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Romney’s right on Palestine too.

“The idea of pushing on the Israelis to give something up to get the Palestinians to act is the worst idea in the world. I’m torn by two perspectives in this regard. One is the one which I’ve had for some time, which is that the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.” — Mitt Romney.

It’s true. It’s the harsh reality. The Palestinians could have accepted a two-state solution anytime between 1947 and today, but have thus far chosen war. From birth onward they teach their children that Israelis have no right to their own state, their own nation. They’re taught to hate, to kill.

His comments have been immediately condemned by the naive circles of power, and by the Palestinians themselves. But in the retorts will our lame and prejudiced media stop to consider that the Hamas government that rules the Palestinians to this very day have in their constitution, The Hamas Charter, that “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory). Hamas Charter Article 7 adds, “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.” Their charter is filled with anti-Semitic hate speech.

Likewise, the leaders of Hezbollah and other Arab terror groups have frequently stated that “Palestine” consists of “all the land from the river [Jordan] to the sea [Mediterranean].” Israel is a nation of only several million surrounded by about 120 million Arabs in neighboring states dedicated to at minimum belligerence, at most destruction. The notion of peace presupposes that all sides want peace, but that is impossible when rulers from Syria to Iran to Egypt to Saudi Arabia literally profit in keeping Palestinians poor and angry, as their proxy soldiers.

Romney is pointing out what Israeli PM Benjamin Netanhayu explained in a succinct speech some 18 months ago, worth reposting here:

So now here is the question. You have to ask it. If the benefits of peace with the Palestinians are so clear, why has peace eluded us? Because all six Israeli Prime Ministers since the signing of Oslo accords agreed to establish a Palestinian state. Myself included. So why has peace not been achieved? Because so far, the Palestinians have been unwilling to accept a Palestinian state, if it meant accepting a Jewish state alongside it.

You see, our conflict has never been about the establishment of a Palestinian state. It has always been about the existence of the Jewish state. This is what this conflict is about. In 1947, the United Nations voted to partition the land into a Jewish state and an Arab state. The Jews said yes. The Palestinians said no. In recent years, the Palestinians twice refused generous offers by Israeli Prime Ministers, to establish a Palestinian state on virtually all the territory won by Israel in the Six Day War.

They were simply unwilling to end the conflict. And I regret to say this: They continue to educate their children to hate. They continue to name public squares after terrorists. And worst of all, they continue to perpetuate the fantasy that Israel will one day be flooded by the descendants of Palestinian refugees.

My friends, this must come to an end. President Abbas must do what I have done. I stood before my people, and I told you it wasn’t easy for me, and I said… “I will accept a Palestinian state.” It is time for President Abbas to stand before his people and say… “I will accept a Jewish state.”

Those six words will change history.