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To-Do List for the Palestinian Statehood Bid

Things that should happen before Abbas goes to the United Nations

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Mahmoud Abbas in 2011(AP)

Yesterday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told a disapproving President Obama that he would go forward with the Second Annual Unilateral Palestinian Statehood Bid at the United Nations™. To help Abbas with his quest, I’ve assembled an incomplete to-do list of steps that he should take prior to pursuing the bid.

1. Read a newspaper. Especially the part about the 100 Gaza rockets that struck Israel over the weekend.

2. Retract his retraction of the visionary statement he made a few weeks ago in which Abbas recognized that the Palestinian Right of Return (aka the de facto erasing of Israel) is a fantasy.

3. Revisit Find all the good accomplished by last year’s symbolic and counterproductive statehood bid at the United Nations.

4. Respond to Ehud Olmert’s generous and far-reaching peace offer from 2008.

5. Work with the only actors who can actually help make a Palestinian statehood bid viable–Israel and the United States–to create the conditions necessary for peace by agreeing to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu without preconditions.

6. Ask himself whether or not he is using the United Nations to marginalize rivals and delegitimize Israel.

Earlier: Mahmoud Abbas Channels Paula Abdul
Abbas Tells Obama He’s Intent on UN Status Bid [JPost]
The Approach of Unwanted War in Gaza [Times of Israel]

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“Only the US and Israel can create a condition for peace?” What garbage! Golda: When Arab put down their guns there will be peace. If Israel puts down it’s guns there will be no Israel.” Golda was a very knowledgeable and wise woman. The Arabs are guided by these two Islamic laws. “A Jew is hiding behind this rock. Go and kill him.” and “Any land once under Islamic rule must return to Islamic rule.“ When those two Islamic rules will be cancelled there will be hope for peace. Until then forget it! A gun is an existential necessity for Israel, not some kind of fetish.

“Only the US and Israel can create a condition for peace?” What garbage! Golda: When Arab put down their guns there will be peace. If Israel puts down it’s guns there will be no Israel.” Golda was a very knowledgeable and wise woman. The Arabs are guided by these two Islamic laws. “A Jew is hiding behind this rock. Go and kill him.” and “Any land once under Islamic rule must return to Islamic rule.“ When those two Islamic rules will be cancelled there will be hope for peace. Until then forget it! A gun is an existential necessity for Israel, not some kind of fetish.

What nonsense this article is!!
You think Abbas and his henchmen are just like us — who want only good, prosperity, and peace. WRONG!!! They wants to fight Israel, and a state is just a tool for this. For this, they want to get whatever they can WITHOUT making peace.

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