The so-called “Window for Peace” between the Israelis and the Palestinians not only has closed but has been walled over with brick and mortar from the very start. This was done at the Arab Summit Conference in Khartoum, Sudan from August 29 to September 1, 1967. This was where the Arab countries jointly sealed shut the window for peace with Israel when they issued what has become known as the three no’s: 1) NO peace with Israel. 2) NO recognition of Israel. 3) NO negotiations with Israel. This was a hard and solemn pledge which was presumed to stand for all time. When Egyptian President Anwar Sadat signed the Camp David Accords with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on September 17, 1978, he broke the cardinal rules of the three no’s. For this crime Egypt was expelled from the Arab League and he was subsequently assassinated on October 6, 1981 by a soldier from the Egyptian military. It has been suspected that the Muslim Brotherhood with the support of a select group from the Egyptian military plotted the assassination. There were also a number of assassination attempts against Jordanian King Hussein after he made peace with Israel with the treaty signing on October 26, 1994. But this begs the question; what exactly has been this entire PLO and subsequent Palestinian Authority negotiations and preconditions and everything else making up the Israeli Palestinian peace process and the Oslo Accords if not something that breaks the three no’s vows?
Unfortunately, for those who rely on the Western mainstream media for their news, it appears that they are unable to translate anything spoken in Arabic. If one wishes to see the other side of Middle East Arab leaders such as Mahmoud Abbas, Salam Fayyad, Mahmoud Zahar, Khaled Mashal and the late Yasser Arafat among others tell their people in Arabic, it is necessary to research these people at Palestinian Media Watch (PMW)
and Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
Once you have witnessed their words translated into English you will realize that the words they speak in English are diametrically opposed to their words spoken in Arabic. That leaves you to decide which one is their use of Taqiyya, which one is lying in order to make gains for Islam or the Muslim people. Keep in mind that there are a number of Fatwa declaring Israel to be an illegal entity which Islam is destined and required to wipe from existence. When viewing their spoken truths in Arabic, one will realize that Mahmoud Abbas is no different from Yasser Arafat except that Abbas replaced Arafat’s fatigues and gun strapped to the belt for a coat and tie simply to give a Western appearance thus making his words more acceptable. He gave up the terrorist clothes for the terrorist ends. Another observation realized when viewing translations of these people’s Arabic speeches is they have absolutely no desire to be given their own country; they desire the destruction of Israel, or at least of Israel as a Jewish State. Their given reason to make an agreement with Israel is that it is but the first step towards the objective of complete destruction of the Zionist Entity. Even Mahmoud Abbas has stated that any peace treaty signed with the Jews does not signal the end of the resistance of the occupation, signal words for terror attacks and violence against Israelis.
Despite the fact that almost everybody commenting on the Peace Process knows that the Palestinians do not desire peace and are simply pretending to negotiate in order to make promises in exchange for funds, they still insist on making comments about a window of opportunity for peace as if such actually exists. The Palestinian Authority receives more aid per capita than any other country or group of people, and that is without even including Gaza and the Hamas faction of the Palestinians. Of all the refugee populations that exist in the world, only the Palestinian refugees have an organization which is solely responsible for their care. The name of this organization is UNRWA which somehow stands for “United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East”. This organization even has a unique definition as for who qualifies as a refugee and this definition is designed to allow refugee status to be handed down one generation to the next in perpetuity. Because of this unprecedented twisting of the definition of a refugee, the number of Palestinians denoted as refugees has swelled from under 800,000 to over 4,500,000 and still counting. It is a well-known truth in the political circles of the world that the PLO and the Palestinian Authority have never amended their charter in order to be in compliance with the initial conditions under the Oslo Accords. They have met on at least three occasions; when they had Western or United Nations observers present, the Palestinian Leadership Council has voted to form a committee to either amend or rewrite the charter to bring it in compliance with their promises under the Oslo Accords. Letters have been sent on two occasions stating the charter had been adjusted, despite no committee ever having suggested any changes and no vote ever taken to ratify such changes, once to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and once to United States President William Clinton. But what are a few lies, a little Taqiyya, between friends.
Yet, as happened once again this week, there are calls from many varied sources for Israel to make concessions or withhold from building beyond the Green Line as these things are necessary in order to make peace before the window of opportunity closes. The same window that was walled over by the Arab meeting in Khartoum and the issuing of the three no’s listed above. Many political leaders tie any peace that is made between the Palestinians and the Israelis as the first step towards forming a lasting peace with Israel having universally recognized borders. Perhaps these Pollyannish politicians should look into the stand of the other nations who were present at the Khartoum conference and ask if they would ever recognize Israel as a Jewish State. Ask Saudi Arabia, Iran, Algeria, Kuwait, Sudan and numerous others who still refuse to acknowledge the existence of Israel. There is not now nor ever has been nor ever will be an open window of opportunity for peace between the Muslim World and Israel. The truth on the window of peace between Israel and any of the nations and peoples surrounding her in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly some of Europe as well as things are going, will someday in the future open once again, and it will be after the Israelis have utterly destroyed the combined armies of her enemies or once Israel is a smoking ruin and her neighbors are dancing on top her ruins. As horrible as that may sound, it likely is the actual truth which nobody wants to speak despite knowing deep in their hearts that it likely will not end any other way.
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