Things That Make Peace Difficult

On Tuesday, Israel Today posted a story which partially explains why the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians is so difficult.  The story reported that the Palestinian Authority has taken racism to new heights by imposing an automatic death sentence on any local Arab who sells property to a Jew. 

According to the article:

“…(public prosecutor Ahmed) Al-Mughani told the Associated Press that the previous interpretation of the law had been too lax. The previous law had given Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas the power to choose whether Arabs who sold land to Jews would be executed or sentenced to life in prison. Abbas has not approved an execution since taking power in 2004, though a number of “traitors” have been killed in acts of “street justice” that went unpunished by the PA.”

Why in the world do we want to create a racist, anti-Semitic state?  I would love to see peace in the Middle East, and I would love to see a country of Palestine that was a positive contributor to world peace and to the world economy.  What I don’t want to see is America blessing the creation of a state whose sole ambition is to destroy Israel and any Jew it encounters.  I really think President Obama need to reevaluate the amount of energy he is spending on Middle East peace and concentrate on some of the problems at home.  Until the racism that is enshrined in the government of the Palestinian Authority ends, peace is not possible.

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