7 February 2017

The PLO was instituted in 1964 three years before the six day war in June 1967 when Israel, in a war of self-defense, recovered the so-called “West Bank”, now seen and proclaimed by nearly everybody as the quintessence crux of the Middle East problem.

This however shows that the PLO (All Palestine needs to be liberated) was not formed to erect a Palestinian state on the ‘so called’ West Bank but was instituted to replace all of Israel with a Muslim Palestinian State. Not HPLO – Half of Palestine – but all of Palestine needed to be liberated from Jewish sovereignty. In other words, what now is mostly perceived by the not so bright leaders of this world is that all that needs to be done is to give half of Israel’s ancient land to the Palestinians and then there will be peace! It is termed by the politicians of this ‘bright world’ the two states solution – in fact it is the lie of the century!

The Palestinians from the very start have themselves rejected this solution up to this very day.

So what Donald Trump and his close advisors need to request from the Palestinian leadership and all their Muslim backers is this: You rejected the two states solution in 1947 when you rejected the United Nations’ partition plan which would have given you the opportunity for a two states solution. You rejected it again some years later in your final Khartoum statement of non-recognition of and no negotiation with Israel. You voiced it again and again through your chosen leader that for you the whole purpose of Oslo and “the peace process” was agreed upon by you as a clever way to do away with Israel in any shape or form not to make really peace with her! As Yasser Arafat told once to the Dutch paper Trouw, “for us peace means the destruction of Israel”. He spoke even after the ceremony on the White House lawn of the then concluded Oslo agreement the following words on Jordan TV:

“Since we cannot defeat Israel in war we do this in stages.  We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish a sovereignty there, and we use it as a springboard to take more.  When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel.”

So you never yourself were for a two states solution – using our Western stupidity to go along with their and Israel’s true desire for peace to achieve your goal that through the result of this ‘two states peace process’ you would come to your one Palestinian Muslim State on all the land of Israel.

Even now, incredible as it is after all the Western backed peace envoys who visited and talked to Abu Mazen to truly come aboard with this two states solution, he even still refuses to accept a Jewish Democratic State Israel as his future neighbor!!

So for the Arabs the two states solution is still their way to come to a one state solution – the final solution – a Muslim Arab world without a sovereign Jewish State in their midst!

How exact and true the Psalmist describes Israel’s sad dilemma when he writes:

Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips and from a deceitful tongue. My soul has dwelt too long with one who hates peace. I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.  (Psalm 120:2, 6-7)

May indeed now with the presidency of Donald Trump a new courageous leadership arise in many western nations to call for a halt and exposure to this evil and sinister misuse of Israel’s desire to live in peace with her neighbors, putting the burden of proof on Israel’s enemies instead of Israel.

Jan Willem van der Hoeven

Director ICZC