membership. “I do not believe that anyone with a shred of conscience can reject our application for a full membership in the United Nations and our admission as an independent state,” he shamelessly declared.

The truth is, however, that no one with “a shred of conscience” should have submitted an application for full membership in the United Nations as an independent state in the first place, while at the same time boasting of having aligned himself with the terrorist organization Hamas in a “reconciliation” government that would rule the new state.

Article 4 of the United Nations Charter states that membership is “open to all other peace-loving states which accept the obligations contained in the present Charter.” Article 2 (4) of the UN Charter states that “all Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.”

Abbas’s partner in a future new government, Hamas, has pledged in its own death-to-the-Jews charter – a pledge repeated by its leaders to this day – to destroy the UN member state of Israel. Yet in the “Declaration of the State of Palestine,” signed by Abbas in his self-anointed capacity of “President of the State of Palestine” and included in the UN membership application material, Abbas “solemnly” declared that “the State of Palestine is a peace-loving nation and that it accepts the obligations contained in the Charter of the United Nations and solemnly undertakes to fulfill them.”

Abbas’s declaration is neither solemn nor truthful. His application for membership in the UN cannot be accepted by anyone with “a shred of conscience” or a “shred” of familiarity with the United Nations Charter’s most fundamental of membership qualifications.  However, instead of performing his duty to question the truthfulness of the application in light of the Hamas-Abbas partnership, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon immediately passed along Abbas’s application to the current president of the UN Security Council, the UN representative of the Hezbollah-dominated government of Lebanon. A closed-door Security Council consultation on the application was scheduled by Abbas’s Lebanese ally for September 26th.

In his General Assembly speech, Abbas blamed the failure to reach peace with the Israelis entirely on the “occupying power,” particularly on Israel’s settlement policy. He tried to portray a Palestinian leadership that had extended its hand in peace to Israel, only to have it cut off by the nasty Israeli “colonialists.”

Netanyahu responded that Israel had repeatedly offered the Palestinians virtually all of the territory they were seeking in the West Bank, but Israel was consistently rebuffed. He pointed out that the Palestinian negotiators had no interest in listening to Israel’s genuine security concerns. “The truth is that Israel wants peace with a Palestinian state, but the Palestinians want a state without peace,” said Netanyahu.

The core problem is not the settlements, Netanyahu argued. In an effort to compensate for the amnesia pervading the General Assembly audience that had so loudly cheered Abbas, Netanyahu observed that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had raged “for nearly half a century before there was a single Israeli settlement in the West Bank … The core of the conflict is not the settlements. The settlements are a result of the conflict.”

With history unambiguously on his side, Netanyahu made the case that the fundamental cause of the conflict was the Palestinians’ refusal, going back to Israeli independence in 1948, to “recognize a Jewish state” within any borders at all.

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  • Pathena

    The Arabs who call themselves "Palestinian" and supposedly want a state called "Palestine" are lying about their name. "Palestine" has been synonymous with "land of the Jews" or "the Holy Land" since the Roman Emperor Hadrian changed the name of Judea to Palestinia in 135 A.D., after having defeated the last Jewish rebellion under Bar Kochba. "Palestinian" has been synonymous with "Jew." That is why Great Britain was awarded the "Palestine Mandate" after World War I, to be the "homeland of the Jews."
    In Cairo in 1964, Gamel Nasser and the Soviet Union, both haters of Jews, invented the "Palestine Liberation Organization," with all the phony history and propaganda which has come out of it, calling Arabs "Palestinians," etc.

    • Vincent Nagle

      As you point out Palestine is a name given to the residents of this area by outside powers. The residents here received this name. I am sorry you object.

      • ziontruth

        When outsiders referred to the residents of Palestine as Palestinians, say in the late 19th century, they were using it in the same sense as the term Baltimorian today: To denote geographical belonging. Not as the name of a non-Jewish "nation" as today.

        There was, however, at the very least one recorded use of "Palestinian" to denote nationality: The German philosopher Immanuel Kant, writing in the late 18th century, wrote of "the Palestinians among us" in reference to the (drum roll, please) Jews of contemporary Germany.

      • aspacia

        The original name designated an area not an ethnic group.

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      Yay. You know how to use quotation marks in defense of the “Jews” who just want “peace” in their “own land.” Aren’t quotation marks “fun?”

    • Anamah

      Does UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon really believe he could remain unpunished after facilitate the whole UN institution to perform the Palestinian scam against Israel? It seems he should face Justice through history in the near future and it will be interesting to investigate his responsibility and the complete list and issues implicated in this incredible plot. Mr Ki moon is adding a new page to many dubious and murky episodes appearing with enough merits to be prosecuted and reach Justice. The world is looking at this giant bureaucracy willing to mock one more time the planet conscience.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        Ha Ha! You can start up the Ban Ki Moon Haters' Club. Start your BDS against the UN now!

    • aspacia

      Some also claim to be direct descendants of the Canaanites and other claim direct descent from the Philistines. Their deceit puts Satan to shame.

  • WildJew

    Netanyahu said the core problem is not the settlements and he is right. One does not illegally "occupy" ones own land. Yet Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton have made it all about the settlements (or Jewish communities in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria) calling them "illegitimate," which they are not. Then I see Netanyahu — interviewed over the weekend with Wolf Blitzer (CNN), David Gregory (Meet the Press) — say many good things about Hussein Obama.

    • Vincent Nagle

      I a not sure what you mean by 'legitimate." What makes them legitimate or not you have to explain to me. But what is certain – despite whatever legitimacy the settlements may or may not have – is that their presence, and their continued rapid growth makes any idea of a Palestinian State, antagonistic or friendly as it may be, not viable and unthinkable. Thus support for them is a clear message to the other side that from the Israelis there is no will whatsoever for peace. This does not do a lot to strengthen the hand of the hundreds of thousands of palestinians ready to make peace. It does give back legitimacy to that minority who say violence is the only way.

      • stern

        VN, your post demonstrates the power of lies. To begin with, all new construction on the West Bank that is taking place or has been approved recently is to be within existing "settlement" (Hate that word!) boundaries. There is no 'new' land been 'taken' or 'stolen'. Your rant serves to prove how easily people fall for Palestinian lies. As for Jerusalem, i'll reply to your post below.

        • Joseph Klein

          Not to mention the fact that Netenyahu did freeze all settlement building whatsoever for 10 months and the Palestinians dragged their feet into the ninth month before even agreeing to sit down for negotiations. The settlements issue is simply the Palestinian leaders' latest excuse to avoid reaching a real peace and their own state side by side with the Jewish state contemplated in the original UN two-state partition solution.

        • http://unchartedforest.blogspot.com Michael Vanyukov

          You are right to "hate that word", "settlement", a poorly translated term for yishuv that is by itself a misnomer by now. It's time to use correct language: http://unchartedforest.blogspot.com/2011/09/whats….

      • ziontruth

        "…the hundreds of thousands of [Arab settlers] ready to make peace. It does give back legitimacy to that minority who say violence is the only way."

        For anyone who's feeling down in the dumps: Call Vincent Nagle to say a few words, he'll have you out of the blue funk in seconds with his jokes that can make even the grumpiest person rolling on the floor laughing!

      • aspacia

        Territory nor settlements have anything to do with the violence; Muslim attacks against Jews in this area started long before Israel was even created. Watch Netanyahu's rebuke of the UN and Abbas for insight. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebOsg9CCj6c

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      "One does not illegally 'occupy' ones own land." Didn't somebody say that about the Ostmark?

    • aspacia

      Here is Netanyahu's UN Speech.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebOsg9CCj6c

      He rebukes both the UN and Abbas and basically much of the world's upside down view of justice.

  • Larry

    Arafat should have been met at the airport when he arrived in 1974, given a swift trial and a needle. He was a practicing terrorist then with multiple deaths to his count, and remained one for the rest of his life. A lot of this crap could have been cut off right then if morality had been applied.

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      I love listening to you people's ideas about the Justice System.

  • StephenD

    I get a kick out of the sheer gall of Abbas. Not only does he call to be recognized even though he doesn't live up to the UN Charter requirements (Art. 2) “all Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.” But he declares Jerusalem as the capital of the “Palestinian” State. I hope the rest of the world sees the truth through this. I would love to see Israel take over once and for all, all of Jerusalem and control all access to it. Eliminate all internal threats to its sovereignty as soon as they expose themselves. As Israel physically controls Jerusalem, let Abbas continue to “talk” to the UN. That’s all the UN is good for anyway, a sounding board for Jew haters.

    • stern

      I too, hope the rest of the world sees the truth of Israel's case and the lies of the Palestinians. But sadly, despite all the evidence, the world remains absolutely blind to both truth and justice. There can only be one explanation and we all know what it is.

    • Vincent Nagle

      Your wish has come true!!! Israel has taken over all of Jerusalem and has full and massive control of all access to it. Paradise on earth. Also, I do not know what you are referring to specifically, but Abbas' constant refrain is that building a nation and a state, not violence or destruction, is the only way forward for Palestinians. He made this clear for the thousandth time in his recent UN speech. Which speech are you referring to?

      • stern

        Vincent, let's consider Jerusalem.
        This city has been holy to Judaism for over 3,000 years. Jews have lived in Jerusalem for over 3,000 years – in an unbroken continuum. In 1948, Jordan ethnically cleansed every last Jew in the old city of Jerusalem – but Jews continued to live in the surrounding areas. From 1948 to 1967, Jordan prevented any Jews from coming to their holiest sites to pray – and in fact defiled Jewish cemeteries and destroyed over 50 synagogues.
        Finally, in 1967, Jordan attacked Israel while israel was dealing with Egypt and Syria – so Israel's war against Jordan was undeniably defensive. At the end of it, Israel had reunited Jerusalem and opened holy sites to all.
        Now you, because the Palestinians say so, believe that 19 years of illegal Jordanian occupation somehow trump 3,000 years of legitimate Jewish history.
        That makes you either a useful idiot or a bigot. You tell us which applies.

      • Joseph Klein

        "Abbas' constant refrain is that building a nation and a state, not violence or destruction, is the only way forward for Palestinians."

        Only if he gets everything he wants including the return to indefensible pre-1967 lines, sending millions of Palestinian refugees into pre-1967 Israel to destroy its Jewish character while refusing to recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state (as provided for in UN Resolution 181 that Abbas uses to justify recognition of an independent palestinian state), etc.

    • mlcblog

      I like that they have control of Gaza and are inflicting warfare but have yet to make a dent in Israel even when being given a cherry piece of land like this practically downtown in all of Israel, a perfect place to make war. Yet they can't mount anything. May all their powder become damp. May their rockets misfire and their aim be off.

  • Gamem

    I met a girl in graduate school who had the misfortune of being at an airport which was attacked by Palestinian terrorists. She told me "they don't deserve anything". Truer words were never spoken.

    • JonM

      This is a point that should be taken up. Have the "Palestinians" proven, by their words and actions, that the are actually worthy of consideration for a state. So far, it would seem clear, that they have proven themselves unworthy.

  • Harold Tobin

    The last person I remember holding a piece of useless paper was Neville Chamberlin. We all know what that was worth.

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    Netanyahu looked absolutely ridiculous and desperate at the UN calling for immediate peace talks in the building when faced with his own irrelevance.

    • ziontruth

      Translation from Flipsidese: Netanyahu looked the right way and said the right things.

      • Joseph Klein

        Flipside has a habit of flipping the truth on its head.

        • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

          Netanyahu said “why don’t we meet and talk now? We are in the same city; the same building.” They have been living on the same postage stamp of land for 50 years. It looks so silly to call for a meeting to establish the terms of nationhood when you have been using the past discussion to avoid nationhood at all costs. I don’t know why it took so long to just walk around Benjamin Netanyahu.

          • http://dikaesha.pbwiki.com Foolster41

            Gee, flipside it couldn't be because Abas supports genocide against the Jews and thus was the one avoiding talking with Netanyahu could it? It's not Isreal that's denying a statehood, but the PALASTINIANS.

            As the article says, he has openly stated he refuses to actknowledge Isreal and their right to exist (This is Genocide). He has called the "occupation" as happening since Isreal's CREATION in 1948 (This is Genocide). His organization has also close ties with HAMAS who has in their charter the goal of eliminating the Jews (This is Genocide), and who teach CHILDREN to hate and want to kill Jews, as well as genocidal blood-libels against Jews (Genocide). I don't know how much clearer it can be.

            Either you are abhored by the Arab muslims refusal to live in peace with Isreal (targeting civilians, gnocidal propaganda etc.), and should see how the palastinans are not ready for a state, and legaly UNQUALLIFIED for a state under the UN's own guidelines, or you are all for the aims of the PA and HAMAS, which is genocide against the Jews.

          • Ted

            For a guy thats seems to thrive on irony, you sure can appear ignorant of it when it suits your need.

        • mlcblog

          could it be that Flipside is flipped?

    • stern

      Flipside, correct me if I'm wrong, aren't you one of those who keep telling Israel to make peace with the Palestinians? And now you call Netanyahu irrelevant because he called for peace talks?
      Ever heard of a psychiatric term called "projection"? It's when you project your feelings about yourself onto somebody else. Been feeling irrelevant lately?

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        Yes. I am calling Netanyahu irrelevant when he calls for peace talks after the matter has already been decided without him. By all means if he wants to be peaceful, let him be peaceful. But he is handing in his homework late. He gets a zero. He is offering stale cookies three days after the bake sale.

        • stern

          but flip, you seem to have forgotten (or ignored) the fact that he's been saying the same thing for three years. And before him Olmert said it. And before him, Sharon said it. And before him, Barak, And before him Rabin. However, because none of them agreed to allow millions of Palestinian so-called "refugees" to drown Israel, and because all of them insisted on some strategic defensive measures, the Palestinians have said no, again and again and again.

          All of which means that when it comes to a reading of reality, you're not exactly relevant yourself.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            It remains that Israel murdered the two main parties to the peace deal. It remains that whenever the peace filibuster breaks down and something is about to be accomplished, Israel either attacks or is “attacked” and retaliates. So this time a state is petitioned and suddenly a bus is attacked and Israel shoots a bunch of Egyptians and blows up a car in Ankara while begging for a peace talk dog and pony show.

          • ziontruth

            "So this time a state is petitioned and suddenly a bus is attacked and Israel shoots a bunch of Egyptians…"

            Wait a minute… are you really saying the attack on the Israeli civilian bus in Eilat was an inside job by the Israeli government in order to gain a pretext for calling off the talks? You'll be joining the 9/11 Truth movement if you keep up this way.

          • stern

            "Israel murdered the two main parties to the peace deal"
            We've already discussed your ridiculous assertions about Rabin. But pray tell, who was the other "main party"? Arafat? Are you saying that somehow, Israel gave him AIDS? And it was Israel that planted the bomb in Turkey last weekend?

            Your mind is definitely deteriorating. I think you should seek help urgently.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            Israel surrounded his compound and confined him in a place to die. The confined him to the Muqata and let him out only at the last minute to avoid the diplomatic implications of having blocked him from getting medical treatment. He was released in time to be flown to France to die in the hospital.

            Thanks for the free medical advice.

          • mlcblog

            I think now you are hallucinating.

          • http://dikaesha.pbwiki.com Foolster41

            Oh I see! All those attacks against Isreali citizens are just the Jooos who are doing it to pretend to be victims! Of course! I suppose Isreal also faked the HAMAS charter and the young pioneers broadcasts as well!

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            I believe it. Jews pretend to be victims here in the USA when mosques are built. You'd think they got hit in the face with every brick as it went into the wall.

          • http://dikaesha.pbwiki.com Foolster41

            HAMAS is jewish? I suppose you also beleve the prodicals of the elders of zion is real too? Nothing but deranged antisemetic conspirecy theories.

            How jews react to mosques has nothing to do with whether they are being attacked in Isreal, you it might just have something to do (hint hint) with Jew hatred in Islam (Which I suppose you beleive the jews added to the Hadiths such as that the rocks and trees will call out for muslism to slaughter jews in the end times.)

  • Brujo Blanco

    The current mission for Israel’s neighbors is to rid the Mideast of Jews. If this is accomplished they will go after the Jews throughout the world. I contend that when they finish with the Saturday people they will go after the Sunday people. It is time we pull out of the UN.

  • Linda Rivera

    Their blood cries out!

    Shame on the UN and world leaders. Shame on all those who meet with and negotiate with cruel Muslim terrorist Abbas, who is GUILTY of financing the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games.

    WHY IS JEWISH BLOOD CONSIDERED CHEAP?

    Why is this Muslim terrorist financed with infidel tax dollars and warmly received by world leaders instead of prosecuting him for crimes against humanity?

    Bible, Genesis 4:10 And G-D said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground."

    • mlcblog

      It may be considered cheap but IT IS NOT CHEAP and that is the whole lie vs Truth in a nutshell.

  • http://msmignoresit.blogspot.com msmii

    Bottom Line Up Front
    Russia, China, Nigeria, Lebanon are sure votes of Yes, while Bosnia, Gabon are likely a yes.

    US, UK, France, Germany, India and Brazil are likely to vote No. India will also vote No.

    Colombia sees more benefit in voting with the US, so they are a No. Portugal may say No, also.

    I do not see the 9 vote majority for a state of Palestine; however, my experience in the Middle East and West Africa tells me that the vote, either way, is not going to pass without violence.
    http://msmignoresit.blogspot.com/2011/09/unsc-vot

  • http://apollospaeks.blogtownhall.com/ ApolloSpeaks

    Enter text right here!BIBI NETANYAHU AT THE UN: A PROPHET SPEAKING IN A HOUSE OF LIES

    Friday's contest at the UN was between a hate driven, bloodthirsty, Palestinian pigmy and a peace loving, civilized, larger than life Jew, the glory of his people and the Western World. Israel and the Middle East have never had a greater voice for moral clarity than this man; a voice inspired by the ancient Prophets in a region of lunatics..

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  • http://apollospaeks.blogtownhall.com/ ApolloSpeaks

    twisted by hate and intolerance tottering on destruction. Netanyahu spoke the truth to insanity in a house of vipers and lies; and his speech will be remembered long after he dies-after more war and calamity engulf the region to awaken it from the delusions of Islam.

    Click my name to read the rest of this widely linked piece on my TOP Townhall community blog

  • Ameer

    The Jew as victim and not the victimizer amazes one and all. Having suffered a Holocust,Jews want to eliminate Arab Palestinians from having any life blaming it all on Hamas and the threat of Iran. Moderate Jews and Muslms are demonized.You are an intelligent and now a powerful military state terrorist machine that can deal with all threats internal and external but your greed and arrogance and total lack of compassion that comes with power will be your own downfall, sooner or later. Humiliation and oppression= Israel. Substituting Islamophopic propaganda to replace antiSemitism will not work. Hatred of Islam by fanatic Jewih

    • stern

      Ameer, you could have saved yourself the trouble of typing in all that hate-filled, lying rant. Just your name would have told us enough.

    • ziontruth

      "…Arab Palestinians…"

      No such thing. Maybe "Palestinian Arabs," meaning Arabs who happen to reside in Palestine, but not "Arab Palestinians." A Palestinian can by definition be only a Jew.

      "…your greed and arrogance and total lack of compassion…"

      I love me some Islamic projection.

      "Substituting Islamophopic propaganda to replace antiSemitism will not work."

      Equating the conspiratorial allegations of the Jew-haters to the imperialistic Islam sentiments coming out from Muslim leaders themselves won't work.

    • Ted

      He can't take all the blame for his rants, he was probably educated under islam.

    • aspacia

      Muslims rejected the partition and attacked Israel in 1948. They target civilian, day care centers, schools, school buses. They hide behind civilians, keep armaments in hospitals, schools, homes etc., and you have the nerve to claim these vicious animals are victims.

  • Ghostwriter

    At least most Israelis didn't dance and sing when 9/11 happened. That is precisely what the Palestinians did. And others in the Muslim world as well.

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      No, not most Israelis, just Paul Kurzberg, Yaron Shmuel, Oded Ellner and Omer Marmari.

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      and Sivan Kurzberg. Maybe Dominick Suter was dancing when he got out of the US.

  • ReconRambo

    Woe, Woe and more Woe unto those who live in the Middle East or near and around Israel and Jerusalem. For War and much suffering and Death in the multitude of millions is coming your way. Half the city of Jerusalem will be taken by the Arabs in the future war that is coming. The rest of the countries of the world will join in against Israel in the attempt to annihilate her from the face of the earth. But, lo and behold; a redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, will come to their aid just at the time it will seem that all is lost. Then, the one third of the Jews that will be left after all the killings will call on him who they have for centuries rejected as their Lord and Master.
    Book of Zechariah Chapter 12:1-14, 13:1-9 & 14:1-4

  • KateHikes

    Nothin' says lovin' like a jew in the oven.

    • UCSPanther

      Nothin' says lovin' like a nazi in the sights of a Lee-Enfield…

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Your idiocy is stunning and most likely due to a lack of oxygen and to few
      brain cells from inbreeding. Back to your sewage treatment plant and
      keep your rot to yourself………………………………………….William

    • mlcblog

      You just typed this for shock value, right?

    • aspacia

      vicious cu&***

  • WilliamJamesWard

    So this is the deal, Israel will negotiate only with people with no blood on their
    hands, no lies on their lips and no murder in their hearts. It seems reasonable
    to me and who could object to such a precondition. The UN being and honorable
    organization should jump at the chance of ratifying this kind of boundry for
    true negotiations and not be upset that it precludes over one billion muslims,
    every palestinian fraud and almost every government in the World.
    William

  • rulierose

    there couldn't be a more stark choice than the liar Abbas (now in the 81st month of his 48-month term) and the quiet but determined Netanyahu. Bibi spoke about the thousands of years of history that the Jewish people have with that land. Abbas made up stories about Arab "Palestinians" who weren't even called that until the 20th century.

    we spend $7.7 billion every year to fund this anti-American, anti-Semitic house of fraud, where Sudan, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia sit on the Human Rights Council. we are the reason the UN is able to exist! let's cut off the money and cut off the head of the snake. let's see the OIC pick up the slack–like the Arabs have ever paid for anything…

    • mlcblog

      Indeed. It is a priceless and almost poetic contrast. I appreciate you pointing it out. The accomplished liar and hard-hearted, cold, calculating,duplicitous Abbas and the quietly determined, honorable Bibi who lays his cards on the table and pursues peace with an open but resolute heart.

  • jerome

    In 1948 golda meir held out an olive branch of peace to the arabs
    Now its 2011 and the same olive branch is getting worn out…..
    For 63 years this arab circus has gone from the mildly annoying to the absurdly ridiculous
    Anti semitism has advanced at an exponential pace in conjunction with the life and progress of israel .
    The world has gone from loving israel and respecting its fortitude and the drive of its people to Israel being the pariah of the world thanks to nazi led and inspired anti semitism carried on by hussini's collaboration with hitler and the continuation
    of this hatred by his nephew arafat and now by abbas.
    With the virulent anti semitism being spewed in most arab lands and taught to arab children( and in other muslim countries) there is little hope for peaceful relations with these bigoted neighbors.
    Then there is Europe…..

  • Asher

    The Palestinians and Hamas want a state without recognizing Israel's right to exist. This would be a death warrant for Israel to go back to 1967 borders. I still say Israel survives by the Skin of her Teeth! Netanyahu is the voice of reason in the Darkness!

  • joelsk44039

    Isn't Abbas currently serving the 6th year of his 4 year term of office?

  • Traveler

    According to an article in the Telegraph he definitely was not truthful. Below is a snippet of the article
    "This application for membership is being submitted on the Palestinian people's natural, legal and historic rights and based on United Nations General Assembly resolution 181 (II) of 29 November 1947 as well as the Declaration of Independence of the State of Palestine of 15 November 1988 and the acknowledgement by the General Assembly of this declaration in resolution 43/177 of 15 December 1988.

    Looks to me as if they want to go back to the original UN Partition plan which the UN had no legal right to do in the first place and was a violation of the San Remo Conference and international law. These guys wouldn't know the truth if it hit the face