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Trump’s Lop-Sided Crusade – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 10, 2017

The “two state solution” always was fake news.

Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem means the US ambassador’s walk to receive his orders is shorter.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/12/eric-margolis/trumps-crusade/

The US has maintained the fiction for decades of being an even-handed mediator between Israel and the Palestinians.  This week, President Donald Trump finally junked this tired, old canard by agreeing to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem from its current headquarters in Tel Aviv.

There was huge symbolism in this move that met with universal condemnation.   It means the US is abandoning any chance of a two-state solution, which was the original UN plan for Palestine. Henceforth, Palestinians will subsist in a Jewish unitary state as a powerless, restive underclass.  Washington is violating international law, the 1993 Oslo Accords, and countless UN resolutions.

Crusader Trump’s decision strongly suggests there will be no Palestinian state, no Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem, and no political hope for the region’s 5.5 million Palestinians refugees living precariously in Israel, the occupied West Bank, Gaza, Syria and Lebanon.

These powerless satraps can make all the ‘peace deals’ they like.  But the true parties who must be engaged are Israel, now governed by a very far right government, and the Palestinians, misrepresented by the corrupt Palestinian Authority (PLO) and nationalist Hamas, as well as splinter groups.  The PLO is pretty much a puppet of the US and Israel, run by the doddering old Mahmoud Abbas.  In the Mideast, only Turkey remains a truly independent Muslim nation that’s not under Washington’s thumb.

Even so, Abbas, other Palestinians and Arab leaders are all denouncing Trump and his bull in a China shop behavior.  Who cares?  Trump’s actions show just how divided and impotent the Arab world really is.

The Israelis know that their Arab neighbors can huff and puff all they like, but are powerless to do anything but riot in the streets and burn cars.  If anti-Israel riots become too violent, Israel has no compunctions about gunning down the demonstrators or blowing up their family homes.  Never has the Arab world shown itself so weak and timid.

Moreover, Israel’s new pals in Saudi Arabia have been stabbing Palestinians in the back for decades and secretly want to see them crushed.  The feudal Saudis fear and distrust the modern, educated Palestinians.  The same applies to Egypt’s brutish military dictatorship that now thrives on Saudi, Israeli and US money.

No one has bothered to consult with the Palestinians who have been marginalized, ignored or bombed for over half a century.  There will be no real peace without them.

But President Trump cares nothing about these irksome details…

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