The Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process is a dead horse which the world insists on continuing to beat trying to produce the slightest twitch that would signal life, but alas there is no life in this dead horse. This poor horse was born to great acclaim despite its feeble and perilous state. From every corner of the world came the accolades which predicted this new horse would be the first horse to win the Triple Crown and Sweeping every category at the Wellington National Horse Show Competitions, both Stadium Jumping and Dressage. The claims continued despite reports that the horse suffered serious and very probably serious birth defects and was so sickly. But that did not stop the glowing reports of this healthy steed that would be unstoppable and people should just wait and all their expectations would be met. Unfortunately the horse died as a young colt yet still the world is waiting for the dead horse to spring to life and fulfill their every dream. It matters not who killed the horse as long as the world continues to rave about it and place all their expectations upon the horse. The real pity should not be for the horse as it feels no pains. The pity must be for the trainer who is expected to produce a race horse that meets expectations. The veterinarian long ago declared the horse dead but instead of going home simply joined the crazed crowds and encouraged them to continue to tout the great talent of a horse the veterinarian knew was dead and long gone. Periodically the veterinarian announces that he is going to give the great horse his shots and a physical. The veterinarian even has the gall to continue to send bills to the crowd who pay for the horse’s care and collect for treating the horse he buried years ago. And to make the whole charade even more believable the veterinarian releases reports on the young horse’s progress and great health which if given just a little more time and some more vitamins and this special feed he will soon be winning races and the veterinarian continues to pocket the money for seeing to the great horse’s health, the dead horse’s health. Meanwhile the trainer sits in an empty stall listening to the crowds demand the horse to trot out knowing that whoever tells the truth that the horse is dead will garner all the blame, so the trainer simply pretends the horse is not yet ready and continues to pretend to train the nervous horse of unlimited possibilities in private away from the anxious eyes of the ever present expectant crowd.
The dead horse is the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process. The veterinarian is Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinians, who continue to rake in the world’s cash promising that if just Israel would surrender, well, meet the Palestinian’s expectations, then there would be peace. Israel is the trainer who is expected to train the dead horse or make the dead peace process spring to life. The Israeli negotiators have offered concessions that even former United States President Bill Clinton admitted in a lapse of honesty called unprecedented and satisfying everything that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had demanded but Arafat just slammed the papers onto the table and stalked out of the Paris meeting with former United States Secretary of State Madeline Albright scampering after him imploring Arafat to return and at least make a counter offer. Yasser Arafat knew he could not risk making a counter offer because it was actually possible that the Israelis might accept his offer and he did not want peace, after all, he was the one who poisoned the horse in the womb. Mahmoud Abbas, we must remember, is simply Yasser Arafat wearing a suit, clean shaven, with less of an accent. When the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) terror group was founded with Yasser Arafat at its head, Mahmoud Abbas was his second in command and has been with them from the very start. It was Mahmoud Abbas who assisted the Munich Olympics terror assault for which he assisted with the planning and arranged the financing for the strike that murdered the Israeli Olympic team and coaches. Mahmoud Abbas was intricately involved with the entire Oslo Accords deception which produced the stillborn peace process, our dead horse.
The Palestinians have convinced the world, a very willing world, that they are doing everything even remotely possible or expected of them to make peace if only Israel were willing. That is the veterinarian’s lie and this veterinarian is well paid to the tune of trillions of dollars over the twenty years of the Oslo Accords expectation. Despite this enormous amount of funding the Palestinian Authority still relies on Israel for 95% of its electricity in Judea and Samaria and 75% of its electricity in Gaza and has not paid their bill which now exceeds eight-hundred-twenty-million shekels. Despite this the private electric company is not allowed by the Israeli government to cut off the power while the world insists that Israel not deduct one shekel from the taxes Israel collects for the Palestinian Authority in order to pay their electric bill. For the privilege of providing the Palestinian population with free electricity the Israeli public pays a going rate almost double for their electricity in order to fund the Palestinian usage. The latest attempt to enter the Peace Process horse into a race has begun with United States Secretary of State John Kerry about to make his fifth visit to Israeli and Palestinian leadership. Since his second visit Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has imposed an unannounced stealth building freeze at the behest of Secretary Kerry so he can assure Palestinian authority President Mahmoud Abbas that Israel has met his precondition for a building freeze thus he need not insist on preconditions. President Abbas very public answer has been to restate his demand for an announced building freeze as his aim is to force Prime Minister Netanyahu from office by collapsing his governing coalition. President Abbas is also demanding that Israel meet the request that Mahmoud Abbas claims is an obligation of the Israelis to release one-hundred-twenty of the most heinous terrorists who are serving multiple life sentences each for multiple terror murders. President Abbas has also given a statement in which he stated he still expects for Prime Minister Netanyahu to present a map of the future state of Palestine for his approval and that until he approves of whatever map Netanyahu presents, there will be no negotiation. We can fully expect that should by some miscalculation of Mahmoud Abbas he get roped into a corner and be facing imminent peace talks, he will simply do as he has always done and use the deal killer precondition that the Israelis accept all five-million plus Palestinian refugees from all corners of the planet into Israel proper with full citizenship thus transforming Israel into a second Palestinian Arab state simply be outnumbering the Jews at the next election. Abbas knows the horse is dead because he has poisoned, beheaded, strangled, shot, drowned, impaled, diced and sliced the horse and its resultant cadaver and then presented it to Israel and claimed he will negotiate once the horse wins the Triple Crown.
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