The world, which condemns Israel for every announcement of new settlement
construction, is oddly silent when the Palestinian-controlled government media
continues to incite against Israel and call for its destruction, Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu’s spokesman Mark Regev said Monday.
just days before a second round of peace talks expected in
Jericho, were in response to comments made by an announcer on the Palestinian
Authority’s official Voice of Palestine, who said that “one day” there will be
no Israel and “Palestine will be Palestine again.”
Regev also cited a
drama running on Palestinian television which he said showed Palestinians –
after a Hamas-Fatah reconciliation – attacking a Jew and cutting off his
ear-locks. “While this incitement is happening, we hear a deafening silence from
the international community,” he said.
“When Israel builds in areas which
everyone understands will remain part of Israel in a final-status agreement,
this is somehow perceived as a problem for peace. When Palestinians indoctrinate
their people with hatred for Israel, and thereby directly undermine
reconciliation, this is ignored.
“What is required of leadership at this
time is to prepare the public for respect and reconciliation. But what we
are seeing from the Palestinians is the opposite: continued demonization, stress
on maximalist goals and that Israel is an illegitimate creation that will
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