It is very easy to accuse your ennemies not being committed to peace if you yourself are not committed to peace, resisted every peace-move and blocked it (as your friend Netanyahu did) by building more settlements and make the life of palestinians even more miserable as before.
in the two sentences in your last post you made it very clear what are your real objectives, and people with such ideas will never do all they can to come to a peace-deal with the Palestinians, their final goal is the destruction of the palestinians as a people living in palestine.
And about jewish refugees in Iraq, they also left voluntarily in 1951 when they were permitted to go to Israel. All this happened under zionist encouragement, they were not forced to flee, the same in other Arab countries.
Akiva Orr in his book Israel: Politics, Myths and Identity Crises wrote the following: â€œin 1948 Jews were not expelled from countries like Iraq, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, but induced to leave by Zionist emissaries from Israel who often used dirty tricks like throwing bombs into synagogues to create the impression of anti-Jewish persecution to stampede the Jews to Israel.â€
Wilbur Crane Evenlan, a former senior officer in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) wrote in his 1980 book Ropes of Sand: America's Failure in the Middle East:
"In attempts to portray the Iraqis as ani-American and to terrorize the Jews, the Zionists planted bombs in the U.S. Information Service library and in synagogues. Soon leaflets began to appear urging Jews to flee to Israel. ... Although the Iraqi police later provided our embassy with evidence to show that the synagogue and library bombings as well as the anti-Jewish and anti-American leaflet campaings had been the work of an underground Zionist organization, most of the world believed reports that Arab terrorism had motivated the flight of the Iraqi Jews whom the Zionists had "rescued" really just in order to increase Israel's Jewish population." (pp. 48-49)
So I guess they are cowards???
And another thing i found on the net: ""The PLO Charter has been amended and all clauses calling for Israelâ€™s destruction were cancelled. On April 24, 1996, the Palestine National Council voted 504 to 54 to cancel those clauses. "
and also about the so-called fact that israel has already given most of the occupied territories to Arafat (whhic should be according to Oslo) : in 1999 only 12% (zone a) was in full controll of the PA, and 26(areab) in joint controll, still 61 % was fully controlled by Israel, many suicide-killers came from the areas controlled by Israel (maybe Sharon can commit suicide because he can accuse himself of "hosting terrorism???"i wouldn't mind!)
this latest i found on the website of Gush shalom
here a link to a report against israeli discrimination in 2000 against its own citizens, by the U.S. State Department's Democracy, Human Rights and Labor division:
(since than it could only be worse)
"An annual report prepared by the U.S. State Department's Democracy, Human Rights and Labor division criticizes Israel for unfair treatment of Arabs, for vandalism and discrimination against Christian groups and non-Orthodox Jewish streams, and for sanctions against Muslim citizens who want to go to Mecca on hajj pilgrimages.
This second edition of the State Department report, entitled "2000 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom," was released two weeks ago. It comes in response to a demand made by U.S. Congressmen that the status of Christian groups around the globe be reviewed, to ascertain whether they suffer from discrimination or persecution. Larry Schwartz, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Israel, confirmed that the report's findings are relayed to governments in the countries reviewed by it.
The first section of the report's review of Israel provides a demographic breakdown of religious groups in the country. In the second section, which deals with government-sponsored restrictions of religious freedom, the report claims that the state of Israel provides lower quality services and opportunities in education, housing, employment and other spheres to non-Jewish citizens, who make up 20 percent of the population.
The report charges that government programs drafted to reduce gaps between the Jewish and Arab sectors have not been implemented. It details protests registered by Israeli Arab organizations against plans to "Judaize" the Galilee. It emphasizes that government allocations made through the Religious Affairs Ministry are highly uneven, with only 2 percent of this money going to the non-Jewish sector.
Striking one positive chord, this second section praises last March's Supreme Court ruling against Jewish Agency policies of restricting land sales to non-Jews.
The report's writers note their inability to determine whether discrimination against "non-Jews" in Israel stems from religious sources. They acknowledge that full freedom of religious worship is protected in the country.
As in last year's report, the 2000 survey deals with harassment and vandalism against various religious groups in Israel. Giving special emphasis to the plight of Jehovah's Witnesses, this year's report says that 120 complaints submitted to the police by members of this sect in 1998 and 1999 went unanswered. The report also notes that Reform and Conservative synagogues have been the targets of vandalism in Israel.
In a special passage relating to restrictions hampering hajj pilgrimages to Mecca, the report claims that age limits are enforced (allowing departure only of Muslim pilgrims older than 30), and that hajj pilgrims who leave for Syria without authorization are not allowed to return to Israel.
Asked by Ha'aretz to respond to these State Department findings about hajj restrictions, the Interior Ministry spokesman clarified that security officials set criteria for departures for Saudi Arabia. The ministry is not aware of cases in which return clearance was denied to pilgrims who left the country without authorization, he said. "