AIPAC paves the way for a Palestinian State
AIPAC paves the way for a Palestinian State
On July 23, 2019 AIPAC issued a Press Release stating:

"AIPAC applauds the House of Representatives for adopting three bipartisan measures that strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship: a pro-Israel resolution that rejects the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, a bill that authorizes security assistance to the Jewish state and a bill that imposes sanctions on supporters of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

"The House adopted House Resolution 246, which takes a firm and historic stand against efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel by the global BDS campaign. The resolution sends a powerful message that the House of Representatives explicitly rejects discrimination directed against the Jewish state through economic, cultural and political boycotts. Underscoring the House’s solid pro-Israel position, the resolution was cosponsored by 350 representatives—strong majorities of both parties..."

On July 28, 2019 Batya Jeremberg reported in the World Israel News "Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Ze’ev Elkin avoided congratulating the U.S. House of Representatives last week on its passing of an anti-BDS resolution because it included language supporting the creation of a Palestinian state.

In an interview with Dov Eichler of Kan Israel Radio, Elkin expressed a mixed reaction to House Resolution 246, which passed overwhelmingly, 398-17, with five abstentions.

“You know my personal opinion is that a Palestinian state is not the solution, it’s the problem – even the source of the problem, so I’m not enthusiastic about this resolution,” he said.

This resolution contradicts the language in the deal being crafted by Kushner and Greenblatt which avoids using the phrase "two state solution". On June 25, 2019 World Israel News reported " May, presidential adviser Jared Kushner said that there is a good reason why the peace deal he has been crafting with Jason Greenblatt for over two years does not use the phrase “two-state solution.”

“I realize that means different things to different people,” he said. “If you say ‘two states’ to the Israelis it means one thing, and if you say ‘two states’ to the Palestinians it means another thing. So we said, ‘let’s just not say it’. Let’s just work on the details of what this means.”...

The Zionist Organization of America criticized the Congress resolution "...Inserted among its clauses was a reaffirmation “for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict resulting in two states — a democratic Jewish State of Israel and a viable, democratic Palestinian state – living side by side in peace, security and mutual recognition.”

Only that one Jewish organization recognized the danger of that insertion and tried to sound a warning.

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) called it “unnecessary and harmful” in a statement it put out. Among the many arguments the organization made for not putting such language in an otherwise good resolution, it pointed out that such an entity would not be peaceful.

“A Palestinian-Arab state would be another rocket-launching, Hamas-run, Iranian-satellite terror regime dedicated to Israel’s destruction,” the statement said.

During Obama's rule many American Jewish organizations were infiltrated by left wing activists who care more about forcing the creation of a Palestinian Arab State than about Israel's security or Jewish rights in Judea and Samaria. AIPAC can no longer be trusted blindly as the main representative of Israel's interests in the Congress, and it seems that today the ZOA is more reliable. AIPAC makes many concessions to the anti-Israel Democrats in exchange for bi-partisan support, but unfortunately some of  those concessions end up harming the interest of the Jewish State.

Ezequiel Doiny is author of "Obama's assault on Jerusalem's Western Wall"