Yet each successive American administration wastes everyone’s time by pretending they aren’t. A senior Palestinian Authority official with close ties to PA President Mahamoud Abbas explained on Syrian television how the current ongoing peace talks are a veneer for a phased plan to destroy Israel in stages.
ALGEMEINER – According to transcripts published by Palestinian Media Watch on Monday, Abbas Zaki, Member of the Fatah Central Committee, said the PA would agree to a treaty with Israel if a Palestinian state is established on the 1967 lines, which would only be the beginning of a multi-stage plan to achieve their ultimate goal:
“Even the most extreme among us, Hamas, or the fighting forces, want a state within the ’67 borders. Afterward, we [will] have something to say, because the inspiring idea cannot be achieved all at once. [Rather] in stages.”
Zaki, according to PMW, had fully explained the PA’s “stages” and the “inspiring idea,” that “Israel will come to an end,” which “you can’t say to the world,” on the official PA television channel, on September 23, 2011:
“The agreement is based on the borders of June 4 . While the agreement is on the borders of June 4, the President [Mahmoud Abbas] understands, we understand, and everyone knows that it is impossible to realize the inspiring idea, or the great goal in one stroke. “If Israel withdraws from Jerusalem, if Israel uproots the settlements, 650,000 settlers, if Israel removes the (security) fence – what will be with Israel? Israel will come to an end. “If I say that I want to remove it from existence, this will be great, great, [but] it is hard. This is not a [stated] policy. You can’t say it to the world. You can say it to yourself.”
Zaki was sent to Syria in October to act as a special envoy for Abbas and frequently speaks as his stand-in at official Fatah events, including in November, when Zaki mocked Israel for having to release prisoners who had been given life sentences, as part of the peace talks.