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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

'Palestinians' lash out at Ayalon

In an earlier post, I showed you a video that is being passed around by the Foreign Ministry, and which is narrated by Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, in which Ayalon sets out some of the basis for Israel's legitimate claims to Judea and Samaria.

That video is now all the rage in the 'Palestinian Authority.'
PLO official Saeb Erekat responded Tuesday to a YouTube video in which Israel's deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon argues the West Bank is not occupied territory.

“With this video, the Israeli government has left no doubt on its pro-conflict agenda. Now, the international community knows,” Erekat said.

“This is not an amateur video prepared by an extremist group. An official representing the State of Israel presents a cynical and falsified account of history and international law,” he said in a statement.


Furthermore, he added, the fact that Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, including East Jerusalem, are illegal "is not in dispute, except in minds of the advocates of occupations."

Erekat says that while the leadership in Ramallah was "shocked" to see such hostility from its supposed peace partner, this video was the next logical step from the far-right government.

“We call on the international community to demand an official explanation from the Government of Israel regarding this video, which openly expresses hostility towards the Palestinian people," Erekat said.

“This offensive presentation of official Israeli policy provides additional proof as to why the international community should invest in peace and support Palestine’s admission to the United Nations.”
And here I was just thinking that we should have asked Natalie Portman to narrate that video.


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At 4:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The PA obviously needs immediate relief to permit them to take a deep breath, move beyond this video, put things in proper perspective, and worry about actual pressing issues.

Let's have a youtube video by Ayalon proposing transfer.

At 5:45 AM, Blogger SabaShimon said...

Pretty simple.....play alongside Ayalon's video one of the current PA/Hamas "educational" videos advocating a Palestine from river to sea, depicting Jews as vermin worthy only of extermination, and praising martyrdom.
Which of the two sides presented represents "an obstacle to peace"?


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