Abbas: Israel’s Necessary Enemy

Although Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has proven bad for peace, the alternative is much worse, Jonathan Tobin writes in Commentary.

The notion of a “Palestinian Spring” in which West Bankers would rise up and throw out a corrupt Fatah would not lead to either democracy or peace, but a Hamas government that would be a formula for further instability and violence.

The best scenario they can hope for is a continuation of a situation where terrorism is under control. For that, as [Defense Minister Ehud] Barak argues, they need Abbas and Fatah. He may be an enemy, but under the current circumstances, he appears to be a necessary one. That’s a hard truth that both left-wing Israel-haters and Israeli right-wingers must make their peace with.


Author: Stand For Israel | October 1, 2012
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  • Terri
    October 2, 2012
    4:11 pm
     

    Our politicians are corrupt, may God help them. Our people, however love Israel and the Jewish nativity. Gods’ Word does not directly mention America in prophecy, did you know that?

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  • DON
    October 2, 2012
    4:00 pm
     

    The US administration is going to pay heavily for its war on Israel. There not paying attention to who the God of Israel is. Jerico was shaking in their boots when Israel came accross the river because the truth about their God going before them was real and guess what. Jerico went down big time. Their God has not changed. He will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse them. Get ready, it’s coming.

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  • Kathryn
    October 2, 2012
    12:26 pm
     

    ” There was once two brothers…each was worse than the other……(Jewish proverb)

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  • anant
    October 2, 2012
    10:59 am
     

    Very sorry to know that Jewish being one of the oldest religions there population is only about 18 million.

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  • Irma
    October 1, 2012
    11:29 pm
     

    What BS. The PLO has never changed its charter,still teaches jihad and honors terrorists as martyrs and we pour billions into their coffers and call them “moderate”and demand Israel make concessions

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  • Lauretta
    October 1, 2012
    8:07 pm
     

    I understand from the Bible that there won’t be any true peace till Jesus returns. But we are called to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, So I will keep on praying and trusting that God is in control.

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    • Dan C
      October 2, 2012
      9:43 pm
       

      Lauretta, for the very reason you state, when you pray for the peace of Jerusalem you are praying for the return of Messiah!

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  • Aliza
    October 1, 2012
    7:32 pm
     

    There is God in heaven, and whoever wants to harm Israel will get to them like Syria, Iran, and Hamas. God protect the innocents.

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  • Walt
    October 1, 2012
    6:29 pm
     

    It just makes me sick to my stomach.

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  • lex
    October 1, 2012
    3:37 pm
     

    Its pathetic and sad that the Palestinians themselves won’t rise up against their corrupt leaders and make peace with Israel.

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    • Dan C
      October 2, 2012
      9:47 pm
       

      lex, they tried, but with no moral compass except Islam and no organization other than the radical Islamists they were doomed to fail. Like Lenin did in Russia, so did Hamas and tha Muslim Brotherhood in the mideast after the Arab Spring. In the aftermath of the revolts, there was a void, and they steped in to fill it.

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  • LARRY
    October 1, 2012
    2:51 pm
     

    I think making any deal with the devil always comes back to haunt you I AM SURPRISED because those who study tenoch where it says not to compromise land for peace .

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  • Beno
    October 1, 2012
    12:51 pm
     

    There can be no peace as long as hamas the terrorist are around, their book won’t allow that and Israel should wake up and get rid of all the arabs that hate them, send them to live with those who surround Israel and hate Israel, they are brothers by their book and by kinship, so don’t trust them and get rid of them, as they are the rats that want to see the ship go down. God Bless Israel, the apple of Gods eye.

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  • Mark
    October 1, 2012
    12:46 pm
     

    Why prolong the ineveitable and just bomb Iran and Syria while goin en route as well as on the way back bomb the hell out of Lebanonand the Gaza strip and let the world comdemn Israel with words as Israel does it for their own security as well as all the Christians around te world!

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  • sandra
    October 1, 2012
    12:15 pm
     

    We need the least radical one and perhaps, it is him. Kinda like ‘the lesser of two evils’

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    • Dan C
      October 2, 2012
      9:54 pm
       

      The lesser of two evils is still evil. I can’t keep up with all the ins and outs of their politics, nor can I influence them. But I serve a God who knows every detail of their evil plans, their political maneuvers, and their strengths as well as weaknesses. He is the God that protects Israel as well as His own children everywhere. I rest in the Elohim of Israel, and pray He stretches out His hand to protect her and us, and to reprove the wicked.

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