Sweden’s recent responsible decision to officially recognize the State of Palestine was quickly followed by the British Parliament’s vote for similar recognition. The Swedish and British moves, clearly grounded in a desire for peace, are a last-ditch effort to save the two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has revealed the true impossibility of any chance of successful negotiations with the Palestinians, head of the Palestinian National Initiative Dr. Mustafa Barghouti said on Wednesday.
The decision made by Israeli authorities to push forward a plan for 2,610 new settler housing units in annexed east Jerusalem will “poison the atmosphere” and call into question Israel’s true commitment to peace, the U.S. State Department and White House said Wednesday.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the United Nation’s New York City headquarters on Monday revealed Israel’s true intentions to liquidate the Palestinian cause and its attempt to circumvent it by calling for the normalization of relations with Arab countries while outright ignoring the Palestinian issue, according to Dr. Mustafa Barghouti.
“The future proposed by the Israeli government for the Palestinian people is at best isolated ghettos for Palestinians on fragmented lands,” said President Mahmoud Abbas at the United Nations on Friday.