Palestinian Authority Plans New Steps to Isolate Israel

December 20, 2012 6:21 pm 3 comments

PA Chairman Abbas after his return from the United Nations status upgrade bid. Photo: Screenshot.

Equipped with upgraded nonmember observer state status at the United Nations, the Palestinians are plotting a series of steps to isolate Israel—including filing war crimes charges in international courts, mass demonstrations, and an end to security cooperation with the Jewish state—according to interviews Palestinian Authority officials gave the Associated Press.

The coming year “will see a new Palestinian political track,” Hussam Zumlot, an aide to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, told AP.

“There will be new rules in our relationship with Israel and the world,” Zumlot said.

Current prospects for peace indeed look dim, as only 28.2% of Israelis believe that Israel has a partner for peace in negotiations with the Palestinians, according to a recently released by Gal Hadash.

Yet, Israel in 2013 is committed to “the re-emergence of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiating process,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesman, Mark Regev, told AP.

“There is no substitute for direct talks,” Regev said. “You’re not going to make peace in resolutions at the United Nations or other international forums.”

If peace talks were to take place, 76 percent of all Israelis believe that not even a withdrawal to the 1967 lines or a division of Jerusalem would solve the conflict with the Palestinians, according to a survey released by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

On Dec. 20—the same day PA officials detailed their isolationist strategy to the AP—two Palestinians attacked an Israel Defense Forces soldier at the A-Ram checkpoint near Ramallah, spraying him with tear gas and taking his rifle, Israel Hayom reported. The soldier sustained minor injuries.

3 Comments

  • It must surely be obvious by now that talking and negotiating with Gaza and West Bank Arabs is a total waste of time.

    The Arabs are totally committed to a “solution” in which Israel has no place.

    That’s the distasteful and unpleasant fact that the Left in Western and Northern Europe pretend is not the case.

    They are the Arabs’ useful idiots, who keep Gaza and the West Bank propped up with tax payers money.

    The people of Gaza and the West Bank deserve much better than the Jew haters who control them and who are dedicated to Israel’s destruction.

    And Israel does not stand alone.

  • There is one view only. Islamist s want a caliphate to dominate the world. Hamas and Hizbholla will never cease trying to wipe Israel off the map. Until the free world realizes the hoax the quicker it can defend itself from these criminals. They will continue to fight fiercely for turf where ever they can get it. Stop them now before it is too late.

  • The PA ‘ s goal is the murder of six million Jews..
    The PA is Fatah which evolved from the PLO…The PLO was formed in 1964, and its charter calls for the murder of six million Jews..It is a sociopathic document and everyone who supports it ( the PLO, FATAH or the PA) is a sociopath..
    .

Leave a Reply

Please note: comments may be published in the Algemeiner print edition.


Current day month ye@r *

More...

  • Israel Lifestyle Bar Refaeli Planning Exclusive 30th Birthday Party With 400 Guests

    Bar Refaeli Planning Exclusive 30th Birthday Party With 400 Guests

    Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli, who turns 30 this year, is planning a major party in honor of her birthday, accompanied by her fiancee Adi Ezra, to be held at the prestigious Chavat Ronit farms in Israel’s central Sharon region, Channel 2 news reported. The party, which is still in the planning stages, is slated to host 400 invitees from Refaeli’s exclusive inner circle. The event is planned for June 6th, two days after the actual date of Refaeli’s birthday, and will [...]

    Read more →
  • Europe Featured Sports Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

    Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

    Major Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday sharply criticized popular soccer news site Goal.com for “denying the legitimacy of Israel and inciting to Jew-hatred” in its Arabic language versions, The Algemeiner has learned. In a sharp letter to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the Center’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, drew attention to articles on the site that refer to Israel as the “Zionist entity” or an “enemy,” and accuse the Jewish state [...]

    Read more →
  • Relationships US & Canada Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    A profile published Wednesday in Time Out New York highlighted a 25-year-old Brooklyn woman who claimed she is attracted to chubby Jewish comedians, Maxim Deputy Editor Jason Feifer pointed out via Twitter. Talking about a date she went on, Steph, a sunglasses designer living in Borough Park, told the magazine, ”He was very attractive, just not my type. I like big schlubby Jewish comedians and he was clean-cut.” Feifer posted a picture of the magazine page and commented that Steph’s preferences amounted [...]

    Read more →
  • Blogs Sports Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then 17 years old, had just been disqualified from the Israeli kayaking championship. He couldn’t survive the heats. He didn’t make the start line. He was devastated—and he had no one with whom to share his hopes, his dreams, and his disappointment. His divorced parents still live in [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

    Read more →
  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

    Read more →
  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

    Read more →
  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

    Read more →



Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.