“Israel can call itself… the Jewish-Zionist Empire”. Abbas spoke just before meeting President Shimon Peres in New York.
After Netanyahu calls on Palestinian president to ‘just say it – say yes to a Jewish state’, Abbas answers that ‘if Israel wants negotiations in which Palestinians recognize it, then it must also recognize Palestinian state’
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas answered a demand by Israel to recognize it as a Jewish state somewhat sardonically, saying that as far as he was concerned, “Israel can call itself… the Jewish-Zionist Empire”. Abbas spoke just before meeting President Shimon Peres in New York.
In an interview with the Palestinian Maan news agency Abbas said the state’s character was “not interesting”, adding that “if Israel wants negotiations in which the Palestinians recognize it, then it must also recognize a Palestinian state”.
Abbas spoke shortly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations that the recognition would be a central part of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
“Just say it,” Netanyahu called on Abbas. “Say yes to a Jewish state”.
The prime minister explained that he was insisting on this because “this is a move the Palestinians have refused to make for 62 years. Its significance is Palestinian recognition of the right of the Jewish people to self-definition in their historic homeland. I recognized the Palestinians’ right to self-definition, so they must do the same for the Jewish people.”
There have been many empires in the history of the World. Examining the facts about the state of Israel, will quickly expose another Islamic fabrication. Branding Israel as an “empire” is a blunt lie, that can be silenced by all who can read a simple map.
The state of Israel covers 0,5 per cent of the total area available for Jews, Christians and Muslim in the Middle East and North Africa. The rest of the area, 99,5 per cent, is held by Islamic nations.
0,5 per cent: This does not make much of a “Zionist Jewish empire”.
Lets take a look at the size of Israel, compared to a few other countries in the World.