[News] International Collusion with Israel is What Real ‘Political Terrorism’ Looks like

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Collusion with Israel is What Real ‘Political Terrorism’ Looks like
United Nations General Assembly. (Photo: Atılgan Özdil, Anadolu Agency, via

*By Ramona Wadi <https://www.palestinechronicle.com/writers/ramona-wadi>*

Israeli media outlets are trying to create a furor over a possible move by
the Palestinian Authority to submit a resolution at the UN General Assembly
condemning Israel’s annexation plan. “The solution to the conflict will
come through direct negotiations in Jerusalem and not through political
terrorism in New York,” declared
outgoing Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, about a non-binding resolution
which will have no impact whatsoever on the looming land theft.

“Political terrorism” by Israel and the UN is actually what brought
Palestinians to their current predicament. The UN’s willingness to
disseminate the Zionist narrative that Palestine was a wasteland before
Jews went there, and “a land without a people for a people without a land”
has been much in evidence throughout the years, and the UN’s flawed Resolution
194 <https://www.unrwa.org/content/resolution-194> does not even begin to
be preliminary compensation for what the Palestinians have lost since the
1948 Nakba.

Indeed, “political terrorism” sums up the complicity between Israel and the
UN; in particular the collision in disseminating Israel’s security
narrative as the pretext for the perpetual displacement of the indigenous
population. Palestine, by the way, was never barren when Palestinian
farmers worked their land.

“Political terrorism” against the people of Palestine was also normalized
through the two-state compromise, which contributed to the permanent
prevention of the legitimate return of Palestinian refugees. As the
US-Israeli annexation plan draws closer, the UN will, undoubtedly,
collaborate in finding ways to normalize the latest colonial expansion. The
PA’s efforts to elicit anything more than verbal condemnation will, once
again, be futile.

Israel Hayom described <https://www.israelhayom.com/2020/06/07/__trashed-5/>
the possible PA move as a “battle”. The PA is just following perfunctory
steps that have been proven worthless in terms of garnering diplomatic and
political support for Palestine at an international level. There is thus no
battle unless the PA alters its entire framework, swaps dependence upon the
international community for Palestinian political involvement, and starts
utilizing its platform at the UN as an anti-colonial opportunity. As things
stand, the PA is fulfilling international expectations by seeking recourse
through non-binding resolutions. Palestine’s demise has been fuelled by
non-binding resolutions alongside political violence.

Israel will lobby the international community for diplomatic support, yet
whether this is forthcoming or not will make little difference to the
annexation plan. As long as the world refrains from taking punitive
measures, and not just against the annexation of Palestinian land, the PA’s
recourse to the UN General Assembly presents no risk to the
colonial-settler state. For the sake of its purported security concerns,
Israel will, of course, play its perpetual victim card and pretend that it
is facing an existential threat and opposition, or at least anti-Israel
bias, from an institution that has consistently upheld and protected
Zionist colonization.

“The international community needs to know that legitimizing Palestinian
provocations rewards Abu Mazen’s [PA President Mahmoud Abbas’] refusal to
hold dialogue with Israel,” claimed Danon. The truth is that the
international community has only ever legitimized Israel and its colonial

Moreover, there is no dialogue with Israel because complicity between
colonialism and the international community has replaced Palestinians’
political rights with their subjugation. The US is now simply amplifying
what the UN has intended since the 1947 Partition Plan.

Abbas and the PA pose no threat to Israel, and nor will yet another UN
Resolution; Israel will just ignore it in any case and get away with doing
so as it has done on countless occasions before. It is the Palestinian
people themselves who have the potential to lead a legitimate anti-colonial
struggle. That is why the real priority of the international community on
this issue is the persistent dissociation between Palestine and the
Palestinian people, with the sole aim of protecting the destructive agenda
upon which Israel was founded and continues to exist. That is what real
“political terrorism” looks like, Ambassador Danon.

*– Ramona Wadi is a staff writer for Middle East Monitor, where this
article was originally published
She contributed this article to the Palestine Chronicle.*

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