Israel: Knesset members thank US Congress for rejecting BDS but warn that a two-state solution is far more dangerous

Twenty-one Knesset members cosigned a letter to members of the U.S. Congress….thanking them for the recent resolution rejecting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, but warning them that the resolution’s endorsement of a two-state solution is “far more dangerous for Israel” than boycott efforts.”

This letter flies in the face of the longstanding “peace process,” in which a two-state solution has been the goal. What has been largely unrecognized is that the process was bogus, since the PLO Charter, the Fatah Charter, and the Hamas Charter all call for the obliteration of Israel, and chants of “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free” This chant is a declaration that the goal of so-called freedom for the Palestinians is rooted in wiping Israel off the map from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. Rep. Rashida Tlaib advocates for just that: a one-state solution, in keeping with the Palestinian goal.

Should Palestinians be awarded their own state,  not one Israeli will exist in such a state, according to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Given the hate, the Pay-for-Slay program that pays Palestinian jihadists and their families for murdering innocent Israelis, and the longstanding Palestinian efforts to obliterate Israel, a two-state solution will merely strengthen the Palestinian jihad against Israel and its quest to obliterate the Jewish state.

The letter by the Members of Knesset stated:

Such a state would undoubtedly be a dysfunctional terrorist state, which would distance peace and undermine stability in the Middle East. As politicians, we understand that these resolutions are accompanied by many compromises along the way in order to reach a language agreed upon by a majority. However, the affirmation of support for establishing a Palestinian state is so dangerous that we respectfully request that you take that into consideration, and in the future avoid determining that establishing an additional Arab state on territory that is the Land of Israel is part of the solution to the dispute.

The letter, which will be a rude awakening to many, was “initiated by the Land of Israel Caucus in the Knesset and Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan,” who rebuked AIPAC for seeking a two-state solution.

“Israeli MKs: Two-State Solution ‘Far More Dangerous’ than BDS,” by Deborah Danan, Breitbart, August 13, 2019:

TEL AVIV – Twenty-one Knesset members cosigned a letter to members of the U.S. Congress on Monday, thanking them for the recent resolution rejecting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, but warning them that the resolution’s endorsement of a two-state solution is “far more dangerous for Israel” than boycott efforts.

Last month the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved House Resolution 246, which rejects anti-Israel boycotts “including efforts to target United States companies that are engaged in commercial activities that are legal under US law, and all efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel.”

Monday’s letter, endorsed by MKs from right-wing parties, was sent to the four co-sponsors of the house resolution — Brad Schneider, Lee Zeldin, Jerry Nadler and Ann Wagner.

“Israel is grateful to all our wonderful friends in Congress who stand with us on so many fronts. However, we would like to express to you our concern regarding the anti-BDS resolution (H. Res. 246),” the letter reads.

“We believe it contains a grave error because it expresses, among other things, support for a so-called ‘Two-State Solution,’ meaning the establishment of a ‘Palestinian state’ in the heart of tiny Israel. … We would like to make our position clear that the establishment of a Palestinian state would be far more dangerous to Israel than BDS.”

The letter, initiated by the Land of Israel Caucus in the Knesset and Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan, was signed by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben Dahan (United Right), Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman Avi Dichter (Likud) and MK Gideon Sa’ar (Likud) among others.

House Resolution 246, which passed by a vote of 398-17, calls for increased security aid to Israel, but also “urges Israelis and Palestinians to return to direct negotiations as the only way to achieve an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” and reaffirms strong support “for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict resulting in two states — a democratic Jewish State of Israel, and a viable, democratic Palestinian state — living side by side in peace, security and mutual recognition.”

The Israeli lawmakers argued that the call for establishing a Palestinian state is not in line with the view of President Donald Trump, who has often repeated that the conflict can only be resolved through direct negotiations between the two parties.

The letter said that such a Palestinian state was at risk of becoming a “terrorist” and “jihadist” state that “would severely damage the national security of both Israel and the United States.”

Such a state would undoubtedly be a dysfunctional terrorist state, which would distance peace and undermine stability in the Middle East…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *