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Netanyahu: Hamas's Gaza jubilation proves Israel is at risk

Netanyahu: Hamas's Gaza jubilation proves Israel is at risk | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Hamas's vow to vanquish Israel after claiming "victory" in last month's Gaza conflict vindicates Israel's reluctance to relinquish more land to the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

 

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The Israeli leader has faced fierce foreign criticism this week for announcing a wave of Jewish settlement building in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem following a de-facto recognition by the U.N. General Assembly of a Palestinian state.

 

But Netanyahu said Israel would never withdraw unilaterally from the West Bank as it had done from Gaza in 2005, arguing that this would risk creating another territory from which Palestinians could launch rockets at Israeli cities.

 

"I am always aghast at the delusions of others who are prepared to pursue this process and call it peace," he said.

"We want a true peace with our neighbors, but we will not close our eyes nor bury our heads in the sand," he said, adding that this required Israel to "stand up to international pressure".

Although Hamas refuses to recognize Israel or renounce violence, the Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he is ready to make peace on the basis of the lines that existed before the 1967 war, when Israel seized the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

 

.........."What is interesting is that Abu Mazen (Abbas), of all people, did not condemn the (Hamas) words calling for Israel's destruction, just as previously he did not condemn the rockets fired at Israel (from Gaza)," Netanyahu said.

 

"And to my regret he is working for unity with this same Hamas, which is supported by Iran."'

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Jordan is not Palestine - On Line Opinion - 29/8/2012

Jordan is not Palestine - On Line Opinion - 29/8/2012 | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Jordan is not Palestine any more than New Zealand is Australia. The sense of belonging to place, the idea of homeland is what is at issue here.

 

'Jordan as a bi-national Bedouin-Palestinian state simply failed. It cannot be resurrected except at gun point, and even then it would fail again. It would not bring peace but rather inflame conflict. That is why Jordan has relinquished all claim over the West Bank for some time now. The West Bank is simply too Palestinian to be ruled from Amman, the Jordanian capital, no matter how many displaced Palestinians now reside east of the Jordan. The so called Jordanian option is simply a figment of the extreme Zionist imagination, with its settler colonies and expansionist dreams of a Greater Israel extending to the Jordan River in the East and the Litani River in Southern Lebanon.'

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