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President Donald Trump’s attempt to sell the Brooklyn Bridge to the Palestinians – using Gulf Arab oil money – has so far been a resounding failure, as was widely predicted.

The so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ turned out to be a shabby swindle.

I watched Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, deliver the first part of his big deal to a bunch of tame Arab oil monarchs and assorted hangers-on. Kushner looked like a nervous sophomore taking a tough oral exam. There were no Palestinians or Israelis present. But Israel’s powerful American backers were watching from the sidelines as their ‘deal’ was enunciated.

Trump’s offer was pure New York City real estate hipper dipper. He would get the rich Gulf Arab states, all of them American protectorates, to offer some $60 billion in payments, credits, loans and other financial inducements to the Palestinian Authority – but nothing to the democratically elected Hamas government in the open-air prison of Gaza that holds two million Palestinian refugees.

The $60 million would be a payoff to the US-managed Palestinian leadership of Mohammed Abbas, another US pawn, to give up the PLO’s rights to most of the West Bank so Israel can annex it, as Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu just vowed. This follows Israel’s annexation of Syria’s Golan Heights and growing US recognition of Israel’s claim to all of Jerusalem.

In other words, Israel hopes to gain most or all of the West Bank and Jerusalem by getting the rich but dim Gulf Arabs and Saudi Arabia to pay the proposed bribe money. The US and Israel will more or less divvy up the central Mideast. Just this week, the director of Israel’s Mossad said that his spy agency had played a key role in bringing the Arab oil monarchs into alliance with Israel.

Egypt, the leading Arab military power, has been bought off with Saudi money and US protection. The military dictatorship in Cairo is, in fact, acting as a co-jailer of the Palestinians of Gaza.

Turkey, long a supporter of Palestinian rights, has suffered US-backed coup attempts and intense economic warfare orchestrated from Washington that have left it destabilized and weakened.

If the tragicomical ‘Deal of the Century’ were to actually come to pass, what will become of the Palestinians, sold down the river by their Arab oil brothers? The Trump administration has not yet specified the details. The unwritten hope is that the two million Palestinians in the Gaza hellhole will remain there, locked up by Israel and Egypt.

The three million plus Palestinians on the West Bank – which is slated for Israeli occupation – will be `encouraged’ to decamp to other inhospitable Arab countries or simply driven into neighboring Jordan, 60% of whose population are already of Palestinian origin. Israeli rightists are fond of claiming that Jordan is really the true Palestinian state.

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But Israel’s Arab neighbors, notably Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, as well as Jordan, already have large numbers of Palestinian refugees and don’t want any more. Kuwait expelled 400,000 Palestinian refugees during the wars of 2001/2003. Israel, which drove the original Palestinian refugees from their homes, insists it will never take back these Arabs.

Meanwhile, no one in Washington seems to have bothered talking to the Palestinians, aside from a few quislings and yes-men. Palestinians totally reject the Trump-Kushner proposal. They have always looked on the Saudis and Gulf Arabs as traitors and back-stabbers. Young Mr. Kushner has not begun to understand these complexities.

This whole ‘peace deal’ is a big smokescreen to cover Israeli land expansion and more ethnic cleansing. Many thoughtful Israelis are dismayed by their far right-wing government’s expansionist plans, seeing nothing but more troubles and violence ahead.

In Trump’s world, almost everything can be bought. What he can’t buy directly, his mentor casino billionaire Adelson can. Trump’s real Mideast mover and shaker is Mr. Greater Israel Adelson, not junior Kushner.

 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: Donald Trump, Gaza, Israel/Palestine 
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  1. Alistair says:

    “Kushner looked like a nervous sophomore taking a tough oral exam” or rather a tough colonoscopy.

    Nothing has really changed in the Zionists approach to settlement on Palestinian lands; in early years of 1900’s, the “International Zionist Tribe” has approached the Ottoman Empire with a similar offer to purchase Palestinian lands for the Jews exclusive settlement, that offer was rejected then as it did now – yet, the “International Zionist Tribe” keeps repeating the same approach and expecting a different result; it’s insane.

    Kushner should be getting his colonoscopy at a local hospital in New York where he is most familiar.

  2. Alistair says:

    “Kushner looked like a nervous sophomore taking a tough oral exam” or rather a tough colonoscopy.

    Nothing has changed in the Zionists approach to settlement on Palestinian lands; in early years of 1900’s, the “International Zionist Tribe” has approached the Ottoman Empire with a similar offer to purchase Palestinian lands for the Jews exclusive settlement, that offer was rejected then as it did now. Yet, the “International Zionist Tribe” keeps repeating the same approach and expecting a different result, it’s insane.

    Kushner should be getting his colonoscopy at a local hospital in New York where he is most familiar with.

  3. Egypt, the leading Arab military power, has been bought off with Saudi money and US protection

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    Saudi money? Since 1979, the US tax payers have shipped Egypt at least $52 billion in military aid plus another $25 billion in other aid. The military aid is the bribe we pay Egypt as part of Carter’s Camp David Accords. Honestly, I wouldn’t pay 50 cents to keep Egypt from attacking Israel.

    • Replies: @MartinAlaskan
  4. My solutions:
    Send Jared Kushner and Ivanka back to New York City.
    Have Egypt annex the Gaza Strip (and crush Hamas).
    Jordan is the new Palestine.
    Israeli desalinization plants to refill the Dead Sea, grow food crops and orchards in Jordan.
    Israel annexes the West Bank and Palestine.

    • Replies: @Angharad
  5. Angharad says:
    @Larry Holmgren

    How about round up all the Jews in the world and send them to Madagascar?

    Then missile Madagascar.

  6. anon19 says:

    So what is your answer Mr. Margolis? In any case, sans, its all powerful Jew lobby, this whole mess would mean nothing to America.

  7. Here’s the giveaway,

    “60% of whose population are already of Palestinian origin”

    There is no Palestine, how could anyone originate from there?

    • Replies: @Tsigantes
  8. Tsigantes says:
    @Angharad

    Why pick on beautiful Madagascar when Bikini Atoll is available and no one will miss it? Frankly the only solution to the Middle East’s problem – which is the fake and phoney Israel – is for Israel to leave.

    • Replies: @nsa
  9. Why is it that blogs like this are never printed or copied in main stream presses in the US or Canada?

    • Replies: @Proud_Srbin
    , @Moi
  10. Alistair says:
    @Angharad

    Bad idea; bombing Madagascar would be too devastating for the unique species living in that island — No, No, Madagascar is a bad, bad idea !!!

  11. Taras77 says:

    It is remarkable in a very bad way that the total airhead kushner is running around attempting to do nitenhahoo’s wishes.

    It is also remarkable in a very bad way that the barbie doll ivanka is trotted around g-20 and other world meetings as an alleged serious participant.

    But then again, this is the zionist trump administration where the only dictate is to do what israel demands and requires.

  12. Truth3 says:

    The Jews have been at War with Mankind for three millenia plus.

    They would have us all in the conditions of Palestinians, if they could. They will try.

    The only reason they win that war, is the failure of the rest of mankind to see them for what they are, and do the right thing… complete and total boycott. BDS on steroids. BDS on Fire. Nuclear BDS.

    Shun them completely. Refuse to sell to them, or buy from them. Do not allow them to control your life, our country, the world.

    Do not allow them to control Congress by only voting for candidates that take a pledge to avoid them completely. Same for President, Governor, Mayor, Legislatures, Sheriffs, School Boards, Dog-catchers.

    Wear the Cross. Proudly. Out front. Those not wearing the Cross, shun completely.

    Either that… or World War IV.

  13. @Angharad

    Many years ago, I heard a speaker propose a solution for violent criminals, based of WWII POW camps in Canada. The POW camps were generally in extremely remote wooded areas in the Canadian North. They had no fences, and accessed only by a long mud track. The proposal was to build “prisons” consisting of bunkhouses and a cook house/dining hall in one of these remote areas, bring in the prisoners, and leave them to their own devices. The only “contact” would be a helicopter dropping supplies every week or two. All of their energy would be spent on surviving.
    There were few, if any POWs that escaped. Not because there were a lot of guards, rather escaping into the woods, a 3-4 day trek from any other population, meant being swarmed by mosquitoes, black, flies, deer flies, horse flies, wood ticks and more, for 4-5 months of the year, and facing 5 month winters with temperatures where on many days, bare skin freezes in less than 3 minutes. Most POW “escapees” were back the next day.
    I’m not advocating for Northern Canada. I think Antarctica with the proposed prison setup as above, would be much better.

  14. I sure do miss America First.

  15. The US must purge all Zionists from its government (no easy matter since so many Evangelicals have fallen for the Christian Zionist fraud) and then make Israel an offer it can’t refuse: withdraw to your pre-1967 borders immediately or face a blockade and bombing campaign the likes of which the world has never seen.

    • Replies: @Barzini
    , @MarkU
  16. nsa says:
    @Tsigantes

    “…..is for israel to leave the ME……”
    Careful what you wish for. You want another 5 million greedy conniving jew aholes 0ver here working the system and bilking the pasantry?

    • Replies: @Alistair
    , @Tsigantes
  17. @Angharad

    I’ve always sloganed for; “Mars, a planet without a people for a people without a planet” as an option.

  18. @Greg Butler

    Citizens of these bastions of democracy and freedoms are fortunate that their rulers are protecting them from reality.
    Saving whales and raising taxes on serfs is far more important than being concerned about people refusing to be ruled by the chosen ones and those they purchased.

  19. Barzini says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    Could Israel defend its 1967 borders?

  20. >Kuwait expelled 400,000 Palestinian refugees
    >during the wars of 2001/2003.

    Nonsense. The mass expulsion of Palestinians from Kuwait occured in 1991, in the aftermath of the 1990 Iraq invasion of Kuwait. At least get your facts right.

    • Agree: MartinAlaskan
  21. The problem for future residents of a Jewish-only Israel will be living in a Jewish-only country. I understand that even now in Israel, every personal interaction is marked by aggression and anger. Being a jerk is OK as long as everyone else is not also a jerk.

  22. Alistair says:
    @nsa

    Six millions more of “Anti-Socials” like Jeffrey Epstein; Harvey Weinstein; Bernie Madoff and the types……no, thank you !!!

  23. Tsigantes says:
    @nsa

    Read more carefully! I suggested destination Bikini Atoll, an apt locale for the purported 400+ nukes too.

  24. Moi says:
    @Greg Butler

    Just look at who controls the media. Nuff said.

    • Replies: @anon19
  25. Turkey, long a supporter of Palestinian rights, has suffered US-backed coup attempts and intense economic warfare orchestrated from Washington that have left it destabilized and weakened.

    I found a reference to financial sanctions against two Turkish cabinet ministers. The 2016 coup was typically murky, homegrown fare for the region, and may or may not have had ties to the Pasha of the Poconos. I think the truth is more that the Turks have other priorities besides Palestine.

  26. Eighthman says:

    I don’t understand the lack of clarity on this endlessly debated issue. Or perhaps that obfuscation is a feature, not a glitch.

    What is the point of saying the two state solution is dead? Unless the Israelis go all Holocaust on Gaza, Hamas isn’t going away. And does Egypt reject the Gaza strip?

    Hamas suggested a hudna or long term truce. THAT should be the starting point. Freeze settlement building on the West Bank. Fund refugees in Arab lands to be integrated locally.

    Or – more radically – hire Dutch engineers to build out Gaza into the sea, dike-wise. Give Palestinians jobs in that and find Koranic justification for an equal land exchange.

    • Replies: @Didi
  27. MarkU says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    The US must purge all Zionists from its government

    Good luck with that. They have had the US by the balls since 1913 and now control every significant part of the US establishment.

  28. @Angharad

    How about airlifting all Palestinians to America and give each one $ 1 Million to get a new start in life over here since the U.S. has played a big role in making them refugees? The open borders crowd should love this plan.

  29. Didi says:
    @Eighthman

    The Dutch engineers gained land by diking and pumping an inland sea, the Zuiderzee. Not in the North Sea Your solution implies gaining land for the Palestinians in the Dead Sea!

  30. @Chris Mallory

    “Honestly, I wouldn’t pay 50 cents to keep Egypt from attacking Israel.”

    Neither would I.

    If Egypt is ever stupid enough to attack Israel the world will watch as the Egyptians (and any other Muslim country that wishes to join them), once again, get their asses kicked by the much smaller and always outnumbered Jewish State.

    American taxpayer money sent to the Muslim world is always a waste.

  31. anon19 says:
    @Moi

    The Media is controlled by Jews sport.

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