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Retired Jordanian diplomat

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  • Trump's new pick to solve Israeli-Palestinian conflict pushed moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem
    • Victoria's little secret is now out with no surprises.. Coates is just one more addition to the long list of like-minded peace processors a la Dennis Ross who made a career, and a living, of providing cover for Israel as it implemented its settlement project in the Palestinian occupied territories. During the infamous quarter of a century long peace process, these pro-Israeli brokers controlled the pace and direction of the negotiations to give Israel the time it needed to create its facts on the ground and pre-empt the two state solution in favor of a greater Israel. It remains to be seen, however, whether an apartheid greater Israel can survive in this day and age, or collapse as a Jewish democratic state under the weight of its captive Palestinian component to be reborn as a democratic state for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

  • Oren sees 'radical implosion' of US Jewish support for Israel -- then calls Palestinian polygamy 'existential threat'
    • This out and out racist should take time out and listen to what he just said. He wants to outlaw polygamy in order to put a lid on Palestinian population explosion. If only he takes a little time to look at statistics, he will discover that polygamy is now a rarity in the Palestinian society and that its practice has no meaningful impact on its population growth. Yet, in his Nazi mind it seems that the very existence of Palestinians is an existential threat that requires remedy. So one should not be surprised if he starts day dreaming about a final solution: the mass sterilization of Palestinians.

  • UN bowed to 'fearmongering and threats' from powerful governments to cover up 'painful truth' of Israeli apartheid -- UN official's resignation letter
    • The demand that Israel, the US, and the UN Secretary General made on Dr. Rima Khalaf to withdraw the report that ESCWA published on the apartheid policies of Israel is a stark example of raw power brutally exercised against an international body in total disregard to the basic tenets of civilized human discourse. One would have expected that a democracy like the United States would have wanted to debate the reasoning behind the conclusions reached in the report and judge it on the merits of its legal and moral arguments or the lack thereof instead of wielding its political weight to suppress it.
      The report is not the brainchild of some anti-Israeli politician or someone consumed by hatred toward the Jews , but is authored by two American academicians. They are Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Virginia Tilley, Professor of Political Science at Southern Illinois University. As academics their methodology was scientific and they arrived at the conclusion that Israel applies an apartheid regime on the Palestinians by measuring Israel's treatment of the Palestinians against the yardstick of universally recognized principles set out in international law.
      Dr. Rima Khalaf stood her ground and tendered her resignation rather than submit to the unwarranted dictates of the United States and the neophyte UN Secretary General Guterres. And by doing so she stands head and shoulders above her critics and earns worldwide respect and admiration.

  • BDS movement: 'Governor Cuomo is among those standing on the wrong side of history'
    • I doubt he cares at all if he's on the wrong side of history as long as he's on the right side of Jewish votes and money. He's just anotherNew York politician seeking the favors of those that count.

  • The Tantura massacre of 1948 and the academic character assassination of Teddy Katz
    • Th story of the Tantura massacre as told by a brave Jew is a chapter of the Nakba that the Israeli establishment, political, legal and academic conspired to bury. It encapsulates the true face of Israel, a nation born out of sin.

  • Obama to sign AIPAC-promoted trade bill that legitimizes Israeli occupation and fights BDS
  • Sanders warns U.S. against 'quagmire' of 'perpetual warfare' in Mideast for 20, 30 years
    • The political discourse of Bernie Sanders projects refreshing elements of morality and humanism that transcend the commonly held notions of traditional liberalism. It is to be hoped that his moral compass will inspire him to re-examine his position regarding the tragedy of the Palestinian people under occupation away from the constraints of political expediency and in line with what in his heart he knows to be just and moral. Failure to do so will expose him as a political cynic.

  • Yossi Beilin's back to the future confederation
    • Mr. Beilin seems to have turned into a naive dreamer who has completely lost touch with the reality of Israeli politics. Does he seriously think that an Israeli unity government between the ultra rightists and the center right opposition could possibly contemplate permitting hundreds of thousands of Palesinians to return to their ancestral homes in present day Israel? Could such a coalition even consider giving up east Jerusalem, or could it abdicate the Zionist dream of sovereignty over "Eretz Israel". Ridiculous.
      The proposal for a Palestinian Israeli confederation would, however, serve as a bait for negotiations that would go on for a decade or two while Israel completes its land grab of the West Bank. After almost a quarter of a century of fruitless negotiations, only fools among Palestinians would travel the same route for another quarter century.

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