Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat recently said:
“We will not agree to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. “
In other words, the endgame of “moderate” Fatah is a Jew-free Palestinian state in the West Bank and in Gaza (where more radical Hamas currently rules), living side-by-side with an Israel that would, through the return of Palestinian “refugees,” become an Arab-majority state with a Jewish minority.
Erekat added that he could not accept the existence of a Jewish state because:
“There is no country in the world where religious and national identities are intertwined.”
He evidently forgot the 55 countries that comprise the Organization of the Islamic
Conference, and the 22 members of the Arab
Wolf Blitzer interviewed Erekat on Late Edition this morning – and neglected to raise either of these issues.