PALESTINIAN UNITY; IF THE US CONGRESS IS AGAINST IT, THEN IT MUST BE OK


Hopes of seeing Palestinian Unity have reached a new level this week as can be seen in the following reports…..
Fatah, Hamas in unity govt ‘understanding’
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 Fatah and Hamas sign reconciliation deal
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Questions about “Hamas-Fatah reconciliation”

Image ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff
Needless to say, the zionists are downplaying the situation….

PA Unity Deal is Cosmetic, Bogus

BUT ….. the most interesting views come from the ‘Good Ole USA’ ….. If they don’t like it, I LOVE IT!
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House Foreign Affairs Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen released a statement saying that, “The reported agreement between Fatah and Hamas means that a Foreign Terrorist Organization which has called for the destruction of Israel will be part of the Palestinian Authority government. US taxpayer funds should not and must not be used to support those who threaten US security, our interests, and our vital ally, Israel.
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How quickly they forget … does anyone remember  the name Jonathan Pollard?
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Congress says will halt US aid if PA merges with Hamas
US House members enrages by PA’s newfound desire to reconcile with Hamas, say it will render Ramallah ineligible for Washington aid funds  

WASHINGTON – Senior congressmen said Thursday that if the Palestinian Authority follows through on its intention to reconcile with Hamas, the move may jeopardize the United States’ aid to the Palestinians, and perhaps even bring it to a halt.

The United States Foreign Assistance Act names stipulations for such aid, which the Palestinian Authority – if it forms a government with Hamas – will fail to meet. The US considers Hamas a terror organization, and naturally, will halt any funds which may fund their way to it.

House Foreign Affairs Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen released a statement saying that, “The reported agreement between Fatah and Hamas means that a Foreign Terrorist Organization which has called for the destruction of Israel will be part of the Palestinian Authority government. US taxpayer funds should not and must not be used to support those who threaten US security, our interests, and our vital ally, Israel.

“According to existing US law, such a hybrid government cannot be a recipient of US taxpayer funds because the law stipulates that the PA government must recognize the Jewish state of Israel’s right to exist, among other things.

“By entering into this partnership with Hamas, Abu Mazen’s Palestinian leadership has shown again that it is not a partner for peace. If reports are correct, the PA would then be standing with those who want only death and destruction for Israel,” Ros-Lehtinen’s statement said.

‘PA making the wrong choice. Again’

Congressman Gary Ackerman, the top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, echoed the sentiment: “The purported deal, which does not require Hamas to accept Israel’s right to exist, or the binding nature of prior Palestinian commitments, or even to require Hamas to temporarily forgo violence against Israel… is a recipe for failure, mixed with violence, leading to disaster. It is a ghastly mistake that I fear will be paid for in the lives of innocent Israelis.

“Rather than seizing the dynamic of this amazing Arab Spring to simply push for national elections and constitutional reform, the leadership of the Palestinian Authority has once again naively decided to test the trustworthiness of a bloody-handed bunch of terrorist want-to-be theocrats.

“While this step may be popular among Palestinians, many of whom wish to preserve the fantasy that they can have peace and so-called ‘resistance’ (also known in English as terrorism). As in prior cases, the United States will be compelled by both law and decency to withhold any assistance that could fall into the hands or control or even partial control of anyone reporting to, or belonging to a terrorist entity, as is Hamas,” said a statement by Ackerman.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey Nita Lowey, the highest ranking Democrat on the House foreign aid subcommittee, issued her own statement, warning that “Unless Hamas accepts the Quartet Principles, which include renouncing violence and recognizing Israel, the formation of a unity government with Fatah will be a deathblow to the peace process…

“A unity government with Hamas would put US assistance and support at risk, based on restrictions I authored as Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.”

Source

See THIS report for a more realistic view of the situation….

Fatah and Hamas: Palestinian reconciliation will end Israeli occupation

Forging Palestinian unity is regarded as crucial to reviving any prospect for an independent Palestinian state, but Western powers have always refused to deal with Hamas because of its refusal to recognize Israel and renounce violence.

6 Comments

  1. Redpossum said,

    April 28, 2011 at 14:06

    The US political system at this point has become totally corrupt. It is nothing more than an oligarchical cabal which serves the needs of the rich and the corporations, while helping them to oppress the American people.

    In the words of Thomas Jefferson, “If we make peaceful reform impossible, then we make violent revolution inevitable.”

    Today, the answer to the question asked at the end of the first verse of the national anthem is “no”.

  2. Smitty Smit said,

    April 28, 2011 at 16:56

    “According to existing US law, such a hybrid government cannot be a recipient of US taxpayer funds because the law stipulates that the PA government must recognize the Jewish state of Israel’s right to exist..”

    Well, according to US law (Read the Symington amendment), “Any government that has nuclear weapons and is NOT a signatory to the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is ineligible for US foreign aid and it’s illegal to provide these countries with any aid”.

    How come Mrs. “israel First” is not speaking about THIS US law? Perhaps because it doesn’t benefit her cause? If you want to talk laws, then talk all laws, not just the ones that benefit your cause.

  3. Rothschild said,

    April 28, 2011 at 17:15

    “US taxpayer funds should not and must not be used to support those who threaten US security, our interests, and our vital ally, Israel”

    As a US citizen, I’m appalled that they call Israel a vital ally. This sentence is ironic because Israel has long threatened our security and interests. Just remember that this does not reflect the views of all American citizens.

    Most American citizens don’t know anything that goes on with Israel. Until recently even I was unaware of their crimes. I came across it while writing a paper on 9/11 conspiracy theories. I came upon the Israeli connection and that really bothered me because even the conspiracy nutjobs didn’t follow the trail and it’s a pretty friggin long trail that had zero follow-up in the mainstream news. There is no proof that they pulled off the actual attacks, but I can’t believe the evidence that they were involved was just ignored. That’s when I first heard about the USS Liberty too and only afterwards did I come across internationally-reported news that was never picked up stateside.

    I never thought much about the flotilla thing either but after reading FACTS reported elsewhere in the world it became very clear to me that our news supports a very one-sided view of what goes on in the Middle East – Israel’s view. Israel also has cronies working overtime to white wash everything on the internet. Just open any Israel-Palestine article on the Wikipedia and read the talk page and its archives. The “Palestinian Activists” are the only ones making rational conversation. Somebody even had the nerve to set up fake website and call out a couple of Wikipedia editors as “Palestinian Activists” name dropping some pretty intellectual and respected Wikipedians. On the contrary, there are many real sites that list the Zionist editors or news reports and videos on the Zionist cabal hired to whitewash Wikipedia. Disgusting.

    I’ve left some rational comments on CNN and Al Jazeera articles and just couldn’t believe the responses from the pro-Israel camp condemning me for criticizing Israel and calling me an “Evil Mooslum Terroas!”

    Sorry for the TL;DR. If all Americans knew we would definitely be on your side, it’s just most Americans don’t know. Even I shamefully admit that I didn’t exactly view Muslims in a positive light because I fell into the Islamaphobia trap. Sadly, I fear most Americans have too. We’re a gullible bunch. We’re also stubborn. Most people just don’t care, 60% of people don’t vote for example. 40% think Iraq was involved in 9/11. But I care and so far I’ve gotten three people to change their opinions on Israel and Islam. It’s not much, but it is a start.

  4. mikael said,

    April 28, 2011 at 22:35

    There is only one thing Israel fears over everything else, its the day ordinary Americans wakes up, to realise the legitim Palestinians fight for freedom, a fight any American understands, but don see, yet.

    In order for us human beings to commit ourselves personally to the inhumanity of war, we find it necessary first to dehumanize our opponents, which is in itself a violation of the beliefs of all religions. Once we characterize our adversaries as beyond the scope of God’s mercy and grace, their lives lose all value. We deny personal responsibility when we plant landmines and, days or years later, a stranger to us — often a child – is crippled or killed. From a great distance, we launch bombs or missiles with almost total impunity, and never want to know the number or identity of the victims.

    JIMMY CARTER, Nobel Lecture, Dec. 10, 2002

  5. April 29, 2011 at 06:41

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  6. Geltmesiter said,

    April 29, 2011 at 09:35

    How on earth can a nation of psychotic racist irrational pretenders be expected to negotiate with the unified Palestinians? That would require an honest approach, and not this ‘say one thing, do another’ tactic.

    Israel needs therapy, counselling and, most of all, disbanding. The UN has every right to do so. http://lalqila.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/the-myth-of-the-u-n-creation-of-israel-by-jeremy-r-hammond-there-is-a-widely-accepted-belief-that-united-nations-general-assembly-resolution-181-%E2%80%9Ccreated%E2%80%9D-israel-based-upon-an-unde/


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