Monday, June 15, 2009

IRIB (Iran): Islamic Jihad calls for "Arab peace plan withdrawal" and "stand against extremism"

The two just go together naturally:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement on Sunday called on Arab states to withdraw the Arab Peace Initiative in response to the Zionist regime's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech.

"The misleading Netanyahu speech should motivate the Arab regimes to cancel their initiative and stop being subjected to compromise," the movement said in a statement.

"We can not accept occupation being present on any span of Palestinian land," the statement added.

The movement called on all national and Islamic groups to stand against extremism and the Zionist enemy and defend their principles.

Netanyahu in a speech said he would accept a demilitarized Palestinian statehood only when the Palestinians recognize the Zionist regime.

Netanyahu also said Israel will not completely halt Zionist settlement in the West Bank and the Palestinian refugees can not return back to their homeland in the occupied Palestine.

The Arab Peace Initiative was first declared in 2002 by Saudi Arabia during an Arab League summit in Beirut, which called for making peace between the Zionist regime and the Arab countries if the regime ends the occupation of Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese territories.
While Islamic Jihad worries about "extremism," we also learn at IRIB that Hamas is worried about "racism":
Hamas movement has criticized hawkish Zionist regime prime minister's policy address, saying it reflects a 'racist and extremist ideology'.

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum described Benjamin Netanyahu's Sunday night speech as a "slap in the face" of all moderate supporters of negotiations with the regime.

The speech is a repeat of the policy of the Israeli government, "which aims at transforming the Palestinian people into a tool to protect the occupation," he said. [...]
Works for me.

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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