In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas proved that he is not a partner for peace. And a Palestinian leader who accuses the State of Israel, which arose from the ashes of the Holocaust, of committing genocide in Gaza, apartheid and ethnic cleansing, has no intention of becoming a partner for peace either.
In his previous General Assembly speeches, Abbas denied the Jewish people's historical connection to the
of Land Israel
and . But this time he
conveyed an unprecedented message: He does not want negotiations - not even
American-brokered talks - and is not interested in durable pace based on
security arrangements and mutual recognition... Jerusalem
Abbas' plan basically sets an impossible ultimatum for
: He has asked the UN Security Council to
impose a nine-month period of negotiations, during which the core issues will
be discussed based on the 1967 borders, without security arrangements and with
a solution to the refugee problem. If Israel
refuses to accept these conditions - and there is not a single Israeli
government, even a left-wing one, which will be prepared to accept them - Abbas
will turn to the International Criminal Court in order to impose sanctions on Israel
as an occupying force of a UN member state... Israel
We must not forget that we are not operating in a void. The
and President Barack Obama are currently
dealing with significant threats in our region, led by United States ISIS
. When Obama said in his UN address that the establishment of a Palestinian
state was part of the war on ISIS, he was basically
demonstrating how the regional challenges are only increasing the pressure on ...
We must not wait for the point in which we have lost control over our future. Our approach is to initiate for our future.