Palestinian Authority Rejects Netanyahu’s Conditions to Resume Peace Talks

Kifah Ziboun and Nazir Majli  Asharq Al Awsat  27 January 2017

Ramallah, Tel Aviv – The Palestinian Authority strongly rejected on Thursday a set of conditions presented by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the resumption of peace talks, including the recognition of Israel as a Jewish State and the continuous security control over areas located between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean.

The Palestinian Authority described the conditions as “insignificant and unworthy of a response”.

In this regard, Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister Riyad Malki said: “These are onerous conditions; [Netanyahu] will not find a single Palestinian, who will be ready to deal with them.”

Addressing a political and security committee at the Knesset, Netanyahu said that recognizing Israel as a Jewish state and its right to seal security control over the West Bank were two conditions that he would never abandon.

He added that settlements were not the core problem with the Palestinians.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Palestinian interior ministry said: “The unreasonable conditions set by Netanyahu have once again showed that he was neither looking for the resumption of talks nor seeking to establish peace with the Palestinians.”

“On the contrary, his remarks reflect his aim to hamper any international effort to resume peace talks,” the statement added.

The Palestinian foreign ministry called on the international community to assume its legal and humanitarian responsibilities towards the Palestinian Cause.

In the past, Netanyahu said that he would be in favor of a demilitarized Palestinian state if the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian foreign affairs minister said that he would present a dossier to the International Criminal Court on the Israeli illegal settlements.

In remarks to the official radio channel, Malki said that the Palestinian Authority would adopt a series of measures aimed at halting illegal Israeli settlements in territories occupied by Israel since 1967.

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  1. The time to move away from the two state paradigm is now.
    One thing is missing; an enormous campaign to maximize the terror origin as the the product of Abbas gang.

    Israel should use every Israeli Official as an angry denouncer of the criminal attitude of the PA generating every day, every minute, atacks on innocent Israelies; men, women and children. Say it in rage: say it out loud!
    Present the anormous amount of information you have to back up this bitter “We accuse” the PA and proxis.
    The natural outcome of 2 – 3 months of this campaign would be that Israel can’t live side by side this murderers. NO TWO STATE POSSIBLE
    The Palis yell their lies out loud. Israel needs to yell the truth louder and more frequently. Take off the gloves; this will also help Trump moves.

  2. Time for Jews to out-lawyer the palestinians. NOT Dershowitz, but real serious lawyers who have been working on proving property rights in the former Ottoman lands of Palestine.

    Team Abbas have no idea how much their game is going to get blocked by TeamTrump. Give Netanyahu a chance to work WITH TeamTrump, instead of the past 8 years having to work around TeamObama. I assume this call to re-start peace talks is part of the new plan. At some point, weeks?, Jerusalem will be off the table.

  3. I think it’s (past) time to go beyond simply repeating the same mantra about Abu Mazen’s role in the ’72 Munich massacre, and his thesis on Holocaust denial, and actually lay out the facts once and for all. Bring out a copy of the thesis for all to read, and lay out the facts regarding his role in the murders of our Israeli athletes in Munich.
    The bastard is evil, and we have propped him up for far too long.

  4. trump knows that sometimes when you dont take a deal quick enough the price goes higher, perhaps the pals will learn that too…. time to go backwards and totally blow their minds…. they thought they had everything in the bag and now they could lose everything….. that is if Israel had a different PM to this one.

  5. Looks like no one cares what the pals say anymore:

    Saudi Journalist to Palestinians: Armed Resistance to Israel is Futile, Arab World Has Lost Interest in Your Cause
    https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/01/27/saudi-journalist-to-palestinians-armed-resistance-to-israel-is-futile-arab-world-has-lost-interest-in-your-cause/

    but here is an interesting excerpt from the same article:

    This cause is no longer a top priority for them, because civil wars are literally pulverizing four Arab countries, and because fighting the ‘Islamic’ terrorism is the foremost concern that causes all Arabs, without exception, to lose sleep.

    I predicted at the outset of arab spring when everyone worried about Israel that this would be the result…. now I say the same exact principle and paradigm can bring results in Europe… civil war pulverizing their nations will cause them to cease stalking Israel and funding jew killers.
    Embrace the future with new hopes and dreams, based on evidence.

  6. Israelis and Jews should pressure BB and the GOI to settle Jews in new cities OUTSIDE the major settlement blocks in area C. This requires no laws to enact.

  7. @ bernard ross:

    Israelis and Jews should pressure BB and the GOI to settle Jews in new cities OUTSIDE the major settlement blocks in area C. This requires no laws to enact.

    That would bring out the wrath of the Israeli left/ All of the EU countries, some if not all of the so called moderate Arab countries, Russia, China the Liberal and leftist Americans and most American Jews….Arab attempt at new intifada etc….. Still think it’s a good idea?

  8. yamit82 Said:

    That would bring out the wrath of the Israeli left/ All of the EU countries, some if not all of the so called moderate Arab countries, Russia, China the Liberal and leftist Americans and most American Jews….Arab attempt at new intifada etc….. Still think it’s a good idea?

    Yes. All the more so. Appeasement doesn’t work. Let them act out. And then let them be taken out. Stalin had a great expression. Can’t remember the Russian expression. English translation: “To investigate by punching faces.”

  9. yamit82 Said:

    That would bring out the wrath of the Israeli left/ All of the EU countries, some if not all of the so called moderate Arab countries, Russia, China the Liberal and leftist Americans and most American Jews….Arab attempt at new intifada etc…..

    well, if you cant withstand the Israeli left then it makes no sense to complain about the world…. the Israeli left is the main cause of all the defamation globally
    all of the eu countriees…. they never stop and never will even if you give YS to the muslims…nothing new there… but what is new is that their power is diminshing from muslim migration and from Trump…. they are already whimpering and the east europeans are going against west euro policies…they would support Israel if not for soros type jews.
    moderate arabs… that depends on their own problems, they are already abandoning the pals… they did it at last gaza war and I just posted an article on that from a saudi newspaper.
    https://www.israpundit.org/archives/63621023/comment-page-1#comment-63356000183632
    Russia and china are not on Israels side now but operate in their own self interest… nothing will change there unless Israel moves into their orbit as a result of euro stalking which would then improve Israels position.
    Liberal, leftist americans and liberal jews have been on an anti Israel trend for decades… the only paradigm they hear from Israel is poor muslims… with trump the non jew they hear a pro israel paradigm.

    Russian, china and the arabs operate pragmatically… the west being subject to voting operates on getting elected.

    but if you dont want to settle jews in area C at a time when you will likely never see more opportunity to annex and settle then how do you expect to annex in the future? You always call for annexation even up to the euphrates but you are against Israeli pressuring BB to settle jews in area C outside the designated ghetto major blocks. How do you explain that? If you have no plan to settle jews or annex then you either want to give them the land or want the status quo… if you want the status quo then you should be a big supporter of BB, but you always rail against him…. please explain these apparent contradictions.
    yamit82 Said:

    Still think it’s a good idea?

    Yes, the only problem I see are Israeli leftist jews… because they are the ones who demonstrate to the world that israel does not really want YS, if they did they would all declare it. when foreigners see that jews dont know what they want but the pals know what they want the foreigners will then agree with the half of jews that want to give it away…. because then they have that half of jews, plus the arabs, kept satisfied. Trump will end up the same becuase he will say these crazy Jews dont know what they want. Jews whining about the world should concentrate more on changing Jewish minds in Israel…. then the rest of the world will follow suit, IMO.

  10. Fanatics only concession is to death!
    There goal is a Judenrein OSS!
    The antisemites know it but hide behind the Sunnis living in Israel.

  11. Regev: Status of Blocs identical to status outside of Blocs
    Culture Minister Regev demands PM approve Judea Samaria construction also outside settlement blocs in coming weeks.

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/224026

    This is why it was important to keep the discussion of building new settlements in Judea Samaria in the Israeli public mind. This was why I exposed the tactic of BB to remove the discussion of new building outside the major blocks from the Israeli psyche during his terms. He made sure to always make the battle about building in the major blocks and Jerusalem… he probably even agreed this with the euros. He was successful, until recently he had completely removed all discussion from Israel… this was why he could never say these words:
    “JEWISH SETTLEMENT IN JUDEA SAMARIA IS LEGAL AND LEGITIMATE”
    but now the cat is out of the bag and even gov ministers outside his Likud party are waking up to his intentional tactic and trick…..Jews were being accomodated to forgetting about Judea Samaria outside the Euro designated ghetto boundaries….. he tricked jews while he helped the euros to build muslim homes in the land he was trying to make Jews forget…. it was intentional.

  12. Arab attacker released – Jews remain in custody
    Jewish youths complain of Arab assault in Old City, detained along with suspect. Suspect unconditionally released, boys remain in custody.
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/224034

    the same judenraat who sought to make Jews forget Judah Samaria also sought to demonize settlers, nationalists and religious nationalists and zionists at the mount through Duma, the hevrom soldier case and continued allowance of muslim anti semitic abusee at the Temple Mount

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