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The latest drama in the Peace Farce is Bibi’s insistence that the PA must accept Israel as a Jewish state…

Netanyahu offers settlement freeze in return for recognition as Jewish state, Palestinians say no

Prime minister says Israel will extend settlement freeze if the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state, Abbas spokesman says ‘issue of Jewishness of the state has nothing to do with the matter.’

The Jpost had this charming headline today…

‘If PA rejects Jewish state, authorize West Bank building’

Settler leaders call on PM to issue new Jewish West Bank building tenders in response to PA’s rejection; Efrat Council head tells ‘Post’ we understand that there is no partner for negotiations."

Now, to it’s credit, the Israeli Left and the moderates are starting to push back hard against the ‘Loyalty Oath’ bill…

Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni…

Livni: Loyalty oath amendment is ‘politics at its worst’

Controversial loyalty oath amendment sparks condemnation from a range of Israeli politicians; MK Tibi: Israel is a democracy for Jews, but not for Arabs.

The Intelligence minister, Dan Meridor had this to say…

‘Israel should treat its minorities the way we always wanted to be treated’

Intelligence minister Dan Meridor says requiring loyalty oath to ‘Jewish and democratic state’ will alienate Arab public in Israel.

And, once again, Gideon Levy hits it out of the ballpark…

The Jewish Republic of Israel

Swearing an oath to a Jewish state will decide its fate. It is liable to turn the country into a theocracy like Saudi Arabia.

Now, recently, the Peace Farce drama has shifted the center stage to the Arab League and their subsequent meeting in Sirte, Libya. Hamas told the Arab League…

Hamas has called on Arab leaders meeting in Sirte, Libya to make a decisive resolution that lives up to the size of Israel’s attacks against the Palestinian people.

The movement voiced its surprise over Arab leaders who insisted on continuing pointless negotiations despite the failure of the talks, at a time when the Palestinian people are exposed to Israel’s violations.

Hamas said the alleged peace option should be reevaluated, and its failure should be exposed.

The movement also called for formulation of a new Palestinian-Arab strategy that focuses on the resistance option and preserves the rights of the Palestinians.

It called on Arabs to back national reconciliation efforts to restore the unity of the Palestinians based on preservation of national rights.

Abu Mazen didn’t take that Hamas request very well…

Abbas Blames Iran in Fatah-Hamas Fight

Abbas accused Iran of preventing PA unity in closed-door talks with members of the Arab League on Saturday… …Iran is dictating Hamas’ agenda, and has decided against reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah, he charged…

Abbas’ accusation earned angry reactions from some Arab leaders. Libyan leader Muammar Al-Khadafi implied that Abbas’s PA is not doing enough to fight Israel, questioning how PA Arabs wage "resistance" while negotiating.

Yemeni President Ali Abdallah Saleh called to support "resistance" groups like Hamas, and suggested that the Arab League create a secret strategy for providing material support for such groups.

Abbas also faced criticism from Syrian President Bashar Assad, who questioned why the PA leader had asked the Arab League for a decision regarding negotiations with Israel. The Arab League is not the body that should be making such decisions, Assad said, according to Al-Hayyat.

Abbas said in response that Israel-PA negotiations affect the entire Arab world, and thus should be subject to pan-Arab approval.

Enough with the charades, Abbas, please resign already…! *gah*

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