Peace will never come so long as the Arabs don’t recognize Israel’s right to exist, says Defense Minister.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Saturday that Israel had no partner for peace in the Palestinian Authority (PA).
Speaking at the Israel Business Conference in Tel Aviv, Ya’alon said that there will be not a peace partner so long as the PA continues to educate its children to hate Israel.
"As someone who supported the Oslo Accords, I have learned to understand that there is no partner for two states for two peoples on the other side,” he said.
“There isn’t, nor has there been since the dawn of Zionism, a leadership on the other side that is willing to recognize our right to exist as the national homeland of the Jewish people, and to recognize that a peace agreement would bring an end to the conflict and an end to the demands,” added the Defense Minister. “We will not talk about inches, about giving up one millimeter of land, if we do not realize we have a partner who speaks of recognition, of ending the conflict and relinquishing the right of return.”
According to Ya’alon, “There is a problem that is unsolvable, but all is not lost. It is possible to promote essential elements such as the economy, governance, law and order.
When will I be convinced that we have a partner? Once they cease to teach their children to wear explosive belts and blow themselves up on Israelis, and once Israel will appear in their textbooks, and Tel Aviv, which is for them a ‘settlement’, appears on their maps.”
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Day in the Life: Palestinian Prisoner Poor Posta
I was only in an Israeli military prison once, when I attended a session of Palmer trial.
As visitors we went through multiple layers of security to get through this door.
Machane Ofer was where the court session was held.
To anyone growing up outside of Israel,
the word machane brings back memories of summer camp.
How could an Israeli military prison be called camp?
Well, thank you afagerbakefor sharing this video today, now I understand!
Palestinian propagandists have been spreading a map purporting to show how Jewish self-determination has resulted in a “shrinking Palestine”.
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Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry, “A Survey of Palestine Volume I,” 1946
(Quoted by UN Ambassador Chaim Herzog, November 10, 1975)
From the ADL Blog
The head of the General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS), which organized an event at San Francisco State University in early November that invited students to create placards using a stencil that read “My heroes have always killed colonizers,” has a record of posting inflammatory comments about Israel and its supporters via social media.
Shortly after the event at San Francisco State University, several pro-Israel blogs uncovered a blog apparently maintained by GUPS head Mohammad Hammad on Tumblr that contained a post featuring an image of him holding a knife.
The text accompanying the photo indicated that Hammad would relish the opportunity to use the blade on an Israeli soldier. “I seriously can not get over how much I love this blade,” Hammad wrote. “It is the sharpest thing I own and cuts through everything like butter and just holding it makes me want to stab an Israeli soldier…”
That Tumblr blog, and two others apparently owned by Hammad, have since been made private.
Hammad’s posts on his public Facebook and Twitter pages reveal a student with a record of expressing desire for violence against Israel and its supporters.
In December 2012, for example, Hammad responded to a tweet by a pro-Israel user about an Israeli soldier that had killed a Palestinian terrorist in the West Bank with the following remark:
“You are a sickening supporter of terrorism, I only wish it were you on the other end of this monster’s barrel.”
In a recent tweet, he also described a hashtag that was being used to poke fun at Hamas as being “enough to turn anyone into a militant with your people as the targets.”
In the past year, Hammad, an International Relations major at the university, has also retweeted several tweets by OpIsrael, an international hacking group that targets Israeli and pro-Israel Web sites.
In November 2012, he wrote a tweet about the hacking group Anonymous’s apparently successful hacking of an Israeli Web site with the hashtag “#win.”