Dr. Mordechai Kedar: "Don't Worry About September."
Dr. Mordechai Kedar told Arutz Sheva on Thursday that Israel should not worry about Palestinian Authority machinations to obtain the unilateral declaration of a PA state by the United Nations General Assembly in September.
"Israel does not have to worry about this September," Kedar said. "We should prudently manage our steps. Even if a Palestinian state will be recognized I cannot see the world coming to remove the settlers from Judea and Samaria. The world will not be taking Jerusalem away from Israel."
"Even if they will have a total declaration of a state, which they have had since 1988, have a look at the reality - its just words," Kedar said.
Kedar, an Orientalist, lecturer in the Hebrew department, and researcher for the Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar Ilan University argued Israel has the ability to stop the PA in the UN.
"Israel has the tools and ability to influence the establishment of a Palestinian state in September, to ensure it will not happen, and ensure that the Palestinians will work according to Israeli dictates," Kedar said.
"Israel can stop the funds to the PA. Israel can take the VIP cards from PLO officials so they could not move freely about Israel. In the end the only program that can survive in the Middle East is to establish the eight Palestinian cities [as cantons -Ed.], a separate state in Jericho and Hebron, and another one in Ramallah and another one, etc.," Kedar explained.
"Israel must keep the hills; do not give them to Hamas and Hizbullah," Kedar said.
"The Arab states supporting the Palestinians hope the Palestinians will bring death to Israel, especially if the state is controlled by Hamas. This is the only reason that Arab countries would support the establishment of a Palestinian state," Kedar concluded.