Thursday, May 16, 2024

David Farrar: Rewarding terrrorism

Winston Peters announced:

New Zealand voted in favour of a resolution broadening Palestine’s participation at the United Nations General Assembly overnight, Foreign Minister Winston Peters says.

I think this sends an unfortunate message. If you launch a major terrorist attack in Israel, and Israel responds (as was wanted), then you have the international community reward you by moving you closer to statehood. And yes it was Hamas who did the attack, not Palestine, but polls show it had widespread support with the populace.

Now I favour a two state solution (unless most Palestinians who sadly reject it). You just really need two things to occur, to get a Palestinian State.

1. A peace treaty where Palestine and Israel agree to not to attack, or allow attacks, from their territories into each other’s

2. Settling the boundaries

With regard to (2) I’m so sick of the death and destruction that frankly I don’t care that much if the boundaries are the 1947 boundaries (which were very generous and turned down), the 1949 armistice boundaries, the 1967 post-war boundaries or the 1967 boundaries with some land swaps.

The key thing is (1). You will never persuade Israel to agree to establish a neighbouring state whose aim is to wipe Israel out. Why would you?

David Farrar runs Curia Market Research, a specialist opinion polling and research agency, and the popular Kiwiblog where this article was sourced. He previously worked in the Parliament for eight years, serving two National Party Prime Ministers and three Opposition Leaders.


Anonymous said...

More reality-denying sophistry from David Farrar. Israel wants to take all the land. That has always been their goal. Don't listen to Israel's words - just look at a map of the shrinking Palestinian territory over time and the brutal military force Israel has applied to them. Then Israel's real intentions are perfectly clear.

Anonymous said...

If I were Jewish I would be enraged that the world’s most powerful governments and the world’s most influential media outlets keep telling everyone over and over again that opposing mass murder is anti-Jewish.

Israel supporters pretend to believe pro-Palestine protesters have a genocidal hatred of Jews when their real crime is that they don’t share Israel’s genocidal hatred of Palestinians.

Anonymous said...

You will never persuade the Palestinians to agree to establish a neighbouring state whose aim is to wipe them out. - there, I fixed it for you.