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In 1916, as World War I raged on, a British diplomat, Mark Sykes, met with his French counterpart from the Quai d’Orsay, Monsieur Picot, and signed an agreement to partition the Ottoman Empire once victory was achieved.

The heart of the Mideast – Palestine, Syria and Iraq – was divided between Britain and France. Italy and Russia were offered other Ottoman lands: southern Turkey was promised to Italy and Constantinople to Russia. All this was top secret but was later revealed by the Bolsheviks after their 1917 revolution.

We have not seen such an example of breathtaking cynicism and perfidy until this week when President Donald Trump unveiled his so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ as his final solution to the fate of the long-suffering Palestinians.

Standing next to Trump was Israel’s beaming Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who just got more land than his far-right, expansionist coalition had even dreamed of. It was not a coincidence that Trump had recently been accused of high crimes by the US House, while his buddy ‘Bibi’ had just been indicted for low crimes by Israel’s attorney general.

However, the real godfather in this historic theft was sitting almost unnoticed by media next to the presidential podium, looking very much the proverbial cat that swallowed the canary. Billionaire gambling mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife beamed as their ‘boys’, Trump and Bibi, proclaimed their newly configured Mideast.

Close by was Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a friend of the Netanyahu clan. Kushner’s father, Charles, served 14 months in federal prison for illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering. Such is the milieu from which real estate developer Trump emerged.

Under Trump’s ‘deal,’ Israel is to formally annex about 30% of the West Bank, the Arab area it conquered in the 1967 war. This will include all Jerusalem and an archipelago of Jewish settlements on the West Bank that were implanted to thwart any possible creation of a viable Palestinian state.

Israel will control all borders of the resulting Palestinian entity, a patchwork of feeble, isolated South-African apartheid Bantustans with no airports, no control over its airspace or maritime borders – and no interest in its increasingly important offshore energy resources. Israel gets most of the West Bank’s useful farmland and water resources. Palestinians are left with scrub, sand and some goats.

Palestinian’s claim of a right of return for their 5 million refugees scattered around Israel’s borders will be forever rejected. Israel’s right wing says there is no room for any Palestinians, though room was found in previous years for one million Russians, Jews and non-Jews. More are hoped for if Vladimir Putin gives the green light. All attempts by Palestine to seek remedies from the International Court of Justice will be quashed.


The rich oil Arabs of the Gulf and Saudi Arabia will be asked to buy off Palestinian refugees. They have stabbed the Palestinians in the back. Deeply fearful of Iran, these kleptomaniac Arab monarchies have thrown themselves at Trump’s feet and are kowtowing to Israel’s far right. Israel has achieved a brilliant victory by enlisting the oil Arabs on its side and presiding over the deep split in Palestinian ranks between the PLO and Hamas.

The Greater Israel crowd in the US has almost total control of America’s Senate. This is mainly thanks to Adelson’s donations of over \$100 million to the Republicans and relentless support from pro-Israel media like Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, NBC and Hollywood.

Add to this the unquestioning support of 80% of Evangelicals who make up a quarter of Republican voters. This cult believes that Christ will return once modern Israel attains its Biblical borders, and then Earth can be destroyed by fire and brimstone. Israel has cleverly exploited these credulous rustics who form Trump’s key electoral base. Trump is increasingly being compared to the Bible’s King David of Israel. That’s a long way from Queens, New York.

As they ask in my native New York City, “Is it good for the Jews?”, the answer is a resounding no! The Trump-Bibi theft of ancestral Arab lands condemns Arabs and Jews to another five decades of violence and hatred. The Promised Land was not supposed to be like this.

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  1. Alistair says:

    Although the future is bleak for the Palestinians, but the silver lining is that their adversary is the old tribal Jews,who had never been capable to build a nation of their own.

    At heart, “Jews are not a Nation but a Tribe”; scattered around the globe for their own mundane, selfish, short term tribal interests; they are unable to overcome their materialistic views of the world, unable to believing in humanity — as a result, they have always endured a “Second Class Citizen Status” among the host nations where ever they had managed to infiltrate — e.g. Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, and so forth — and we all know how that ended in those countries.

    Jews are unable to build their own nation, their historical demise is the hard evidence to that fact; Jews have been living a sort of semi- nomadic lifestyle since they have left Egypt almost 3000 years ago – they are one of the oldest people of the world; intelligent like fox but crocodile by nature; filthy rich, shrewd — they had always managed to get close to the power centers of the host nations – to manipulate the governing powers for their own tribal interests, and this time is no different.

    Yet, despite all their wealth, influence, and the power playing; Jews were unable to build their own nation; even the controversial state of Israel is only 75 years old while Jews have been around since 1400 BC — so one should wonder why this people had failed to create their own nation for the last three millennia — after all, “as formal states” most modern countries are barely 1000 years old; e.g. England, Belgium, Germany; most countries in the Eastern Europe; Hungary; Austria ; the Asian countries, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand; certainly the American continent, from Canada, USA, Central America, to Chile and Argentina — “as political entities”, all these countries are barely 500 years old and yet despite adversities, they all managed to build their own nations.

    So why Jews had failed to do the same over the last 3400 years ??? the answer may lie in the Jewish core values; they are too mundane, shortsighted, blinding the jews to see beyond their own immediate tribal needs — Jews are unable to sacrifice for greater causes beyond their own mundane – tribal needs.

    As such, the Jewish state of Israel will not last, it will follow the same fate as Rhodesia or South Africa did under the British rule; where White Europeans had either to leave the colonial lands or adapt to the new reality under the Black government rules – because Zionist are the occupiers, they are certainly not nation builders but a mundane tribe of shortsighted, second generation children of wealthy merchants – too busy to make quick profit at someone else’s loss, in the muddy waters.

    We’ve all heard the story of monkey and the crocodile; the same fate awaits the American political class who are trusting Zionists, because Jews are intelligent like Fox but Crocodiles by nature, they should not be trusted !!!

    For the Palestinians, the silver lining is that Jews had never been capable to stay and build a nation of their own; they have always moved on for better opportunities elsewhere and this time is no different, so it’s just a matter of time !!!

    • Replies: @Tom Verso
  2. Tom Verso says:

    “Jews are unable to build their own nation, their historical demise is the hard evidence to that fact; Jews have been living a sort of semi- nomadic lifestyle since they have left Egypt almost 3000 years ago …

    This is an interesting observation. At first glance, the response is: What do you mean ‘they are unable to build their own nation’? Clearly, they have built one in present day Israel.

    Yet on further thought … The Jews have NOT built their own nation. The nation of Israel has been built for the Jews … not by the Jews . Rather the State of Israel was built by the Christians of Western Civilization, and it will continue to exist as long as ‘The West’ wills it to exist.

    If and when the Christians of Western Civilization grow tired of the military and economic pain of Israel’s existence, and the moral transgressions of the Israelis … Israel will cease to exist as a Jewish state.

    The Palestinians are not going away and the Arab military power is ever growing. Israel lost profoundly the 2006 Lebanon 34 Day War. The Syrian Army is ever increasing its material strength and combat experience. Iran has missile technology. If the Gulf States decide that it is not in their best interest to support European Israel policies; that could very well be the end of Israel.

    The Jews are clearly aware of their absolute dependence on Western Christians. Hence the relentless assault, in the name of anti-Semitism, on any person or organization that has the temerity to criticize them.

    Consider the present article on Unz Review by and about Gilad Atzmon: “Zionist Terror in London”. Gilad reports on the Jewish campaign to stop him from playing a concert at a London Jazz Club, because of his published criticism of Israel and European-Jewish political behavior.

    The campaign against his performance has been so ferocious that Gilad cancelled it out of fear that the demonstrators would get violent.

    How weak are the Jewish people and the State of Israel, that a solo saxophone player can strike such fear in their hearts? How fragile is that State?

    Jewish political, financial and cultural influence on Western Civilization is enormous. That so few can have so much power and influence over so many is amazing. And yet the Jews know that all their wealth and power is ephemeral. Western Civilization can revert to its Christian cultural roots in a single day. And on that day, the existence of Israel will seriously be called into consideration.

    • Replies: @Alistair
  3. A123 says:

    in the 1920’s binding International Law divided Palestine into:
    — Muslim Palestine (~3/4 of the land)
    — Jewish Palestine (~1/4 if the land)


    Why are Muslims so immoral that 3/4 of the land is not enough?

    Peace will be hard to find as long as the descendants of Muslim colonists illegally occupy Jewish Palestinian lands (e.g. Judea and Samaria). Israel is taking simple rational steps to end the ‘false hope’ that Muslims will be able to steal Jewish land.

    Once the Muslim occupiers accept that their attempted theft has failed — They will be willing to look at other optioms. And, options do exist. There is plenty of land in Muslim Palestine for Muslim Palestinians to have a Right to Return to their East Bank ancestral lands.

    PEACE 😇

  4. in the 1920’s binding International Law divided Palestine into:
    — Muslim Palestine (~3/4 of the land)
    — Jewish Palestine (~1/4 if the land)

    Oh really? Just who decided that? Obviously not the people living in the region.

  5. Trump/Bibi/Adelson Buy the Senate

    I didn’t realize that AIPAC had put it up for sale.

    • Agree: Christophe GJ
  6. @A123

    Why are Muslims so immoral that 3/4 of the land is not enough?

    4/4 of those lands used to belong to the people who lived there and they weren’t Jews. Second, if the land is to be divided, why do the Jews become the whole coast while the other don’t become any coast? Isn’t this immoral? Why do Jordanians become so little water? Third, could we also say that the US is a country of the Christians and treat other people like The Country treats the Palestinians?

  7. Alistair says:
    @Tom Verso

    Arabs would have welcomed Jews if Zionists would have come to build a new nation together with the Palestinians — who wouldn’t want to; after all, Jews are very smart, well connected, and resourceful people, they could have helped to build Palestine as a new country with two prominent ethnicities; Jews and Arabs — such plan would have worked, and today Palestine would have been like Singapour of the Middle East — But of course, such plan required sacrifices from the both sides, and active power sharing; like the political system in the neighbouring Lebanon where three main ethnicities have been sharing the state’s power since the inception of the country.

    But unfortunately, the Zionist have come to Palestine with the preconceived plan for ethnic cleansing of Palestinian lands, and replacement of Arab population with the Eastern European Jews — who had been victimized by bigotry in Eastern Europe for centuries — these Jews were a group of poor people from ghettos of Eastern Europe, deeply wounded, highly complexed group of people who needed psychological treatment before heading to Palestine — they have come to eradicate Arabs from their ancestral homeland, and they did so under watchful eyes of the Western powers — and the rest is the history.

    • Replies: @turtle
  8. @A123

    Nice try, hasbarat. You low-rent “will shill for shekels” retards rely on public ignorance – which is a fine strategy in most places IRL, but on the internet it’s a poor choice of strategy outside of ‘conservative’ US-tard foci (e.g., FreeRepublic).

    The UN partition plan for Palestine was dated 1947 (A/RES/181(II) on 29 November 1947, often referred to as the ‘Green Line’ plan). It violated the self-determination clauses of the UN Charter, so it was invalid to begin with (as the Arab nations pointed out).

    It was adopted in violation of promises made by the British to the Arabs prior to Sykes-Picot and Balfour. That said, if there is any starting point in international law for the occupier-state (composed primarily of Eastern European hovel-dwellers, to begin with), it is A/RES/181(II).

    It looked like this ->

    It is worth noting that A/RES/181(II) was rejected by the Zionists, who also went on to violate the prohibition in the Resolution that required them to abstain from mistreatment of the indigenous population (especially forced relocation and ethnic cleansing).

    Irgun Zvai Leumi and Lehi (a.k.a. “Zionist al-Qa’eda” and “Zionist ISIS“, together the Founding Fathers of suicide terrorism) both publicly announced their rejection of A/RES/181(II).

    The map you have presented is some amateur mishmash confected by a zealot for a zealot audience – deliberately attempting to insert ‘Jewish‘ into the map when it did not – and does not – belong there.

    The ‘dagger’ was Mandatory Palestine, not “Jewish” Palestine as you misrepresent (with the flagrant dishonesty so common among your ilk).

    The 1921 proposed map looked like this: for those playing at home, the yellow-shaded region – roughly corresponding to the ‘dagger’ – is labelled “Boundary Palestine (Mandatory Area) ->

    The final borders of Mandatory Palestine were the result of British finagling in 1922 – the attempt to ‘reconcile’ the conflicting promises contained in the McMahon–Hussein exchange (1915-16), the Sykes-Picot Agreement (1916, kept secret until 1917), and the Balfour Declaration (1917).

    If you’re aware of how calendars work, you will note that McMahon-Hussein pre-dates both Sykes-Picot (which did not include the Arabs are participants to negotiations) or Balfour (likewise).

    Since the British and French were both occupiers of territory gained in the furtherance of armed conflict, they were obliged under international law as it stood at the time, to include the indigenes in negotiations regarding the disposition of occupied territory after hostilities ended. They did not do that – which is a crime against humanity for which the participants and their descendants should be expropriated and executed.

    The McMahon-Hussein exchange was the sine qua non of Allied victory in the region. It promised – unequivocally and unconditionally– Arab self-determination if the Arabs rose up against the Ottomans… which they did. But for the Arab Revolt, the Ottomans would not have been dislodged from the region.

    T.E. Lawrence understood that Sykes and Georges-Picot (both of whom he knew) intended to betray the Arabs. He was poised to voice his public dissent, when he was accidented and died. (This ties in nicely with Ron Unz’s recent retelling of the long history of Zionist assassinations… I would throw George Patton in there as another ‘possible’).

    You Eurotrash bottom-feeders used to use a talking point that “there was no such thing as Palestine (or Palestinians)”. Then you discovered that the internet is not as stupid as you thought. That has been quietly dropped, with this ‘Jewish Mandate’ horse-shit in its place.

    It’s a really bad strategy, because people who understand what has been done to the Arabs by the West, are constantly on the lookout for narrative changes by the vile propagandists of the welfare-recipients of Occupied Palestine.

    Expect Us.

    • Agree: Truth3
    • Replies: @A123
  9. turtle says:

    Arabs would have welcomed Jews if Zionists would have come to build a new nation together with the Palestinians

    Long ago, I read an interview with the man who founded the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), who said exactly that.

    He stated that if Jews wished to come and live in peace with the existing (native) inhabitants, they would be welcomed, and treated as neighbors. If, on the other hand, Jews wished to displace the locals and take the place over, there would be bloodshed.

    The Jews chose the latter course.
    He who sows the wind, reaps the whirlwind.
    The Jews have no one to blame but themselves.

    • Agree: Truth3
  10. renfro says:

    In unanimous vote the Arab League rejects Trump’s peace plan

    Huge diplomatic victory for Abbas and the PLO. Even states that attended the Trump/Bibi ceremony (UAE, Oman, Bahrain) are now on record as rejecting. Anything less would’ve allowed the admin to claim some Arab support. That’s no longer possible.

    The 22 members of the Arab League as of 2018 were Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen

  11. Realist says:

    The SCOTUS has passed down egregious decisions that abridge the First Amendment and show contempt for the concept of a representative democracy. Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.S. 1976 and exacerbated by continuing stupid SCOTUS decisions First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.
    These decisions have codified that money is free speech thereby giving entities of wealth and power almost total influence in elections.

    • Replies: @Crazy Horse
  12. A123 says:

    The length of your Jihadi deception screed is quite impressive. However, it also missed the point. Let me help your understanding of the TRUTH. Here is a very easy quiz for you.

    How many Muslims were in Palestine at the following dates:

    — 400 BC?
    — 200 BC?
    — 0 BC/AD?
    — 200 AD?
    — 400 AD?

    The correct answer is NONE. Violent Jihadi colonizers arrived ~600 AD to kill, rape, enslave, force conversions.

    Islam is not native to Palestine. Muslims are colonial occupiers.


    The UN partition plan for Palestine was dated 1947 (A/RES/181(II) on 29 November 1947, often referred to as the ‘Green Line’ plan). It violated the self-determination clauses of the UN Charter, so it was invalid to begin with (as the Arab nations pointed out).

    The UN is helpless, hapless, and hopeless:
    — It violated binding international law from the 1920’s when it stole Jewish land and gave it Muslim colonizers as a reward for Jihadi ethnic cleansing.
    — Today, UN facilities are used as terrorist combat bases and weapons depots. (1)

    The failed UN is a bad joke. It has created more wars, violence, and human rights abuses than it prevented. This absurd body should be abolished.

    There is some good news — Russia has recently joined the community of sovereign nations by recognising that Russian law is inherently superior to bogus UN gibberish that pretends to be law. More and more nations will ignore the UN as time goes by.

    PEACE 😇


  13. anon[387] • Disclaimer says:

    Hasbara outs himself again. Remember, this is the same guy who was agitating for war on Iran a few weeks ago. We now know his efforts were on behalf of the foreign nation of Israel. Don’t be fooled by these people. All they do is lie — about everything, all the time.

    • Thanks: Sya Beerens
  14. Crazy Horse says: • Website

    There’s A(sshole) 123 the Hasbera Clown piping up with his Winston Schmell perversion of “history” and showing his complete ignorance of geography.

  15. Crazy Horse says: • Website

    I totally agree. The latter precedent made bribery “free speech” instead of a crime.

    • Agree: Realist
  16. Truth3 says:

    Showing fiction drawn by a Jew after 2000…

    What a fucking sophist you are.

  17. Israel is a welfare queen, addicted to American largesse which, in case you haven’t noticed, the natives are beginning to grumble over. Soon, despite all Jewish money and screams of ‘anti-semite’ from the likes of pedo Dershotwitz, Americans will demand and receive an end to this incredible scam perpetuated on them by liars and collaborators, I mean, jews and politicians.
    When the money ends will probably be the same time that Iran will be unconstrained. I have my money on the Arabs and the Persians. The Israelis are too cowardly to fight and will beg everyone and anyone for a passport. A trickle will become a stream. Russia will take a million or so. America maybe 2, unless the natives are adamant and slam the door. As for the rest, well….they did buy land in Patagonia and got their hooks into ukraine. Still, it will be a desperate scramble.

    • Agree: Sya Beerens
  18. The anti Arab/Muslim propaganda 24/7 world wide is a multi billion dollar industry

    24/7 earplugs keeps me sane

  19. @A123

    3000 bc Palestinian jews


    Palestinian/Christians/Muslims/bookworm whatever

    2020 “Palestinians aren’t the jews”

    That’s not how it works with labels

  20. @A123

    Jihad IS a name for girls it means


    Which is a Jihad in itself

  21. @A123

    lol, soon ISISraHELL will die a death of a thousand cuts. Every war waged for the Impostors who claim they are the Biblical Israelites has failed. 18-years of war against the Islamic Civilization for ISISraHELL by the so-called superpowers of the world has failed. ISISraHELL Is the only Perverted Apartheid Terror State In the so-called middle east that has a “GAY-PARADE” This is not Biblical Israel it is hell on earth. The Prophets-(PBUT-ALL) predicted this would happen to these traitors of “GOD”

  22. I emerged from hibernation in 2016 to vote for Trump (I sat out the ’04, ’08, and ’12 elections). Hillary Clinton, that chickenhawk neocon, that pantsuited harridan? I had to vote for Trump. Shit, I would have voted for the Hunchback of Notre Dame over Clinton.

    Now that we’ve had three years of Trump on display, I’m disillusioned with our Chief Executive, largely for reasons of foreign policy. He’s unjustifiably belligerent toward Iran, and he’s handing over the store to Israel. He’s under the sway of AIPAC, that cretin Adelson, and his scummy son-in-law.

    I just might sit this one out, too.

    • Replies: @Alistair
  23. Alistair says:
    @Orville H. Larson

    “if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it’s a duck”
    President Trump is Zionist by default; his entire family are Jewish-Zionists, and he’s been sponsored by the most powerful Zionist leaders. so, he is a Zionist by default. pure and simple. he’s a duck !!!

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