|Israel still working on disengagement plan|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Sunday, 21 January 2007 17:00|
|He claimed he was elected on a mandate of unilateral disengagement, despite a majority in Israel opposed to the idea of handing more land to the terrorist organizations that attack civilians on a daily basis. Despite opposition from world governments and the Palestinians who stated he could not make any disengagement without the agreement of the two sides. He said he would redraw Israel's border by 2010, even if he found no partner for peace. He has already forcibly evicted half a dozen settlements in the West Bank. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has claimed his "convergence" plan was no longer feasible and would not be implemented, but reports has surfaced that the Israeli government still intends to disengage from Judea and Samaria, and supports the creation of a Palestinian state, even without PA approval... |
Quote: "Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has appointed Yossi Amrani, former Israeli consul in San Francisco, to oversee work on the plan, Maariv reports. Amrani's team must prepare the plan and present it within the coming weeks. It is to include various aspects of the establishment of a Palestinian state with temporary borders to be unilaterally determined by Israel. The way will be left open for border changes in the future, if the PA begins to cooperate. A withdrawal from Judea and Samaria means the destruction of an untold number of Jewish communities and the expulsion of many more thousands of Jews than those expelled from Gush Katif. Most of the latter are still without permanent homes or jobs. The plan in the works is predicated upon the assumption that the PA will not succeed in forming a Fatah-Hamas unity government in the near future, and that therefore the Hamas-led PA will continue to refuse to recognize Israel's existence. It is also assumed that PA Chairman Abu Mazen (Fatah) will never be strong enough to sign agreements with Israel.
This is why despite Olmert's denials, I have not removed his claim that Israel would finalize it's borders by 2010 from this website. Olmert is a very determined man and like British Prime Minister Blair, believes he has a moral obligation to fulfil his personal vision, no matter who disagrees with him. Olmert intends to disengage from land taken in 1967 in an attempt to shift the blame for the lack of peace onto the Palestinians, but his plan will leave Israel virtually indefensible and will result in the near destruction of the Jewish nation.
Source Arutz 7