Video: 20 min speech given at the One Israel Fund Gala Dinner 2014
Palestinian propaganda repeatedly instills in the eager listeners and readers in all these spheres the idea that any action by Israel is wrong.
In our professional opinion, this situation is in clear violation of several accepted norms and principles of international law, of signed agreements supported by the UN itself, as well as of pertinent UN counter-terror resolutions.
This tragic situation, and the hypocrisy of the UN, the Swiss government and the international community in having accepted the Palestinian request to accede to international conventions, and in treating the “unified” Palestinian government as if it were capable of governing, should serve as a wake-up call to us to stop burying our heads in the sand.
The more the Palestinian leadership understands that it can achieve its political aims by deceiving and misleading an international community that is so eager and willing to buy-into such deception, then the less inclination the Palestinians will have to settle any issue through negotiation with Israel.
Since Hamas and Islamic Jihad are outlawed in Israel as well as in the US and Europe require appropriate amendment of internal legislation to permit negotiation with them.
The threat is nothing more than demagogy, similar to Abu Mazen's oft-repeated threats to initiate charges against Israeli leaders and officers with the International Criminal Court.
Institute for Contemporary Affairs, founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation Vol. 14, No. 10 April 17, 2014 On 1 April 2014, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed letters requesting that “the State of Palestine” be granted accession to 15 international conventions and treaties. This action by the Palestinian leadership, and the consequent, hurried acceptance of the Palestinian applications by the UN and by the Swiss government, raise serious questions […]
JTA.org JERUSALEM (JTA) — When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apologized to Republican donor Sheldon Adelson for using the term “occupied territories” to refer to the West Bank, critics pounced. Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” ridiculed the apology, insisting that the phrase is “widely accepted” and accurate. While the term is indeed widely used to describe Israel’s relationship to the West Bank areas of Judea and Samaria, that doesn’t make it accurate. […]
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs – Vol. 14, No. 6 On March 13, 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry told Congress that he views Israel’s principled requirement of recognition as the nation state of the Jewish People “as a mistake.” He added that the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat “confirmed that he agreed it [Israel] would be a Jewish state” in 1988 and in 2004. However, the truth is just […]