Israel scraps plans to leave West Bank
"The idea of unilateral disengagement or realignment is over. It is over politically, psychologically as well as operationally," Peres was quoted as telling the top-selling Yediot Aharonot daily on Friday.This was a farse, a scam, a charade. Israelis never intended to leave the West Bank and they know it. They covet the West Bank for its land and its water. Its people they can do without.
"There will not be a manifold repetition in Judaea and Samaria (the southern and northern West Bank) of the withdrawal from Gaza. There will not be massive evacuation of the settlements," he added, giving three reasons.
He listed them as continued Palestinian attacks from Gaza despite Israel's withdrawal last year, fractured Palestinian politics with no one to take responsibility, and unfavourable public opinion in Israel.
Peres said Israel would instead hold talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, albeit bypassing the governing Hamas movement that does not officially recognise Israel's right to exist.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday that he had shelved his disengagement plan, which could have seen tens of thousands of Jews uprooted from Arab land and which was a cornerstone of his March election. Instead he said he wanted dialogue with Abbas.
What a f*cking joke.
The world is headed full speed ahead to Armageddon - with Israelis at the helm.