Apr. 11, 2016
Abbas’ Attempt to Blunt the Palestinian Knife Terror Wave – Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser (Ha’aretz-Hebrew)
- PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent successful effort to reduce the Palestinian terror wave reflects the pressure he is facing and his role in initiating and controlling it. The knife terror campaign has more or less exhausted its capacity to return the spotlight to the Palestinian issue.
- The terror attack in Brussels has again pushed the Palestinian issue to the margins of the international system, and the association being made between anti-Western terror and anti-Jewish terror in Israel is not to the Palestinians’ benefit.
- The terror campaign has only reconfirmed the Israeli Jewish public’s sobriety about the chances of real peace in this generation, along with their opposition to a settlement based on granting the Palestinians a state without having to renounce their goal of eventually ruling the rest of historical Palestine and vanquishing Zionism.
- The international attitude toward boycotting Israel is also beginning to change dramatically. There is now more of an inclination to condemn BDS for its fundamentally anti-Semitic stance which denies the Jewish nation-state’s right to exist.
Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser was formerly Director General of the Israel Ministry of Strategic Affairs and head of the Research Division of IDF Military Intelligence.
See also Video: Abbas Gave the Green Light to Terrorism in September; Now He’s Sending a Message to the Palestinians to Stop It and Is Quite Successful – Yossi Kuperwasser (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs)