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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Blair claims PA implementing roadmap - let's fact check

From Ynet:
International Middle East envoy Tony Blair said on Thursday the Palestinians were meeting their security obligations under a long-stalled Road Map peace plan and that Israel should start responding.
"I think it is important to recognise that what has happened here in Nablus over these past few months is, of course, precisely what phase one of the 'road map' asks for," Blair said during a visit to the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Really?

The roadmap includes:
At the outset of Phase I:
Palestinian leadership issues unequivocal statement reiterating Israel’s right to exist in peace and security and calling for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire to end armed activity and all acts of violence against Israelis anywhere. All official Palestinian institutions end incitement against Israel.
So let's see some recent examples:
A new video clip broadcast continuously since October 2007 by Palestinian
TV promises a mother that that Palestine will be violence, claiming the
Palestinians have the right to all of Israel:

Oh Arab, oh noble son, your blood is my blood,
and your cause is my cause
This land is Arab in history and identity
Palestine is Arabic is history and identity.
We will live in peace, oh mother and
our lives will not be lost…
From Jerusalem and Acre
and Haifa and Jericho and
Gaza and Ramallah
From Bethlehem and Jaffa and
Beersheba and Ramla
From Nablus to the Galilee
and from Tiberias to Hebron
And from Nablus to the Galilee
and from Jenin to Hebron
We are all in the same ditch, oh mother
And our resolve is [as sharp as] a sword

Another video currently heard is a song called “My Enemy, My Enemy,”
broadcast many times in the past. It depicts the Jews as snakes twisting in the
earth (the snake is an anti-Semitic symbol for the Jews).
And here are a couple of cartoons published in the PA official or semi-official media since Blair was declared an expert envoy on the Middle East:



The Nablus PA operation was a cosmetic sham that was geared towards petty criminals and PR more than towards eradicating terror. Nablus is still the hub of terror in the West Bank, and Nablus is where 3 PA policemen murdered an Israeli in December.

Tony Blair, like most Western leaders, is letting his desire for a fictional "peace" cloud his common sense and ability to see facts clearly.

The PA has done next to nothing to implement Phase I of the roadmap except for superficial actions to fool Westerners desperate to believe them.