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Israel Is Waiting for a Palestinian Sadat or King Hussein to Make Peace – Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon (TOI via Daily Alert)

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Feb. 26, 2018

Israel Is Waiting for a Palestinian Sadat or King Hussein to Make Peace – Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon (Times of Israel)
  • PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ address to the UN Security Council was a unilateral declaration by the Palestinians that when it comes to possible peace with Israel, their current leadership is no longer seeking a solution.
  • Speaking in January, Abbas claimed that the Zionist movement, which returned the Jewish people to their historic homeland, was a colonialist plot. He even claimed that Jews welcomed anti-Semitism as an excuse to advance their national goals.
  • These are not the words of a Palestinian leader ready to accept the legitimacy of the world’s only Jewish state and enter into serious negotiations. His declaration that he is now boycotting American mediation all but ensures a state of prolonged and unresolved conflict.
  • Attempts by Abbas to lay the blame for the diplomatic impasse on the Americans’ announcement regarding Jerusalem amounts to nothing more than an excuse to avoid the negotiating table.
  • Israelis are an optimistic people. We weathered four bloody wars with Egypt while waiting for a leader of Anwar Sadat’s caliber to come forward and courageously visit Jerusalem. It took decades of talks with Jordan until King Hussein entered into a “peace of the brave” with Israel. We have no doubt that the day will come when the Palestinian people will be blessed with such leadership as well.
  • This will be a leadership that ends the despicable practice of incentivizing murder by paying monthly salaries to terrorists. It will be a leadership that educates its people towards tolerance instead of peddling anti-Semitism. It will need to be a leadership that recognizes that Israel is the national homeland of the Jewish people.

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