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Two-state solution is dead, there’s now a ‘unitary’ state — Former US Oslo negotiator reflects on Ashrawi visa denial

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Three weeks ago we reported that Hanan Ashrawi‘s visa application had been delayed, and she could not join an event in the U.S. Now the word is official, the longtime Palestinian legislator/negotiator has been denied. From Ashrawi’s twitter feed:

It is official! My US visa application has been rejected. No reason given. Choose any of the following: I’m over 70 & a grandmother; I’ve been an activist for Palestine since the late 1960’s; I’ve always been an ardent supporter of nonviolent resistance…

Potential reasons she gives in that thread:

I’ve always struggled for human rights and against corruption… I’ve been a vocal critic of this administration & its underlings… I despise hypocrisy, misogyny, absolutist fundamentalism, populism, racism of all kinds, exclusivity, arrogance & condescension, power politics & militarism, cruelty in any form, & any sense of entitlement & exceptionalism; Most of all, I have no tolerance for the Israeli occupation in all its manifestations as a most pervasive form of oppression, dispossession & denial

Matt Lee reports that the State Department provided no details on why it rejected Ashrawi only saying that it does not do so on the basis of political beliefs.

Ashrawi’s denial is a landmark event signalling the death of the two-state solution, says Ed Abington, former US consul in Jerusalem under Clinton and adviser to the Palestinian Authority and a former American point-man on the Oslo accords. Abington writes on Facebook [I’ve inserted paragraph breaks]:

I have known and worked with [Ashrawi] for twenty-five years. She is a fierce opponent of occupation but a strong believer in civil resistance and negotiations to end occupation.

I think it is absolutely clear that the decision to deny her a visa was made in the White House, by the Trump team, Kushner, Greenblatt and Friedman. I think it is becoming clear what the Trump group’s game plan is. Punish the Palestinians as much as they can, thinking that might force them to accept a totally disastrous deal. Knowing the Palestinians won’t agree to that, even if the Saudis and other Arabs pressure them, then set the stage for a “justified” Israeli annexation of much of the West Bank.

The two state solution is dead. Palestinians have to move on and press for equal rights in a unitary state. That will take a generation, if not longer, but I see no alternative. And if you have the time or inclination, read the comments to Dr. Ashrawi’s tweet from what I assume are Americans. Many are vile and racist. One can only assume they are from the fundamentalist supporters of Trump. Absolutely disgusting.

Abington’s view is consistent with the view of a French diplomat that the Kushner plan demands that Palestinians “surrender” to Israeli control of the West Bank, but that they would sooner commit suicide.

H/t Ofer Neiman.

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  1. mondonut
    mondonut on May 14, 2019, 2:30 pm

    Ashrawi denied = End of the 2SS.

    I had no idea just how grandiose this person is. Imagine putting an end to the self determination of millions of people just for not seeing your grandchildren.

    • bcg
      bcg on May 14, 2019, 4:35 pm

      @Mondonut: Well, here’s Netanyahu saying there will be no Palestinian state (“on his watch”):

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dysc9EWvi24

      https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/05/17/netanyahu_palestinians_should_abandon_the_fantasy_that_you_will_conquer_jerusalem.html

      Are you still into this fantasy two-state thing?

      • mondonut
        mondonut on May 14, 2019, 5:06 pm

        @bcg Are you still into this fantasy two-state thing?

        Netanyahu is an elected official, so unlike his Palestinian counterparts his say on this could end any time the Israeli electorate is convinced it should be. So yes, the 2SS thing could possibly be more than its existing condition of Israel and Gaza.

        None of which changes my original comment the a 2SS does not rest on the hurt feelings of an unelected Palestinian power broker.

      • amigo
        amigo on May 16, 2019, 3:05 pm

        Mondonut , the ex Catholic boy who, one presumes was taught to oppose theft,murder,oppression etc , is now a shill for the Apartheid rogue entity known as Israel (sans frontiere ) and it,s greatest apologist here at MW.

        No explaining this metamorphosis .

        Except maybe the paycheck from Hasbara central.

      • mondonut
        mondonut on May 16, 2019, 6:06 pm

        @amigo Mondonut … , is now a shill for the Apartheid rogue entity known as Israel (sans frontiere ) and it,s greatest apologist here at MW.

        I’m a shill for the greatest apologist at MW? Who would that be?

        And BTW, Israel has borders with each and every adjacent country – this has been explained to you repeatedly and I have no idea why it does not sink in.

    • Elizabeth Block
      Elizabeth Block on May 15, 2019, 1:34 pm

      You really think Hanan Ashrawi put an end to the two-state solution? It’s been dead for years. Politicians – American and otherwise – who say they support it, actually support a continuation of the status quo, i.e. continuing theft of Palestinian land, livelihoods, and lives.

      • amigo
        amigo on May 17, 2019, 4:33 pm

        Mondonut

        No surprise .suffers from comprehension problems.

        No wonder you have trouble understanding legal docs .Simple English taxes your cranial forte.

  2. Nathan
    Nathan on May 14, 2019, 6:31 pm

    Ed Abington, former US consul in Jerusalem under President Clinton and adviser to the Palestinian Authority, is quoted in this article describing Hanan Ashrawi as “a strong believer in civil resistance and negotiations to end OCCUPATION”. You would think that Ms Ashrawi is supposed to be a strong believer in negotiations to end the CONFLICT with Israel. However, ending the conflict with Israel is not even on the radar screen. In the quotes of Ms Ashrawi, we learn that she is in favor of non-violent resistance and human rights, and we hear that she opposes occupation. But is she in favor of a solution to the conflict (i.e. peace with Israel)?

    It’s a phenomenon in the Palestinian political culture that you only hear what is unacceptable, but you never hear what end-of-conflict proposal is acceptable. So, we hear that “the two-state solution is dead”, but we don’t hear that the one-state solution is the way to end the conflict.

    There is no end-of-conflict proposal that the Palestinians would accept. The Palestinians want victory, not an agreed-upon peace. Ending the conflict through negotiations means for the Palestinians that they are admitting the failure of their “muqawamah” (resistance). That means admitting defeat (i.e. surrendering).

    So, everything is stuck. The Palestinians cannot defeat Israel, but they want to continue the hostilities. They would love to improve their position by forcing Israel to “end the occupation”, but that can’t be done without signing an end-of-conflict deal. It should be noted that in the Palestinian view “everything is occupied”, so that grievance can never be rectified anyway (except through the defeat of the Jews which is quite impossible). So, all we’re left with is the constant and pointless griping and belly-aching.

    • Misterioso
      Misterioso on May 15, 2019, 9:25 am

      @Nathan

      More bull crap!!

      “There is no end-of-conflict proposal that the Palestinians would accept. The Palestinians want victory, not an agreed-upon peace. ”

      In fact, as is their right, the indigenous Palestinians want implementation of hard won international law and relevant UNSC resolutions. They have also repeatedly declared they are prepared to compromise.

      To be brief:
      The PLO agreed to the US/EU/UN supported 2002 Arab League Beirut Summit Peace Initiative, which offers “Israel” full recognition as a sovereign state (per UNSC Res. 242, i.e., within its June 4/67 boundaries with possible minor, equal and mutually agreed land swaps), exchange of ambassadors, trade, tourism, etc., if “Israel” complies with international law (e.g., the UN Charter, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Fourth Geneva Convention and the Rome Statute, binding on all UN members.) Fully aware of “Israel’s” demographic concerns, the Beirut initiative does not demand the return of all Palestinian refugees. In accordance with “Israel’s” pledge given to the UNGA in 1949 and by signing the 1949 Lausanne Peace Conference Protocol to abide by UNGA Res. 194 regarding the then 800,000 Palestinian refugees (as determined by Walter Eytan, then Director General of the Israeli Foreign Ministry) as a precondition for admittance to the UN (after being rejected twice), the Arab League’s Initiative “calls upon Israel to affirm” that it agrees to help pursue the “achievement of a just solution to the Palestinian refugee problem…” In effect, the Arab League stated that as per Res. 194, financial compensation for the violently dispossessed and expelled Palestinians was a viable option. “Israel” ignored the Arab League’s peace proposal.

      On 16 June 2009, after meeting with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Ismail Haniya, prime minister of Hamas’s Gaza Strip government, announced that “If there is a real plan to resolve the Palestinian question on the basis of the creation of a Palestinian state within the borders of June 4, 1967 [i.e. 22% of historic Palestine] and with full sovereignty, we are in favour of it.”

      “‘We accept a Palestinian state on the borders of 1967, with Jerusalem as its capital, the release of Palestinian prisoners, and the resolution of the issue of refugees,’ Haniyeh said, referring to the year of Middle East war in which Israel captured East Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories. ” (Haaretz, December 1, 2010) No response from “Israel.” (By calling for a “resolution of the issue of refugees,” Haniyeh was in accordance with UNGA Res. 194, which calls for financial compensation as a possible option for the Palestinian refugees rather than their “inalienable Right of Return.”)

      In its revised Charter, April, 2017, Hamas again agreed to a Palestinian state based on the 4 June 1967 borders. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, “Israel” promptly rejected the Hamas overture instead of using it to open a dialogue.

      https://www.haaretz.com/isr…
      “Senior Hamas Official: ‘I Think We Can All Live Here in This Land – Muslims, Christians and Jews.’” By Nir Gontarz. March 28, 2018, Haaretz. No response from “Israel.”

      • jon s
        jon s on May 15, 2019, 4:18 pm

        “Misterioso”
        Israel will never agree to remain in quotation marks.

      • Mooser
        Mooser on May 15, 2019, 4:42 pm

        “Israel will never agree to remain in quotation marks.”

        Mostly because it’s stuck in loco parentheses.

      • Mayhem
        Mayhem on May 22, 2019, 1:11 am

        @Misterioso , you got your adjectives wrong.
        Should be bunkum international law and biased, anti-Israel UNSC resolutions.

    • Misterioso
      Misterioso on May 15, 2019, 10:39 am

      @Nathan

      Meanwhile, international law is rearing its head, i.e., in gross violation of international law and binding UNSC resolutions, “Israel” is illegally and brutally occupying Palestinian lands. As a result, other countries are now comprehending the implications for business relations:

      https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/frances-alstom-quits-settler-railway-israeli-partners-say

      “France’s Alstom quits settler railway, Israeli partners say”
      Ali Abunima, Activism and BDS Beat, Electronic Intifada, May 13/19

      “Two Israeli companies sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday asking for an urgent extension of the deadline for bids to build the next phase of the Jerusalem light rail.

      “The Israeli firms, Dan and Electra, asked for the delay after it emerged that French train maker Alstom intends to pull out of their consortium bidding to expand the settler tramway – citing human rights concerns.

      “This is the latest sign of trouble for Israel’s effort to expand the tramway which links Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank to each other and to occupied East Jerusalem.
      “Israel’s construction of settlements in the occupied West Bank is a war crime.

      “Harmful to human rights
      “’On Friday, we received with astonishment the official position of Alstom, which in effect prevents Electra and Dan from being able to submit a bid in the tender, as the deadline is tomorrow,’ the letter states.

      “’This position is based entirely on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the point of departure presented to Electra and Dan is that the tender and the implementation of the project are ostensibly harmful or liable to harm human rights,’ the letter adds. ‘Moreover, Alstom claims that its participation is contrary to French law.’

      “France, despite its strongly pro-Israel policies, warns companies against doing business in settlements.

      “The French foreign ministry states that trade and business ‘in or benefiting the settlements entails legal and economic risks tied to the fact that Israeli settlements, under international law, are built on occupied territories and are not recognized as part of Israel.’

      “With the apparent collapse of the bid involving Alstom, another European firm, Barcelona transit operator Moventia, would also be forced out, because it is part of the same consortium.

      “Stampede for the exit
      “News of Alstom’s planned withdrawal comes just days after The Electronic Intifada revealed that a rival consortium led by Canadian engineering giant Bombardier had also quit the tender.

      “Bombardier pulled out after Macquarie, the Australian investment fund, withdrew its support from the consortium.

      “Another consortium which includes Germany’s Siemens also dropped out of the competition for the massive contract, citing risks related to Israel’s occupation.

      “This means that the number of consortiums likely to take part has dwindled from an initial eight to no more than 2-4, according to Israeli business publication Calcalist.

      “But even that may be optimistic, as the remaining bidders face a host of problems.

      “A consortium bringing together Israeli firm Shafir and Spanish train maker CAF is hampered by the fact that the Spanish firm’s official workers council has voted against participation in the settlement project.

      “The bid from a Greek-led consortium including contractor GEK Terna and state-owned Athens transit company STASY is also in doubt over financing problems.

      “Calcalist also says that other bidders include Chinese firms operating in Iran, which could pose a problem ‘against the background of the sanctions imposed by the US government on Iran, and the American criticism of Chinese companies operating in Israel.’

      “One of the consortiums still in the running includes Chinese train maker CRRC, which is developing Iran’s high-speed rail network.

      “The Chinese firm recently dismissed concerns that tightened US sanctions on Iran would affect its work in that country.

      “The US has been exerting pressure on Israel to limit Chinese investments in the country ostensibly over security and espionage fears.

      “’Major victory’”
      “Currently the Jerusalem light rail operates a single line, the Red Line.

      “Under the new project, the Red Line will be extended to penetrate deeper into the occupied West Bank, connecting the settlements of Pisgat Zeev and Neve Yaakov, which are part of the ring of colonies Israel is building to isolate Palestinians in Jerusalem from those in the rest of the occupied West Bank.

      “The entirely new Green Line is planned to run from Mount Scopus in occupied East Jerusalem to the settlement of Gilo, southwest of Jerusalem.

      “Alstom has until now been willingly complicit in this project, a key part of Israel’s efforts to entrench and expand its colonization of Palestinian land.

      “Alstom makes the railroad cars for the existing light rail line and its wholly owned subsidiary Citadis Israel has the contract for maintenance for 22 years, monitoring group Who Profits notes.

      “In 2013, Alstom sold its 20 percent stake in CityPass, the consortium that currently operates the tramway, to an Israeli buyer.

      “’However, Alstom, along with the Ashtrom Group, remains the engineering and construction contractor for the project,’ Who Profits states.

      “In 2015, after a years-long campaign by human rights activists, French firm Veolia also sold its stake in CityPass.

      “That Alstom is now reconsidering any further involvement in the Jerusalem light rail shows the impact of the growing legal and human rights consensus that doing business with Israel’s settlements involves unavoidable complicity in major human rights abuses, including war crimes, and that such trade should be banned.

      “Palestinian campaigners certainly see it that way.
      “’Alstom’s exit would be a major victory for human rights activists in France, Palestine and several other countries where BDS campaigns have denied the company lucrative contracts and hurt its reputation,’ the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) said on Sunday.

      “’Pressure on Alstom must continue until it confirms its withdrawal from the project.’”

      • jon s
        jon s on May 15, 2019, 4:37 pm

        If the 2 state solution is dead, what’s the problem with developing and expanding the light rail system, disregarding the pre-67 lines?
        Should the population of Jerusalem have to continue to suffer from more traffic jams and pollution, instead of a modern efficient transportation system?
        Those of us who support 2states have to think about the possible solutions for borders and the settlements. For those who think there’s a one state solution, the settlements should not be a problem. Obviously ,they get to stay.

  3. bcg
    bcg on May 14, 2019, 6:33 pm

    @Mondonut; Righto, at any time the Israeli electorate could decide to roll back the settlements, bring back the half million settlers living in the West Bank, end 50 years of occupation just like that! It’s all possible!

    Ashrawi is simply making an observation: it’s all de facto one state now. Looked at a map of the region recently?

    • mondonut
      mondonut on May 14, 2019, 7:53 pm

      @bcg, at any time the Israeli electorate could decide to roll back the settlements…

      Except I said nothing at all like that. I said the Israeli electorate could decide against Netanyahu and he could lose power – making his opinion on a Palestinian state less influential.

      • edthespark
        edthespark on May 16, 2019, 6:14 pm

        China needs syrian reconstruction projects ,therefore china will build the light rail.The palestinians want bags of cash before the light rail goes ahead.They are tellling the european cuckmeisters to pay or delay.Evidently the figure is $200 million upfront and then tolls of $100 million a year for lease of land over 15 years.
        In 10 years time the light rail will run to amman but right now there is money to be made

    • DaBakr
      DaBakr on May 15, 2019, 4:16 am

      @bc

      Jordan, carved out of the same partition at the same time as the Jewish homeland should be, and will in any realistic end to the conflict, required to give up as much land as is fair considering the majority of Jordanians are Palestinian. Talking about a “de-facto” one state solution is just another empty threat that somehow, what couldn’t be imposed by warfare, terrorism, militant organized resistance or lawfare will be imposed by simply stating its a de-facto one state. or what? Israel will be scorned? Harassed at the UN? Called a racist, evil, apartheid, illegal, useless, dangerous, illegitimate, nazi, fascist, supremacist nation?

      That boat sailed a long time ago*

      *also might want to discuss with the 20% non Jewish citizens of Israel how eager they are to give up what took them 70yrs of struggle to achieve and how much they want to sacrifice their status as Israeli citizens

      • Misterioso
        Misterioso on May 15, 2019, 9:40 am

        @DaBakr

        “*also might want to discuss with the 20% non Jewish citizens of Israel how eager they are to give up what took them 70yrs of struggle to achieve and how much they want to sacrifice their status as Israeli citizens.”

        Spare us your nonsense.

        Reality:

        “Israel,” i.e. west of the green line:, is and always has been governed under an apartheid system:

        Hendrik Verwoerd, then prime minister of South Africa and the architect of South Africa’s apartheid policies, 1961: “Israel, like South Africa, is an apartheid state.” (Rand Daily Mail, November 23, 1961)

        Jacobus Johannes Fouché, South African Minister of Defence during the apartheid era, compared the two states and said that Israel also practiced apartheid. (Gideon Shimoni (1980). Jews and Zionism: The South African Experience 1910-1967. Cape Town: Oxford UP. pp. 310–336. ISBN 0195701798.

        “Former Foreign Ministry director-general invokes South Africa comparisons. ‘Joint Israel-West Bank’ reality is an apartheid state”
        EXCERPT: “Similarities between the ‘original apartheid’ as it was practiced in South Africa and the situation in ISRAEL [my emphasis] and the West Bank today ‘scream to the heavens,’ added [Alon] Liel, who was Israel’s ambassador in Pretoria from 1992 to 1994. There can be little doubt that the suffering of Palestinians is not less intense than that of blacks during apartheid-era South Africa, he asserted.” (Times of Israel, February 21, 2013)

        Video: Israeli TV Host Implores Israelis: Wake Up and Smell the Apartheid
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyyUvxHLYr4

        In its 2015 Country Report on Human Rights Practices for Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, issued in 2016,the U.S. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor acknowledges the “institutional and societal discrimination against Arab citizens of Israel.” (U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

        “Construction, Not Destruction”
        “While Israeli Arabs constitute 20 percent of the population, Arab communities’ jurisdictions occupy just 2.5 percent of the state’s land area, and the process of approving new construction in Arab towns takes decades.” (Haaretz Editorial, April 4, 2017)

        One example of apartheid within Israel:
        “Jewish town won’t let Arab build home on his own land ”
        Excerpt: “Aadel Suad first came to the planning and construction committee of the Misgav Local Council in 1997. Suad, an educator, was seeking a construction permit to build a home on a plot of land he owns in the community of Mitzpeh Kamon. The reply he got, from a senior official on the committee, was a memorable one. ‘Don’t waste your time,’ he reportedly told Suad. ‘We’ll keep you waiting for 30 years.’” (Haaretz, 14 December 2009)

        Adi Ophir, professor of philosophy, Tel Aviv University: “…the adoption of the political forms of an ethnocentric and racist nation-state in general, are turning Israel into the most dangerous place in the world for the humanity and morality of the Jewish community, for the continuity of Jewish cultures and perhaps for Jewish existence itself.” (1998 issue of “Theory and Criticism,” published in Israel)

        Ilan Pappe, then professor of political science at Haifa University: “[Israel’s] political system [is] exclusionary, a pro forma democracy – going through the motions of democratic rule but essentially being akin to apartheid or Herenvolk (‘master race’) democracy.” (“Jerusalem Report,” Feb. 14/2000)

        Ronnie Kasrils, a key player in the struggle against the former South African apartheid regime, minister for intelligence and a devout Jew: “The Palestinian minority in Israel has for decades been denied basic equality in health, education, housing and land possession, solely because it is not Jewish. The fact that this minority is allowed to vote hardly redresses the rampant injustice in all other basic human rights. They are excluded from the very definition of the ‘Jewish state’, and have virtually no influence on the laws, or political, social and economic policies. Hence, their similarity to the black South Africans [under apartheid].” (The Guardian, 25 May 2005)

        Shlomo Gazit, retired IDF Major General: “[Israel’s] legal system that enforces the law in a discriminatory way on the basis of national identity, is actually maintaining an apartheid regime.” (Haaretz, July 19, 2011)

        Israel is the only country in the world that differentiates between citizenship and nationality, i.e., “Israeli” nationality does not exist, only Jews and non-Jews, and each citizen carries an appropriate identity card. While the implications of this absurdity for discrimination and racism against non-Jews are obvious, it has been upheld by Israel’s Supreme Court.

        The effect of Israel’s blatantly racist “Citizenship Law” and more than fifty other restrictions Arab citizens have to endure is well expressed by writer and Knesset member, Ahmed Tibi, “…dutifully defining the state [of Israel] as ‘Jewish and democratic,’ ignores the fact that in practice ‘democratic’ refers to Jews, and the Arabs are nothing more than citizens without citizenship.” (Ma’ariv, 1.6.2005)

        Nor should we forget “Israel’s” recently passed racist “Jewish nation state law.”

      • Misterioso
        Misterioso on May 15, 2019, 10:54 am

        @DaBakr

        BTW:

        https://www.juancole.com/2019/05/anniversary-expulsion-palestinians.html

        “On 71st Anniversary of Great Expulsion, Palestinians have Grown to 13.1 Million” Informed Comment, May 14/19, Maan News Agency.

        BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — “Despite the displacement of more than 800,000 Palestinians following the 1948 Nakba or “catastrophe” and the displacement of more than 200,000 Palestinians after the 1967 war, the Palestinian world population totaled 13.1 million by the end of 2018, which means that the number of Palestinians in the world has doubled more than nine times since the events of the 1948 Nakba, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said on Monday.

        “Marking the 71st Nakba anniversary, which coincides on May 15th, PCBS said more than half of the Palestinian population live in historic Palestine by the end of 2018 where their number reached 6.48 million, 1.57 million of them live in the territories occupied in 1948 currently called Israel, 2.95 million in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, and around 1.96 million in the Gaza Strip.

        “The data showed that 49% of the Palestinian population lives in historic Palestine where Jews constitute 51% at the end of 2018.

        “On May 15th, the 1948 Nakba or ‘catastrophe’ will be commemorated for the 71st year, re-focusing the world’s attention on the 750,000 Palestinians displaced during and after the establishment of the state of Israel, and the more than five million Palestinians who remain refugees as they wait to return to their lands in Israel.

        “Records of the United Nations Relief and Work Agency in the Near East (UNRWA) reported on January 1st 2018 that the total number of Palestinian refugees was 6.02 million, 28.4% of whom live in 58 camps (10 in Jordan, nine in Syria, 12 in Lebanon, 19 in the West Bank and eight in Gaza).”

        Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3v6VHFm338&feature=youtu.be

        “What does Nakba Day symbolize for Palestinians? Ines Olhagaray and Catherine Viette take us back to 1948 to tell us about the 1948 exodus.”

  4. bcg
    bcg on May 14, 2019, 6:42 pm

    “Israel Okays Major West Bank Settlement Roads, Seizing Large Tracts of Palestinian Land…
    Civil Administration approves two roads leading to isolated settlements, in a move activists say is ‘part of the government’s ongoing surrendering to settlers’ demands’ ”

    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-okays-major-west-bank-roads-seizing-massive-tracts-of-palestinian-land-1.7223992

    But let’s keep in mind- it’s POSSIBLE that the Israeli electorate will reverse all this. Yes, peace is just around the corner!

    • eljay
      eljay on May 14, 2019, 7:26 pm

      || bcg: “Israel Okays Major West Bank Settlement Roads, Seizing Large Tracts of Palestinian Land…
      Civil Administration approves two roads leading to isolated settlements, in a move activists say is ‘part of the government’s ongoing surrendering to settlers’ demands’ ” … ||

      Those “settlers” are the strongest and fightingest of Boris’ “strong fighting Jews”. What can a “Jewish State” government do but surrender to them?!

  5. James Canning
    James Canning on May 15, 2019, 9:46 am

    This visa denial is truly pathetic.

  6. Marnie
    Marnie on May 15, 2019, 11:07 am

    the united states is as weak as this place. Denying visas – as if that’s going to stop her from being heard? Zionists and their enablers are incredibly stupid.

    • Lillian Rosengarten
      Lillian Rosengarten on May 15, 2019, 12:38 pm

      Shameful Israel. In addition, the US has become a fascist country run by lunatics. Israel’s continuous denigration and occupation of Palestinians needs to be completely stopped
      by those outside of the land of Insanity . How can this still continue as the world remains silent? Israel has created another Holocaust and a world of deniers among Israeli supporters.

      • edthespark
        edthespark on May 17, 2019, 6:09 pm

        She was denied a visa because the trump administration has said enough is enough.Camp david will not repeat

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