Posted March 12, 2014 by ZeldaYoung in Blog
 
 

The right of return

THE RIGHT OF RETURN

MAHMOUD ABBAS: ALL REFUGEES HAVE THE OPTION TO DEMAND ISRAELI CITIZENSHIP.
MEMRI:
” THE RIGHT OF RETURN IS A PERSONAL RIGHT…ALL BE MAKING A CHOICE…CAN ALSO DECIDE TO RETURN TO THE STATE OF ISRAEL…AND HOLD ISRAELI CITIZENSHIP.”

MEMRI: ABBAS: REFERENDUM ON ANY AGREEMENT AMONG PALESTINIANS WORLDWIDE, NO TO JEWISH STATE.

ABBAS WAS SPEAKIING TO A GROUP OF FATAH ACTIVISTS ON MARCH 6, 2014…HE SAID THAT ANY AGREEMENT MUST BE “CONFIRMED BY POPULAR REFERENDUM OF ALL THE PALESTINIANS WORLDWIDE.” “WE SHALL NEVER AGREE TO RECOGNIZE THE JEWISH STATE,” HE SAID.

EXCERPTS, AIRED ON PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY TV:

ABBAS: “OUR POSITION IS THAT THE SETTLEMENT – FROM START TO FINISH ARE ILLEGAL. THEY TALK ABOUT SETTLEMENT BLOCS OR ABOUT SETTLEMENTS HERE AND THERE, BUT WE SAY THAT EVERY HOUSE AND EVERY STONE THAT WERE PLACED IN THE WEST BANK SINCE 1967 TO
AND TO THIS DAY ARE ILLEGAL AND WE DO NOT RECOGNIZE THEM.”
THERE IS NO RESOLUTION THAT WE AGREE TO.
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE PEACE PARTNERS TO YOU…IT DOESN’T TO ME…IT SOUNDS AS IF THE ONLY WAY ABBAS WILL AGREE TO PEACE IS IF ISRAEL DOES NOT EXIST AND ALL OF ISRAEL IS THEIRS. THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN…ISRAEL IS HERE FOREVER.
TIME AND TIME AGAIN PEACE TALKS HAVE FAILED TO PRODUCE A REAL AND LASTING PEACE FOR THE RIGHT REASONS.
PEACE IN THE TRUE SENSE OF THE WORD.

PEACE COMES FROM AN OPEN HEART TO WHERE PEOPLE LIVE AS NEIGHBORS WITHOUT THE THREAT OF CONSTANT MISSILES AIMED AT CIVILIANS.
SINCE 1948 WHEN ISRAEL BECAME A STATE THEY HAVE NOT HAD A MOMENTS PEACE.
MAYBE SOMEDAY WHEN A NEW GENERATION OF NEIGHBORS WANT PEACE AND SECURITY FOR THEIR PEOPLE WE WILL SEE PEACE COME ABOUT.
UNTIL THAT TIME ISRAEL WILL CONTINUE TO PROTECT THEIR PEOPLE FROM THE ONSLAUGHT OF CONTINUED ATTACKS.


ZeldaYoung