Five Questions Netanyahu needs to Answer
Posted on January 05, 2013 by Akashma Online News
Source PLO -Negotiations Affairs Department
There is also a Security Non-paper issued on 2010 with singular statements like :
“Based on reciprocity, Palestine will not enter into alliances with parties hostile to Israel. ”
The only reason most of the Arab countries are hostile to Israel is because the Palestinian issue, so why, the PLO goes to promise such things. Or maybe they are talking of new alliances? Because the wording is talking into future, not past or present alliances. “Palestine will not enter into alliances” Security Non-Paper 2010
1. Why does Netanyahu refuse to define which “compromises” he will make?
Mr. Netanyahu said in his speech to the U.S. Congress in 2011 that ‘painful compromises’ will be neccesary to ensure a lasting peace. Neither in that speech nor in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly last year did Prime Minister Netanyahu give any indication of which positive initiatives or agreed to any concessions during meetings arranged by the U.S., Jordan and the Quartet over the last two years.
2. Why does Netanyahu never acknowledge that the PLO has long recognized Israel’s right to exist?
The Declaration of Principles of 1993 were based on a historic compromise in the exchange of letters by which ‘the PLO recognizes the right to the State of Israel to exist in peace and security.’
The Palestinians have genuine and legitimate interest in establishing a Palestinian state that will be recognized, that acts as an independent state and is able to exercise its full rights and responsibilities as a sovereign nation.The Palestinian state needs also to be able to govern and exercise authority effectively, and maintain a responsible self-defense capability with no interest in establishing an offensive military threat to its neighbors. The main aim, after all, is to establish a national homeland for the Palestinians living in peace and security with all of its neighbors.
3. How could Palestine be a sovereign country without East Jerusalem as its capital and with Israeli occupying forces controlling every one of its borders?
The Israeli Prime Minister told the U.S. Congress that he is in favor of a Palestinian State, while saying that ‘Jerusalem must remain the united capital of Israel’ and that ‘it is vital that Israel maintain a long term military presence along the Jordan River.’
4. Is it not the truth that – judged by his unrelenting annexation of Palestinian land – Netanyahu is committed to making a viable Palestinian state impossible?
In last year’s speech to the U.S. Congress, Netanyahu also claimed that Palestinians should have a national life of dignity as a free, viable and independent people in their own state’. Yet he refuses to stop the expansion of Israeli settlements, continues to construct a massive and illegal wall that denies Palestinians freedom of movement, and refrains from committing to 1967 borders. In other words, he insists on building on the land that is supposed to make up the future state of Palestine.
Settlements: Since 1967, Israel has colonized the Occupied Palestinian Territories by systematically transferring parts of its Jewish civilian population into the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in violation of international law. Today, more than half a million Israeli settlers, including over 190,000 in and around East Jerusalem, live in settlements established on land illegally seized from us in the OPT. These settlements range in size from nascent settlements or “outposts,” consisting of a few trailers, to entire towns of tens of thousands of settlers. Colonizing the Occupied Territories
5. When will he admit that by setting non‐negotiable pre‐conditions on all issues and unilaterally acquiring Palestinian land, his support for a negotiated solution is a cynical pretense?
The Israeli Prime Minister repeatedly calls for negotiations without pre‐conditions, while setting pre‐conditions and extra demands of his own and undertaking aggressive and illegal actions to predetermine the outcome of negotiations. These include rejecting any compromise on Jerusalem, pre-emptively denying Palestinian refugees their right to return, demanding that Israel control the Jordan Valley area, and accelerating the theft of Palestinian land for the construction of Jewish-only settlements.
Paris Protocol, Oslo and David Accords need to be scrapped out of the Palestinian Compromises, and a new set of rules have to be put in place according to Palestine State sovereign new status, and according to International Law. Anything that benefit Israel and put Palestine in disadvantage should not be honored for being Legally Unjust.