Lies, Damn Lies, Palestinian Promises and Abbas

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Photo credit: Sage Ross

There is an old saying that, “promises, like pie crust, are meant to be broken.”

This may be somewhat cynical but when it refers to the promises made to Israel by the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians, it is utterly apt.

Never in the history of international diplomacy has so much dissimilitude been perpetrated for so long by one side – the PLO and it’s grotesque offspring, the so-called Palestinian Authority. It’s congenital untruthfulness and corresponding Israeli gullibility has resulted in disastrous and horrendous consequences for the embattled State of Israel.

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The Arab League created the PLO in 1964 – three years before the so-called “occupation” – and as an instrument to destroy the Jewish state. It soon came under the infernal leadership of Yasser Arafat.

The same Egyptian born, Yasser Arafat, had tried to take over Jordan with his horde of terrorists but had been driven out and pushed into Lebanon by King Hussein in September, 1970. It was a bloodbath that resulted in the Jordanian Arab Legion killing thousands of PLO gunmen. Arafat’s surviving PLO thugs then turned Lebanon, that once Christian nation, into a living hell with Christians massacred.

Arafat’s terror gangs were in turn eventually thrown out of Lebanon many years later by the Israel Defense Force (IDF). The PLO had made life in northern Israel intolerable due to their murderous infiltrations across the Lebanese-Israel border with the cold blooded killing of Israeli children. Remember, Ma’alot, Avivim, Kiryat Sh’mona?

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Regrettably, Arafat slipped through Israel’s hands in Beirut and was allowed to escape with many of his thugs to Tunis, helped by the U.S. If he had been left to rot in Tunis, many, many lives would have been saved in subsequent years, but the deluded Israeli Left later invited Yasser Arafat to leave his well-deserved exile in Tunis and rebuild his terror regime, corrupt dictatorship and kleptocracy again; this time in the very heart of biblical and ancestral Jewish Judea and Samaria (the so-called ‘West Bank’).

The leftwing Rabin government even gave weapons to Arafat’s growing army believing that it would accord with the Oslo Peace Agreement whereby security would be maintained by Arafat’s goons. But, as anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear knew, the weapons were instead soon used against Israeli civilians. These acts of towering and monumental stupidity by the Left led Israel down a road map to near self-destruction.

Dr. Martin Sherman has tirelessly exposed the insanity and inanity of the Israeli Left while at the same time lamenting the inadequacy and incompetence of the Israeli Right. For instance, Dr. Sherman refers to the words of the leftist, Yossi Beilin, who is arguably the baleful architect of the catastrophic Oslo Agreement.

Beilin wrote in the Israeli newspaper, Maariv, the following delusional screed about what would be done if the Palestinians continued their terrorism in defiance of the so-called Oslo Peace Accords:

The ultimate test of this agreement will be a test of blood. If it becomes clear that [the Palestinians] cannot overcome terror, this will be a temporary accord and… we will have no choice but to abrogate it. And if there is no choice, the IDF will return to the places it is about to leave in the upcoming months. – Yossi Beilin, Ma’ariv, November 26, 1993

Well, it never was intended to become a temporary accord by those pushing for its implementation and Israel was subsequently pressured by the U.S. not to return to the places it had so foolishly vacated – certainly not when the Clinton Administration invested so much into an agreement.

After all, Clinton recognized the terrorist PLO and required Israel to begin undertaking the unthinkable – the abandonment of ancestral, biblical and strategic Jewish land to the arch-terrorist, Yasser Arafat.

The die was cast on that fateful day when a somber Yitzhak Rabin shook hands with a grinning Arafat on the White House lawn. And what was promised to Rabin by the liar in chief, Arafat, was an amendment to the Palestinian Covenant that calls for Israel’s destruction.

It, of course, never happened. But what did happen was what we now call the Oslo War. In fact Arafat flew to South Africa immediately afterwards where, in a Durban mosque, he reassured his Muslim audience – in Arabic – that he would never make peace with the Jews.

In 1994, Israel – the only party that has ever carried out its part of this Faustian bargain – transferred control of Gaza and Jericho to Arafat under yet another accord; this one called the Cairo Accord.

Again, Arafat promised to increase his efforts to combat Palestinian terror attacks. His promise was made with a forked tongue and more Jews perished at the hands of Palestinian gunmen. But still the naïve and deluded Israeli leaders persisted in carrying out the letter of the agreements they, oh, so foolishly signed.

In 1995 the Jewish state transferred control of six cities in Judea and Samaria (the so-called ‘West Bank’) to Arafat as fulfillment of the Oslo-2 Accord. Again, Arafat promised to crack down on Palestinian terror against Israelis. It was all lies for with such creatures as Arafat, talk is cheap. Muslims are taught to lie to “infidels” in pursuit of Islamic aims. It is enshrined in the Koran and is called Takiyyah.

So while Jewish corpses piled up, Israel yet again made even more concessions to the growing cancer of Arafat’s Arab entity plaguing Judea and Samaria and all parts of Israel. And all the while the Israelis alone were urged to take, “risks for peace.” Such risks with an implacable Muslim enemy mean ultimate national suicide.

In January, 1997 Prime Minister Netanyahu gave away control of most of Hevron – one of the four Jewish holy cities – to what was now called the Palestinian Authority. And again, from Arafat’s mouth spewed the bogus promise of combatting Palestinian Arab terror against the Jewish state.

Can there be any understanding of why so many Israeli leaders and politicians continue to put their trust in the cynically duplicitous promises of the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians or in the arguably less than friendly Obama Administration and State Department?

Even after all the dread experience of putting trust in the deceitful words of the PA, the Israeli leader, Ariel Sharon, in 2005 horribly expelled 10,000 Jewish souls from their villages and farms in Gaza. In return we all know the result: wars, terror, misery and nearly 12,000 missiles aimed at Israeli civilians to date.

The so-called Palestinians – now under the leadership of Arafat’s lieutenant, the financier of the Munich Massacre and a Holocaust denier, Mahmoud Abbas – will never carry out any commitments made to Israel. Abbas’ trip to France to march against terror is just another example of Islamic Takiyyah.

As I have written so many times before, where the Muslim foot has trod triumphal in the name of Allah, that land is forever in the Dar al-Islam (the House of Islam).

If it is lost to the “infidel” then it enters the Dar al-Harb (the House of War) and it is incumbent upon every Muslim to wage eternal war until it is recovered.

Thus, the Palestinian Authority, which is overwhelmingly Muslim, will never make peace with the Jewish state: Period.

That being the case, any Israeli who still believes that there ever will be peace with the Palestinian Authority or – heaven forbid – with a state called Palestine, (one that has never existed as a sovereign state in all of recorded history) is terminally deluded and must never, ever be allowed to govern Israel or make any concession to any Muslim entity.

Alas, we can expect the Livnis and the Herzogs and all their benighted leftwing followers to continue the “land for peace” lunacy that has brought Israel to the present tragic plight. With another election now due in March, the question remains: Will the result be another lost opportunity, another suicidal compromise, that brings yet another rudderless Israeli ship of state?

Long overdue is for the Israeli Right to once and for all hammer away relentlessly to the Israeli public that the infamous euphemisms for Israel’s destruction and death, namely “land for peace” and the “two state solution” must now be replaced with the only word that matters for Israel’s survival: Sovereignty.

The Jewish homeland must extend in every last centimeter from the River Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea. It is not enough to annex just Area C. The Right must end its absurd preoccupation with arguing why the Left is wrong and instead begin articulating why the indigenous people, the native people, the Jews, must not allow alien Arab enemies to lay claim to any part of its patrimony and God given Covenanted land. Oh, how the world will howl. But let it.

Only then may the Right not only win elections but no longer see the electorate’s trust in them betrayed by subsequent tragic concessions to the Left. The Right must transform Israel into a nation that, though still hated by a morally compromised world, nevertheless will be a strong Torah based nation feared and respected by its enemies.

Martin Sherman is absolutely correct when he points to the utterly depressing reality in Israeli politics, namely the inability of the Right to finally defang the corrosive leftwing doctrine of appeasement and capitulation that always rears its ugly head. As he so cogently states in his most recent article published on January 1, 2015 titled: Delusional, destructive Left, incompetent, impotent Right:

“The fact that the Right has not been able to marshal the intellectual depth, ideological vigor and political acumen to dispatch this demonstrably delusional doctrine to the garbage heap of history, with all the scorn and ridicule it so richly deserves, is as incomprehensible as it is inexcusable.”

And with an election coming soon, he ends with the following prescient words:

“Unless there is a far-reaching enhancement in the intellectual fare offered the voter, the grim choice confronting him/her will once again be between a delusional Left and an incompetent Right.”

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Victor Sharpe is a freelance writer, contributing editor of Family Security Matters, regular contributor to American Thinker, Canada Free Press, Renew America and many other conservative websites. He is also the author of Politicide: The Attempted Murder of the Jewish State.
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