Cynical Israeli Prime Ministers

Shimon Peres and Palestinian figure (and PLO founder) Yasser Arafat on stage together in 2001. Peres is only one in a long line of cynical Israeli Prime Ministers. And possibly deluded ones, thinking peace is even possible between Israel and Islam.
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In 2009, Fatah, the leading faction of the Palestinian Authority (which is the 1993 successor of the PLO-Palestine Liberation Organization), confirmed that the Charter of the PLO (which sanctions Israel’s annihilation, would remain unchanged. Some background is necessary. Just as the PLO is a consortium of terrorist groups drawn from various parts of the Middle East and North Africa, the fictitious Palestinian people consists of an aggregation of Arab clans and tribes drawn from these far-flung areas. One way of identifying these Arabs is by their family names, which refer to their places of origin: Masri (Egyptian), Mugrabi (Moroccan), Ajami (Persian), Haurani (Syrian), Halabi (Aleppan), Kurdi (Kurdish), and many more. The multifarious origins of these “Palestinians” involve family, tribal, and sectarian rivalries. These facts are seldom heard, and never mentioned by Israeli Prime Ministers, including the otherwise articulate Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israeli Prime Ministers know this will never work

The Knesset: 61 years of parliamentary democracy in Israel. But why do Israeli Prime Ministers play such cynical games?

The Knesset, observing 61 years of existence. Photo: Itzik Edri, CC BY 2.5 Generic License

The fictitious Palestinians are commonly referred to as the Arab inhabitants of the “West Bank” – a fabricated locution for “Judea” and “Samaria,” both Hebrew names. These Arabs are portrayed as an oppressed minority seeking national self-determination.1 Far from being an oppressed minority, these so-called Palestinians are part of the Arab Nation, of the Sunni-Arab-Muslim majority, which has always aimed to smother the non-Muslim and non-Arab minorities of the Middle East.2

Who speaks for these ersatz “Palestinians”? Until the Oslo Agreement of 1993, it was the PLO. It was that agreement which produced the Palestinian Authority, the PA, whose parent, the unreconstructed PLO, has a long record of terrorism, of hijacking civilian aircraft, kidnapping, drug-dealing, and cold-blooded murder, even of two American diplomats in Khartoum. The PA is led by Yasser Arafat’s successor, Mahmoud Abbas, adorned in a suit instead of a keffiyeh.

As indicated, the most powerful faction of the PA is al-Fatah, founded in 1959. Fatah itself underwent fission, most recently with the emergence of Tanzim and the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. Also competing in the leadership of the PA is the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), a faction linked to Syria. To this welter add the leftwing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) based in Damascus. Another faction is the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which was responsible for the assassination of Israeli Tourism Minister Rechavam Zeevi on November 17, 2001.3

It should also be emphasized that none of these or other terrorist groups could exist without state support. Various countries in the third world provide training grounds for terrorist groups, as Afghanistan did for Al-Qaeda. These groups would not survive were it not for the support of the United Nations and the appeasement and suicidal policies of the West, including the United States, which has bankrolled the Palestinians. Of course, Western ignorance about these Arabs also perpetuates their existence. But it boggles the mind that the Government of the United States, a superpower, has kowtowed to the murderous thugs of the PLO.4

Behold the PLO Constitution

But what about Israel? Israel’s Government is well aware of the genocidal intentions of the PLO: it’s written in the PLO Constitution. A brief outline of that document will do.

  • Principles: (1) Palestine is part of the Arab world, the Palestinians are part of the Arab nation and their struggle is part of the struggle of the Arab nation. (2) The Palestinian struggle is an integral part of the worldwide struggle against Zionism, colonialism and international imperialism.
  • Goals: (1) Complete liberation of Palestine and the economic, political, military and cultural elimination of Zionism. (2) Establishment of an independent, democratic state in all of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital.
  • Method: (1) Military struggle is the sole method of liberating Palestine. (2) This struggle will not be complete until the Zionist state is destroyed and Palestine in its entirety will be liberated.

Clearly, the PLO Constitution – and this is the Constitution of the Palestinian Authority – has in view nothing less than Israel’s annihilation. The words of that Constitution are bolstered by the fact that Arafat’s successor, Mahmoud Abbas, has never ceased to extol suicide bombers while hobnobbing with morally indifferent or cynical Israeli Prime Ministers – not to say “useful idiots” – who have extolled Abbas as a “moderate”.☼


1 See Dan Nimrod, “Inflation and the Refugee Problem,” Jerusalem Post, May 11, 1992, p. 6, which shows how the PLO inflates the number of “Palestinian” refugees. The Palestinian Arabs inflate their number to 6 million, perhaps to evoke in the public the idea of the 6 million Jews who perished in the Nazi Holocaust. See Adam Garfinkle, “Israeli and Palestinian Proposals for the West Bank,” Orbis, Summer 1992, p. 436.

2 See Mordechai Nisan, Minorities in the Middle East (Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishers, 1991), p. 15.

3 See Neil C. Livingston & David Halevy, Inside the PLO (NY: William Morrow, 1990), pp. 72-79, 289-294; Raphael Israeli (ed.), The PLO in Lebanon: Selected Documents (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1983), pp. 182-185.

4 Fatah forces in Judea and Samaria, have received military training from the U.S. See Jerusalem Post, October 9, 2009, p. 24.

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