Popular Articles

The Trudeau Government’s Fake Fight Against Antisemitism-Part 24

The two-state solution continues defeated by the very countries that promote it

Click an icon above to share, email, or save this article

The Marshall Islands issued a postage stamp commemorating the signing of the Oslo Accords, portraying Yitzhak Rabin, Bill Clinton and Yasser Arafat. (Image: c4Israel.org)

Click an icon above to share, email, or save this article

The two-state solution and antisemitism

The manner in which the two-state solution has been and is currently being advocated and advanced by the U.S, the E.U. is definitely antisemitic. It is also particularly hypocritical of the countries who adopted the IHRA definition of antisemitism such as the U.S. and France, Germany, Belgium and many others.

As a matter  of fact and law one need  not  to resort to the working and non-binding IHRA definition of antisemitism  in order to demonstrate the  antisemitism displayed by these countries .

The manner in which they advance the two-state solution is self-evidently antisemitic because first, they “apply double standards by requiring of [Israel] behaviour not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation and just as importantly non-reciprocated by the Palestinians”, and second, they finance the antisemitic endeavours of the Palestinian Authority and of private organisations in Europe, Israel and in the West Bank.

Israel’s efforts to secure a two-state solution

Over the past 75 years Israel took a significant number of peace initiatives to secure a two state solution.

In 1947, the Jewish community in the British Mandate territory accepted the 1947 U.N. partition plan   that allocated to the future Jewish state merely  a fraction of the lands originally set aside for it  in the Mandate of the League of Nations, in order to secure of a peaceful two-state solution. The Arab countries rejected the plan and triggered Israel’s War of Independence.

In 1993, Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin approached Yasser Arafat to negotiate the beginnings of another two-state solution. The negotiations led to the signing of the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government also known as the Oslo Accord supplemented by the follow-up agreements in 1994 and 1995. The Accord provided Arafat with self-rule in the West Bank and Gaza for a transitional period of a maximum of 5 years during which the two parties were to negotiate a peace agreement.

Instead of negotiating a peace agreement, Arafat promptly proceeded to honour the Accord in its breach by triggering two intifadas or war of terrors. In the meantime, Arafat organised the Palestinian Authority to engage in massive violence both in Israel and in the West Bank in pursuit of his goal to destroy Israel.

To this day, this goal has been pursued by the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) though violence, terrorism on the streets and from the pulpits of the mosques. Just recently, Abbas’ Fatah faction bragged that 90% of the terrorist “Martyrs” of 2022 were Fatah members and bragged about having murdered 20 Israelis in 2022.

In the meantime, to this day, the religious preachers including Palestinian Authority’s Supreme Sharia Judge and special advisor to Abbas have taught the faithful that Allah cursed Jews with whom he made “humanoids…apes and pigs” who prey upon the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch December 10, 2022.

Despite the failure of the Oslo initiative, Israel continued to search for a peaceful solution through a number of initiatives right to the present day.

Get thej.ca a Pro Israel Voice by Email. Never miss a top story that effects you, your family & your community

In 2000, and 2008 Israel  made two generous offers towards the establishment of a Palestinian State  along the lines of  providing the would be Palestinian Arab State with 97% of the West Bank with the remaining 3% added by way of a land swap only to have the offers dismissed out of hand.

In 2009, Prime Minister Netanyahu publicly accepted the two- state solution.

In 2011, Netanyahu reiterated the acceptance before a joint session of the U.S. Congress.

Netanyahu was publicly rebuffed by the Palestinian Authority and Fatah’s general congress that vowed “the elimination of the Zionist Authority and the liberation of Palestine”.

Finally, in the current year, Israel’s interim Prime Minister Yair Lapid informed the U.N. General Assembly that “an agreement with the Palestinians, based on two states for two peoples, is the right thing for Israel’s security, economy and for the future of our children. We have only one condition: That a future Palestinian state will be a peaceful one. That it will not become another terror base from which to threaten the well –being, and the very existence of Israel.” The Palestinian response to the invitation to make peace came the very next day when Palestinian terrorists continued their terrorist activities seeking to shoot kill or maim Israelis.

To date, the PA along with Hamas and the PIJ continue to engage in terrorism against Israel in pursuit of their common goal of destroying it.

I recommend the reader Efraim Karsh’s The Never-Ending Two- State Delusion, Middle-East Forum, Middle East Forum, November 30, 2022 which succinctly fleshes out the history of Israel’s pursuit of a two-state solution and Palestinians’ continuous rejection of it.

A display of crossed Israeli and Palestinian flags with the word for peace in both Arabic (Salaam/Salam السلام) and Hebrew (Shalom שלום) (Photo: I, Makaristos, via Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0)

Canada’s position

Trudeau has steadfastly held on to the two-state solution for two reasons:

First, on the domestic front, it provides a win-win solution as it offers an equal opportunity formula  which  he believes satisfies  both to the Jewish and to the Muslim community, and

Second, on the foreign relations front, the formula is consistent with that of the U.S, the E.U. and its largest members such as France and Germany and others.

Compared to the repulsive deeds of its partners in pursuit of the two-state solution, Canada’s official approach to the promotion of the solution has been of a more pedestrian nature. It consists of disregarding the following facts:

a. The 75 year history of rejection of the two-state solution  first  by Arabs countries and  subsequently by  the Palestinian political and terrorist establishments which have  continuously aimed to destroy Israel; 

b. PA’s brainwashing of its students as well as those attending the schools administered by UNRWA with antisemitic and anti-Israeli school curricula which Canada continues to finance along with the E.U. and the U.S;

c. PA’s:

i. naming schools after terrorists, and honouring the dead ones as “martyrs”; 

ii. speaking admiringly of Hitler and of his Palestinian agents who supported his Holocaust; and

iii. definition  of  the conflict with Israel as a religious one, sustained  by  the Palestinian imams who have been giving   inflammatory sermons spewing  antisemitic and anti-Zionist hatred calling for the death of Jews and the destruction of Israel.

Notwithstanding the clear evidence that the PA and the other terrorist organisations, antisemites to the core, reject a peaceful solution to the conflict with Israel, Trudeau save in very rare occasions, has consistently refused to take the P.A.  to task for its continuous refusal to recognise and make peace with Israel and its various schemes to destroy it, never mind forcing the PA to toe the line through sanctions. 

At all events, Trudeau in a curious absence of discernment, or as a matter of identity politics, has yet to acknowledge the self-evident truth that, even if the PA agreed to make peace, the prospects of securing it remains in the realm of fiction so long as Hamas and the PIJ are not neutralised.  

On the foregoing well established facts, clearly Canada is guilty of antisemitism on the ground that it is applying double standards by requiring of [Israel] behaviour not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation or for that matter of the PA.

At all events, it is high time for Canada to recognise that the two-state solution continues to be defeated by Canada, the U.S. and the E.U., the very countries that promote it, as they continue to

a. treat Israel as the culprit;

b. give a free pass to the PA and the Gazan terrorists;

c. fund:

i. all kinds of antisemitic projects in Europe, Israel and in the PA a number of which are connected to terrorist groups; and

ii. illegal PA projects in Zone C in fundamental breach of the Oslo Accord.  

Doğan D. Akman is an independent researcher and commentator. He holds a B.Sc. in sociology, an M.A. in sociology/criminology and an LL.B in law. He held academic appointments in sociology, criminology and social policy; served as a Judge of the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, and occupied the positions of Crown Counsel in criminal prosecutions and in civil litigation at the Federal Department of Justice. His academic work is published in peer-reviewed professional journals, while his opinion pieces and other writings are to be found in various publications and in blogs. 

Click an icon above to share, email, or save this article

Click an icon above to share, email, or save this article

Previous
Next

Read More

Thank you for choosing TheJ.Ca as your source for Canadian Jewish News.

We do news differently!

Our positioning as a Zionist News Media platform sets us apart from the rest. While other Canadian Jewish media are advocating increasingly biased progressive political and social agendas, TheJ.Ca is providing more and more readers with a welcome alternative and an ideological home.

We revealed the incursion of anti-Israel progressive elements such as IfNotNow into our communities. We have exposed the distorted hateful agenda of the “progressive” left political radicals who brought Linda Sarsour to our cities, and we were first to report on many disturbing incidents of Nazi-based hate towards Jews across Canada.

But we can’t do it alone. We need your HELP!

Our ability to thrive and grow in 2020 and beyond depends on the generosity of committed readers and supporters like you.

Monthly support is a great way to help us sustain our operations. We greatly appreciate any contributions you can make to support Jewish Journalism.

We thank you for your ongoing support.

Happy reading!

Thank you for choosing TheJ.Ca as your source for Canadian Jewish News.

We do news differently!

Our positioning as a Zionist News Media platform sets us apart from the rest. While other Canadian Jewish media are advocating increasingly biased progressive political and social agendas, TheJ.Ca is providing more and more readers with a welcome alternative and an ideological home.

We revealed the incursion of anti-Israel progressive elements such as IfNotNow into our communities. We have exposed the distorted hateful agenda of the “progressive” left political radicals who brought Linda Sarsour to our cities, and we were first to report on many disturbing incidents of Nazi-based hate towards Jews across Canada.

But we can’t do it alone. We need your HELP!

Our ability to thrive and grow in 2020 and beyond depends on the generosity of committed readers and supporters like you.

Monthly support is a great way to help us sustain our operations. We greatly appreciate any contributions you can make to support Jewish Journalism.

We thank you for your ongoing support.

Happy reading!

cOMING SOON…….

Breaking News

Recent

Features

News

Current Events

Opinions

Politics

Religion

Culture

Memoriam and Obituaries

PodcastS

Terms and Conditions

Privacy Policy

About Us

Advertise with us

contact 

Subscribe Now

Receive the latest in community & international Jewish news direct to your inbox

© 2020 THEJ.CA, All Rights Reserved

Terms and Conditions

Privacy Policy

About Us

Advertise with us

contact 

Subscribe Now

Receive the latest in community & international Jewish news direct to your inbox

© 2020 THEJ.CA, All Rights Reserved

Subscribe Now

Receive the latest in community & international Jewish news direct to your inbox

Terms and Conditions

Privacy Policy

About Us

Advertise with us

contact 

© 2020 THEJ.CA, All Rights Reserved