Sunday, June 14, 2009

Netanyahu: Let's create a Palestinian state

After suffering an enormous amount of pressure from the Obama administration, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suggested the creation of a limited Palestinian state. The conditions would be as follows: a Palestinian disarmament and the Palestinian recognition of Israel as the Jewish state.

Those are the best preconditions suggested to date. Those are the two key issues that need to be dealt with before the Palestinian state can be realized. I'm sure Netanyahu is doing this with some hesitation and is only doing it because if not, he risks losing the United States as an ally.

If Palestine cannot accept disarmament or recognize Israel, there can be no arguing that Palestine wants peace.


And in honor of Flag Day:

If anyone, then, asks me the meaning of our flag, I say to him - it means just what Concord and Lexington meant; what Bunker Hill meant; which was, in short, the rising up of a valiant young people against an old tyranny to establish the most momentous doctrine that the world had ever known - the right of men to their own selves and to their liberties.
~Henry Ward Beecher

That piece of red, white and blue bunting means five thousand years of struggle upwards. It is the full-grown flower of ages of fighting for liberty. It is the century plant of human hope in bloom.

~Alvin Owsley

You're the emblem of The land I love. The home of the free and the brave.
~George M. Cohan

God Bless America!


AdamS said...

But Palestine has a state, as does Israel, according to the UN's 1948 borders which were drawn up as a permanent solution.

Look at maps of Israel and Palestine and how their borders have changed over time. Which of the two states has progressively expanded beyond their mandated border for the last 60 years, and thus can be classed as the aggressor?


Obama Nation said...


RKL said...

I'm convinced there will never be a two state solution that works. The Palestinians want the destruction of Israel period. Anything else from them is just talk.


Euripides said...

This is too simplistic of an answer to an extraordinarily complex problem. At the moment, Hamas is the legally-elected government of Palestine. They came into power after the Palestinians rejected the PLO as conciliatory towards Israel. With the switch, the old Oslo Accords were swept clean away, with no new ideas on the table to replace them. Once Hamas gained power, both sides refused the idea of a two state solution. That has been the state of the state for quite awhile now.

I was disappointed with Obama's conciliatory speech toward Hamas. As well, the Israelis can't seem to keep anyone in office who will at least attempt to work with the Palestinians. They keep putting the hard-line Netanyahu back into power.

I doubt as well a two state solution can be reached.

bluepitbull said...

Hamas doesn't want a two state solution. It needs to come off of the table.

Islam won't accept a two state solution.

bluepitbull said...

To expand, look up Dar al Harb and Dar al Islam. you will see what the fundamentalists that are the driving force in both Fatah and Hamas believe.

Euripides said...

You're correct on both counts bluepitbull.

Obama Nation said...

I know Islam won't accept a two-state solution. I saw a documentary where Muslim leaders in Palestine were saying how only a Muslim can be in control of that land and that they won't stop until a Muslim is in power.