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Jared Kushner taunts Palestinians because he wants them to reject his ‘peace plan’

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It is true that Jared Kushner’s father had to give Harvard a $2.5 million bribe to get him admitted there, but the younger Kushner isn’t actually stupid. The internet is abuzz with comment about Kushner’s interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, during which he disrespects Palestinians. As one commenter noted acidly on Twitter: “How to Negotiate A Peace Plan Step #1: Insult One of the Parties.”

In fact, Kushner is deliberately taunting the Palestinians because he wants them to reject the Trump/Netanyahu “peace plan.” In the interview, which has already been seen 1.9 million times, Kushner first says that the Palestinians “have a perfect track record of missing opportunities,” followed by a smirk. Then, a couple minutes later in case we missed the point, he repeats “ . . . they’ve screwed up every other opportunity that they’ve had in their existence.”

Kushner’s gibe is not original. Back in 1973, Abba Eban, the longtime Israeli foreign minister, said, “The Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” The insult has been a staple of Zionist discourse ever since, although it sounded more convincing in Eban’s cultured British South African voice than in Kushner’s monotonous flat tone. Maybe Kushner came across it in one of those 25 books he said he read to prepare his “peace agreement.”

If Kushner really wanted to reach a deal, he wouldn’t talk that way. But there’s a clue to his true intention, uncovered by Dylan Williams of J Street. It turns out that Kushner copied parts of his proposal nearly word for word from a book “by” Benjamin Netanyahu — a man who surely has never wanted to genuinely negotiate with the Palestinians. 

Once again, you can skip right past the New York Times and go straight to the independent Israeli newspaper Haaretz for the real explanation. Amir Tibon, a 31-year-old Israeli journalist, is not afraid to state squarely that the Trump/Netanyahu annexation plan “was written with the clear intention of getting the Palestinians to reject it.” The scheme’s real aim, Tibon says, “will lead to Israel gradually taking control over the entire West Bank.” 

So Jared Kushner’s anti-Palestinian nastiness is not an accident or a blunder. It’s just part of the annexation plan.

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Kushner said Palestinians, “should identify the areas they would like to improve and agree to negotiate with Israel”. If they do develop a counter, they’d best do it directly with Trump, not Israel. Important to keep him involved in details and keep it public. Trump wants a deal, Netanyahu doesn’t.

Israel already has control over the entire West bank and Gaza.

Sorry, Jared, This Time It’s Not the Palestinians Who Have ‘Screwed Up,’ It’s You
Haaretz, Jan. 29/20 by Elie Podeh

“When Jared Kushner on CNN accused the Palestinians of ‘screwing up another opportunity,’ he not only overlooked Israel’s own screw-ups, but entirely mischaracterized the Trump plan as an opportunity for peace.”

Not wanting to miss “taking that opportunity”, Kushner made the biggest and costliest blunder purchasing a billion dollar building, and found he bit more than he could chew, when he had to pay back the loan. In the end he took his expensive hat and went around the ME begging for help from wealthy Muslims, to pay it all back. Now he looks down on those he has backstabbed and those who have suffered under… Read more »

I borrowed this from someone with a few tweaks – jared kushner’s resting face is that of a cannibal after a light supper of liver and fava beans. His eyes and smirk say I will never stop because like Daddy, I can kill people without consequence because of the powers granted to me by Daddy because ivanka. She can too, but only in the process of making her voting machines, handbags and other trash that… Read more »