Ahead of the Palestinian statehood bid
at the UN, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon has launched a PR video on his official YouTube channel.
In the clip, titled "Israel Palestinian Conflict: The Truth About the Peace Process", Ayalon explains that the "main reason for the conflict is not Israel's presence in the West Bank, but successive Palestinian leaders' resistance to Jewish sovereignty."
According to Ayalon, "The Palestinian excuse for going to the United Nations for recognition is because of the so-called 'occupation' when the facts belie this. It is important to demonstrate the truth by showing that the Palestinians were offered a state many times over the last several decades but rejected each offer because it would have meant recognizing Jewish sovereignty."
"Unfortunately, this leaves many to suspect that the Palestinian leadership wants a state less than it wants to see an end to the Jewish State. This is proven by a long history of Palestinian rejectionism."
Ayalon said he created the video after the "vast success" of his first video
released two months ago about Israel's rights in the West Bank. "The positive feedback I received from all over the world has led me to believe that we are starting to make inroads in the public consciousness and that people are open and even very receptive to the truth about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," he said.
The video produced in English includes translations in numerous languages including Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian and German. The video, according to Ayalon's website, will also be shown in hundreds of schools and educational centers worldwide as part of their curriculum on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
On Tuesday, Ayalon sent a harsh message to the Palestinians. "What goes on in the UN is virtual reality," he said. "If the Palestinians declare statehood in an independent, unilateral and blunt manner it will nullify all the agreements that have been reached."
Ayalon will travel to Washington on Wednesday ahead of the General Assembly meeting.