Steven Plaut wrote
about Kerry's repeated disinterest in the PLO's refusal to recognize Israel's legitimacy, including:
Moreover, Kerry has a new invention. He claims that Yassir Arafat actually recognized Israel twice as a Jewish state. He found evidence of these in old video clips. Well, evidently no one bothered to let Arafat know that he had done so. Let us recall that Arafat never changed the “Palestinian Covenant” that demanded that all of Israel be exterminated.
Kerry is simply deconstructing some old speeches of Arafat and twisting the words to make it appear like Arafat recognized Israel. No doubt he found something like Arafat saying that all the people in the Jewish state need to be thrown into the sea, and Kerry understands from this that Arafat “recognized the Jewish state.”
Now if indeed Arafat really HAD recognized Israel as a legitimate Jewish state, then there would be no reason whatsoever for Israel to make concessions and abandon the demand that Abu Mazen and his horde also recognize Israel as a legitimate Jewish state. If Arafat has already recognized Israel, what does the Palestinian Authority lose from doing the same? Let Abu Mazen proclaim three times a day that not only is Israel a Jewish state but it is legitimate that Israel be a Jewish state. If he were to do so, surely the Israeli electorate would then be happy to conduct negotiations and make more concessions.
No, I think not. Furthermore, Abbas is such a repulsive creature already, and not someone any sane person should make strange bedfellows with.
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