In all of this, the United States is trying to prop up Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. But Abbas is a figurehead, manipulated by the terrorist organization Hamas, which virtually controls the Palestinian territories thanks to democratic elections. Caroline Glick writes in the Jerusalem Post: “Over the past week, Abbas announced his adherence to maximal Palestinian demands from Israel. These include the full transfer of sovereignty over the Temple Mount to the Palestinians; the complete surrender of Judea and Samaria to the Palestinians; and an Israeli acceptance of the so-called ‘right-of-return’ that would force Israel to accept millions of foreign Arabs as immigrants within its truncated borders.”Why should anyone expect anything else when the real intensions of Israel’s enemies can be summed up in the “phased plan” for the destruction of Israel expressed in 2000 by Palestinian Minister of Supply, Abd El Aziz Shahian: “The Palestinian people accepted the Oslo agreements as a first step and not as a permanent arrangement, based on the premise that the war and struggle on the ground is more efficient than a struggle from a distant land … for the Palestinian people will continue the revolution until they achieve the goals of the ’65 revolution.”
The “’65 Revolution” refers to the founding of the PLO and the publication of the Palestinian Charter, which calls for the destruction of Israel through armed struggle.
So, why is the United States hosting this sellout in Annapolis?
Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
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