A Program for Israeli Self-Annihilation

The "Geneva Agreement" that Israel's Far Left has cooked up with the PLO is such a long-winded and complex manuscript that very few can really work their way through all the prose and technicalities, and even fewer can understand the implications of the intentional confusions and duplicitous obfuscation in the text.

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Prof. Steven Plaut,

The "Geneva Agreement" that Israel's Far Left has cooked up with the PLO is such a long-winded and complex manuscript that very few can really work their way through all the prose and technicalities, and even fewer can understand the implications of the intentional confusions and duplicitous obfuscation in the text. I have no doubt that the endorsements of the "agreement" from people like Jimmy Carter and Colin Powell were not based on having actually read the thing.

Yossi Beilin, who has been evicted from the Israeli Labor Party and essentially represents himself, is the godfather of the "deal". He and his team are as representative of Israel as would be a team led by Edward Said and Noam Chomsky claiming the right to negotiate a deal with bin Laden and Saddam on behalf of the US. In reality, at the Geneva "talks" that led to the "deal", the Palestinians were represented by Yossi Beilin, Amram Mitzna, Avraham Burg, the other Israeli leftists, and by the PLO terrorist leaders present. The Jews were not represented there at all. In any case, polls in Israel show the vast majority of Israelis reject the deal, and quite a few regard Beilin and his people as traitors.

But digesting the endless pages in the "accord" is not necessary to understand what is wrong with it.

We will summarize what is wrong with it here as briefly as possible.

1. The Beilin "Accord" is based on the old formula of Israel's Far Left, by which Israel gives up real assets and places itself in strategic jeopardy in exchange for Palestinian oral pledges. Those pledges are meaningless. The original Oslo "deals" were based on the exact same formula and we know their results. The PLO has never and never will honor any pledges it makes in any document. So the Beilin Geneva "Accord" amounts to Israel turning over assets and endangering its existence for nothing.

2. In fact, the PLO does not even make any meaningless pledges in the Beilin "Accord", because it does not make any pledges at all. Beilin insists the "Accord" amounts to a revocation of the PLO's demand for a "right of return" to Israel by Palestinian "refugees", this based entirely on the fact that the "Right of Return" is not explicitly mentioned in the text. It is never explicitly revoked. That is a mind-numbing piece of duplicity by Beilin and his people. In reality, the PLO does not even pay lip service to doing anything at all nor to making any concessions at all.

3. Were the Beilin "Accord" to be implemented, it would not result in peace, but would simply set the stage for the PLO to escalate its incursions and atrocities against Israelis. These would escalate until a full-fledged Arab-Israel war would break out, probably drawing in the Arab states and possibly Iran. The PLO would escalate the carnage from territories into which Israel would be prohibited from entering by American and European threats and by law. So the only real effect of the implementation of the "Accord" would be to make it impossible for Israel to do anything at all to retaliate against or fight Palestinian terror in any way.

4. The moment "Palestine" is acknowledged as a state, international pressure will prevent Israel from intervening militarily therein. Israel will not be able to respond to "Palestine" shelling its cities, nor to infiltrations of suicide bombers who carry out mass murders. Israel will be unable to control and restrict the flow of arms and troops from the rest of the Arab and non-Arab worlds into "Palestine".

5. The only reassurance against such a scenario that Beilin offers is his expectation that in exchange for Israel agreeing to his "Accord", the PLO will announce the "end of the conflict", that is, where nothing is left to fight over. But the PLO will not announce any such "end to the conflict", and even if it were to do so, it would be lying. For anyone with delusions that there will be peace because the PLO will no longer "have anything to fight over", let us recall that the PLO will decidedly still have something to fight over, namely, Israel's existence. Let us recall the assurances from the same Israeli Left that, if only Israel would capitulate and withdraw from Lebanon, the Hizbollah would make peace because there would be "nothing to fight over".

6. The assertion that nothing would be left to fight over, after implementation of Beilin's "deal", is based on the fundamental delusion that the Middle East war these past 56 years was simply scuffling over border adjustments or over Palestinian "rights". The Middle East war was and always has been a war over Israel's existence. It is an Arab war to deny Jews national self-determination in any territory in the Middle East whatsoever. It is not and never was a war to achieve Palestinian "self-determination".

7. Beilin's "Accord" will result in the systematic destruction of all water resources west of the Jordan river.

8. There is nothing in Beilin's "Accord" that would prevent "Palestine" from acquiring weapons of mass destruction and using them.

9. The Beilin "Accord" is based on rewarding evil and barbarism.

10. The Beilin "Accord" will result in Jews being forcibly barred from the Old City of Jerusalem, despite all the duplicitous language in it about Israel "keeping" the Western Wall. The PLO will have the power to prevent Jews from going to the Western Wall and from entering East Jerusalem.

11. The Beilin "Accord" effectively cuts Israel in half. "Palestine" will have the right to move tanks and troops across the center of Israel and these will be in position to slice Israel in half.

12. Israeli airports and air space will be within range of missiles from "Palestine" and all flights into and out of Israel would be vulnerable and would likely be targeted by "Palestine", if Israel were insane enough to accept Beilin's "deal".

Ultimately, implementation of the Beilin Geneva "Accord" would result in Israel's destruction, in a Second Holocaust of Jews, and possibly in the end of Jewish history.






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