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THE STATE OF PALESTINE?

Erdogan: We won’t allow Palestinian lands to be offered to anyone else

May 25, 2020 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan marked the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan on Sunday, in a video message on Twitter and reiterated Turkey’s support for Palestinians.

‘We will not allow the Palestinian lands to be offered to anyone else,’ Erdoğan said in the video message addressed to US Muslims.

‘I would like to reiterate that Al Quds Al-Sharif, the holy site of three religions and our first Kiblah, is a red line for all Muslims worldwide,’  Erdoğan said in reference to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount…”  Caroline B. Glick, senior contributing editor to The Jerusalem Post wrote a book in 2014 entitled “The Israeli Solution” where she stated in the preface: “Establishing a Palestinian state, so the thinking goes, would be a panacea for all the region’s ills.  It would end the Arab world’s conflict with Israel, because the reason the Arab world is anti-Israel is that there is no Palestinian state.  It would also nearly erase the Arab world’s anti-Americanism, because the reason the Arabs – and the larger Muslim world – are anti-American is that the United States supports Israel even though there is no Palestinian state…  For the past ninety years, the two-state solution has been tried more than a dozen times, and every time it has failed, abysmally.  Between 1970 and 2013, the United States presented nine different peace plans for Israel and the Palestinians, all based on the two-state solution – and for the past twenty years, the two-state solution has been the centerpiece of the U.S. Middle East policy.  But despite this laser focus, American efforts to implement the two-state solution have all been dismal failures.”  See the next report.)

PA: Recognition of Palestine will thwart annexation

May 28, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “Palestinian Authority (PA) cabinet leader Mohammad Shtayyeh on Wednesday called on countries in the European Union to hurry up and recognize a Palestinian state.

Speaking through Zoom with a number of members of the European Parliament, Shtayyeh explained that recognition of the ‘State of Palestine’ is important to maintain the two-state solution and to fight the Israeli annexation plan.

‘We left the door open to any serious initiative that seeks to revive the peace process under multilateral international sponsorship led by the Quartet, as the success of the peace process depends on the existence of a fair mediator, clear and agreed upon principles, a serious partner and a set timetable,’ said the PA cabinet leader.

He said that Israel violated all the agreements it signed, and therefore the Palestinians cannot now be bound by these agreements.

Shtayyeh also said that the Israeli ‘annexation plan’ will have implications not only for the Palestinians but also for security in the entire region…”

PA cabinet leader: Israeli sovereignty would be ‘illegal’

May 19, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “Palestinian Authority (PA) cabinet leader Mohammad Shtayyeh on Monday slammed the Israeli plan to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria as ‘illegal.’

The plans of the Israeli new government to annex the Jordan Valley, Jewish settlements and territories in the Dead Sea area will result in ‘dangerous repercussions’ that ‘would undermine the foundations of peace in the entire region,’ Shtayyeh said in a press statement quoted by the Xinhua news agency.

He called on the international community ‘to take quick practical steps to halt the Israeli plans and recognize the independent state of Palestine on 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.’

Shtayyeh said that the PA leadership will convene on Tuesday to discuss how the Palestinians will confront the Israeli plan…”  (Genesis 15:18 states: “In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates”  and in Joshua 1:4 we read: “From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.”  These verses encompass all of the land modern Israel currently possesses, plus all of the land of the Palestinians (the West Bank and Gaza), plus some of Egypt and Syria, plus all of Jordan, plus some of Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Israel currently possesses only a fraction of the land God has promised.  See the next report.)

U.S. demanding Israel drop claims to areas beyond sovereignty plan

May 27, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “The Trump administration has called for the boundaries set by Israel’s sovereignty plan to become Israel’s eastern border, with Israel agreeing to give up its demands to apply sovereignty over the remaining parts of Judea and Samaria, according to a report by Galei Tzahal Wednesday afternoon.

According to the report, which cited unnamed members of the Israeli coalition government, the Trump administration has pushed for the joint US-Israeli mapping team, which is delineating the boundaries of the areas to be placed under Israeli sovereignty, to define those new boundaries as the borders of the State of Israel.

While the precise boundaries have yet to be finalized by the mapping team, Israel is expected to apply sovereignty over approximately 30% of Judea and Samaria, including the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea coast, and all Israeli towns beyond the pre-1967 Green Line.

The US will, in keeping with the Trump administration’s peace plan, recognize Israeli sovereignty in these areas, while requiring Israel not to expand towns or establish new communities outside of the areas delineated for sovereignty for a period of four years, leaving the door open to final status negotiations with the Palestinian Authority…”

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