Op-Ed: To Peace Now: Confusing You with the Facts
William K. LangfanThe writer is a pro Israel activist and lawyer living in Florida.
Al- Barghouti, the editor claimed that Fatah which is the main movement of the PLO would continue to champion the Palestinian cause until that cause was realized and that the Palestinians would never tire in their attempts to obtain an independent state.
Barghouti did not mention that the PLO Charter (Covenant) was created with the founding of the PLO in 1964 when Israel was within her 1967 borders. The “cause” to which Barghouti referred was the elimination of Israel as clearly stated in this 1964 Charter.
Article 2 of the 1964 Charter states: Palestine with its boundaries at the time of the British Mandate is a regional indivisible unit.”
Article 18: The Balfour Declaration, the mandate system and all that has been based upon them are considered fraud. . .”
Article 10 (amended 1968 Charter): “Commando action constitutes the nucleus of the Palestinian popular liberation war. . .”
NO AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER HAS EVER OCCURRED.