Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs [link] Institute for Contemporary Affairs Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation No. 602 July-August 2014 The ideological foundation of Hamas as set out in its national charter, and its actions of indiscriminate terror directed against Israeli towns, villages and citizens, clearly define its character as a terrorist entity. This is reflected in the fact that Hamas has been formally outlawed in several major […]
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 […]