"The Palestinian document claims not only all of Judea and Samaria, (except for 1.9 percent of the territory that Israel can keep in exchange for money and more land within sovereign Israel), and eastern, northern and southern Jerusalem. It demands the northern Negev, the Hula Valley, Latrun and the Elah Valley. And it demands them all free of all Jewish presence.
"They demand full control over the airspace over Judea, Samaria, Gaza and Jerusalem, and over the waters off the Gaza coast. They demand an end of air force overflights of those areas.
"They demand control over all the underground aquifers, and over the electromagnetic spectrum.
"...Leaving the hall, Barakeh [Mohammed Barakeh of Hadash] jabbed a finger in Regev’s direction, saying, 'Anyone who comes to desecrate the al-Aqsa Mosque will find us there and not here.'
"'What is that, a threat?' responded Regev, an accusation that Zahalke hastily denied. 'Here come the threats,' Regev said.
"'The Second Intifada broke out because of al-Aqsa, and because of you [the third] will break out because of al-Aqsa,' Tibi [Ahmad Tibi of Ta’al], said, standing up and walking out, referring to a visit to the Temple Mount by then opposition leader Ariel Sharon in September 2000.
"From the coalition side of the table, an unseen MK shouted in response, 'You say that as a friend of [former Palestinian Authority president] Yasser Arafat?'
"'I’m proud to have been his friend,' Tibi snapped. 'Arafat’s shoe is worth 10 of you.'"
I have a whole lot of trouble with people such as Tibi serving in the Israeli Knesset, but that's a story for another day. What I hasten to point out here is that the second intifada did not start because Sharon went up to the Temple Mount. That was a Palestinian Arab ruse, something to hang it on. Arafat was already planning it. And Tibi? At one point he was an Arafat advisor.
"My baby, too, is getting wonderful, devoted care."
"We gave her postnatal advice. She’s a very young woman who came without her husband or anyone else accompanying her, and it was her first delivery.
"Our job is to ensure that every new mother remembers her delivery as an unforgettable, positive experience, whatever her ethnic, national or religious background."