Bush Offered Palestinians a State; They Said No

Palestinian Arabs said no to a state in 1937, when Britain under the Mandate offered the Peel Commission plan. They said no in 1947, when the UN proposed the establishment of two states in the region, one Jewish, one Arab. They said no in 1948, when Israel’s Proclamation of Independence invited the Palestinians to remain in their homes and become equal citizens in the new state. They said no in 1967, when Israel offered to return all the territories conquered in return for peace. They said no in 1978-9, when Israel offered the acceptance of Palestinian autonomy in exchange for peace at Camp David I. They said no in 1993, when Arafat signed the Oslo accords, promising to renounce terrorism and recognize Israel, and then declared on Jordanian television that he had taken the first step “in the 1974 plan” (which was a thinly veiled reference to the “phased plan” according to which any territorial gain was acceptable as a means toward the ultimate goal of Israel’s destruction). Muslims said no to a state in 2000, at Camp David II when Israel accepted the Clinton Plan but where the Palestinians did not. Muslims said no in 2001, when Israel’s PM Ehud Barak offered Yasser Arafat eastern Jerusalem, 97% of the “West Bank” and 3% compensation from Israel’s territory, in addition to all of Gaza (the Taba Negotiation).

Arafat – the Egyptian born Jew-hater – turned down a state without so much as a counteroffer.

Now the rest of us say to the irrational backwards Arabs: choke on your fetid choices, you racist pigs. You deserve NO state, having fabricated your origins, having Jewish blood on your hands, you deserve nothing. From Bush Offered Palestinians a State; They Said No:

Six years ago, on June 24, 2002, President Bush announced that the U.S. would support the creation of a Palestinian state. His only condition was that Palestinians first choose “leaders not compromised by terror.” He asked also that they “confront corruption,” and “build a practicing democracy based on tolerance and liberty.”

In 2006, elections were held in Gaza and the West Bank. Hamas, a terrorist organization, declared itself a political party and won. In 2007, Hamas launched a wave of violence against rival Fatah security forces. Since then, Hamas has been unchallenged in Gaza and no one talks of new elections or civil rights.
Nor has Hamas attempted to build an economic base. Instead, it turned to Iran’s rulers for money and guidance – and then complained that Palestinians were living in squalor because they weren’t receiving sufficient funds from the U.S. and Europe.

Hamas rains missiles on Israeli towns, sends terrorists into Israel on killing and kidnapping missions, and assigns suicide-bombers to blow up the few border crossings with Israel. Then Hamas complains that Israel is not delivering as much food, medicine, gasoline, and electricity as Palestinians require.
President Bush believed that Palestinians wanted a state to call their own – and that they wanted that more than they wanted the destruction of the Jewish state next door. In 2002 Bush said: “If liberty can blossom in the rocky soil of the West Bank and Gaza, it will inspire millions of men and women around the globe….This moment is…a test to show who is serious about peace and who is not.”

He was right. It was a test. And now it’s time to be candid about the results. Israelis, Americans, and Europeans are serious about peace. The enemies of Israelis, Americans, and European are serious about defeating Israelis, Americans, and Europeans.

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