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Monday, April 16, 2012

Shapiro promises US veto of any 'Palestinian statehood' bid at the UN

US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro told a conference on the delegitimization of Israel on Monday that the United States will veto any 'Palestinian statehood' bid at the United Nations.

That's good news, because in a whiny letter that the PLO has been leaking to the media for weeks - and which will apparently, finally be delivered on Tuesday - 'moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen (in the 88th month of his 48-month term) says that the 'Palestinian Authority' has lost its 'raison d'etre,' creating a 'reality that cannot continue.'
“As a result of actions taken by successive Israeli governments, the Palestinian National Authority no longer has any authority, and no meaningful jurisdiction in the political, economic, territorial and security spheres,” says the letter.

“In other words, the PA lost its raison d'etre which, if it continues, will make it unable to honor its commitments,” Abbas says, referring to the multiple agreements signed with Israel since the 1993 Oslo Accords, which brought about the creation of the Palestinian Authority a year later.

“We want to avoid sliding towards the one-state option, especially as the current status quo cannot continue,” he adds.

Abbas also asks Israel to outline “as soon as possible” its positions on four key issues: the principle of a two-state solution based on the pre-1967 borders, halting all settlement activity, releasing PA prisoners, and the revocation of all decisions which undermine agreements between the two sides since 2000.

“We stand ready to immediately resume negotiations the minute we receive your positive response on these points,” Abbas writes, according to AFP.
Someone needs to remind Abu Bluff that the Oslo accords never promised a 'Palestinian state' but only a 'permanent solution.' Yitzchak Rabin, who signed the Oslo Accords on Israel's behalf, specifically rejected both a 'Palestinian state' and the 1949 armistice lines in his last speech to the Knesset in November 1995.

The world is losing interest in the 'Palestinians,' as anyone who is objective can see that they have no interest in reaching any kind of permanent compromise with Israel. Perhaps they can be returned to the dustbins of history, with the Oslo Accords being deservedly declared a failure.

Read the whole thing.

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