Another terrorist state shall not arise at our expense!

‘Palestinian problem with us more than 120 years is fact we exist,’ says Science Minister. ‘I expect Trump to announce transfer of embassy.’

By Mordechai Sones, INN

No terror state at our expense!

Minister of Science and Technology Ophir Akunis (Likud) relates to US President Donald Trump’s attempts to renew the political process between Israel and the Arabs, noting that the Arabs have always been opposed to peace, stressing that he strongly opposes the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state.

In an interview with Arutz Sheva from the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York, Akunis said that Israel would not agree to a construction freeze in Judea and Samaria if the PA demanded it as a condition for starting negotiations.

“We will not agree to a building freeze, as long as it depends on me,” Akunis said. “The last freeze in 2010 launched by President Obama was a grave mistake. It did not bring negotiations closer, it distanced them; it did not bring the Palestinians closer to peace, but kept them from peace.”

The Science Minister noted that he expects President Trump to announce during the coming year that he will transfer the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as he promised during the election campaign.

Regarding the possibility of a political process starting, Akunis said that everything depends on the PA. “The peace objectors are the Palestinians, not Israel and not the United States. If you ask whether there is a chance to start a political process, this is a question that must be addressed to those who refuse to enter the process, and that is the Palestinians.”

Maybe the fact that Trump is an old businessman will bring him success with this?

“I do not think the Palestinians make this consideration. After all, the Palestinians have maintained their relationship with the Jewish community even before the establishment of the State of Israel. For more than 120 years it has been known that the Arab-Israeli conflict has nothing to do with settlement in Judea and Samaria, nothing to do with the 50 year celebrations marking the unification of Jerusalem, nothing to do with applying sovereignty on the Golan. It only has to do with the fact that Israel exists, and that’s the Palestinians problem.”

Minister Akunis stressed that he is categorically opposed to the establishment of a Palestinian state. “My statement against a Palestinian state was received here sympathetically, and this is a great expression of the fact that many Jews in the world and many Israelis understand that a Palestinian state will not bring peace to the Middle East.”

The idea of ??a Palestinian state has already stuck to us, is there a chance to convince the world otherwise?

“In the first place we did not have to go into this, that was the initial mistake. Now we have to convince the world, after seeing what is happening in Syria, Iran, and Iraq, does the Middle East need another terrorist state? Of course, if this is at the expense of parts of the Jewish People’s homeland, the answer is no,” Minister Akunis stressed. “This is what I have said consistently since the Bar-Ilan speech and even before.”

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  1. Israel’s justice minister: When two-state deal goes nowhere, Trump will think out of the box

    http://www.jta.org/2017/05/08/news-opinion/politics/israels-justice-minister-says-trump-peace-plan-wont-go-anywhere-and-shes-happy-about-it

    Wow!, according to article,

    “Shaked has been just as crusading within her ministry as she is on maintaining control of the West Bank, trying to push Israel’s courts in a more conservative and less activist direction. Her legislative attempt last year to change the way Supreme Court justices are selected fell flat, but Shaked still managed to appoint four conservative justices to the 15-member court last week. They will remain until the mandatory retirement age of 70.

    Overall, Shaked has appointed 200 of the country’s 750 judges, with something of an eye toward diversity. She named Israel’s first two judges of Ethiopian descent, as well as the first female judge on the country’s Islamic religious court”

    That’s real progress.

    Headline also reminds me of my joke: People often view the world through the lens of how their own lives are organized. From a feline care-givers’s perspective, there are two kinds of maverick politicians; there are those who think outside the box, and then there are those who go outside the box!

  2. He omits the fact that 97% of Arabs (both fakestinian and Israeli) are descendants of illegal aliens. Also, that the majority of the 3% are in fact descendants of forcibly converted Jews. So there are no palestinians. Only the Jews are indigenous to Israel. There should only be a Jewish State in Eretz Yisrael!

  3. Wake up! The dream is over! You all know if it’s good for the Jews it will never happen – at any rate – not if the rest of the world has any say in the matter. Start counting on at least one palestinian state, if not two.

  4. “While Abbas met with Trump,
    Fatah honored 12 terrorists
    responsible for murdering 95 people

    12 murderers – planners of suicide bombings and shooting attacks – were honored while Abbas was talking peace to Trump

    Also on the day Abbas met Trump,
    the PA named a street in Jenin after a kidnapper-murderer”

    http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=21012

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