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May 18, 2011

Netanyahu Releases Signed Response to Abbas' NY Times Op-Ed

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Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called PA President Mahmoud Abbas out for "blatantly distorting known historical facts" in his falsehood-ridden New York Times Op-Ed. More unusual is his release of a signed response to the Op-Ed, pointing out Abbas' distortions. Sources in the Israeli prime minister's office sum up Abbas' Op-Ed strategy as follows:

One can only conclude from this article that Abbas has decided to turn his back on even pretending to be walking the road of peace, and instead chose the strategy of setting up a Palestinian state and then using this improved position to wage a diplomatic and legal war against Israel.

Posted by RH at May 18, 2011 03:45 PM

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The crux of the matter is not the "1967 lines", the "Palestinian refugees", or the security arrangements. The crux of the matter is in Mahmoud Abbas's reference to "our homeland" in his op-ed in the NYT.

This phrase should raise eyebrows. The same piece of land cannot be both a "Palestinian homeland" and a Jewish homeland. It is time to set the record straight and bring forward the title to this Jewish land, as it has been recognized in international law. All the rest is simply peripheral.

Posted by: Salomon Benzimra at May 21, 2011 06:34 PM

Abbas was Arafat's Deputy and still hides behind a smiling face but he is as devious as Arafat (having learned from his mentor.) Abbas has no interest in peace with Israel! His goal is to compete with Iran's goal - ie.,to wipe Israel off the map. His next goal will be to extend the reach of Islam and Islamic Law worldwide. Wake up America. Their conquest of Israel is merely a short term goal - America is their next conquest-to-be. Look around you, Americans, and decide for yourselves.

Posted by: BGEN Arthur Gerwin, USAF (Ret.) at May 23, 2011 03:43 PM

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