JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: A WRITER ASKS WHAT WE KNOW OF TRUMP’S PEACE PLAN – HERE’S EXACTLY WHY IT DOESN’T MATTER IF WE EVER LEARN MORE   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY YUMNA PATEL IN MONDOWEISS

 

“What we know about the American peace plan?”

 

The “peace plan” effort does seem a rather sick joke, just on its face, without knowing any details.

How can you have a “peace plan,” one involving two major parties, constructed virtually without consulting one of the parties?

And all of it being developed by Trump’s son-in-law, a man expert in none of the region’s history or affairs and who is a very close friend of the other party?

And the “plan” is constantly hyped by this most bizarre of Presidents, one who has yet to deliver on a single significant promise he ever made, but one who has delivered unwelcome loads of crass prejudice and favoritism.

A President who has already “given” Israel, for the financial enrichment his own campaign in the next election, a number of things that he was, in fact, in no legal position to give.

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Response to another comment:

The plan will likely formalize occupation-apartheid arrangements, attempting to give them a gloss of legality.

But why is any of it the business of the United States? It has no international legal status over the Palestinians, over their lands and way of life.

The United States has only a heavily biased relationship with the dominant party, the one who has occupied and abused the other for more than half a century.

How very arrogant America is, the tacit assumption here being that only American and Israeli law have any status. Of course, both these states, America and Israel, have displayed a complete disregard for the rule of law for decades.

But the millions of Palestinians are going nowhere.

No matter what double-dealing nonsense Israel has written down on paper, the Palestinians remain the key reality.

 

 

 

Posted April 28, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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