Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The French initiative will bring no peace - Ze'ev Jabotinsky




by Ze'ev Jabotinsky


It is clear that the French version of two states means one Arab country free of Jews, because within the framework of this deal, Jews living in the Arab state will be transferred, while Jews and Arabs will live together in the other state.



The French peace initiative, based on the two-state solution, has been gaining steam in recent weeks. Note that the goal is not "two states for two separate nations" but rather two states.

It is clear that the French version of two states means one Arab country free of Jews, because within the framework of this deal, Jews living in the Arab state will be transferred, while Jews and Arabs will live together in the other state. There will be increasing pressure to transform the nation-state of the Jews into a state of all its citizens, and the Jewish state's Palestinian neighbor will increasingly incite its Arab minority against its Jewish majority.

Members of the Quartet -- the U.S., Russia, the U.N. and the EU -- are planning to issue a report Thursday that will stress that the future two-state solution is in jeopardy and provide an overview of the diplomatic moratorium imposed on the so-called peace process by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. 

Abbas is clearly not interested in peace with Israel and has no intention of recognizing Israel as the Jewish state. He wants to secure the right of return for millions of Arabs to enter our sovereign land, destroy it and build their state upon its ruins. This is clearly stated in the Palestinian National Charter, which Abbas insists on teaching every child in the Palestinian education system. But the destruction of the Jewish state can only be achieved by forcing a deal on Israel, and the French are doing their best to lend Abbas a helping hand.

The French are very eager to push forward an initiative that goes against international law and will bring about the division of Israel and ensure that Jews and Arabs live in a perpetual state of war. This may be due in part to the number of Muslim citizens eligible to vote in France.

In 1938, the Munich Agreement signed between Hitler's Germany and England unilaterally moved to disregard Czechoslovakian sovereignty and transfer a section of its territory to Germany. This gave Hungary and Poland the green light to take over other areas of Czechoslovakia, which Germany would conquer along with the rest of the country six months later. Although the Munich Agreement was signed a year before the outbreak of World War II, there is no doubt that it created the necessary conditions for war. Abbas is hoping to repeat this process with Israel. 

One of the many reasons to oppose the French initiative is the fact that the core of the plan runs contrary to international law -- the same law that established Jewish sovereignty in the State of Israel following World War I. The British Mandate for Palestine was approved by the Allies in 1920 at the San Remo Conference and was unanimously adopted by the League of Nations two years later. The U.S. is also obligated to uphold the mandate as it was signed by President Harding at the Anglo-American Convention in 1924. 

It is no longer feasible to work toward a two-state solution. Even those on the Left understand that the settlements have created a new reality in Judea and Samaria. Therefore, our leaders should strive for another solution, and that is the gradual implementation of Israeli rule over the area. This is the only solution that will stand the test of time and stabilize the situation, and it doesn't even threaten the solid Jewish majority in the land of Israel.



Ze'ev Jabotinsky

Source: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=16465

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