Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Covenant With Many

Donald Trump, Mahmoud Abbas call for start to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks - UPI.com UPI reports: "President Donald Trump called for a breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian relations after he met Tuesday in Bethlehem with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas announced he is ready to be Trump's partner in securing peace in the Middle East through establishment of a Palestinian state on land captured by Israel in 1967."

Comment:  The Palestinian con game in which the "moderate" Fatah negotiates for peace on behalf of the Palestinians while the Iran-backed militant group Hamas rules Gaza and rejects peace talks will eventually have to be shown for what it is and directly confronted. Few political leaders (like Trump today) are willing to do that and prefer to offer up the illusion that Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of Fatah, speaks for all Palestinians. It's difficult to see how that situation ends in anything except another war.

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