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Opinion Editorials, August 2010
Declaration of the Palestinian State, Not New Round of Endless Negotiations
By Hassan El-Najjar
Editor of Al-Jazeerah & CCUN
August 22, 2010
The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, announced that a new round of direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians would start in Washington, DC, on September 2, 2010.
I wish these negotiations every success, ending in two days, and resulting in the announcement of an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the establishment of the Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The truth is that this is just only a wishful thinking!
This is just another round of a public relations campaign to distract people in America and around the world away from the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Israeli leaders and their occupation forces.
It's just using the same tactic of "negotiations for negotiations sake," which has allowed the Israeli Zionist Apartheid state to continue its occupation of Arab lands and subjugation of the Palestinian people, since the Israeli war of aggression and expansion in 1967.
Since the establishment of Israel and the dispossession of the Palestinian people, Al-Nakba, in 1948, no American president dared to challenge the Zionist Apartheid state except Eisenhower. He forced the Israeli expansionist government to withdraw its occupation forces from the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula and the Palestinian territory of Gaza Strip, in 1957, following the French-British-Israeli war of aggression in 1956.
Ever since, American presidents have become content only to implement the Israeli wishes and policies of giving lip service to peace without ending the Israeli occupation of Palestinian, Lebanese, and Syrian territories.
Following this policy, implemented as public relations for Israel, most of the US presidents tried to launch negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis. However, whenever American and Arab efforts reached serious levels, the Israelis have always torpedoed the negotiations, causing US presidents to back down and keep quiet, under pressure from Zionists.
There was one little exception though by President George W. H. Bush, who dared to deny the Shamir government loan guarantees, in 1992, in order to stop its theft of Palestinian lands, called settlement construction in the Zionist media. However, he couldn't withstand the Zionist pressure for more than few months. He backed down and gave Israelis the money they wanted to build their illegal settlements on stolen Palestinian lands.
Zionists did not trust him to be a president for a second term, anyway. They favored his rival, who lacked any experience in foreign policy whatsoever. Thus, a lesson was taught, to presidential hopefuls and leaders of both parties, that when it comes to foreign policy, they can compete only on who can pledge and show more loyalty to Israel and its interests.
In order to give an impression of stability in the world, particularly in the Israeli-dominated Middle East, Zionists in the US always wanted American administrations to keep the peace process going, negotiations have to be conducted, for ever of course, without an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.
Without a serious stance from the US to end the Israeli occupation of Arab lands in Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon, there will be no peace in the Middle East and the world.
Israeli Zionist occupiers are happy with the status-quo. They have all the support they need from the US and other NATO countries.
The US has been dragged by Zionists into wars in the Middle East mainly to secure the Israeli hegemony in the region though the Zionist propaganda machine and corrupt politicians have tried relentlessly to scare Americans of unreal threats to them from Arabs and Muslims.
What has the US gotten in return?
A crippling national debt of $13.2 trillion, spent on militarization, wars, and occupation of nations, which never threatened the US or its interests.
An economic downturn and a financial crisis since 2008, as a result of the unprecedented national debt and continuous deficits, due to the unprecedented military spending.
Enmity and hostility of most nations for wars, devastations, and support for the brutal Zionist Apartheid regime, dictators, and corrupt ruling families.
It's time for America to wake up and sever relations with the evil Israeli Apartheid regime!
There is no need for more fake negotiations.
The Zionist, Apartheid Israeli state has to withdraw its occupation forces from Arab lands, allow Palestinians to establish their state on the 1967 borders, then negotiations can start over the final status issues.
There are stockpiles of UN, US, Arab, and international documents, initiatives, resolutions, and plans calling on Israelis to withdraw from Arab territories and giving Palestinians their inalienable rights. There is no need for more negotiations to do that, after decades of negotiations.
Until the Israeli military occupation of Palestine ends, any negotiations will be just another round of fake meetings and photo opportunities for corrupt politicians on all sides and a fake public relations event.
The Emperor is absolutely naked. No new round of negotiations can distract people around the world from seeing him so.
Clinton: “Direct Talks September 2nd”
U.S. Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, stated, Friday evening, that
direct talks between the Israeli occupation government and the
Palestinian Authority will be launched on September 2nd.
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