Abbas: Arabs erred on 1947 partition
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Published: 29.10.11, 09:34
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1. Why do I feel that it's "Too much Information"??!
tom ,   tel aviv   (10.29.11)
Someone has to stop messing with the public. We've had it up to our ears with the constant manipulations and mis-information coming out of our own, impotent governments. Somebody has to tell the Fakestinians: "It will never happen, period. Deal with that"! What can the World do, hate us even more? Is that possible? Let's find out.... Time to call the Child by its Name!
2. So be it !.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (10.29.11)
3. An islamic joke
Beary White ,   Norway   (10.29.11)
If the arabs had won the first war, then the jews would have been massacred. The arab game is as always, we play, loose, lets play until we win, OK? 64 years punishment? Arabs, you lost, and some 800 tousands of arabs were told to leave the area either by the arabs -neighbor BEFORE the war, or during the war. Now, today, you actually have to accept what Israel is offering you, and that is your situation. The best is if you are settling down i Jordan, a country ment for pals.
4. Would have made no difference.
PaulZion ,   Israel   (10.29.11)
They still don't recognize our right to exist as a nation for Jews! So, it is only really a mistake in that their attempts to destroy us failed. We have not punished them for 64 years - that is their own doing. If they had adhered to the agreements in 1992 and refrained from terror attacks, they may well have had a state by now.
5. big deal. thast was then this is now. don't work out deal
ralph   (10.29.11)
now and events on the ground will be different again in 10 yrs. in truth he still has learned nothing. same old pattern we tried, we initisated to kill you, we are only sorry that we lost, can we go back to where we were before we made this last attempt. try that on germany, spain, russia, usa. none would agree to such a stuopid philosophy. cannot you see these countries giving back land they conquered. spain giving back half of itself to the moors or basques or russia or the states its south west to mexico. yah, right on. keep on smoking your hash. whoops i forgot we have fundamental leftists who are crazy enough to initiate ideas and actions suicidal to our existance.
6. Olmert offering most of Israel
Elizabeth   (10.29.11)
to the arabs. You refused, baby - tough shit! p.s. Olmert aint goin' anyplace except where he belongs - behind bars dearie!
7. Er.......... DER!
er der   (10.29.11)
8. And let's say they erred on everything since
Charles   (10.29.11)
They have never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
9. First it was a "secret vow" from Olmert, and now this.
Devorah   (10.29.11)
10. Yeah, well, deal with it
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (10.29.11)
You cannot put toothpaste back into the tube, bubbeleh. Now tuck your terrorist tail neatly between your slimy legs, and slink away FOREVER.
11. Who elected Abbas?
Nour ,   One State   (10.29.11)
The answer is Nobody. He only represents himself and will soon be swept away by the disillusioned and awakening Arab masses!
12. I don't even know how to respond to this. We punished them?!
Amazed   (10.29.11)
What's wrong with the Arabs. It seems like they aren't capable of logical thinking. On the one hand Abbas says it was their mistake they didn't accept the 47 partition plan, on the other hand he refuses to recognize Israel as a Jewish state (which is what the UN partition plan is all about - Arab and Jewish state). And then he says - why do you Israelis punish us for this mistake? Excuse me but isn't it the Arabs who refused to recognize Israel's right to exist in ANY borders until the 1990s and continued to try and eliminate it all together for the last 63 years? What on earth is he talking about?!
13. 1947 PARTITION ??? WHAT'S THAT ???
FO ,   Belgium   (10.29.11)
Dear Mr. Abbas, don't have any remorse about Arab rejection of the 1947 partition. It had NO legal value, and therfore was not binding. The case had been ruled 25 years earlier and decided upon by the historical vote at the LEAGUE OF NATIONS, an unanimous vote by all its 51 members, the 24th of July 1922. This vote known under the name "MANDATE FOR PALESTINE" and consisting of 28 articles recognized in its Preamble that: "Whereas recognition has thereby been given to the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country". The League gave the Jews the right for a State and the rights to settle anywhere in the area between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. This became INTERNATIONAL LAW unaltered and valid to this day, and reaffirmed by ARTICLE 80 of the CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS. Unfortunately the League accepted the proposal of the British delegate to "postpone or withhold" (article 25) the mandatory decisions on the Eastern part of the Jordan River. This decision that had to be temporary, became final, and the Jewish National Home lost about 77% of its territory. A territory today called Jordan, De Facto the "Arab Palestinian State" ! And De Facto by International Law the so called "occupied" or "disputed territories" belong to the "Mandate for Palestine" or in other words to the STATE OF ISRAEL of today. So Mr. Abbas, don't be sorrow, about the 1947 partition, it wasn't binding anyhow. Be happy by the fact that the Arab Palestinians (they represent more than 70% of Jordan's population) are "owning" (?) 77% of the Jewish National Home territory !!! Dear Mr. Abbas, don't have any remorse, you have got what you desire, a perfect TWO-STATE SOLUTION !!!
14. To: No. 11
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (10.29.11)
We don't really care who elected Abbas. That would be your problem. You have to live with the consequences. In YOUR case, those consequences aren't good. I'll light a candle. You may wish to consider moving to Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain ... or anywhere else you idiots are awakening. Try and keep your eyes opened. Good luck. You'll need it.
15. To: Amazed at No. 12
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (10.29.11)
It would appear that certain people think that they are entitled to endless bites at the apple. It would appear that certain people think that six wars (all started by them -- and lost by them) mean nothing. It would appear that certain people think that seven decades of terror do not matter. Time for the world to turn around and say "No." It's happening at the United Nations. The ersatz "Palestinians" cannot muster up -- even at the pro-ersatz "Palestinian" United Nations -- enough votes to put through their ridiculous notion. Arabs? Logical thinking? That's a fine oxymoron! They do not even realize that you cannot turn back the clock. Sigh. Too much interbreeding, I guess. Marrying your uncle or your first cousin is SUCH a bad idea ....
16. The plan has just will get
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (10.29.11)
Gaza...! AND THAT'S IT !!!
17. G-d can forgive sin, but can't alter the consequences of it.
Brother Joe   (10.29.11)
18. Abbas is a liar and he is evil.
Clear ,   Eye sight   (10.29.11)
Everytime he uses the world's good faith to bolster his latest canard he makes a mockery out of good intentions of well meaning ppl all over the world. He's a new pprophet in an evolving race war. He's evil, and all day long evil ppl around the world praise him, and they always will.
19. When do palestinians realize their leaders lousy!
Jouko ,   Finland   (10.29.11)
It is amazing how blind the poor palestinian people are regarding their leadership! First palestinian leaders rejected UN partition plan, Yasser Arafat rejected Clinton's 97,5% offer of their demands and now Abbas discarded Olmert's 93% of West Bank. Is there on the planet earth any other nation which always manages to choose the worst possible leaders to herself. How I feel pity for the palestinian people! Just like the rule of ancient Pharao brought a curse upon the Egyptian people.
20. to#12
lidia ,   Israel   (10.29.11)
Without the intention to offend people who suffer from this ailment, don't you think that he may be suffering from Alzeimer? Why not ? Can't Arabs go through it?
21. Thank God They Rejected Both
Joe tango ,   USA   (10.29.11)
Olmerts plan was a disaster thank god Abbas rejected it also thank god The 47 lines were also rejected Israel would not be here now if that was accepted.
22. Nour @ #11
29.10.11   (10.29.11)
Nour, you keep changing your tune. What's happened?
23. Sarah B. 15
The Home Doctor   (10.29.11)
I never wanted to mention about interbreeding but I certainly know those who have married their first cousin. There is a terrible illness caused by that inter-breeding, I know all about it, and there is no cure other than swallowing very expensive pills for the rest of the childs life.
24. Next thing you know....
Jacob Erickson ,   Holon, Israel   (10.29.11)
Of course the regret not taking the original plan, going to war over the land and losing, and then going to war again and losing the west bank and then getting offered the west bank and saying no and on and on and on. Of course they regret all of it. But they have to live with that. And in 10 years when they finally accept an offer which pales in comparison to the lat 75 years, they will regret not just coming to negotiate without a settlement freeze now. Boo hoo, cry me a river.
25. Punishment
Jacob Erickson ,   Holon, Israel   (10.29.11)
The punishment isn't for not accepting the 47 partition plan, the punishment is for not accepting it by waging 64 years of war and violence against us... and losing. Because of course if you won, you wouldn't be complaining at all.
26. To all
pierre ,   france   (10.29.11)
Listen this is a prophecy arabs must shut up for now accept their fate live in saudi ,o some rich arab country where they can build them cities just like , the prophecy says israel shall rise 2 , it did one , and the other is at the end of the age , during that 2nd golden age muslims will be opressed like never before it will keep getting worse until the anti christ comes rules the people of israel for 7 years and then Jesus is gna save us , have some faith , its very very near , sea of galilee is a major sign go READ,
27. once a liar, always a liar!
Yael Schlichting ,   Raubling - Germany   (10.29.11)
So, according to Abbas it was only a single mistake 64 years ago? I am sorry, but I always here, that the mistake was, that you lost the war. Abbas pretends that this would have been the only ocurrance. As if there weren't the Fedajeen, as if there wasn't the six-day war, as if there wasn't the Yom-Kippur war?!?!?!!!! As if there was no Khartoum Resolution, as if there was no terror with so many innocent victims, as if there wasn't the continued denial of Israels right to exist as a Jewish state..... Abbas is lamenting about the mistake from 64 years ago, deliberately embezzling the fact, that the United Nations wanted a Jewish State! Abbas is doing, what Tony Blair is telling him to gain a good starting position for the upcoming negotiations.
28. To: No. 23
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (10.29.11)
And, after generations and generations have done precisely that, why does the world continue to think that Israel supposed to gift those genetic misfits with a state?
29. You don't say
Matt   (10.29.11)
Lets not worry about that, the settlement freeze not coming back to talks, that was a huge mistake.
30. A few people in an ivory tower can make peace.
Nick Sporek ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (10.29.11)
...don't kid yourselves.
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