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December 31, 2014

Why the Palestinians' International Efforts Do Not Bode Well For Peace

The Palestinian draft resolution was voted down at the UN Security Council, but PA President Mahmoud Abbas continues to plough forward with efforts to bypass Israeli input. Dore Gold explains why Abbas' UN bid was unacceptable to Israel, while the Algemeiner discusses the potential impact of President Abbas' proposed bid for membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Gold explains:

....the draft resolution that was rejected exposes the strategy adopted by Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority president. He does not want to negotiate with Israel. Instead, he seeks to use international institutions in order to impose a solution on Israel. That is a course of action that no Israeli government can accept and the international community should not give it any support if it wants to see the Israeli-Palestinian conflict resolved.

Abbas' proposed next step is equally disturbing. The Algemeiner discusses its potentially negative impact -- both for Israel and for Abbas himself.

Posted by RH at December 31, 2014 08:29 PM


The only way Abbas will go to the ICC is as a defendant.
Abbas funded the Munich massacre.

Posted by: Barry Meridian at January 3, 2015 03:33 AM

If you look at the draft paper Fatah sent to the U.N.
Fatah was calling for 2 Palestinian states and no Jewish state. Fatah was also calling for complete control over the Temple Mount and Wailing Wall.

The defeated draft Palestinian resolution included the following a just and agreed solution to the Palestine refugee question on the basis of Arab Peace Initiative, international law and relevant United Nations resolutions, including resolution 194 (III);

A Security Council affirmation of the Palestinians’ assertion of their refugees’ so-called right of return to their so-called homes within pre-June 1967 Israeli borders; and (3) international recognition of the Palestinians’ claim to East Jerusalem (including the Old City with its holy sites) as their capital.

Posted by: Anonymous at January 4, 2015 03:09 AM

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