How Often do Palestinians Have to Spell Out Their Goal?
“…Still unconvinced? Try listening to Abbas Zaki, who sits on the Central Committee of Abbas’ Fatah party. On the very day Abbas filed his UN application, he told Al Jazeera (in MEMRI’s translation):
“Everybody knows that the greater goal cannot be accomplished in one go. If Israel withdraws from Jerusalem, evacuates the 650,000 settlers, and dismantles the wall – what will become of Israel? It will come to an end… If we say that we want to wipe Israel out… C’mon, it’s too difficult. It’s not [acceptable] policy to say so. Don’t say these things to the world. Keep it to yourself.”
All this leaves only one question: How many times do the Palestinians have to say exactly what their goal is before the world finally believes them?”