Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Saudi Peace Plan is Roadmap to Armageddon

Let’s look at the recent timeline of the news wires on the Saudi Arabian Peace Plan of 2002 which calls for Israel to pull back its settlements to the 1967 Green Line border demarcation, which Abba Eban had named the "Auschwitz lines".

  • In March 2007 JPost reported that, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that Israel was willing to make "sweeping, painful and tough concessions" to encourage dialogue with its enemies.

Well, how about making the concession that land for peace peace-deals do not work and then immediately holding elections?

  • March 22, 2007 Jerusalem Post citing AP spoke of the USA wanting the Saudi peace plan amended to fit with the Roadmap to Peace.

The Roadmap already being a peace plan which fails to guarantee protection of Jewish rights to their holy sites.

  • March 29, 2007 Haaretz reported that Arab states unanimously approve Saudi peace initiative.

Saudi Arabia gave an ultimatum of Israeli acceptance or else no peace, indicating a rejection of the entire concept of negotiations toward peace. Thus this plan should be called the Saudi Ultimatum Plan, and rightly leave the hallowed word “peace” out of the whole sordid affair.

  • October 19, 2008 NY Daily News quoting AP Ehud Barak said that Israel was considering the Saudi peace plan

  • October 23, 2008 Shimon Peres praised the spirit of the Saudi Plan
  • November 12/13, 2008 BBC and JTA reported that Shimon Peres lauded and praised the Saudi plan The Saudi-led peace initiative is a "serious opening for real progress," Shimon Peres told a United Nations gathering.(JTA)
  • November 16, 2008 JPost: 'Obama to endorse Arab Peace Plan'

Clearly, from a close read of all his statements on the matter, Peres intends that Israel should try to edit the plan somewhat closer to the imperceptibly less offensive Roadmap to Peace. Yet the Saudi plan is build upon zero compromise by the Arab League. Where are Olmert, Livni, Barak and Peres trying to lead Israel? I do not care anymore about how noble their intentions may be. Look at the precipice before you, People!

The current Israeli government itself is leading President Elect Obama in this direction. This makes the statements by the current Israeli government insidious as it is an attempt to preempt the likely right leaning results of the impeding elections. A party placing its agenda before the best interests of the voters clearly loses it mandate. The Obama Administration should keep in mind that it is the current Resigned Prime Minister Olmert led government of Israel that is “changing its mind” and that change is non representative of the will of the people of the State of Israel.

It is vital that before Obama’s Middle East Policy is solidly in place that a more rational alternative is presented by key leaders in the Israeli government opposition. The time has come for the Israeli Right to decide firmly on an alternative peace plan that protects Jerusalem and run with it.

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