Wednesday, July 27, 2011
“According to Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat if the United States continues to stymie the Palestinian efforts to get a state recognized by the United Nations, the Palestinian Authority should be dismantled.” (Haaretz.com)
Saeb Erekat is the Palestinian’s “chief negotiator.” I’m surprised he’s not in the unemployment line because for two years the Palestinians have refused to negotiate anything with Israel. All they have done is point fingers at, well, let’s see… the United States, the United Nations, Hamas, Europeans, the Arab nations, and certainly Israel above all.
Maybe he’s still in the job because like bureaucrats everywhere, once they get in government it’s like getting crayon off the walls to get them out.
What’s this about threat number 386? All right, I confess, that I don’t have a numbered list, but let’s consider the idea that the Palestinians seem to always trot out these draconian threats when they aren’t getting their ways.
Photo: Saeb Erekat (Ernie Moore)
We’ll get back to this one, but here are some of the familiar ones …
The Intifada – we will start sending suicide bombers to schools and onto buses if we don’t get our way.
Hamas will control not just Gaza but the West Bank too, if Israel doesn’t ….
We are just poor people trying to do the best we can. We are the victims here. You have to send us money or we will all starve.
You get the idea.
Back to threat number 386: the PA should be dismantled if they don’t get their new state.
Please! The last thing Abbas and Erekat want in the whole world is the PA government to disappear!
If the PA is dismantled and the West Bank declared a full part of Israel these two would be out of a hand in the bag. Their living would disappear and they would be forced to live on the large cash they have stashed away.
The days of big private jets and white Mercedes with a fleet of private security forces would vaporize and they would be reduced to walking down the street without their entourages.
If the PA were to be eliminated and Israel was in charge of the West Bank, we believe that early on Israel would invite Jordan to share in the administration and security over the current Palestinian areas.
The building issue would disappear. Roads would be opened, security would be vastly improved and infrastructure would built by both nations and maintained in pristine condition.
Jobs would come to the areas as both nations and local Arab administrators would oversee business growth. Companies would feel secure in pouring money into the West Bank because they would see two established nations overseeing their investments. Currently they don’t trust the PA to manage a two car parade.
Erekat was also quoted in the Haaretz report as saying "Israel's actions in the field effectively canceled Oslo years ago," and told the emissaries that the entire 20-year peace process with Israel should be reevaluated.
"The Palestinian Authority has a mission called independence," Erekat said. "If the PA cannot achieve independence, it's better that it didn't exist at all."
Well, one cannot fault his last statement. We have also to agree that Oslo is dead. Has been for a long time. Furthermore, it should have never have been born. It was ill conceived and only served to enrich the PLO and bring thousands more terrorists from Tunisia to Israel.