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Palestine: outing state-sponsored Jew-hatred

By David Singer - posted Friday, 17 December 2010

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas openly espouses policies involving Jew-hatred under the three hats he currently wears.

  • As President of the Palestinian Authority (PA) - Abbas refuses to recognize Israel as the Jewish National Home.
  • As Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) - Abbas is sworn to enforce the provisions of its Charter which prescribes:
"Claims of historical or religious ties of Jews with Palestine are incompatible with the facts of history and the true conception of what constitutes statehood. Judaism, being a religion, is not an independent nationality. Nor do Jews constitute a single nation with an identity of its own; they are citizens of the states to which they belong."
"The Council stresses the revolutionary rejection of the so-called 'Jewish state' and any formula [that] can be considered in future contribution to achieving this end, and renew this rejection of any attempt by a racist state based on religion, in accordance with international law and human rights charters…"

Abbas has gone even further and persuaded Brazil to out itself as a Jew-hating State by calling for the recognition of a Palestinian Arab State between Jordan, Egypt and Israel "on 1967 borders".

There were no "1967 borders" - as Brazil must surely know - only 1949 demarcation lines that had been established between

  • Israel and Egypt on 24 January 1949 and;
  • Israel and Transjordan (now called Jordan) on 3 April 1949
- to designate the armistice lines where hostilities had ceased between the nascent State of Israel and the six Arab armies that had invaded it in May 1948. - to designate the armistice lines where hostilities had ceased between the nascent State of Israel and the six Arab armies that had invaded it in May 1948.

Brazil's recognition involves 500,000 Jews presently living on the Arab side of those demarcation lines in the areas called the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and East Jerusalem - either having to voluntarily leave or be forcibly removed from their homes and businesses.

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David Singer is an Australian Lawyer, a Foundation Member of the International Analyst Network and Convenor of Jordan is Palestine International - an organisation calling for sovereignty of the West Bank and Gaza to be allocated between Israel and Jordan as the two successor States to the Mandate for Palestine. Previous articles written by him can be found at

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