Friday, September 23, 2011

When a Pal. and Likud MK Agree

IMRA informs us:

Today a Palestinian official inadvertently slashed the "price" Israel would apparently have to pay to end the current campaign for a state:

"We will invite you [AL: Israel] to become the only authority from the River Jordan to the Mediterranean," veteran Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, told Israel Radio.

The Hebrew:

סאיב עריקאת מזהיר כי הרשות הפלסטינית תזמין את ישראל לתפוס את מקומה אם תטיל ארצות הברית וטו במועצת הביטחון ואם יפסיק הקונגרס האמריקני את הסיוע לפלסטינים וישראל תעצור את העברת כספי המסים. "במצב זה ישראל תהיה הרשות היחיה בין נהר הירדן לבין הים והתיכון וכדאי שתיערך לכך", אמר.

So, he thinks that's a good idea?

So does MK Zeev Elkin who writes:

Time is ripe for annexation

and explains:

...if we fail to make it clear to the Palestinians that they might suffer a defeat in their pursuit of unilateralism, they might ratchet up pressure on Israel. Over the past 20 years Israel has handed over a substantial amount of disputed land, but this did not deliver any progress on the state's national or security objectives in the relinquished areas.

It is time to take a page from the Palestinians' playbook. We should gradually annex Judea and Samaria. As a first step, Israel might annex the settlement blocs that enjoy across-the-board legitimacy among Israelis. It is time that those who try to grab things away from us come to the realization that we have a new mantra. We are simply going to respond in kind: You grab -- we grab.

After all,

...dropping the demand for the right of return and recognizing the state of Israel as the national home of the Jewish people [...] is both beyond the will and capability of the Palestinian leadership

What a combining of political thinking.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Go ahead and annex The West Bank and watch the markets dump Israeli bonds. You just can't afford it.