Thursday, October 23, 2003

Israeli panic over peace plan intensifies: Knesset member urges death for Israeli authors of "Geneva" peace plan: "Those who initiated the Geneva agreement have perpetrated a crime of treason necessitating a death sentence or life imprisonement," Shaul Yahalom, who heads the radical National Religious Party (NRP), wrote in a letter to Attorney General Elyakim Rubinstein, according to a copy obtained by AFP."

"Yahalom charged that the "Israelis behind this initiative have devised an agreement whose goal is, among other things, to deprive Israel of its sovereignty over the (Palestinian territories) and notably Jerusalem."

"According to available details, the plan provides for shared sovereignty over disputed areas of the holy city of Jerusalem and gives the Palestinians 97.5 percent of the West Bank." [in exchange for peace?! Shock, horror!]

"Israel has applied the death penalty only once, against Nazi SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Jewish Holocaust during World War II. He was hanged in a prison near Tel Aviv in 1962."

The degree of panic in the Israeli government suggests that the peace plan is regarded as a real threat. There is obviously a genuine fear that peace might break out and the Zionist dream of "Greater Israel" would have to be abandoned.

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