Nasir Khan’s Note: The betrayal and isolation of the Palestinian people has run its full course. The imbecile Arab regimes (in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, etc.,) more in the nature of prehistoric shapeless oddities, have failed to support meaningfully the cause of the occupied, oppressed and brutalized fellow Arabs of Palestine. Instead, they have furthered the U.S. imperialism’s geopolitical interests in the Middle East so that the United States controls the Middle East and it remains the prime guarantor of the continued support to their corrupt and decadent dynastic rule and their antidemocratic system.
The present leadership of the Palestinian people is divided; the myopic PA President Abbas has been dancing to the tunes of Tel Aviv and Washington for long. A growing number of the suffering people of Palestine regard him a traitor and puppet of the U.S. and the Israeli Zionists.
The talk of peace and peace negotiations under various U.S. administrations served only Zionist expansion and further colonization of the occupied Palestine. If President Obama had any intention to stop Israel’s ever-increasing expropriation of the Palestinian land then he has failed miserably. Obviously, Secretary of State Clinton, Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Israeli lobby struck at his intentions and nullified him. It leaves no doubt about who control American foreign policy.
Where can the Palestinians go from here? The question of establishing a viable independent state is in the doldrums. The occupied land has been eaten up by Israel. That leaves the possibility of one-state solution the only alternative for the Israelis and the Palestinians.
But if Israel turns its back on its previous history of colonization and expropriation, accepts the UN resolutions and reverts to the pre-1967 borders by vacating all its illegal settlements then the two-state solution has a chance to materialize. But this is more of a long shot in the dark.
Mr Yesh Prabhu’s advocacy of declaring an independent state by Palestinians can be instrumental in breaking the present impasse. At least, the Palestinians will not lose anything. On the contrary, it can take the matters out of the hands of Washington and Tel Aviv and this may create a new momentum. But one major hurdle remains: the divided Palestinian leadership of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. If Abbas disappears then even worse traitors like Mohammad Dahlan may be waiting for a complete sell-out to Washington and Tel Aviv.
Declare Independence of Palestine Now
Yesh Prabhu, A Sane Voice For Peace Blog, Nov. 10, 2009
It is now abundantly clear that the stalled negotiation for peace in the Middle East is now dead.
During Secretary of State Clinton’s recent short sojourn through the region, in her joint press conference with Mr. Netanyahu in Jerusalem, she effusively praised Netanyahu’s intransigence regarding Israel’s illegal settlements in the West Bank. The peace process died when she bizarrely described as “unprecedented” Mr. Netanyahu’s paltry concession to slow down the feverish tempo of building illegal housing units in the occupied territories. Even though she hastily tried to back-track, the damage to the peace process had been done. It was as if she had given the peace process a death blow. The Palestinian negotiators were deeply shocked. Did not President Obama, and even Mrs. Clinton herself, say only a month ago that the Israeli settlements in the occupied land were illegitimate? It dawned on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that the peace process was dead, and so he announced that he will be resigning from his position soon. He had threatened to resign a couple of times on previous occasions, of course, but this time it seems that he means to carry out his threat.