“Wouldn’t you have liked to have been a fly on the wall when Abbas got the phone call from obama demanding he retract. You know he did or he would not trying to retract. Unfortunately he is as bad at apologizing as obama is good at it.”
by Israel Matzav Reports emanating out of Turkey, where ‘moderate’ ‘Palestinian’ President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen is currently visiting, claim that Abu Mazen has criticized Hamas for refusing to ‘recognize’ Israel’s ‘right to exist.’
“I don’t agree with Khaled Mashaal’s statement on the non-recognition of Israel because we, in fact, recognized it in 1993,” Abbas told reporters in Ankara following a two-day visit to the country.
“A four-article agreement between [Fatah and Hamas] stipulates a two-state vision. And Mashaal approved of this agreement,” he added, according to the report.
Mashaal on Saturday reiterated his movement’s refusal to “give up one inch of the land of Palestine.”
But what does that ‘recognition’ mean? What does recognizing a country’s ‘right to exist’ mean? Name me one other existing country whose ‘right to exist’ is even an issue (you won’t find any).
The ‘Palestinian Authority’s ‘recognition of Israel’ is a fraud for many reasons. First, because it binds the ‘Palestinian Authority’ but it does not bind the PLO. Second, because it does not include an end of conflict statement, which means that the day after the ‘two-state solution’ is implemented (were it ever to be implemented) the ‘Palestinians’ would come back with more claims. And it doesn’t include recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, which means that the ‘Palestinians’ are reserving the ‘right’ to flood whatever would be left of Israel after a ‘two-state solution’ with ‘refugees.’
The truth is that the platitudes mouthed by Abu Mazen about recognizing Israel are for the benefit of the ‘international community.’ And that’s his real criticism of Khaled Meshaal. Meshaal doesn’t do as good a job as Abu Mazen of deceiving the ‘international community’ (or at least those members of it who would not be complicit with an outright plan to extirpate the Jewish state). Meshaal is not as good a liar as Abu Mazen.