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The Illusion of Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan

Kushner and Greenblatt have us focused on a plan that may never appear, while they are making the possibility of a two-state solution disappear.

"llusionists follow a standard formula: display an ordinary object (the pledge); make it disappear (the turn); and then, abracadabra, bring it back (the prestige). In truth, all the illusionist has done is distract the audience from the real action, which makes magic shows the perfect analogy to the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. U.S. and Israeli illusionists have us focused on a plan that may never appear, while they are making the possibility of a two-state solution disappear.

The pledge: United States officials responsible for the peace process—President Trump, son-in-law Jared Kushner, former Trump Corporation attorney Jason Greenblatt, and former Trump bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman—have asked us to focus on what Trump boasted in 2016 would be the “deal of the century.” Since then, Kushner and Greenblatt have claimed to be crafting a peace plan. They have talked about the existence of a plan, but also have kept its details secret..........

 

Meanwhile the Palestinians, seeing the plan for the first time, understand there is virtually nothing to applaud and much to decry. They say, “No.” The illusionists and Israel cite Palestinian rejection as evidence that the Palestinians never intended to compromise, that there is no partner for peace.

The “prestige” leads to an open road, free of roadblocks, on which Israel, with U.S. support, can achieve a new reality in the occupied territories—Israeli sovereignty over parts of the West Bank and permanent Israeli control over the Palestinian population, who remain without political rights. .....

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On 4/17/2019 at 4:44 PM, mr6666 said:

The Illusion of Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan

Kushner and Greenblatt have us focused on a plan that may never appear, while they are making the possibility of a two-state solution disappear.

"llusionists follow a standard formula: display an ordinary object (the pledge); make it disappear (the turn); and then, abracadabra, bring it back (the prestige). In truth, all the illusionist has done is distract the audience from the real action, which makes magic shows the perfect analogy to the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. U.S. and Israeli illusionists have us focused on a plan that may never appear, while they are making the possibility of a two-state solution disappear.

The pledge: United States officials responsible for the peace process—President Trump, son-in-law Jared Kushner, former Trump Corporation attorney Jason Greenblatt, and former Trump bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman—have asked us to focus on what Trump boasted in 2016 would be the “deal of the century.” Since then, Kushner and Greenblatt have claimed to be crafting a peace plan. They have talked about the existence of a plan, but also have kept its details secret..........

 

Meanwhile the Palestinians, seeing the plan for the first time, understand there is virtually nothing to applaud and much to decry. They say, “No.” The illusionists and Israel cite Palestinian rejection as evidence that the Palestinians never intended to compromise, that there is no partner for peace.

The “prestige” leads to an open road, free of roadblocks, on which Israel, with U.S. support, can achieve a new reality in the occupied territories—Israeli sovereignty over parts of the West Bank and permanent Israeli control over the Palestinian population, who remain without political rights. .....

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GO BENJI!

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What more rockets fired?    Israel strikes back.

Both sides are getting exactly what they wanted.

Why should anyone outside of this area give a hoot but instead laugh at the clowns on both sides. 

 

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3 hours ago, JakeHolman said:

 

Omar BaddarVerified account @OmarBaddar 8h8 hours ago

 
 

A quick thread on Gaza.

4 Palestinian protesters killed in Gaza by Israel on Friday, BEFORE rocket fire out of Gaza.

But what are today's headlines?

CNN: "430 rockets fired from Gaza, Israel responds with airstrikes" BBC: "Gaza rocket barrage prompts Israel strikes" (1/?)

......... The average American won't understand this issue so long as the media's internalized bias omits the context of occupation & oppression, and dehumanizes Palestinians. ......

see: https://twitter.com/OmarBaddar/status/1125024026454298626

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20 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Omar BaddarVerified account @OmarBaddar 8h8 hours ago

 
 

A quick thread on Gaza.

4 Palestinian protesters killed in Gaza by Israel on Friday, BEFORE rocket fire out of Gaza.

But what are today's headlines?

CNN: "430 rockets fired from Gaza, Israel responds with airstrikes" BBC: "Gaza rocket barrage prompts Israel strikes" (1/?)

......... The average American won't understand this issue so long as the media's internalized bias omits the context of occupation & oppression, and dehumanizes Palestinians. ......

see: https://twitter.com/OmarBaddar/status/1125024026454298626

:unsure:

 

those who hide behind the 'demumanized Palestinians' always had the option of not firing rockets into civilian populated Israel but no...

Israel vacates gaza, berserker scum move in and it's fourth of july time. Israel now understands that land concessions doan work with berserker scum.

 

"alright...maybe they'll understand another kind of language." -kirk, 3rd year ep 'the lights of zetar'

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