We do not wish to control the lives of others, as we wish others not to control our lives!


In the 1982 Lebanon war, Prime Minister Menachem Begin, began to conceive a plan to install a pro-Israel Christian government in southern Lebanon, as it was known that they wanted to remove the PLO and all Palestinian refugees in the country. Israel established a security zone in southern Lebanon with mostly Christian inhabitants. The idea was to create a buffer zone having a Christian government in south Lebanon with a strong alliance with Israel sit between Israel and the PLO, to keep the PLO from attacking Israel. Each time Israel helped install a Christian government, its leader was assassinated, and the idea failed to materialize, which paved the way for the creation of the Iranian and Syrian supported Hazbollah. By 1991, it became the sole armed militia in Lebanon. Arafat and Abbas, have been saying the same, they cannot sign a peace treaty with Israel for fear of being assassinated. Anwar El Sadat, paid such a price. We do not wish to control the lives of the Palestinians, but for us to see “Peace” between the two peoples there must be stability, a sustainable government and the Palestinians must live free. This was Israels intent of Oslo, and it failed to do just that. We will never see “Peace” until we replace Abbas with Palestinian leadership that will bring their people a world of good, share our values, work, live and enjoy life with us in a real “Peace”. We learned from Lebanon, to achieve peace, we must give that Palestinian leadership the same support, direction, protection, and security that Israeli leaders enjoy.


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The time is ripe, Palestinians fear ISIS, and neighboring Arab turmoil to spill over to their side. Mahmoud Abbas' address to the UN General Assembly on September 30, 2015, asserted that the PA was no longer bound by the Oslo Accords, as well as all subsequent agreements between the PA and Israel. Palestinian Authority leaders incited civilians to carry out terror attacks against Israelis during the “days of rage” in September and October 2015, fueled by lies about Israeli authorities changing the long standing rules of access to Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, this bought themselves a ticket back to Tunis.

After the Oslo Accords and the establishment of the Palestinian National Authority in 1994, economic growth declined in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and has not recuperated since then. Under previous Israeli control, economic growth was steady and rising among Palestinians. The Oslo Accords, neither define the nature of the post Oslo Palestinian self government, its powers and responsibilities, nor do they define the borders of the territory it eventually would govern. The core issue of the Oslo Accords was the withdrawal of the Israeli military from Palestinian territories. The Accords, also preserve Israel's exclusive control of the borders, the airspace and the territorial Gaza waters. In order to guarantee public order and internal security for the Palestinians of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, a strong police force was established. The PA continues incitement against Israel in the PA's official media and school textbooks, perceived by many Israelis as a clear indication that the PA is not seeking peace and coexistence with Israel. During the summer 2014, Gaza conflict, Shurat HaDin, claims that Fatah members and officials "openly boasted in Facebook pages and other media channels that it launched projectiles that caused the injury and death of Israeli civilians." The war crimes accusations brought against the Palestinian Authority officials also detail tortures and killings of Palestinian citizens, carried out by members of Fatah and Hamas. The statement released by Shurat HaDin alleged "Faraj and Hamdallah, as commanders in the Palestinian security services, are directly responsible for widespread human rights violations committed in the West Bank against regular Palestinians by units under their authority." More reason to replace Abbas and the PLO.

In 2004, the Quartet of Middle East mediators informed the PA , that they were "sick and tired" of the Palestinians failure to carry out promised reforms, "If security reforms are not done, there will be no more international support and no funding from the international community. In 2005, Vladimir Putin the president of Russia agreed to aid the Palestinian Authority stating, "We support the efforts of President Abbas to reform the security services and fight against terrorism. If we are waiting for President Abbas to fight terrorism, he cannot do it with the resources he has now. We will give the Palestinian Authority technical help by sending equipment, and training people.” In 2005, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon began his disengagement from the Gaza Strip ceding full effective internal control of the Strip to the Palestinian Authority, but retained control of its borders including air and sea ,except for the Egyptian border. The United States, Russia, United Nations, and European Union conditioned future foreign assistance to the Palestinian Authority on the future government's commitment to nonviolence, recognition of the State of Israel, and acceptance of previous agreements. Hamas rejected these demands,which resulted in the Quartet suspension of its foreign assistance program and Israel imposed economic sanctions. In 2006, Ismail Haniyeh, Prime Minister of Hamas, declared he will never recognize Israel, "We will never recognize the usurper Zionist government and will continue our jihad like movement until the liberation of Jerusalem.”


The UN allows the “State of Palestine”, to join treaties and international organizations, such as the International Civil Aviation Organization, the Law of the Seas Treaty and the International Criminal Court. It permits Palestine to claim legal rights over its territorial waters and air space as a sovereign state recognized by the UN, and allow the Palestinian people the right to sue for control of their territory in the International Court of Justice and to refer relevant crimes committed in Palestinian territory to the International Criminal Court for investigation and possible prosecution, if Palestine is unwilling or unable to pursue prosecution. The UN, has permitted the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, and Palestine to start re-title its name accordingly on postal stamps, official documents, passports, and instruct its diplomats to officially represent 'The State of Palestine'. The UN allows that, the designation of 'State of Palestine' shall be used by the Secretariat in all official United Nations documents. Palestinian President Abbas ordered all Palestinian embassies to change any official reference to the Palestinian Authority to State of Palestine. The Palestinian Authority is included in the European Union's European Neighbors Policy, which aims at bringing the EU and its neighbors closer. Nice, but what the UN and the EU does not do is, provide the devices for Palestine to be sustainable, and function as an independent nation. All this is lipstick, it does not give the Palestinians the means they need to get through their day, and take control of their own lives.

Palestinians are dependent on access to the Israeli job market. During the 1990s, some Israeli companies began to replace Palestinians with foreign workers. The process was found to be economical and also addressed security concerns. This hurt the Palestinian economy, in particular in the Gaza strip, where 45.7% of the population is under the poverty line. The World Bank issued a report that the Palestinian economy cannot sustain statehood as long as it continues to heavily rely on foreign donations and the private sector fails to thrive. The report said, that the Palestinian Authority is unlikely to reach fiscal sustainability until a peace deal is achieved that allows the private sector to experience rapid and sustained growth. The World Bank report also blamed the financial issues on the absence of a final status agreement that would allow for a two-state solution to the Israeli Arab conflict. The Palestinian Authority continuously faces financial crisis because it depends on funds pledged by donor nations. It has been receiving $52.5 million dollars a month from Arab countries. The Palestinian Authority frequently is unable to pay its workers' salaries as a result of their financial issues. Western donors have have kept the PA sustainable. The Palestinian Authority seeks the support of other countries to support its annual budget of approximately $1.5 billion. As of May 2011, the Palestinian Authority spent $4.5 million per month paying Palestinian prisoners. The payments include monthly amounts such as NIS 12,000, $3,000, to prisoners who have been imprisoned for over 30 years. The salaries, funded by the PA, are given to Fatah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad prisoners, despite financial hardships by the Palestinian Authority. These payments make up 6% of the PA's budget. The total amount of foreign aid received directly by the PA was $1.4 billion in 2009 and $1.8 billion in 2008. Qatar, announced that they were going to be providing $100 million in funds to the Palestinian Authority in April 2015 to support reconstruction and alleviate aspects of their financial crisis. A large portion of these funds will be allocated to pay more than 170,000 civil servants who had not received a regular salary in months

As of January 2015, the PA has a debt of 1.8 billion NIS to the Israel Electric Corporation. One, cannot have a “State”, if they cannot pay their electric bill. These are the main reasons impelling wealthy Palestinians to invest in Israel, instead of the PA. Palestinian Investors are also pushed into Israel because of the weakness of the Palestinian law and court system, incompetent management and a tax system they say does not encourage investment. They are attracted by the geographic proximity to Israel, the friendly and more experienced business environment in Israel, Israel's developed international trade relations, easy access to banks and familiarity with Israeli society and how it works as compared to unfamiliarity with the system in other states.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said, that Israel is striving to create a situation of Palestinian autonomy, but not necessarily full statehood. “We are not handling the Palestinians day to day life, I would encourage and strengthen the governance, the economy, and the citizens’ ability to live there with dignity. There certainly is no need to control the Palestinians, but rather to allow them political independence. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has no intention of coming to a peace deal, but rather plans on just managing the conflict. He is busy with, not creating a state, but destroying ours and making sure it does not exist,” he said.


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