ILLUSIONS OF PEACE
- Peace Talks are used as a Cover for Zionist Land Theft and Ethnic
ILLUSIONS OF PEACE
While Israel is going on with its Zionist program of stealing more
lands and building more settlements, Mahmoud Abbas, the architect of
Oslo, continues with his never ending `peace talks' with the Zionists.
Had the Zionists really wanted peace, there could have been Peace
long, long time ago.
On 11 December 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution #
194, which established a Palestine Conciliation Commission (PCC) to
assume the functions given to the UN Mediator on Palestine, Count
Folke Bernadotte, who was assassinated by the Zionists.
The PCC conference was opened in Lausanne, Switzerland on 26 April
1949. Under the threat that the United States would prevent Israel's
admission to the UN, Israel finally agreed to attend the conference.
On 12 May 1949, the Arab states and Israel signed a protocol stating
that the UN Partition Resolution and the partition map included in it
constituted the basis for negotiations. By signing this protocol,
the Arabs had in fact accepted the legitimacy of the UN Partition
Resolution, had abandoned the idea of Palestine as a unitary Arab
state, accepted the reality of Israel, and agreed to solve the
dispute by political means.
The efforts of the PCC were unsuccessful.
Failure of the PCC efforts to bring peace was repeated with all
efforts for peace that were made ever since.
Following the 1967 war, Security Council resolution # 242 was adopted
calling for a UN special representative to proceed to the Middle East
to establish and maintain contacts with the States concerned to
promote agreement and achieve a peaceful and accepted settlement.
Gunnar Jarring was appointed as the UN special representative. His
efforts led to nowhere because Israel wanted to keep all the
conquered territories, as it did in 1948.
On 9 December 1969, U.S. Secretary of State, William Rogers,
announced a peace plan based on the exchange of land for peace in
accordance with UN resolution # 242. These efforts petered out
because Israel simply rejected the plan.
On 22 October 1973, Security Council resolution # 338 was adopted and
faced the same fate as Resolution # 242 of 1967.
Following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, U.S. President
Reagan made a peace initiative in the hope of reviving the peace
process. Arab response to Reagan's initiative was positive. The
Israeli government rejected the proposals in a unanimous vote.
On 30 October 1991, the `Middle East Peace Conference' convened in
Madrid under the auspices of the U.S. and the USSR for talks to
resolve the Israeli-Arab conflict. Israeli PM Shamir, later declared
that he wanted the negotiations in Washington (following the Madrid
conference) to continue for 10 years, if need be, so that he had
enough time to keep on going with planned Israeli settlement in the
Occupied Palestinian Territories and leave nothing for the
negotiations to talk about.
On 30 April 2003, a Road Map for peace was proposed by the U.S.,
European Union, Russia and the UN. The principles of the plan were
first outlined by U.S. President George W. Bush in a speech on 24
June 2002 that called for an independent Palestinian state living
side by side with Israel in peace.
On 27 November 2007, a U.S. sponsored a one-day peace conference in
Annapolice and launching another tasteless and aimless peace process
that is going to nowhere.
As long as Zionist racist and colonialist trends prevail, any talk
about peace in Palestine is a mere illusion. Real peace is
inconsistent with the racist and colonialist motives of the Zionist
Establishment that is in control in occupied Palestine, all of
State or no state, one-state or a two-state solution, is not the
issue. The road for peace goes through serving justice and upholding
human rights. Until that happens, resistance is the only way to
return to the homes and lands that were stolen by the Zionists.
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