The PA Will Learn Neither From the Past nor From the Future

There was once upon a time when the fate of ten Assyrian-deported tribes of the northern Kingdom of Israel was unknown, but no longer so, the entire international community is keenly aware of the whereabouts of the tens of millions of their endogamous descendants although this is not yet known to the general public.

What happened to the two-state solution? This is still the preferred outcome for the international community, but there is now another option on the horizon should the two-state solution not materialize which of course it will not since neither side is interested in that panacea.

Obviously, if the Palestinian side was seriously interested in a two-state solution (which of course they are not!) now prior to Israeli elections would be the time to woo the Israeli public before Median Jewish mass immigration in the many millions commences and the Israeli public realizes that redeeming and enfranchising the entire Judea and Samaria is the preferable option. But no, we should expect no such change of heart. Rather, we should expect more delegitimization, defamation, discrimination and double standards against the indigenous Jewish nation state.  

Nothing will in fact persuade the PA to change strategy despite Ramallah knowing full well that it will eventually be dismantled once at least 10 million Median Jews have immigrated to Israel.

What can explain this behavior? Palestinian rejectionism is of course deeply ingrained since the very inception of Zionism and Ramallah refuses to learn from historical Palestinian mistakes and it would appear that it refuses to learn from the future as well.

However, one possible explanation is that the PA is not actually terribly dissatisfied with Israel incorporating the entire Judea and Samaria and Jordan annexing Gaza. Why is this so? Because this outcome is actually good for the Palestinians living in those regions and the PLO plans to continue to campaign until the end of times for the purported “right-of-return” for viciously Anti-Zionist descendants of ex-refugees.

Of course it is true that the campaign for the ostensible “right-of-return” will never end and the PLO will of course vigorously contest what will be increasing international recognition of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria and Jordanian sovereignty in Gaza. Nevertheless, the conflict will be over for all practical purposes and the international community knows it. In fact, the international community is diplomatically in a post-conflict mode as it has already recognized that there is a definitive political solution should the two-state solution not materialize, which of course it will not. 

One might think that the PA would prioritize its own survival as a polity but not so. Few in the international community have put much thought into considering whether a two-state solution really holds any attraction to the Palestinian leadership and it really does not. The PLO only officially adopted the two-state solution as a tactical ploy. The PA will not change its strategy despite this leading to the PA itself becoming dismantled.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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