'Moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen met with 30 American Jewish leaders in Washington on Wednesday night, and started pushing a new propaganda line: That he would never deny Jews their right to the land of Israel.
Abbas also acknowledged Israeli security concerns, saying he would allow foreign troops into a future Palestine to help maintain the peace. He vowed to remove incitement from Palestinian airwaves and textbooks.
The event took place at the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, and the audience included leading personalities that spanned the spectrum of Jewish opinion.if there ever was Taqiyya... the ADL and AIPAC got it
Among them were Elliot Abrams, a veteran of the Reagan and second Bush White Houses; Sandy Berger, the National Security Adviser to Bill Clinton; publisher Mortimer Zuckerman; and leaders from major Jewish groups like the powerful AIPAC lobby, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Anti-Defamation League
JERUSALEM — The Palestinians have long feared the Jewish lobby in Washington. Now, they are embracing it.
"I want to tell everyone that these people suffered, and we are suffering. Now we want peace between each other," Abbas was quoted as saying. He rejected Holocaust denial, a common sentiment in Palestinian society.
When asked what he could offer Israelis to show that he was serious about peace initiatives, Abbas reminded the participants that he had addressed the Israeli public in an interview on Channel 10. "Why wouldn't Bibi go to Palestinian TV and do the same?" said the Palestinian president.I have three comments. First, if Abu Bluff recognizes the Jewish right to the land of Israel why does he deny the Jewish right to 'east' Jerusalem by calling it 'occupied territory'? Oh, that's right, Abu Bluff denies that the two Jewish Temples ever existed, doesn't he?
"I would never deny [the] Jewish right to the land of Israel," Abbas then declared.
Later on Wednesday, Abbas told Charlie Rose in an interview on PBS that Israel must agree to ceding East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital as a necessary precondition for any peace settlement.
"East Jerusalem is occupied territory. The entire world recognizes that including the United States of America," Abbas told Rose. "We cannot accept any solution that excludes East Jerusalem."
Second, if Abu Bluff would never deny the Jewish right to the land of Israel, does that mean we won't be seeing any more pictures like the ones in this post (which show Abu Bluff in front of maps that show the entire land of Israel - from the River to the Sea - as 'Palestine')?
And third, when will Abu Bluff be going on 'Palestinian' television to tell the 'Palestinian people' in Arabic that he cannot deny the Jewish right to the land of Israel? What's that? He won't be? At least not while he's alive? I didn't think so.
So did the 'American Jewish leaders' fall for this line? At least one apparently did.
"I am sure some people don't agree with him but the fact that everybody showed up was pretty encouraging," one of the participants told Haaretz..