The Zionist Organization of America, strongly condemned Obama's ME policy speech, criticizing that at a time when the Nazi-like terrorist group Hamas (a proxy of Iran), whose charter calls for the murder of every Jew (Article 7) and Israel's destruction (Article 12), merges with Abbas' Fatah, forming a unity government, Obama can now call for a PA state [even] on the 1967 indefensible lines… ("ZOA Condemns Obama Call For a Hamas/Fatah Terror State …," www.zoa.org., 19 May 2011)
Israel Today writes that Abbas is also determined to rewrite recent history in the region. In a NY Times opinion piece (May 17th), Abbas claimed that after the UN decided to partition 'Palestine' into Jewish and Arab states in 1947, 'Zionists' launched an unprovoked military offensive forcing surrounding Arab states to intervene. It's almost laughable, except that in context Abbas was arguing that in September, the UN must right that alleged historic wrong by recognizing an independent Palestinian state.
Again, Netanyahu defended truth, calling Abbas' article a Stalinist-style rewriting of history and a gross distortion of well-known and documented facts, that it was the Arabs who rejected the partition plan…while the Jewish leadership accepted it, and that six Arab armies then attacked Israel to destroy it.
He took issue with something else Abbas wrote, that the creation of a Palestinian state would pave the way for us to pursue claims against Israel at the UN. Bibi said that since 1993, Israel has participated in the peace process with a guarantee that a Palestinian state ends the conflict. Yet, one could conclude from the article that the Palestinian leadership views the establishment of a Palestinian state as a means to continue the conflict with Israel. ("Palestinian leader rewrites history of Israel," Israel Today, 18 May 2011)