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Erekat’s tweets about Bolton’s visit to Jerusalem totally miss the point

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US National Security Adviser John Bolton has visited Occupied East Jerusalem during a visit to Israel, which prompted PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat to tweet, “Bolton’s support for occupation, apartheid, illegal settlements, annexation of territory occupied by force is unwavering.” There is nothing new about Erekat’s observation; Bolton is a known hawk, and the US is so pro-Israel that it flaunts its position by all means necessary and on every possible occasion.

Erekat, however, clarified his own position by stating that the real issue is not about being pro-Israel or pro-Palestine, but rather is being for peace or against peace. He totally missed the point, but there is no way that any politician in Ramallah will not take the chance to uphold support for the two-state compromise over justice and Palestinian rights.

Meanwhile, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman defended the postponement of the so-called “Deal of the Century” by saying that it needs more “wordsmithing and smoothing” before the........

© Middle East Monitor