Israeli officials have been shrilly condemning the US over diplomacy with Iran for weeks now, and while publicly US officials seem to be shrugging it off, privately they have been trying to placate Israel with anything they can think of.
And that’s bad news for the Palestinians, as top aides to President Mahmoud Abbas say that John Kerry’s recent visit has been punctuated by repeated demands for the Palestinians to accept worse terms for the peace deal, in hopes that Israel would forgive the US over the Iran deal.
PLO official Yasser Abed Rabbo, who was with Abbas in his most recent meeting with Kerry, termed the talks in “crisis” at this point, saying Kerry has been trying to blackmail them into accepting new demands, including a permanent Israeli occupation of the Jordan Valley, and threatening to let Israel renege on prisoner releases if they refuse.
Interestingly enough, the US proposal to let Israel occupy the Jordan Valley with just a nominal Palestinian presence was not only rejected by the Palestinians, but Israel as well, who insisted that not only do they intend to permanently occupy all of Palestine’s borders, but that any nominal Palestinian presence at any of their own borders would be unacceptable.
20 thoughts on “Kerry Demanding PA Concessions to Placate Israel Over Iran”
For years the Israeli government, the EU and USG have granted with or without Palestinians knowledge, one of it is the Israeli government giving itself a legitimate hand on illegal bases in occupied Palestinians land to build what has become an epidemic of settlers housing, yet, the EU and USG government looking the other way and asking for more from of Palestinians concessions.
Concessions is a a demand, demand is not about peace nor the demander is about peace and those who support such demands siding with the illegality of the matter, that's where the functioning democracy collides with reality and cooperates with collaborators fixing the books of a non functioning democracy naming it democracy.
Maybe Hagel can offer to cut off aid if the protests don't stop (à la Pakistan).
The only concession the Palestinian should give is that they haven't packed bags and cease negotiating the Israeli crazies despite numerous UN violations, settlement buildings land thievery and mass murders.
The only concession the Palestinian should give is that they haven't packed bags and cease negotiating the Israeli crazies despite numerous UN violations, illegal settlement building, land thievery and mass murders.
God bless america
Ah, sarcasm at its best.
What they would really like to do is move the Palestians to another newer smaller reservation.
Doing what America`s founding fathers did to the native americans
Except the Jews are actually the Native Americans of the land. They have been there for 4,000 years.
Well some 80% or more of the Jews in Israel are not Semetic Jews (they are European) so they don't get to be called native to the area. while the Palestinian people are and will be
Actually more than 70% of the Jews in Israel get to be called "native to the area" because — unlike, just for example, Yasser Arafat — they were BORN THERE.
Thomas L. Knapp: "… more than 70% of the Jews in Israel … were BORN THERE."
Me: No need to shout, and looks like a repeat of yet another red herring/non sequitur.
Unless that 'more than 70%' were born on the ~6% that the Zs managed to wangle off the natives before 1948, they were born on land which the Zs have *no* right to occupy, since control over all but that ~6% was acquired by, and is only being maintained by, force of arms = the Zs illegally squat upon land improperly alienated = ethnically cleansed by genocidal methods, from the 'pre-aggressive alien-invasion' rightful native = erstwhile legal owner/occupiers (ELO/Os).
Outside of that ~6%, the whole Z-show is 100% illegitimate as well as being viciously and vilely immoral – oh! – in my considered judgement, based on publicly available, reputable evidence + close observation. (i.e. not what is said, but what is actually going on = murder for spoil, here soil, say.)
Not so BTW, you still have not satisfactorily a) substantiated, nor b) justified your claim: «Not even close to 22%. Israel, Gaza and the West Bank combined are about 12% of Palestine. The other 88% is called "Jordan."»
1. As previously noted, UK excluded Jordan as 'non-Z-coveted,'
2. Substantiate = provide publicly available, reputable evidence,
3. Justify = explain *why* this curious 'factoid' may be relevant.
Can't, won't or what else and why not, Thomas, eh? Like, credibility?
Gaza has what – a million people per 100 sq miles? That is 10,000 people per sq mile. How much smaller do they want – a reservation the size of the old Warsaw Ghetto?
What they want is a reservation in the Netherworld. The Israelis want the Palestinians…gone.
Kerry does not amount to much as a human.
Can I go out on a limb and say that this is about the color of one's skin.?
US policy is not to negotiate with terrorists because their demands would never cease. But that same logic is not applied to Israel, which never makes concessions, only more demands. If the US began to sanction Israel, cut aid, let UN resolutions pass without veto, and otherwise make life as miserable for Israel as Israel does for the rest of the world then Israel's leaders might start acting like rational human beings.
Sanctions are an act of war, even against Israel.
The Palestinians should set a date for their next election and resign en masse.
Leave Kerry, and tthe Israelis,with no one to negiotiate, and no concessions to get.
A country without a border or army. This is laughable.
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