Bull****. That’s the only proper response to the speech Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas gave at the United Nations this morning and to the bid he made for Palestinian statehood there.
The speech was full of distortions, exaggerations, prevarications, falsehoods and outright lies. In a word, bull****.
Palestinian’s supposed desire for statehood is bull**** too because they could have statehood in no time at all if they were willing to recognize and accept Israel’s right to exist and its character as a Jewish country and guarantee her security. If Palestinians really wanted a state that is what they would do. The fact that they won’t means that they don’t and that all their entreaties are phony and nothing more than meaningless blather.
Hey Mahmoud, you want a state? Prove it. Recognize and accept Israel’s right to exist and its character as a Jewish country and guarantee her security and statehood is yours. You won’t do that, will you? That can only mean you don’t want a state after all. Or peace either for that matter.
Like I said, bull****.
Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel also spoke at the United Nations this morning. This is part of his speech.
“I came here to speak the truth. The truth is that Israel wants peace. The truth is that I want peace. The truth is that Israel wants peace with the Palestinians, but they want a state without peace, and the truth is you shouldn’t let that happen,” he said. “The Palestinians should first make peace with Israel and then get their state. After peace is signed, Israel won’t be the last country to accept a Palestinian state-we will be the first.”
There you go Mahmoud. The ball is in your court.