Israel celebrates its 61st Anniversary today. Every day of its existence it has lived under threat of annihilation from its neighbours and, despite being involved in what is called a "peace process" with the Palestinians the threats continue from the axis of Iran, Syria, Hizbullah and Hamas and other terrorist organisations.
Today's Age explains that even Israel's so called "peace partner", the Palestine Authority led by Mahmoud Abbas refuses to recognise Israel as a Jewish state. Abbas is even described as being "defiant" on that issue despite the fact that the United Nations voted in November 1947 to partition the British Mandate of Palestine into a Jewish State and an Arab State - PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT DEFIANT ON JEWISH STATE.
Moreover, as Palestine Media Watch notes, Abbas' pronouncement is more cynical than a mere act of defiance:-
"I say this clearly: I do not accept the Jewish State, call it what you will," he said at a preliminary conference of the Palestinian Youth Parliament in Ramallah.
At the end of the conference, Abbas was presented with a large framed map of "Palestine," covering the entire area of Israel.
Further, Abbas' Palestine Authority wants his Palestinian State to be cleared of Jews and has made it a criminal offence punishable by death for a Palestinian to sell land to Jews - PALESTINIAN FACES DEATH FOR SELLING LAND TO ISRAEL (and don't hold your breath waiting for the Age to report on this or any of the myriad of instances of PA racism and anti-Jewish sentiment within its own media).
All of this is material that should have been of interest if Durban 2 was an anti-racist conference as it purported to be but we know the truth about that, don't we?