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The US administration and fanatic Zionism

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11.07.2019

For decades now, the Palestinians have been looking for an ‘honest peace broker’ to bring an end to their suffering through a negotiated peace agreement with Israel.

However, the image of US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman beaming as he snuck into a tunnel under the Palestinian Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan with a couple of sledge hammers to join a settler ceremony to open the tunnel finally exposed the US team as neither honest nor a broker. In fact the image showed a dishonest team of breakers of international law putting peace further and further into the future.

What were Friedman and President Trump’s Special representative for international negotiations doing in the name of the American people who they are meant to represent? My own fears about the US team which also includes Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor on the Middle East, were raised back in 2017 when I saw this picture.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd R), Donald Trump’s Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (3rd L) and US President Donald Trump’s Assistant and Special Envoy for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt (2nd L) on 22 June 2018 [Haim Zach/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd R), Donald Trump’s Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (3rd L) and US President Donald Trump’s Assistant and Special Envoy for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt (2nd L) on 22 June 2018 [Haim Zach/Anadolu Agency]

I doubted then whether the Palestinians could expect any justice from that bunch of fanatical Zionists.

Events since then have justified my and others’ doubts, and more. In fact, there is no doubt in my mind now that when it comes to the Palestinian people, Mssrs Greenblatt, Freidman and Kushner, see them as a lesser people with no rights. And see historic Palestine as the land only for Jews. If they could find a way of removing all Palestinians, both citizens of Israel and occupied in the other parts, they would. Leaks of the “deal of the century” indicate that this is playing on their minds.

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Trump’s team has not got a single day’s political or diplomatic experience between them but it is entrusted with cracking a tough nut – the Palestinian-Israeli conflict – which far more experienced individuals have tried and failed to crack. The others at least knew the limitations and kept to understandings that future administrations could work within if a........

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