On May 19, 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he was considering adding a right-wing party, Yisrael Beytenu, to his coalition. The Palestinian Authority’s reaction to this rumor was quick.
“The Israeli government sent a message to the world that Israel prefers extremism, dedication to the occupation and settlements over peace.”
In a region which has perfected finger-pointing, the Palestinian Arabs have once again shown their mastery of hypocrisy.
On June 2, 2014, the Palestinian Authority (PA) welcomed the terrorist group Hamas into a unity government. That move abruptly ended the many months of peace negotiations going on between Israelis and the PA which was shepherded by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Within two weeks of forming the unity government, Hamas loyalists kidnapped and murdered three teenage Israelis and launched a war against Israel that killed thousands.
That’s a message of preferring “extremism” to peace.
Care to do a simple comparison of Yisrael Beytenu and Hamas?
|Land||Extending full governmental control east of the Green Line (EGL), above current military control||Complete destruction of all of Israel|
|Death penalty||For terrorists convicted of killing Israelis||For all Jews|
|Compromise||Yes. “in the debate over unity of the land or the unity of the people, the unity of the people must take precedence, because over the unity of the people there can be no compromise and a deep fracture will not be overcome”||None. “Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement”|
|Minority Rights in country||All minorities welcome, as long as loyal to the government||Only “under the wing of Islam” can non-Moslems live in the land.|
|Legal System||Full separation of powers, such as in the United States||Shariah, Islamic Law|
|Racism||No negative stereotypes||Jews referred to as Nazis (Art. 20) and schemers and plotters (Art. 22)|
Hamas is considered a terrorist group by many countries,
- but the Palestinian Arabs decided to vote them into a majority of Parliament anyway;
- but the acting Prime Minister of the PA, Mahmoud Abbas, decided to create a coalition government with them anyway;
- and the Palestinians actively killed the peace process that US Secretary Kerry had worked on for months anyway;
- and they launched a war that killed thousands anyway.
So should anyone be surprised by the audacity and hypocrisy of the PA condemning Netanyahu for bringing Yisrael Beytenu into his coalition? Which party has aligned itself with racists and murderers, and shown a complete unwillingness to compromise and make peace time-and-again, Netanyahu or Abbas?
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