If some of you think this essay is harsh, it is. But it’s harsh only because it tells a harsh truth—the kind of truth compassionate people find too painful to look at.
But because this harsh truth is so real, you have to look at it. Otherwise, there will surely be no peace.
This truth begins in Israel, where Arab Muslims who call themselves ‘Palestinians’ attack Jews. They attack to kill. They volunteer to do it.
They do that because their unelected leader, Mahmoud Abbas, has called for them to do that (Khaled Abu Toameh, “Abbas Calls for Murder, Palestinians Attack”, gatestoneinstitute, October 7, 2015).
Mahmoud Abbas is no ‘moderate’. He encourages murder. He praises it. He justifies it—illogically—as defending what is ‘holy’ (“Abbas Justifies Murders as ‘Protection of Holy Sites’”, Arutz Sheva, October 11, 2015).
If you think Abbas is a peace partner with Israel, there will never be peace. You must understand the truth about this Mahmoud Abbas, his Fatah political Party and his 'Palestinian Authority' (PA).
During the 2014 Gaza-Israel war, Abbas’ Fatah demanded a ‘day of rage’ on the Temple Mount. Since then, Abbas and his PA have re-invigorated an old blood libel against Jews that’s based on that rage. Like all blood libels, this one is used to incite to kill Jews.
The libel works like this: First, the Temple Mount is not Jewish; it’s Islamic (Maayana Miskin, “Islamic Waqf Revises History: 'Temple Mount, Kotel are Muslim'”, Arutz Sheva, January 21, 2014).
Next, Jews (called, ‘settlers’) have no right to ascend to the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site on earth (“Abbas: settlers have no right to 'desecrate' Al-Aqsa [the Temple Mount]”, i24News, October 18, 2014).
Jews who walk on the Mount ‘defile’ Islamic holy ground (Nir Hassan and Jack Khoury, “Abbas: Settlers Have No Right to 'Defile' Al-Aqsa Mosque”, Haartez, October 17, 2014).
Therefore, the Mount must be ‘protected’ for Islam (“Abbas urges Palestinians to protect Al-Aqsa by 'all means'”, AFP, October 17, 2015).
Abbas has made the Temple Mount and Jerusalem the singular center-piece of the state of ‘Palestine’ (“Q and A: is a new Palestinian intifada at hand?”, AFP, October 5, 2015). He wants that center-piece protected for Islam, not Judaism (“Abbas Calls on Palestinians to Defend Al-Aqsa”, telesurtv.net/English, October 20, 2014).
-Abbas incites violence against Jews by calling Jews ‘filth’ (Ari Yashar, “Abbas Calls for Violence Against Jewish 'Filth' on Temple Mount”, Arutz Sheva, September 17, 2015).
-Abbas declares, "The Al-Aqsa (Mosque) is ours, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is ours, and they (Jews) have no right to defile it with their filthy feet. We will not allow them to, and we will do everything in our power to protect Jerusalem" (ibid).
His words speak of violence against Jews, not statehood or peace.
Fatah officials help him. They add fuel to the Abbas incitement:
Fatah officials call for holy war (Ribat) on the Temple Mount (and in Jerusalem) against Jews (“Fatah spokesperson: ‘Those carrying out Ribat at the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] are heroes and a source of pride for all Palestinians’, Palestinian Media Watch, September 20, 2015)
After calling for a religious war against Jews, Fatah accuses Israel of trying to start a religious war (“Fatah warns that Netanyahu's 'policy' on Jerusalem ‘sets the entire area on fire and ignites religious conflicts that will have impact on the entire world’", ibid, September 18, 2015).
Naturally, after declaring that it’s Israel who wants to start a religious war, Fatah has the obligation to call for ‘Palestinians’ to rise up to stop it (“Fatah official cites 2nd Intifada as model to confront Israel “against recurring invasions” at Al-Aqsa Mosque”, pmw, September 28, 2015).
Finally, Abbas returns to the spotlight to close the religious-war-against-the-Jew-on-the-Temple-Mount-and-in-Jerusalem loop. He’s done this by calling for ‘blood’ and for [religious] martyrs, first to ‘protect’ Al Aqsa (Abbas: We won’t allow Jews with their filthy feet to defile our Al-Aqsa Mosque; We bless every drop of blood... that has been spilled for Allah”, ibid, September 16, 2017), and then to protect Jerusalem (“Abbas: ‘Every drop of blood that has been spilled in Jerusalem is holy blood as long as it was for Allah’", ibid, September 17, 2015).
Men of peace don't speak such vile words. Mahmoud Abbas is no man of peace.
The ‘Palestinian’ propaganda machine puts Jerusalem and the Temple Mount at the epi-centre of the ‘Palestinian Cause’. Officials from the PA use the most vile language to provoke their followers to ‘save’ that epi-center for Muslims exclusively. Arab Muslims leave their homes to kill Jews.
Notice that these calls to ‘defend’ the Temple Mount for Islam—and to spill blood for Jerusalem--have nothing to do with statehood, freedom, ‘justice’ or self-determination—or peace. These calls are about holy war. They’re about ‘filthy Jews’.
They’re about killing Jews for allah.
This is the ‘Palestinian’ peace plan. It isn’t about peace. It’s about murder.
‘Palestinians’ don’t want peace with Israel. They want to kill Jews for the good of Islam.
Jews cannot make peace with that. Jews want to live, not die.