If Group X (Fatah) wants to kill Jews and joins forces with Group Y (Hamas), who already attempts to kill Jews every day, then newly formed Group XY is now more likely to make peace with the Jews than Group X.
If this logic seems flawed, that’s because it is. But this is J Street’s logic.
After Fatah (the anti-Semitic government in the West Bank that incites its people to commit genocide against Jews) signed a unity deal with Hamas (the internationally-recognized terrorist group that is already trying to commit genocide against the Jewish people), J Street claimed that “Reconciliation would, however, increase [Fatah] President Abbas’ ability to carry out a two-state agreement.”
J Street claims that by uniting with an organization that actively seeks to eliminate the Jewish state, there is now a better chance that PA President Mahmoud Abbas will sign a peace deal with the Jews.
Never mind the endless calls for Israel’s destruction and the incitement to hate and kill Jews in Gaza; and never mind the fact that the group overseeing this hatred will have more power; a two-state solution, according to J Street, is now more likely.
What J Street must realize is that two negatives do not always equal a positive. One group that supports killing Jews plus one group that is already trying to kill Jews does not equal peace.
Moreover, according to J Street’s press release, the reconciliation deal only “highlight[s] how important it is for the United States – backed by the international community – to define the contours of a two–state solution.”
The deal doesn’t highlight the PA’s support for terrorism or Abbas’s lack of commitment to peace, according to J Street. Rather, the deal simply shows that the West just has to assert itself even more in the region.
This continues J Street’s trend of highlighting what the West can do, while ignoring Palestinian faults and the real issues, such as the PA partnering with a terrorist organization that has waged war against Jewish civilians for nearly three decades.