Ambassador Schutz keeps confronting the lies

Meanwhile, while some in Israeli media complain that the Israeli Foreign Ministry has been completely atomised following the reorganisation after the last elections (a big mess!) – contrary to expectations, Israeli diplomats appear to have a clearer profile and engage more directly with friends and foes in their host countries.

HE Schutz seems to have a good way with words…

lifted from nrk.no (google translate)

Jewish connection to Israel denied
The Palestinians will not accept Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish nation-state. The conflict between Palestine and Israel is not only a struggle for land area.

Raphael Schutz

Senior researcher at the International Peace Research Institute Jacob Høigilt claims that the Palestinians “are an entire people who since 1967 has lived under occupation, without rights or autonomy.” This is a poor basis for a serious debate on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Wants peace
A reader who has little familiarity with the conflict on the basis of this will get the impression that until 1967 was Palestine an independent state with full civil rights, until Israel deprived the Palestinians of their independence. This is far from the truth. Israel wants peace with its Palestinian neighbors, and a functioning Palestinian state.

The bottom line is that an independent Palestinian state never existed. The modern state of Israel was established in 1948, and the so-called “occupied territories”  only came under Israeli control after the war in 1967. The reasons why a Palestinian independent state does not exist today, is more complicated than the catchy explanation “occupation.”

Cause and effect
By focusing on the territorial dimension of the conflict, Høigilt commits two fundamental mistakes: He ignores the fact that when Israel ended its presence in the Gaza Strip in 2005, it did not cease hostilities from this area. It resulted in the opposite – an intensification of attacks. Large parts of Gaza became a launch pad for rockets aimed at the Israeli civilian population.
Sanctions against Gaza came as a natural result of this. Cause and effect should be pointed out. The likely outcome, if Israel were to follow Høigilt’s proposal and withdraw from the West Bank before the parties reach a working agreement – would be a deepening of the conflict. Høigilt does not relate to the risks associated with such a move, and what it means for millions of Israelis and their right to security and peace. These fundamental rights are also protected by international law, which apparently, Høigilt considers more applicable for Palestinians than Israelis.

Jewish connection denied
It is also worrying that Høigilt neglects to discuss one of the conflict’s most basic causes. There is no controversy over the land, but that many Palestinians (and much of the Arab world) are reluctant to accept Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish nation-state. Too many Palestinians, unfortunately, do not see this as a conflict between two national movements. The existing perception is that only one national movement can exist – their own, while the Jews are a religious group who have no right to national self-determination. Jewish connection to the land is denied and replaced by a misrepresentation where Israel is presented as a product of colonialism and imperialism.
The murders of Jewish Israelis in recent weeks is not the result of “frustration” or “occupation” as Høigilt, in addition to several media commentators, claim. The attacks are the result of a praising of violence and dishonest rhetoric led by Palestinian leaders, including President Abbas. They argue, inter alia, that Israel has changed the status quo on the Temple Mount. Israeli leaders have on several occasions rejected these claims. This rhethoric is a perfect fit for the Palestinian narrative which denies any historical relationship between Jews and their land.

 

17 comments for “Ambassador Schutz keeps confronting the lies

  1. motti
    October 28, 2015 at 3:26 am

    Herbie’s comments regarding Moses and the loss of his clothing made recently at the UN should be taken up loud and clear.

    Most of the problem lies with Peres also unwillingness to explain our roots in the land of Israel in case it offended the Oslo Accords of which he was the main perpetrator. Israeli embassies have been criticised for not answering our claims to the land. Just look at the recent attacks against Joseph’s Tomb and the claim in th eUN that all Jewish sites should become Islamicised

  2. Herbie
    October 28, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    According to Palestinian sources Yasser Arafat is dead but improving. :-)

  3. Herbie
    October 28, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Q: What is the difference between a Palistenian and a professional criminal?
    A: A professional criminal doesn’t make up lame excuses for things he denies doing.

  4. motti
    October 29, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Keep ’em coming Herbie, a good laugh at the ridiculous reality

  5. Herbie
    October 31, 2015 at 5:00 am
  6. Herbie
    October 31, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    How do you say in Arabic “Wait, I need to reload my rifle!”….?

    “Hudna!”

  7. motti
    November 1, 2015 at 4:36 am

    Here in dear old Blighty, one council used luxurious stretch limos to transport our very own economic migrants (Oops, I forgot, they are called refugees) to equally luxiurious hotels, well at least 3 and 4 star.

  8. Herbie
    November 1, 2015 at 10:31 am

    An Israeli man’s life was saved when he was given a Palestinian man’s heart in a heart transplant operation. The Palestinian died when his suicide belt detonated prematurely. The Israeli is doing fine, but the bad news is, he can’t stop throwing rocks at himself.

  9. Eric R.
    November 2, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Did you hear about the Arab army guns available on E-Bay?

    The ad went like this:

    “Guns for sale. Never used. Only dropped once.”

  10. motti
    November 3, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Keep ’em coming, having a good laugh

  11. motti
    November 3, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I have just logged out of MIFF to let you know that our friends there have very good articles.,
    One shows the new Norwegian Ambassadot being presented to the Israeli president and informed us that Norway’s investments in the past year went up 20%.
    The other articlke is that Yossi Beilin, the leftwing partipant with his Norwegian fascist friends was a main person involved with the infamous and disastrous Oslo Accords.
    He confirmed that the peace accord is doomed and made other suggestions. Just how do these rose spectacled reds get into power even during a right wing government? Madness!

  12. Herbie
    November 6, 2015 at 1:40 pm
  13. Eric R.
    November 6, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    “According to Palestinian sources Yasser Arafat is dead but improving. ”

    Herb, that comment reminds me of this famous running gag from the original Saturday Night Live (when it was still funny):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=butZyxI-PRs

  14. Eric R.
    November 6, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    What do you call 100,000 Egyptian men with their arms in the air?

    The Army.

    Why do they have glass bottoms on the boats of new Arab navies?

    To see the old Arab navies.

    Why didn’t the Arab designed army tank have any buyers?

    It only had one gear – reverse.

  15. Eric R.
    November 6, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Did you hear about the Arab space mission to the sun?

    To avoid burning the astronauts to a crisp, they are only going to fly at night.

  16. motti
    November 9, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Eric It looks as if the Egyptians and the Italians shared the same tanks.

  17. Eric R.
    November 10, 2015 at 4:34 am

    Motti:

    The jokes are really all Italian or French jokes (except the joke about the mission to the sun, which is a Polish joke), I just subsituted the word “Arab”. But they do fit.

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