More Peace Process Hypocrisy
by Stephen Lendman
Peace process is a scam.
On April 6, John Kerry began a multi-nation tour. He'll travel to Europe and East Asia. His first stop is Turkey. He'll meet with Netanyahu and Abbas. He wants peace talks restarted. More on that below.
Peace process deception is policy. It's always been a charade. It is now. Israel wants it that way. So does Washington.
It's been stillborn from inception. It's a scam. It doesn't exist. Palestinians never had a legitimate partner. For sure they don't now. Netanyahu deplores peace. So does Obama. Both are warrior leaders.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon once called peace talks a useful fiction. They're used "to sear deep into the consciousness of Palestinians that they are a defeated people," he said.
Golda Meir said Palestinians don't exist. They "never existed," she claimed. She deplored peace. She wanted all Arabs out of historic Palestine. "(M)y conscience would be absolutely clear" dispossessing them, she said.
Former prime minister Yitzhak Shamir wanted talks dragged out for years. He hoped doing so would facilitate settlement expansions. Other Israeli leaders felt the same way.
Since 1967, variations of Yigal Allon's plan reflect official policy. Elements include:
" permanent militarized occupation;
" "maximum land with minimum Arabs;"
" dispossessing Palestinians from areas Israel wants exclusively for Jews;
" annexing all valued parts of Judea and Sumaria;
" controlling Greater Jerusalem;
" claiming the international city as Israel's exclusive capital;