It’s Not About 1967

Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated the bleeding obvious (at least to those of us who follow the Middle East conflict and have made the effort to understand what is really going on – as opposed to, say, accepting the lies being spoonfed to us by the mainstream media and palestinian supporters):

 “This is not a conflict about 1967, this is a conflict about 1948, about the State of Israel’s very existence. You must have noticed that yesterday’s events did not take place on June 5, the day the Six Day War erupted, they took place on May 15, the day the State of Israel was established.”

Actually, it is way more obvious than Netanyahu’a logic would suggest.

1948 "Nakba"

Palestinian youths flash the V-sign for victory at the start of a bicycle rally in the West Bank city of Jenin on May 16, 2011 to mark the "nakba" or "catastrophe" of Israel's 1948 creation, a day after clashes broke out beween protesters and Israeli forces in the Palestinian territories and on the borders of Israel with Lebanon, Syria and Gaza, leaving several people dead or wounded. Arabic writing on flag and T-shirts reads: "We are going back...1948". SAIF DAHLAH/AFP/Getty Images

Meanwhile, palestinian official propaganda expert Saeb Erekat fully understands this fact undermines the PA’s claims, and betrays his side’s real intentions. Which is why he said this on the so-called “Nakba” day:

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu should say the words “1-9-6-7” if he is serious about the peace process, senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat told Israel Radio Sunday morning.

Commenting about a plan in which Israel would agree to a Palestinian state on 1967 borders if the Palestinians agreed to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, Erekat said “Your title is the State of Israel, and that is how we recognize you. It’s none of my business to determine who you are. I want to hear the numbers 1-9-6-7 from Netanyahu. Until we don’t hear that, we’re not going waste our time.”

Let’s face it. Until the palestinians get it in their heads that we will not be destroyed, the peace process is a dead horse.

Or perhaps, more correctly, a Trojan one.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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