Avigdor Lieberman: No Peace in Our Time


liebermanIsraeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned today that the expectations of Israel’s current negotiations with the Palestinian Authority are not realistic. At a ceremonial toast in honor of the upcoming Rosh Hashanah, he called on the government to learn from the Oslo peace talks, which ended with the murderous onslaught known as the Oslo War (or the Second Intifada), in which thousands of Israelis were killed or maimed in terrorist attacks.

Lieberman expressed concern over PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ ability to maintain his grasp on the PA in the face of increasing opposition. “Do we have a real partner? What if we sign with Abu Mazen [Abbas] and Hamas takes over?” he asked. “We learned nothing from the Disengagement from Gush Katif,” Lieberman continued. “If we return to the 1967 territories, the demands from the Palestinian side will only increase.”

Israel removed IDF troops and thousands of Jewish residents from Gaza in 2005, when the Fatah-led PA controlled the region. One year later Hamas swept the PA elections and in 2007 it seized complete control of Gaza and went on to launch a campaign of terror against southern Israel, firing thousands of rockets and mortar shells at Jewish towns in the western Negev.

While the PA expressed willingness to negotiate with Israel and possibly to recognize Israel, although not as a Jewish state, Hamas has rejected any hint of a compromise in favor of an open effort to destroy Israel by any means.

Israel should not expect the PA to recognize its right to exist as a Jewish state any time soon, Lieberman cautioned. “A peace agreement in which the Palestinians will recognize Israel – that’s a goal that can’t be achieved, not over the course of the next year, not over the course of the next generation,” he said. “Not through compromise, and not through painful concessions.”

Regarding the Judea and Samaria construction freeze, he said, “We are not prepared to accept even one more minute of the freeze, of more concessions.” Israel froze construction for ten months; the PA agreed to direct talks at the beginning of the tenth month and now has insisted that the construction freeze continue, threatening to call off negotiations if it is not.

Read more at Arutz Sheva

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  1. I am confused who are we making a peace deal with? Palestinians! well they have an elected goverment which is represented by hamas and they are the ones we should be negotiating with, what is the point of negotiating with a so called president who was never elected and just held on to power like Iranian leader called achMADinijak this is the funnyest situation israel, is negotiating with a so called partner that is not the leader of his nation and his entire status as a nation is questionable considering his nationality status under jordan who ruled his area of living prior to 1967 and israel under netanyahu wants this undemocratic leader of a pretend nation to recognize Israeles right to exist how ludicrous! And this is going to bring us peace I think most people will agree that thats alot of wishfull thinking! Why cant we hammer out some deal with Hamas, the democraticaly elected goverment of the region, at least this way we will have real peace, without going into their recognizing israel its futile really considering their own status, and where they were in 1967

  2. Can you get Defense Minister Barak to read this?
    On second thought, his mental dyslexia would prevent him to understand it in any event.

  3. Things are just going to get worse-sadly-as Palestanians/muslims are Bnei Yishmael. they will be the last ones to fight klal yisroel Before Mashiach comes.The difference is just like we have a mitzva to destroy Amalek they have a commandment to destroy jews (this is one of the reasons why there are so many suicide bombers) all a person needs to do is see whats happening in the past & see the Yad Hashem, why this is all happening. Hold yourselves in as terrorism grows, as the relationship between Israel & America is slowly separating etc… THIS IS ALL COMING STRAIGHT FROM HASHEM WAITING FOR KLAL YISROEL TO DO TESHUVA
    THERE WILL NEVER BE PEACE WITH MUSLIMS EVEN IF THEY ARE GIVEN THE ENTIRE ISRAEL period . one of their commandments is to kill jews R”L

  4. Finaly a realist

    In the 20’s A Kvutza of people wanted to make Aliya they asked the Chofetz Chaim what to do about the “Yishmoeilim”
    He answerd. In the torah it says they will be a “Pereh Odom” it means then and now. Nothing has changed. Same movie. Diffrent actors