Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Maestro Erekat

According to Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, the Palestinians now have new preconditions to peace talks - Erekat: If '67 lines are an illusion, peace is an illusion

Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat said that the Palestinians need to hear one line from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in order to return to the negotiating table. "There's one line," Erekat told Army Radio Monday, that "negotiations should lead to two states along 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps."

The PA, he repeated, is "waiting to see if Prime Minister Netanyahu says he accepts two states on 1967 lines with agreed swaps. Until we hear that, I think it would be a waste of time to speak about any other issue."

He's on a good thing Erekat when he's not resigning as Palestinian peace negotiator which is just about every second week. Perhaps he could could confirm that his people will settle on a right to return only to the new Palestinian State, that all incitement and antiSemitism from Hamas and Fatah will cease forthwith and that his people will recognise Israel as a Jewish State and then we can speak about all other issues as well.

1 comment:

Sceptic said...

john gerard
May 26th, 2011 9:20am
Straight from the horse's mouth. Here's PLO executive Zahir Muhsein speaking in 1977:

"The Palestinian people do not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct 'Palestinian people' to oppose Zionism."