PMO: Palestinians should direct anger at extremist leaders

May 15, 2012 19:21
1 minute read.


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Rather than demonstrating against Israel, the Palestinians should be directing their anger over "Nakba Day" at the extremist Palestinian leadership which 64 years ago rejected any accommodation, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's spokesman Mark Regev said Tuesday.

Regev said the demonstrators should ask themselves why they are not celebrating 64 years to the establishment of a Palestinian state, in parallel to Israel's celebration of its Independence Day two weeks ago.

"The answer is clear," he said. "The Palestinian leadership in 1947 and 1948 adopted an extremist and maximalist position. Unlike the Jewish leadership, they rejected partition and refused to accept a Jewish state even in truncated borders."

The object of Palestinian anger should not be Israel, he said, but rather the Palestinian leadership at the time which "said all or nothing, and in so doing betrayed the Palestinian people."

Regev said he would ask the demonstrators if the current Palestinian leadership had learned the lessons of "extremist and maximalist" positions.

"I would ask those demonstrators why the current Palestinian leadership still has a problem recognizing the legitimacy of the Jewish state," he said. "I would ask them if they are not repeating the same mistakes of the extremist leadership form '47 and '48."

Related Content

Breaking news
August 15, 2018
At least 35 people killed in Genoa bridge collapse, Italian police announce