Former Prime Minister Olmert offered Mahmoud Abbas the Temple Mount to become a new International Zone, controlled by Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the Palestinian state, Israel and the United States.
This is an observation done Greg Sheridan in the newspaper The Australian.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s term in office is best remembered for the extensive negotiations and final peace offer that he made to Mahmoud Abbas. Olmert is right to paint this offer as embodying the most extensive concessions, and the best deal, ever offered to the Palestinians by an Israeli leader.
If the Palestinian leadership cannot accept that offer, can they accept any realistic offer?
Do they have the machinery to run a state?
Is their society too dysfunctional and filled with anti-Semitic propaganda to live in peace next to the Jewish state?
Olmert explained his position to me in unprecedented detail.
«From the end of 2006 until the end of 2008 I think I met with Abu Mazen (Abbas) more often than any Israeli leader has ever met any Arab leader. I met him more than 35 times. They were intense, serious negotiations».
«On the 16th of September, 2008, I presented him with a comprehensive plan. It was based on the following principles. One, there would be a territorial solution to the conflict on the basis of the 1967 borders with minor modifications on both sides. Israel will claim part of the West Bank where there have been demographic changes over the last 40 years»
Olmert says this would have involved Israel claiming about 6.4 per cent of the West Bank:
«Israel would claim all the Jewish areas of Jerusalem. All the lands that before 1967 were buffer zones between the two populations would have been split in half. In return there would be a swap of land (to the Palestinians) from Israel as it existed before 1967».
«I showed Abu Mazen how this would work to maintain the contiguity of the Palestinian state. I also proposed a safe passage between the West Bank and Gaza. It would have been a tunnel fully controlled by the Palestinians but not under Palestinian sovereignty, otherwise it would have cut the State of Israel in two».
«No. 2 was the issue of Jerusalem. I was ready that the city should be shared. Jewish neighborhoods would be under Jewish sovereignty, Arab neighborhoods would be under Palestinian sovereignty, so it could be the capital of a Palestinian state. Then there was the question of the holy basin within Jerusalem, the sites that are holy to Jews and Muslims, but not only to them, to Christians as well»
«I would never agree to an exclusive Muslim sovereignty over areas that are religiously important to Jews and Christians. So there would be an area of no sovereignty, which would be jointly administered by five nations, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the Palestinian state, Israel and the United States».
Source: The Australian.
I guess Ehud Olmert explained Mahmoud Abbas the «false peace» plan that Israel eventually will be forced to implement.
But it will not bring peace. It will set the stage for the False Messiah to enter into israel and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, preparing for the final onslaught on the Jewish people, the final genocide.
Than, Jesus the Messiah will return to Jerusalem. Just like in Egypt 3000 years ago, Israel shall be saved. This time the final judgment will take place. Hallelujah.
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