Rabin, the Father of the
Peace Process, Said ...
No Palestinian State!
The following excerpts (in
italics) from Prime Minister Rabin’s last speech to the Knesset
(October 5, 1995), one month before his murder, reflect his final
compromising terms for peace. But Olmert is intent on going far
beyond Rabin’s red lines.
and foremost, united Jerusalem, which will include both Ma’ale
Adumim and Givat Ze’ev — as the capital of Israel,
demanded both an undivided and expanded Jerusalem to include Ma’ale
Adumim and Givat Ze’ev, but Olmert is willing to divide Israel’s
and even give up the Temple Mount.
“State of Israel … will include most of the area of the Land of
Israel as it was under the rule of the British Mandate, and
alongside it a
Palestinian entity which will be a home to most of the
Palestinian residents living in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
We would like this to be an
entity which is less than a state.”
Notwithstanding President Bush’s current insistence, Rabin was
opposed to a Palestinian State and all that includes. Among other
things, there would be no Palestinian Army.
borders of the State of Israel, …We will not return to the 4 June
security border of the State of Israel will be located in the Jordan
Valley, in the broadest meaning of that term.”
establishment of blocs of settlements in Judea and Samaria, like the
one in Gush Katif.”
Rabin would not cede all of Gaza as Sharon purposed and Olmert
brutally carried out. Rabin intended to keep the Gush Katif bloc in
Gaza. He also intended to retain settlement blocs in the Western
part of the so-called West Bank. But that is not all. The Jordan
Valley runs from North to South the whole length of the Eastern part
of the West Bank.
Why did Rabin insist on retaining the Jordan Valley on the East?
Not only would the Palestinian entity not have an army. It must not
border an Arab State to avoid receiving smuggled weapons. Thus Rabin
intended Israel to retain a good portion of the West Bank. Olmert
will cede the valuable security border of the Jordan Valley and
extend the Palestinian State all the way to the border of the Arab
nation of Jordan.
A Ticking Time Bomb
Even if a peace is attained, 3.8 million Palestinians within or on
Israel’s borders is a ticking time bomb. Why? Two reasons. All Fatah
leaders including Abbas refuse to recognize Israel as a nation. Even
after Annapolis, Fatah maps have the whole land of Israel covered by
a Palestinian flag. Conclusion! The Arabs will yet attempt to
The Arab League has ruled that Palestinians cannot be absorbed by
Arab nations but are “refugees” forever until they are settled in
the Land of Israel. “Arabs for Israel” observed that in 1949
Syria offered free land to 5 million Arabs if they would settle
there. Palestinians were excluded. How sad! In 1949 the Palestinian
refugee problem could have been solved.
An impossible situation! Take heart. Chaim Weizmann, Israel’s first
president, observed Israel is a place where miracles happen.