-Dr. Abdul Ruff
It seems Israel is willing for supporting a Palestine state if it is established without military and police to protect the Palestine land, vital infrastructures and people from enemy attacks, so that Israel can control and attack it whenever it faces domestic crises or elections.
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who uses talks with Palestinians to prolong Zionist the occupational crimes in Palestine, said that, he is still committed to the two-state solution, as means to end the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I want to reiterate my commitment to peace,” Netanyahu told reporters, before his meeting with the European Union (EU) foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini in Jerusalem, who is on a two-day visit to the region. “We want a peace that would end the conflict once and for all. My position has not changed. I don’t support a one-state solution. I don’t believe that’s a solution at all. I support the vision of two states for two peoples,” he said. Netanyahu reiterated that the future Palestinian state must be demilitarized and recognize Israel as a Jewish state. That is for the future but for now the reality of establishment of Palestine is important.
It is not for the first time that an Israeli leader speaks about two-state solution and establishment of Palestine state. The Israeli hawkish leader said his government would take some initiatives in the upcoming months, to ease restriction on the Palestinian population, who live in territories Israel occupied in the 1967 Mideast War.
Nuclear Israel asks both USA and Europe to ensure Israeli security first and above Palestine and other Arabs in Mideast.
Netanyahu has recently come under international criticism for backtracking from his previous declaration of support for the two-state solution. Days before the Mar 17 elections, he said in an interview that he would not permit the creation of a Palestinian state under his watch.
Although she doubts Israeli commitments, Ms. Mogherini, however, praised Netanyahu’s declared “commitment to peace and security” and promised that the EU is willing to assist in renewing the peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. “The European Union is interested in peace and security for Israel and the region, because it is also our European peace and security, so we have a common interest there, to see if we have a space for relaunching the vision you just mentioned of two states for two peoples, being able to live in full respect on one side of the other,” she said.
Mogherini met with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah earlier on May 21, will also meet with Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin today.
Observers believe Netanyahu’s latest statements could be the usual Zionist gimmicks to pacify the international community and get their support for Israeli crimes in Palestine Gaza. Or, it could be that Israel is perhaps aiming to reassure the international community of Israeli intention for a Palestine ocutnry, after establishing a right-wing government a week ago, which includes the far-right Jewish Home party backed by Jewish settlers.
Netanyahu and his Likud party did not specify in their agreements with the coalition partners, any aspects of reviving the peace talks and establishing a Palestinian state. Israeli media reported, Netanyahu appointed Interior Minister Silvan Shalom, a veteran Likud member, as the person in charge of the peace talks with the Palestinians. Funnily, Shalom has also been known for his support of illegal Jewish settlement constructions inside Palestine and objection to a Palestinian state
The last round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians mediated by the United States and took place between July 2013 and Apr 2014, as usual collapsed owing to insincere attitude of Israel and its commitment to expansionism and crimes in Palestine.
Since Washington objects to mediation in Mideast conflict by Russia or Saudi Arabia or any other country, President Obama needs to step in to push for Israeli consent for resolving the age old crisis towards a permanent settlement and establishment of Palestine.
President Obama should also at the same time also encourage Palestine to proceed with the UN route for full statehood for the besieged Palestinians.
Enough of pampering a criminal Zionist state in Mideast and end Israeli atrocities and military crimes in Palestine
Hopefully, Obama would not skip the historic opportunity that has come to him in the name of Palestine!
Humanity would not forgive him if he chooses to let it pass!
Time running out for President Obama!