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Netanyahu Blames Palestinians for Israeli High Crimes

Netanyahu Blames Palestinians for Israeli High Crimes

by Stephen Lendman

Aggressors blaming victims is one of the oldest dirty tricks in the book - America, NATO and Israel prime offenders.

Interviewed Friday on Fox News, Netanyahu outrageously said Palestinian leadership must "pass the test of peace." 

It's been unattainable throughout 50 years of illegal Israeli occupation because conflict and instability serve its agenda. Resolution defeats it.

Netanyahu absurdly urged international pressure to stop legitimate Palestinian resistance, falsely called "incitement," saying:

"(T)he the first test of peace is to say to them: 'Hey, you want peace? Prove it. Confront terrorism. Stop rewarding terrorism. Stop paying terrorists. And don't finagle the books.' " 

"What they do is 'okay. We won't pay directly. We'll pay it to somebody else and they'll pay it to the terrorists' in a sort of circular fashion. No. Come clean on this."

Fact: The only regional terrorism is state-sponsored, including by ISIS, al-Qaeda and other imperial foot soldiers.

Netanyahu: "(T)he only chance that this will change is if there's pressure brought to them to make this real change. That could make for a turning point."

Fact: The only chance for responsible change is to hold Washington and Israel fully accountable for their high crimes against peace - not victims they're stomping on.

Netanyahu: The PA "pay(s) terrorists on a sliding scale…The more you kill, the more you get. And it accumulates to vast sums. Some of it contributed by Americans, by European governments."

"The true test of their real intention is not what they say to foreign leaders, what they whisper in diplomatic corridors. The real test is what they say to their own people…To his own people he says 'we don't want a state next to Israel. We want a state instead of Israel.'"

"If the PA changed its tune, I would be happy. Prove me wrong. But prove me wrong not by nice words that are said in Washington DC in front of the cameras."

What utter rubbish! Netanyahu is a notorious thug, a serial liar, a war criminal head of a rogue state.

On Friday, he met with US Defense Secretary Mattis, praising his hardline position on Iran, calling Trump's April 7 aggression on Syria the right thing, adding "(w)e sense a great change in the direction of American policy."

"This has been appreciated around the world and in our region" - by rogue states alone, not law-abiding principled ones.

On May 3, Israeli-installed Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will meet with Trump in Washington.

According to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, (t)hey will use the visit to reaffirm the commitment of both the United States and Palestinian leadership to pursuing and ultimately concluding a conflict-ending settlement between the Palestinians and Israel."

False! Along with US phony war on terrorism, the so-called peace process is the greatest hoax in modern times - unattainable for half a century because Washington and Israel reject it.

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