PA ambassador: "Zionist holocaust" against Palestinians going on for seven decades, Jews are not a people, Israel is colonialist implant
Headline: “Tubasi: Israel is deceiving the world with delusions”
“Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Greece Marwan Tubasi said thatIsrael is deceiving the world with three false delusions: That it is a democratic state, that it is striving for peace, and that the Jews are a people.
Ambassador Tubasi said this during a meeting with dozens of members of the [Greek] Committee for International [Détente and] Peace and the Greek Committee for International Democratic Solidarity at the World Peace Council…
In his speech, Tubasi summarized the details of the Trump-Netanyahu plan (i.e., refers to US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, which he presented with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Jan. 28, 2020; see note below), as a chapter in the series of attempts to eliminate the Palestinian cause and put an end to the Palestinian national movement’s project and its strugglefor freedom and independence under the PLO’s leadership. He noted the sacrifices that the Palestinian people have made for this, and the Zionist holocaust against our people that has been continuing for more than seven decades, and which is specifically being expressed by the crimes of ethnic cleansing and colonialist settlement.
He said: ‘What was said in the Trump-Netanyahu declaration constitutes a continuation of the so-called ‘Balfour Promise’ (i.e., Declaration) in 1917, which was based on establishing a colonialist entity in Palestine that would aid in realizing the interests and strategy of the colonialist forces in the region.”
The Trump peace plan – US President Donald Trump announced his Israel–Palestinian peace plan "Peace to Prosperity" – commonly known as “the deal of the century” - on Jan. 28, 2020. Main points of the plan: 1- Israeli sovereignty would be applied to the Jordan Valley and all Israeli towns and cities in the West Bank. 2- Jerusalem, including all its holy sites, would remain under Israeli sovereignty with accommodations made to enable access for Palestinians. 3- The remainder of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and part of what is currently Israeli land in the Negev, the Galilee, and Jerusalem - creating a territory almost equal in size to the West Bank and Gaza Strip - would form the Palestinian state, with its capital in neighborhoods in East Jerusalem that are outside of Israel's security wall. 4- The Palestinian state would be demilitarized, with Israel responsible for external security and controlling all airspace. 5- All Palestinian prisoners except murderers, and those who attempted or conspired to murder would be released. 6- Palestinians in refugee camps would be absorbed into their host countries and, subject to certain limitations, into the Palestinian state. 7- Before becoming a state, the Palestinians would have to carry out extensive reform of their laws and institutions, including implementing a new governing system; granting its people due process and basic human rights and freedoms; end all incitement to and incentivizing of terror; end all glorification of terror and martyrdom; disarm Hamas; and adopt a culture promoting peace. The goal of the plan is to create a Palestinian state beside Israel, living in peace and security. The implementation would be facilitated through extensive international investment.
The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that "His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate "responsible for putting into effect the declaration," which led to the UN vote in favor of partitioning Mandatory Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state in 1947. In response, Britain ended its mandate on May 15, 1948, and the Palestinian Jews, who accepted the Partition Plan, declared the independent State of Israel. The Palestinian Arabs rejected the plan and together with 7 Arab states attacked Israel, in what is now known as Israel's War of Independence.