First: Ponder nine of the Fatah Constitution’s 27 paragraphs (which I published eleven years ago in my book Jewish Statesmanship).
The following is well known to Israel’s political echelon:
1. Palestine is part of the Arab world, the Palestinians are part of the Arab nation and their struggle is part of the struggle of the Arab nation.
2. The Palestinian struggle is an integral part of the worldwide struggle against Zionism, colonialism and international imperialism.
3. The liberation of Palestine is a national duty demanding physical and spiritual assistance from the whole Arab nation.
4. The Zionist movement is racist, colonialist and aggressive in its ideology, its goals, is organization and its methods.
5. The foundation of Israel’s existence in Palestine is the Zionist occupation, based on colonialism.
6. The complete liberation of Palestine and the economic, political, military and cultural elimination of Zionism.
7. Establishment of an independent, democratic state in all of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital.
8. A revolutionary military struggle as the sole method of liberating Palestine.
9. A military struggle is not a tactic but a strategy, and the military revolution of the Arab Palestinian nation is a decisive component in the struggle for the liberation and the removal of the Zionist entity; the struggle will not be complete until the Zionist state is destroyed and Palestine, in its entirety will be liberated.
Second: Now ask yourself: Is Israel today better off strategically and diplomatically than it was when Netanyahu first became this country’s Prime Minister 15 years ago?