Abu Mazen Promised to Declare End of Conflict if 6 Issues Will Be Solved / DR.Rivka Shpak Lissak

Oct.29 2011
Abu Mazen said recently on an interview to Israeli Channel 2 he will be willing to declare end of conflict on one condition, namely, the solution of 6 issues.

Everyone who is familiar with the Israeli – Palestinian conflict knows what the 6 issues are:
1967 borders
East Jerusalem – the Palestinian Capital
Releaze of all prisoners (terrorists)
The Right of Return
Solution of water distribution between the 2 states
Security guaranties to Israel.

Abu Mazen is considered around the world a moderate leader who is willing to make peace with Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considered around the world the main obstacle to peace.

Let us examine Abu Mazen's proposal to end the conflict with Israel:
Borders – Israel agreed in 2000 and 2008 on 1967 borders with some adjustments.
Jerusalem – Israel agreed
The Right of Return:
The Palestinian refugee problem is one of the main obstacles because the PA refuses to settle the refugees in the Palestinian state.
Arafat rejected the Clinton – Barak peace proposal at Camp David in 2000. The proposal included the settlement of the Palestinian refugees in the Palestinian state, by an international project.

Arafat rejected the proposal but did not propose an alternative because the official demand of the Palestinian Authority is to settle the refugees in Israel.

The settling even part of the refugees in Israel will turn the Jews into a minority, and the Palestinian majority will put an end to the Jewish state by democratic vote.
Abu Mazen supported Arafat rejection of the proposal in 2000.

Prime Minister Ehude Ulmert gave Abu Mazen, the new chairman of the PA after Arafat's death, a new proposal. Condoleeza Rice wrote in her last book, "No Higher Honor" that Ulmert's proposal was far more generous than the Clinton – Barak proposal, and Abu Mazen himself admitted on an interview to the Washington Post on May 29, 2009 that Ulmert's proposal was better than the Clinton- Barak proposal.

Condoleeza Rice wrote that Ulmert asked her to bring his proposal before Abu Mazen and ask him to agree to negotiate. Ulmet's proposal included the settling of 5000 refugees in Israel. Abu Mazen told Condoleeza Rice that this was not enough and she answered that this should be discussed with Ulmert.

Nothing came out of the negotiations between Ulmert and Abu Mazen. There are different opinions about the reasons nothing came out.

But, all the explanations to the reasons why nothing came out fail to bring the real reason.

The real reason is that all Palestinian organizations, including the Fatah, signed an agreement never to give up the Right of Return.

The document on this agreement was published by Gregory S.Mahler, in his Documentary Reader, THE ARAB – ISRAELI CONFLICT, 2010. The document was published on pages 140 – 142. The date of the document: 1974.

The Middle East expert Jonathan D.Halevi, proved in his article: "The Palestinian Right of Return Law Leaves no Room for Palestinian Flexibility," published October 25 2011, that nothing has been changed since 1974. Halvi brought in his article the details of the Right of Return Law accepted in 2008 by the Palestinian parliament.

Halevi wrote;"In 2008, the uncompromising Palestinian adherence to the “right of return” was anchored in legislation passed by the Palestinian Parliament and ratified by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. (The stances of the Fatah movement, the Palestine Liberation Organization [PLO], and the PA regarding the “right of return” were analyzed in detail in The Palestinian Refugees on the Day after Independence.1)
The provisions of the “Right of Return” Law block any possibilities of compromise and political flexibility for Palestinian negotiators and prohibit even the slightest amendment of this right. Understanding the Palestinian political stance is highly important for shaping future Israeli policy".

In short, when Abu Mazen declared he was willing to end the conflict he was not telling the truth. His so called "moderation" is a deception.

The 2 stages goal of the original plan of the PLO to put an end to the Jewish state has not changed. The Palestinian charter calling for the destruction of Israel is still valid.

Abu Mazen went to the UN in order to get a state from the UN without an agreement with Israel. After getting a Palestinian state the conflict with Israel will continue and stage no.2 is to go to the UN again and demand the implementation of resolution 194.

194 Resolution was accepted by the UN General Assembly, on December 11, 1948. Section No.11 dealt with the refugees:
• "Resolves that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible; Instructs the Conciliation Commission to facilitate the repatriation, resettlement and economic and social rehabilitation of the refugees and the payment of compensation, and to maintain close relations with the Director of the United Nations Relief for Palestine Refugees and, through him, with the appropriate organs and agencies of the United Nations;"
The Palestinian refugees and their leadership were active in the war started on May 15 1948 by all Arab states against Israel. They are not peaceful people intended to live in peace, but a Trojan horse to put an end to the Jewish state.

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