Israel on Saturday said it was disappointed by Brazil’s decision to recognize a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, saying it flew in the face of efforts to negotiate a peace deal.
The decision was announced by outgoing Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a public letter addressed to Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas, which was made public by Brazil’s foreign ministry on Friday.
“The government of Israel expresses sadness and disappointment over the decision by the Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a month before he steps down,” a statement from the Israeli foreign ministry said.
“Recognition of a Palestinian state is a breach of the interim agreement which was signed between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in 1995 which said that the issue of the status of the West Bank and Gaza Strip would be discussed and resolved through negotiations,” it said.
Such a move also contravened the 2003 Middle East road map for peace, which said a Palestinian state could only be established through negotiations and not through unilateral actions, the statement said, warning that unilateral steps would harm attempts to build trust.
“Every attempt to bypass this process and to decide in advance in a unilateral manner about important issues which are disputed, only harms trust between the sides, and hurts their commitment to the agreed framework of negotiating towards peace.”
Lula’s letter was sent in response to a personal request made by Abbas on November 24, the Brazilian document said.
The letter refers to the “legitimate aspiration of the Palestinian people for a secure, united, democratic and economically viable state coexisting peacefully with Israel.”
Although the international community backs Palestinian demands for a state on land seized by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War, most Western governments insist that the state should be established through a negotiated peace agreement with Israel.
Abbas visited Brazil in 2005 and 2009, and Lula made the first-ever trip by a Brazilian head of state to Israel and the Palestinian territories in March this year.
That Roman Catholic Brazil is the first major Western state to recognize a “Palestinian” statehood, is a fresh example of the wickedness ruling this World.
Let me underline some points:
1. Brazil recognizes a statehood without borders.
2. The pre-1967 “borders” are not international acceptable borders, because they cut the city of Jerusalem into two pieces. Brazil accepts a new Berlin Wall.
3. The so-called Palestinian state, do have at least three masters. One is a highly corrupted al-Fatha controlled regime in Ramallah. The other is a Iranian controlled Hamas-regime in Gaza. The third is the Arab League. Non of them has recognized the state of Israel.
4. The new statehood that Brazil supports, will not become a democracy, nor a state that supports human rights. The new statehood will be run by Islamic sharia laws, and will be as free of Jews as Nazi-Germany was.
Shame on Brazil, a nation with leaders that bring curses up on its own citizens.