Beyond the Cusp

April 3, 2014

Disastrous Faults Within Peace Process Evident in Catastrophic Collapse

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The fatal flaws plaguing the Israeli Palestinian peace process have been blatantly evident since within weeks of the September 1993 signing of the Oslo Accords when it became evident that the Palestinian tactic of placing demands and preconditions front-loaded on the negotiations forcing the Israelis to surrender, sacrifice and compromise on vital and central issues of disagreements before they will agree to enter negotiations. This has been the main and central tactic used by the Palestinians for advancing their positions and demands safely without the necessity of negotiating honestly or even having to compromise on any of their absolutist demands such as their refusal to recognize Israel as the nation of the Jewish People, demanding the redividing of Jerusalem placing all of the holy sites in the Old City and the Temple Mount beyond the reach of Israelis and the world’s Jewry, Israeli building freezes throughout the entirety of the disputed lands including all of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Jerusalem, their insistence on resettling over five-million refugees and their descendants within Israel using the flood of Arab Muslims to fundamentally change Israeli demographics thus destroying the Jewish majority and defeating Israel through democratic voting at the next election and their demand which resulted in the latest impasse, the release of terrorists including terror masters as well as others who have Israeli and Jewish blood on their hands often having murdered numerous men, women, children and even infants. The exchange which was supposed to be the measure for the continued releasing of Palestinian terrorists was to be progress in the peace negotiations leading to a permanent resolution establishing a stable peace providing security and two independent nations living in peace side-by-side.

 

One might note that the initial indications that the negotiations were doomed to failure became evident when the Palestinians early in the talks began stating red-lines which were basically tailored to refuse or directly counter every position expressed by the Israelis. When Prime Minister Netanyahu mentioned in a speech that just as he had recognized the Palestinian right to have their own state, he insists that the Palestinians recognize Israel as the home for the Jewish People. Mahmoud Abbas held a press conference the next morning to announce his red-line that the Palestinians and the entirety of the Arab world would never recognize Israel as the home for the Jewish People. Abbas went even further claiming that Judaism is a religion and as such was not entitled to establishing a home nation and instead should live within states under the rule of others. When the Mayor of Jerusalem at a celebratory event mentioned the advances and successes that the reunified Jerusalem has enjoyed since June of 1967 emphasizing the more recent advances under his time as Mayor, a Palestinian leader demanded that Israel commit to the dividing of Jerusalem returning Jerusalem to the Palestinians as it was their eternal capital city despite there never having been a Palestinian nation in all of history and no nation for which Jerusalem was its capital city other than the Jewish States over the past three-thousand-five-hundred-plus years. The final stumbling block was the rising angst that arose within much of the citizenship of Israel, with the obvious lack of any progress, the Palestinian obstructionism and refusal to negotiate in good faith, the measurable increase in terrorism, which possibly could have been a result of the terrorist releases leading to mass protests, and a political crisis developed threatening to topple the governing coalition should the final release of twenty-six of the worst terrorists had been executed. The straw that very likely broke the camel’s back was a statement by Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat positing last month that Abbas was staying in talks solely for the sake of the terrorist releases. This was a major prompting for Israeli officials to reconsider completing the deal for as was mentioned above, the releases were always to have been contingent on real progress in the talks, something the Palestinians have fought to prevent at every turn.

 

Over the past week the recriminations have flown back and forth each side blaming and condemning the other for intransigence and destroying the opportunity for peace. The Israelis released statements condemning the Palestinians for their obstructiveness and threatening to apply for memberships to numerous United Nations and other international organizations establishing their statehood without needing to reach a peace with Israel. The Palestinians continued to insist that Israel release the remaining terrorists, continued threatening to establish their statehood independent of negotiations with Israel through joining United Nations and other international organization, demanded that United States Secretary of State Kerry intervene and force Israel to release the remaining terrorists. The Palestinians even volunteered their demands for extending the negotiations past the scheduled April ending date. They expected that the United States would pressure the Israelis by any means necessary to release four-hundred additional terrorist prisoners including arch terror master Marwan Barghouti, enact a complete building freeze within all the areas the Palestinians claim to have title over, and Israel guaranteeing to accept the “Right of Return” for all five-million plus refugees. Needless to point out that both sides were feeling tense and suspicious with both sides blaming the other for blowing-up any chance for peace.

 

The emergency forced Secretary of State Kerry to make a special trip to try and put the negotiations back on the rails. He held an emergency meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu before returning to Europe for another scheduled meeting fully expecting to return and speak with Palestinian Chairman Abbas. Chairman Abbas did not wait to even hear what Secretary of State Kerry had to say and instead signed the paperwork which sent the requests for membership to fifteen international agencies, some agencies of the United Nations and others were simply international groups. The associations the Palestinian has applied to join are:

1. The Four Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and the First Additional Protocol.

2. The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

3. The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

4. The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in armed conflict.

5. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

6. The Hague Convention (IV) respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its annex: Regulations Concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land.

7. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

8. The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.

9. The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

10. The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

11. The United Nations Convention against Corruption.

12. The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

13. The International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid.

14. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

15. The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

 

Letters of accession to the aforementioned international treaties were signed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas and directed to Paul Garnier, the permanent representative of Switzerland to the United Nations, Robert Serry, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, and to the deputy head of the permanent mission of Holland to the United Nations. These actions by the Palestinians resulted in Secretary of State Kerry cancelling his visit to discuss the situation with Chairman Abbas as for all intents and purposes the peace process has been exploded possibly beyond resurrection by the most recent actions and reactions with sufficient blame to allow for the supporters of either side to blame the other. I guess that is the one thing we can expect if nothing else in the near future is flying ramifications, extreme and fanatical accusations, many loud and often nonsensical tirades intended to be understood as well stated position explanations. Below are two examples of such reasoned flowing insanity.

 

Al-Damiri stated in a live PA TV broadcast of him speaking at an event marking the graduation of new officers in the PA Security Forces. “The challenges facing us… drugs. You don’t know how many problems we’ve had these past two weeks… A shocking amount of drugs that the Israeli occupation has spit up and vomited onto our land. A lab was even made in the Tulkarem District. The lab turning marijuana into heroin has been seized.”

 

Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel Knesset Minister from the Jewish Home Party criticized the Palestinian Authority Wednesday evening reacting to news that Ramallah had turned to the UN to apply for legitimacy and recognition breaching of the conditions set as part of the setup of the peace talks. Ariel wrote on a Facebook post, “The Palestinians applying to the UN breaks all the rules and we have to respond in kind – by canceling the Oslo Accords, which have only brought terror and murder. The Palestinians have proven once again that there is no reason to give them false gifts, and release terrorists and murderers for a process whose conclusion is well known in advance.”

 

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