A gulf worth bridging
A revived peace initiative will stumble unless Arab states recognise Israel and make rhetoric reality
The Guardian, Tuesday December 9 2008
Ron Prosor, the Israeli Ambassador in London wrote this article in The Guardian,
I, as a Palestinian, trying to defend his un realistic ideas, provided full text of his article and my reply to each paragraph in Italic Bold, which will show the point of views dialogue between the two parties of the Middle East conflict, inorder not to misled the public opinion, it is important to clarify the facification of the Israel’s Zionists:
The Palestinian Authority recently took the unprecedented step of advertising the Arab Peace Initiative in Hebrew, in the Israeli press. Adverts also appeared throughout the international media, including this newspaper. Many Israelis welcomed it as a step in the right direction.
Yet before the world shouts “eureka”, it is important to realise that the Arab initiative cannot be seen as a “take it or leave it” offer. It cannot serve as a diktat, or replace the need for bilateral negotiations, on both the Palestinian and Syrian tracks. The plan is an interesting starting point for negotiations, but the international community should be under no illusions. Elements of the text are a cause for grave concern as regards the survivability of the state of Israel.
(When you are saying this it means that you did not read it, nor you have understood it, the initiative as to my personal knowledge, and as it was clearly described by President Husni Mubarak to the Israeli’s president: (If you gave the Palestinians all their wrights, and they accept if with satisfaction, then we all Arab Countries will recognize you, this means that if you don’t do so, you will be neglected and refused in the Area). This is a complete clear message towards accepting Israel in the Middle East, but to what limit is Israel is interested in its being existed and recognized, that was not shown by Israel until now).
The demand that Palestinians should be able to relocate to areas inside the borders of the state of Israel jeopardises Israel’s very existence. Most Israelis understand and support the creation of a future Palestinian state. It is difficult, however, to understand why Palestinians, having created a state of their own, would subsequently insist on sending their own people to the Jewish state. Instead of demographically undermining the state of Israel, surely Palestinians would be better able to help build their own nation within their own state.
(Why not Palestinians located in their homes, you came to this Area to live but not to take over the Palestinians Properties, If Palestinians are located in their lands, they will not jeopardize your existence, then if your existence conflicts with their existence, you need to leave the area, until now, Israeli’s Zionists (the New Nazis), until you are so bad with them, in addition, Israel’s up to the present moment not only Jeopardizes the Palestine state very existences, and prevented it, Israeli’s are killing the Palestinians for nothing with cold Nazi Zionist blood. Why you still theft their home, giving it to other new immigrant Jews, who in the world could leave his properties to Israeli Jew? , for the other part, Surely, Palestinians can build their homeland better than the Jews, accordingly Israel‘s afraid from them and prevent them doing so!, instead of supporting them. )
Israel’s concern over the future of Jerusalem should also not be underestimated. From time immemorial, Jerusalem has been the eternal capital of the Jewish people, and will always remain so. Meanwhile, the final borders between Israel and a Palestinian state can only be determined bilaterally. The 1967 borders might provide a reference point for negotiations, but the demographic realities and security concerns of Israel’s population must be taken into account.
(The real fact is that the Palestinians concern over Jerusalem is more important than those of the Israeli’s, 1967 borders might provide reference, but the UN resolution is more reality and Israel is not accepting it, thus Israel not only neglects the Palestinian’s existence but even its it’s existence)
Nevertheless, the revival of interest in the plan, first proposed by the Saudi king in 2002, met with interest in Israel. In contrast, the reception elsewhere in the Middle East ranged from sceptical to hostile. Several Arab papers refused to publish an advert with the Israeli flag. For many, the very notion of Israeli statehood, as represented by our national flag, is still taboo.
(Who is the mad person in the world, that could publish Israeli’s gangs and robber’s flag, and why to publish it, they don’t need you, nor they need your flag they don’t need your money, because you are hated by all the Arab world and the Moslem World, and the real Jewish World, the dilemma is clear and simple my friend, make your behavior good, people will love you, make it worse, people will hate you.)
The Iranian embassy, in a letter to the Guardian, was desperate to clarify its abhorrence for any recognition of “the illegitimate and fabricated Israeli regime”. Iran’s objections should surprise no one. Tehran has long supported the most militant, most violent, least conciliatory elements within Arab populations, such as Hizbullah and Hamas. It is no coincidence the revival of interest in the Arab initiative comes at a time of increased Arab fears about the aggressive policies of the Iranian regime, its extreme ideology and nuclear ambitions.
( Who is the mad person in the world do not clarify and recognizes the “the illegitimate and fabricated Israeli regime”, in addition why not Iran support Palestinians!, why not Tehran to support Hizbullah and Hamas the harmed party in the conflict, the USA and UK are supporting the Israel’s, the aggressive party, the most criminal party in the history, even more they provide protection and weapons to Israel which are used to kill the Palestinians, I think You need to look for the issue in your two eyes.!, in addition why not Tehran should have extreme ideology, and nuclear ambition, Israel’s already have it, please acknowledge, in addition, Palestinians must have a nuclear or chemical ambition and extreme ideology.! )
The world must encourage the responsible leadership of the Arab world, which in turn should promote a new spirit of pragmatism and enlightened self-interest among their peoples. In a recent speech in Abu Dhabi, David Miliband pointed out that “Arab states can rein in the power of those groups which would seek to torpedo the process”. He also argued that “the Palestinians simply do not have enough on their own to offer the Israelis to clinch a deal”. Both Israel and the Palestinians will require a broad umbrella of regional support as they negotiate a settlement.
(Palestinians gave too much more, but the New Nazis Israeli’s did not give any).
The Saudis, Kuwaitis and other Gulf states could do more to encourage the Palestinians towards compromise. Instead of perpetuating unattainable fantasies that have long held back the Palestinian cause, they should help their Palestinian brethren set realistic, attainable goals. The international community should persuade the oil-rich Gulf countries to make more effective use of surplus revenues. One of the ironies blighting the Palestinians is that they receive far more support from the EU than from their supposedly concerned Arab brothers and sisters. Saudi Arabia has proved better at pledging than paying.
(Also the Israeli’s has to pay more for the Palestinians instead of paying more for the settlers of Palestinian’s homes and lands, and paying more for importing Flasha’s, Russian’s and others to live in Palestinians lands and homes.)
Elsewhere in the Gulf, while flamboyant firework displays light up the skies above luxury resorts, precious little is done to prevent the rockets fired from Gaza. While petrol dollars boost the budget at Manchester City, it is time to spend more on the infrastructure of Ramallah than the wages of Robinho.
(Why to prevent the rockets from Gaza, to keep the thief’s of Palestinian’s lands, homes and tree in safe..! No mad person could accept it, in addition Israel is who must rebuild all the Infra structure in Palestinian Territories, it destroyed it.. and must build it)
The Arab initiative envisages peace between Israel and all 22 states of the Arab League, from Mauritania to Oman. To move that vision from rhetoric to reality, the wealthier Arab states must do more, politically, diplomatically and economically, to steer their less fortunate counterparts towards the path of moderation and progress.
(IF they do what you saying, but the Israeli’s giving Palestinians’ nothing, ..What Is the use..! Palestinians are moderated to progress, while the Israeli’s stocked in their places..!)
For too long the Middle East has been crippled, as Arab populations have been force-fed the lie that Israel’s destruction is both desirable and imminent. Today, as Iran continues to inject these poisonous concepts into the body of the region, the Middle East must abandon the mindset of the 1967 Khartoum conference and its infamous three noes.
(You are cheating your self, and lying on your self, It real that Israel destruction is both desirable and imminent…, do you feel that the Israeli’s crimes, ..can change this fact).
For the 21st century, three realities must instead be acknowledged: Israel exists, Israel belongs, and recognising Israel would be to the benefit of every Arab society. Everyone in the region with the ability to promote this understanding must be urged to do so.
(This is a lie, nobody in the world can acknowledge these three realities, who can acknowledge the reality of a theft, already might be existed, but nobody will accept it, accordingly, it (Israel) did not belong, in addition, recognizing a thief in the Arab tradition and culture is a shameful (as it is the case of all nations), and your people still recognized as thief’s. Furthermore, the clear truth is that if the Palestinian state is there exist, and Palestinians have given their rights, even the minimum acceptable part of it, both people, Palestinians and the New Israeli’s can work together for prosper, but the Israeli’s are so mad to the extent that they give nothing, don’t give any rights, which will increasingly speed the time of its demolishing. In addition to that, the existence of Israel is not accepted by any Arab society due to their sever crimes. You the Israeli’s have to proof that in practice no just say, and to proof it in good behavior and conduct, Israel has given more than 60 years until now, but unfortunately Israel provides and proved only the aggression and theft fact, for any Israeli family personally might be living on my land or in my own house, which makes all your proposals not real and accordingly not accepted until you leave my land and home, then you may claims what you are saying and this is the contents of Arab Peace Initiative for the Middle East).
• Ron Prosor is the Israeli ambassador in London
• Wasfi M. Abdo, Palestinian Jordanian,