ZOA Full Page Ad In NY Times: Secretary Rice — No Palestinian State Or Israeli Concessions While Palestinians “10 Commandments” Promote Israel’s Destruction
October 18, 2007

New York — The ZOA has placed a full-page ad in the New York Times appearing on Thursday, October 18, 2007 on page A-19. Other similar ads will follow in Israel and elsewhere in the US.

The headline is: Secretary Rice: Don’t Promote A State For Palestinians While Their 10 Commandments Promote Terrorism and Israel’s Destruction.

The subheading is: Just Read These 10 Articles in Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Fatah Constitution.

The heart of the ad is two “10 Commandments” like tablets — but with a twist. Listed within the tablets are 10 articles of the anti-Israel, pro-terrorist Fatah party constitution.

Mahmoud Abbas is the Chairman of the ruling Fatah party and President of the Palestinian Authority. The Fatah party’s constitution is in full force today. It has never been changed. (There was an alleged change of the PLO constitution) You can find the Abbas’ full Fatah Constitution by googling FATAH CONSTITUTION.

The “10 Fatah Commandments” listed inside the two tablets are:


I. Article (22): Opposing any political solution offered as an alternative to demolishing the Zionist occupation in Palestine…


II. Article (12): Complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military, and cultural existence


III. Article (19): Armed struggle is a strategy and not a tactic, and the Palestinian Arab People’s armed revolution is a decisive factor in the liberation fight and in uprooting the Zionist existence, and this struggle will not cease unless the Zionist state is demolished and Palestine is completely liberated.


IV. Article (17): Armed revolution is the inevitable method to liberating Palestine.


V. Article (23): Maintaining relations with Arab countries … with the proviso that the armed struggle is not negatively affected.


VI. Article (8): The Israeli existence in Palestine is a Zionist invasion with a colonial expansive base, and it is a natural ally to colonialism and international imperialism.


VII. Article (7): The Zionist Movement is racial, colonial and aggressive in ideology, goals, organization and method.


VIII. Article (24): Maintaining relations with all liberal forces supporting our just struggle in order to resist together Zionism and imperialism.


IX. Article (4): The Palestinian struggle is part and parcel of the world-wide struggle against Zionism, colonialism, and international imperialism.


X. Article (25): Convincing concerned countries in the world to prevent Jewish immigration to Palestine as a method of solving the problem.

After the Fatah 10 Commandments tablets, there are five short written paragraphs which say:

NOW YOU SEE why Palestinian Arab statehood should not be promoted at the November Mideast Conference. Nor should the U.S. give any more funding to the Palestinians; we’ve given them well over a billion dollars already. And Israel should not be asked to make any more concessions to the Palestinians Arabs.

Mahmoud Abbas is chairman of the ruling Fatah party and president of the Palestinian Authority (PA). Before discussions begin at the November conference, Abbas must first change his pro-terrorist and genocidal constitution against Israel, and fulfill the Palestinians’ commitments under the Oslo and Road-Map agreements — including arresting terrorists, confiscating terrorist weapons, and ending the incitement of hatred and murder in the PA-controlled media, mosques, schools and youth camps.

Osama Bin-Laden and Hamas would be proud of Abbas’ Fatah Constitution. No wonder R. James Woolsey, former CIA Director; Rudy Giuliani, former New York City Mayor; and General Moshe Ya’alon, former head of the Israeli Defense Forces, all agree: This is no time to discuss a Palestinian state.

President Bush said that we need to end terrorist states. We dare not create a new one in the Middle East.

Call your representatives in Congress at (202) 224-3121, and the State Department at (202) 647-6575. Urge them to demand that Abbas’ Fatah Constitution be changed. And tell them that the last thing the world needs is another terrorist state in the Middle East.


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