Encouraging the Formation of a Palestinian State, Isn't the Bush Administration
Actually Supporting Another Terrorist Nation to be Feared?
For Immediate Release.
November 14, 2001 President
George W. Bush should be scolded for his speech to the United Nations
(U.N.) General Assembly where he told his audience that the United States
(U.S.) supports the formation of a Palestinian state.
Tragically, Israel is being exploited by the Bush Administration
to bolster Arab and Muslim support for the U.S.-led war against terrorism. According to certain reports, U.S. officials
stated that the President’s original draft of his speech to the U.N.
General Assembly was to have dealt exclusively with the U.S.-led war
against terrorism. However,
he revised his speech to include Washington’s support of a Palestinian
state as a solution to the Arab-Jewish conflict after being pressured
to do so by Saudi Arabia. Such actions put Israel’s security at risk,
an act that could eventually lead to the destabilization of the region.
The Bush Administration
tends to treat both Israel, a long-time ally to the U.S. and only democracy
in the region, and Yassir Arafat’s Palestinian forces, that have been
responsible for numerous terrorist attacks against Israel’s citizens
in its obsession to advance the peace process, as equal.
There is a moral issue that is overlooked in that Yasser Arafat
is a terrorist just like Osama Bin Laden and should be treated as such.
Would President Bush like it if Israel forced the U.S. into a
peace process, with Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban that support and
give refuge to the al-Qaeda terrorist network that attacked U.S. interests
towards this nation? How would the U.S. have responded if Israel
had asked the U.S. to show restraint after September 11, 2001?
By supporting Arafat’s Palestinian state, the U.S. is helping
hold hostage millions of Israelis to the tyranny and oppression of the
militant Palestinian terrorists.
“The primary obstacle to
peace is not Israel but the continued Palestinian terrorism,” stated
Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski, president of the American Voice Institute of
Public Policy. “Israel should remain reluctant to rush into a new agreement that
will entail considerable Israeli concessions of land in return for unreliable
Palestinian promises of security cooperation given the long failed record
of Palestinian violations of past agreements.”
A look at the past ten years
in the Middle East would suggest that a Palestinian state would have
bolstered Saddam Hussein, aligned itself with Iran, threatened Kuwait
and other Persian Gulf Sheikhdoms, be a prime training area for international
terrorists, provided another Middle East platform for Russia and China,
been the most corrupt and oppressive regime in the region, and used
its initial territory as a spring board to establish a neo-terrorist
state from Iraq to the Mediterranean Sea.
“Israel is responsible for
the safety of its citizens, just like the U.S., and must act accordingly
to protect its people,” continued Dr. Rutkowski.
“The Bush Administration should regard Israel as a strategic
partner and should rethink its position toward them.
Washington cannot force nor ask Israel to accept a plan that
would make possible and legitimize the creation of a new terrorist-sponsoring
regime, all in the vast hope that in doing so it will somehow help the
U.S. fight international terrorism.
The U.S. cannot formulate effective Middle East policy until
it realizes that the Arab world seeks the eventual destruction of Israel.”
Joel P. Rutkowski, P.h.D.
President, The American Voice Institute Of Public Policy
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