Haaretz, Jan 18, 2018
President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas waves after delivering his address on September 25, 2010 during the 65th session of the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York. אי־אף־פי
Abbas said the Oslo agreement was over. Indeed, what is left of it, some 20 years after the final-status agreement was due to be signed? Israel did everything it could to sabotage it. Every soldier who invades A territories every night and every prisoner left in prison from before the Oslo agreement is a violation of it.
But the main shock happened when Abbas touched the rawest Israeli nerves and classified Zionism as part of the colonial project. What is incorrect here? [...] When more than half the country is promised to less than a tenth of its residents, what is it if not a terrible injustice?
It's hard to hear, but its' the truth. The Balfour Declaration cannot be read differently [....]
Establishing Israel served the imperialist West. Abbas is right. Israel is seen as the last Western outpost against the Arab savages, as South Africa's apartheid regime was seen by the same West as the last outpost against the communists and the blacks.