Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Is it time to start the peace process with Israel ?

Abbas and Olmert ; agreement to start negotiations

After the few meetings and conferences that were held between Israelis and Palestinians , Abbas and Olmert agreed yesterday to start the negotiations , including negotiations concerning the 'big' issues ( Jerusalem, refugees, etc ).

Will Abbas be able to achieve peace ? Will Olmert ? Will the two governments be able to achieve peace soon ?

Maybe the question is a CAN not a WILL question !
Can Abbas achieve peace ? The answer is NO.
After few months of loosing Gaza to Hamas, and earlier than that loosing the descent representation in the Legislative Council ( for Hamas too ) , Abbas's government , and party ( Fatah ) are in the worst conditions since ever !

More meetings and conferences and visits will soon be revealed, but surely NOTHING will result. The Palestinian leadership is not taking the lead and probably needs a lot of time to handle all the corruption and imbalances in the Palestinian community and organizations. The Palestinian leadership is now in its weakest situations , and the negotiating teams that Abbas is using are not popular, even among Fatah members themselves. In addition , the elections that are taking place now is all Fatah party levels are not done yet, and this means that only after the new elected Fatah leadership is ready, a consensus ( or acceptance ) can be reached.

Starting the talks with Israel will surely be of benefit. USA is the first winner ( a public relations campaign for the government in power ) , then comes Israel, which will be viewed by the international community as a negotiator, not an occupier. The Palestinian people will suffer little bit "LESS" than usual ( as Israel will not do obvious harm ). The only loser is Abbas and his party, no doubt.

I do hope that the peacefull time that we may enjoy during all these useless 'peace talks' will give some results and insight to the Palestinian and Israeli people.
The only threat to this peaceful time is Hamas , if it decides to stop the peace talks through firing more rockets on Sdeirot ( near Gaza ). If Hamas does so , that would be the green light for Israel to start war in Gaza ( and at the same time Peace talks with Abbas in the West-Bank ).


At 1:08 AM, January 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First time reader, and I found your profile intersting. You say, "born in Palestine, or occupied Palestine."

Where is Palestine? Isn't it Israel itself? Jerusalem? Back in Old Testament times, they sometimes called it Palestine.

When did that land suddenly become "land of the Palestinians"? They claimed the land when?

After the Jews were exiled in 70 A.D., and after the 1940's, finally when Jews could call that land their own, as promised, why is it only after ALL that that "Palestinians," say it's THEIR land?

Isn't the truth that "Palestinians" actually come from Jordan? Wern't they kicked out after they tried to assassinate a major leader there?

So what really needs to happen: Realize and accept the fact that that land was, is, and always will belong to Jacob, who is the Nation of Israel.

Then peace and prosperity will come to everyone.

At 1:16 AM, January 21, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peace and prosperity were robbed from Palestine by the Zionists who saw oppressing Palestinians and stealing Palestinian land as an acceptable solution to getting over their oppression in Europe. Anon, why don't you review Herzl's history and his quest for any land...Argentina, Uganda, Congo, Cyprus, Mozambique...Plestine at the time happened to be the most convenient...Now that the theft of Palestine is completed, historical claims are being made justifying why the oppressor has become the oppressor.....These claims are geared at covering up what is by all standards a crime committed against a whole nation....Time will never heal what harm your fellow Zionists have inflicted.....and Palestinians will never succumb to a status quo imposed as reality...Injustice can never be a reality..not for the Jews in their diaspora and not for the Palestinians in their diaspora....creating a problem for the sake of solving another is nothing but a selfish attempt to negate and annihilate the other....

At 10:33 AM, January 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There never was a "Palestine" and there never will be.

As to how it was in the "good old days", the Arabs lived in squalor and the land of Israel was desolate.

Lucky for everyone thatthe nation of Israel, blessed by Allah, has made the desert blossom forthe 1st time in 2000 years.

At 1:59 AM, February 05, 2008, Anonymous coisas judaicas said...

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At 4:17 AM, February 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 9:09 AM, February 17, 2008, Blogger isla said...

It is actually quite sad the hatred, bigotry, and damnation left in the comments of this blog. My question for the blogger himself is what can we, those of us not residing anywhere near your location, do to help the conflict? Everyone always says look to the leaders.. but I have found more change can come from a single person more often then not. Especially if that one person can attempt to foster courage and hope in others, until those attempts are begot by others.. soon becoming viral.

I have ideas, but as a poor single American mother I feel that my ideas will be cast aside as if I do not understand what it feels like to be stripped of dignity, or to feel fear, to miss home, to feel you are being watched. In any case I wished there was more I could do, I WANT to do more... but not really sure what I CAN do.

At 12:29 PM, February 20, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Osaid, I have read your site and would ask if you can help. PeaceInsight is a small British based charity that brings over Palestinian and Israeli teenagers to learn to dialogue together. They stay for 2 weeks. This summer we want to bring back the same group to learn mediation and negotiation skills. I urgently need a Palestinian and Israeli partner. Both partners would have to provide experienced, English speaking facilitators, used to working with teenagers (16-18 years). They would be dealing with the group's issues on the conflict. Also leading sessions on uni-national. Altogether 25 hours of facilitation. PeaceInsight will cover travel, accommodation costs and a modest fee for the facilitators. Can you help? Do you have any contacts?

Sylvie Schapira
Director. PeaceInsight

At 9:24 PM, February 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Have you ever noticed that all of these "peace" groups are Jews?

When will you accept the simple fact tht you and your stupid, naive, misguided friends are pissing in the wind?

You're what are called "useful idiots".

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At 11:17 AM, July 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Osaid
Sabaah Elxeer- Thank you for your blogsite. I've been looking for various indepedent blogsites who reside in the Palestinian Territories. I too hope that one day your can call this land Palestine again. Simultaneously, I do believe that Israel has a "right" to the land as well. So, possibilities of a two stae solution...what say you? Moreover, can you update with the reality of life in Palestine...meaning, can you create in words a picture of your daily life in occupation in the Palistinian Territories?

Shokran Gidan

At 12:05 PM, January 16, 2009, Blogger ZAMIR AHMED said...

Asslamu Alaikum from India,

with very distress heart I have to say Mr.Mahmood Abbas is not a man who can lead Palestine people and he can not be successor to Late Yaser Arafat( Salam to Yaser Arafat)

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At 12:46 PM, October 29, 2010, Anonymous cancer type said...

As to how it was in the "good old days", the Arabs lived in squalor and the land of Israel was desolate.It is actually quite sad the hatred, bigotry, and damnation left in the comments of this blog.

At 11:29 AM, April 26, 2011, Blogger Dr. Michael D. Evans said...

When will there ever be peace for Palestine? I do hope things will somehow change.

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