Comment: I have worked on the Palestinian/Zionist issue for about 45 years. I was head of US MI/IDF General Staff liaison for seven long, long years. I long ago gave up any hope that the two groups could live together in any sort of peace that is not simply acceptance by the Palestinians of a status as serfs of Israel. The basic problem is the unwillingness of either side to concede much of anything to “the other.” At the Miller Center at UVa I once was asked how complex an agreement to settle the issue would be. I responded that I could write it out on a couple of pieces of paper with a map attached, but that such an agreement would never be because there was no good will on either side. That remains my opinion.
The Trump era abandonment of long-standing efforts to achieve a two state solution solved nothing. Trump’s policy was so exaggerated and one sided that one can only ask if there are any people from New York City who are not Zionists. Trump obviously holds the Palestinians in contempt as loser enemies of his Jewish friends. He prefers people like the Saudi monsters who have not yet (in his mind) been shown to be the losers they really are. Ahhh! I forgot for a moment that they have now lost their asses to the little Yemeni hill men.
The assumption on the part of; the Trumpies, the neocon fools like Joltin’ Jack Keane, Sean Hannity, Brian Kilmeade and their like has been that the Palestinians could endlessly be abused and that they would in the end cringe and whine and that would be the end of the matter. The endless racist arrogance of the Zionist establishment has encouraged that belief. The arrogance is now manifest in the Israeli government public statement that the US should mind its own business in the present crisis.
Well, pilgrim turcopoles, the Zionists went too far this time. The police invasion of the al-Aqsa mosque was something analogous to an invasion by the Italian police in Vatican city. And then there are also the announced evictions of Palestinians resident from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in EAST Jerusalem.
I heard Elliot Abrams, the convicted felon say on the TeeVee today that the Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah are “squatters.” This is typical of him.
Are the Iranians helping the Palestinians? Probably.
These two things combined to demonstrate that the Palestinian “dogs” still have teeth. pl
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