The American administration's new peace initiative in the Middle East is based on wishful thinking.
Late reports tell us that Mahmoud Abbas is making more demands before agreeing to attend the November Summit to be sponsored by the US, in Annapolis, MD. Condoleezza Rice is determined to conclude an agreement with Abbas, who will promise "peace" in exchange for every possible tangible demand from Israel.
Besides almost all of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, half of Jerusalem, the entire Temple Mount, right of return of four million Palestinian refugees, border areas from before the Six Day War, freedom for all PA prisoners, the right to open Palestinian institutions in Jerusalem, return of the terrorists deported from the Church of the Nativity, and immediate retreat to the September 2000 lines (these are the lines from which the Arabs launched the second intifada, in which Yasser Arafat and Abu Mazen's Fatah terrorists killed more than 1,000 Israelis); in addition, they demand the execution of the third stage of the Oslo Accords, an end to building in the settlements, and cessation of the construction of the Mughrabi Bridge in Jerusalem.
Weak Israeli leadership is putting Israel's future at risk. Since Oslo, Israeli concessions have routinely led to increased violence. Israel is being pressured to return to the 1967 green line, give up land acquired in Arab-initiated wars and accept millions of Palestinian refugees. The United States is propping up Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as a peace partner, even though he is manipulated by the terrorist organization Hamas, which now controls the Palestinian territories after winning democratic elections.
Israel is threatened from all sides. Iran is waging a proxy war against Israel from both Gaza and Lebanon and openly says they will use a nuclear bomb to destroy the country. Currently, since Israel withdrew from Gaza, Palestinians continue to launch rockets and terrorist attacks into Israel. When Israel withdrew from southern Lebanon, Hezbollah amassed thousands of rockets along the border, then provoked a war with Israel. As more land is given to Radical Islamists, this trend will most likely continue.
The original Palestinian refugees numbering in the thousands have grown to 4 million. If Israel admitted them, Jews would quickly become a minority in their own state, which is already 20 percent Arabs who are granted full citizenship rights. No consideration is given the fact that 800,000 Jews (refugees) fled persecution or were expelled from Arab lands after 1945. And of course no mention is ever made of reparations for these refugees.
Israel absorbed the displaced Jewish refugees; at the same time Arab countries forced Palestinian refugees to live in camps on their borders, breeding poverty, hatred and terrorism. To date, the only Arab country that accepts Palestinians as citizens is Jordan. And 70% of the people in Jordan are Palestinians, making Jordan essentially a Palestinian state.
The underlying problem is the fact that the Arab states and their terrorist organizations, including al Qaeda, Hamas, Fatah, Hezbollah, PLO, al aksa Martyrs Brigade, PFLP, etc. do not accept Israel's right to exist and openly call for her destruction. Israel represents only one front in the Arab Islamists' war to create an international caliphate.
The Summit simply plays into the hands of the ultimate goal to eradicate the State of Israel by creating a 23rd Arab state. If history repeats itself, the new state will doubtless become one more terrorist stronghold in advancing the global Islamic Jihad aimed at world conquest.