“First… the UK can fuck right off! 😀 The most pathetic, bizarre, and deranged society on the planet! Essentially one big cult of stalkers, paedophiles, and mentally unstable individuals who want nothing to do with reality! 😀
They have no intelligence agency… they have an institution of make believe La La Land bullshit… … and the British people are content to live in their bizarre fantasy world cult…
BUT THAT MEANS THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO SAY IN ANYTHING ON THE GLOBAL STAGE IN THE 21ST CENTURY!
UK charities: Deal of the century ‘serious attack’ on Palestinians
Anyway… IN THE REAL WORLD!
The Palestinian Arabs will reject it…
Why are the Palestinians so opposed to the ‘Deal of the Century’?
The collapse of the Palestinian Authority?
What some of us are worried about, is a repeat of the 1970’s, when Palestinian Arabs resorted to global terrorism and targeted assassinations (hijackings, bombings, hostage taking etc)… targeting global events that get the eyes and ears of the world… and that the cause gets political, ideological, financial and logistical support from an array of Leftist Marxist Governments, Guerrilla movements, Arab nations, Iran… it gets support from Leftist intellectual figures, Universities and organisations…. anyone with anti-American, Anti-Israeli, Anti Zionist or anti-Semitic ideologies…
In general… the Palestinian cause gains global support and sympathy.
And what about China? WHY DOES EVERYONE THINK YOU CAN IGNORE 1.4 BILLION PEOPLE WHO ARE SET TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD! A communist state, which supports Iran, and Syria…
Will China abandon the Palestinians?
Why are the Palestinians so opposed to the ‘Deal of the Century’?
There are many reasons the Palestinian Arabs oppose Trump’s initiative, but a central one is that Iran stands behind Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and the Islamic Republic opposes any agreement that puts an end to hostilities with Israel.
Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 22/05/19 16:51 | updated: 16:35
Dr. Mordechai Kedar
Dr. Mordechai Kedar is a senior lecturer in the Department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University. He served in IDF Military Intelligence for 25 years, specializing in Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the Syrian domestic arena. Thoroughly familiar with Arab media in real time, he is frequently interviewed on the various news programs in Israel.More from the author ►
When US President Donald Trump began talking about his “Deal of the Century,” Palestinian Arabs responded with vociferous opposition before hearing a single word of its contents. The question is why? And the answers are numerous.
The main and most fundamental reason is that both the leading Palestinian organizations, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), cannot – and therefore will not – be part of any deal that legitimizes Israel’s existence in the land of the Jewish people.
The PLO’s main considerations are nationalistic. It claims that “Falestin” belongs solely to the Arab nation and the Palestinian people as an inseparable part of the Arab Middle East. There is no way the Arab nation and Palestinian people will give up their land to the Jews who are not – at least, according to the Arab viewpoint – a nation, but a set of communities belonging to whatever countries they left to come to Israel over the last 130 years.
Hamas opposes Israel’s very existence due to that organization’s religious-Islamic approach which believes that Judaism is extinct (“din batel”), the Jews having been ejected by Allah to an exile where they must remain until their conversion to Islam.
According to the Islamist approach, “The Land of Falestin” is an Islamic trust, sacred to the Islamic nation. There is no way it can be removed from under Islam’s wings and handed over to another religion – which has lost its validity in any case.
In addition, according to Islamic tenets, Jews must live under Islamic patronage, as dhimmi, lacking any rights to a state, sovereignty, government, army or police. According to this Islamic viewpoint, Trump\s deal cannot be accepted because it grants Israel the right to exist as a Jewish national homeland.
The Palestinian Arabs believe that Trump disqualified himself from having the right to express an opinion on the conflict from the moment he took a pro-Israel and anti-Palestinian stance on the two crucial points of the Palestinian narrative: Jerusalem and the “refugees”.
Both the PLO and Hamas agree that eastern Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount, must be the capital of a Palestinian state in order to keep it from being part of a Jewish state, although the city was never the capital of any Arab or Islamic national entity.
They demand Jerusalem because they understand that there is no Zionism without Zion, and that the best way to sow despair among the Jews is to take away their historic capital, Jerusalem. That is why they, and the only too eager to assist them Arabs and Muslims, spend many millions on efforts to emphasize and hold on to
They demand Jerusalem because they understand that there is no Zionism without Zion, and that the best way to sow despair among the Jews is to take away their historic capital, Jerusalem.
Jerusalem’s centrality in the struggle against Israel. They do this because most of the world does not yet recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish State or as being under Israeli sovereignty, so that issue is “a weak link” that can be broken if it is hit repeatedly. When, despite this approach, Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, thereby authorizing the existence of a state for the Jewish people, that made him unfit to serve as an honest broker in Palestinian, Arab and Muslim eyes.
Another painful problem is the 1948 Palestinian Arab refugees. This is the main issue for the refugees who still dream of returning to Israel to live and are not interested in any Palestinian State. The fact that a large portion of them are not originally from Palestine is of no significance to them, because the Arab states, PLO, Hamas, international organizations such as UNRWA and those countries who have been funding them for decades, have also served to keep alive the hope of returning one day to their non-existent homes and villages The refugee ethos is central to the Palestinian experience but Trump actually had the courage to reduce American support for these delusions. This, too. casts a pall over Trump’s legitimacy as someone trying to solve the Palestinian problem.
Another serious flaw in the “Deal of the Century” is that it involves additional Arab countries such as Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Emirates. This is totally unacceptable to Palestinian Arab spokesmen because years ago, Arafat established the rule that “independence is a Palestinian decision,” meaning that the Palestinians are the only ones allowed to decide on their own destiny and future. That is why Arafat was opposed to the Palestinian chapter in the 1978 Camp David Accords agreed to by Begin and Sadat after Jimmy Carter exerted considerable pressure on the two. The Palestinians are opposed on principle to any Arab interference in their affairs – and certainly to their affairs being an issue in an agreement between Egypt and Israel. They saw Sadat as a traitor to the Palestinian cause first because he dared to deal with their problem without authority or permission to do so, and second, because he agreed to peace with Israel without solving the Palestinian problem to their satisfaction.
Trump\’s “Deal of the Century” includes the involvement of other Arab states, and the Palestinians fear a situation where those states and Israel agree on something to which the Palestinians are opposed, leading to the strengthening of Israel’s position in the Arab world. This could lead to rapport between Israel and these states, in an attempt to isolate the “recalcitrant” Palestinians and pressure them to agree to sign things against their interests and positions.
It has recently been made public that the Trump administration is planning a conference in Bahrain to deal with economic aspects of the “Deal of the Century”. PLO spokesmen are up in arms because, in their opinion, dealing with the economic issues before solving all the other problems – Jerusalem, the refugees, borders, Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, water, sovereignty –are a result of the American conception that money, work and economic development can solve everything. In their view, all the unaddressed problems must be solved to their complete satisfaction before dealing with economic issues. They call the other problems “axioms” which cannot be bypassed or solved by economic means.
It is important to remember that Iran stands behind Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and that the Islamic Republic opposes any agreement that puts an end to hostilities with Israel. These two organizations fan the flames of struggle with Israel whenever they feel it is necessary, and Israel has neither the political nor public will to enter into negotiations while rockets are being launched at it from Gaza. That is how the two organizations can manage to stymie any progress in negotiations meant to advance the “Deal of the Century” – and that is why its chances of success are not particularly sanguine.
Even if the Israel government and its citizenry accept the “Deal of the Century,” that act will have little significance because the probability that the Palestinian side accepts it is minimal. Nevertheless, it is extremely important that Israel refrain from announcing any territorial or other concessions until the other side signs a permanent peace agreement and ends its claims against Israel. Any unilateral Israeli concessions will be remembered forever and taken for granted, placing the starting position of possible future negotiations past the point where Israel conceded something in the “Deal of the Century”, even if that deal never reaches fruition.
These and other reasons mean that the “Deal of the Century” will in all probability be consigned to the shelf where numerous other “Peace Plans” gather dust, despite the good and pure intentions of those suggesting them from the year 1947 (The Partition Plan) up to the present.
There is a verse in the Koran saying: “Allah is on the side of those who are patient,” and Israel’s neighbors have a good deal of patience. They are prepared to wait and wait until the opportunity for them to destroy Israel arrives, so why bother granting peace to the Jewish State?
Written in Hebrew for Arutz Sheva, translated by Op-ed Editor Rochel Sylvetsky
Egypt’s Mubarak: ‘Deal of the century’ will lead to an explosion
“Any solution imposed on the region based on the imbalance of power will not last.”
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak seeing in this file photo from 2011. (photo credit: REUTERS)
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has warned against US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century,” warning in an interview that it could lead to more instability and violence in the region.
“I am an optimist by nature but my general view on this issue is not optimistic,” Mubarak said in an interview with the Kuwaiti daily Al-Anba. “Any solution that would be imposed on the region based on the imbalance of power will not last, and will remain a temporary solution that could explode at any moment.”
While Mubarak said what he knows of the deal has come from media reports, the current situation builds on three main points of contention: the transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and the continued expansion of settlements in the West Bank.
Those issues, he said, are the groundwork being laid by Israel and the United States towards other unilateral decisions to be taken without consultations with Palestinian officials.
According to the former Egyptian strongman, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked for his approval to give Gazans part of the northern Sinai Peninsula for a new Palestinian state in late 2010. Mubarak said he refused the proposal, and told Netanyahu that such an idea would cause a war to break out between Egypt and Israel. The two countries signed a peace treaty in 1979.
“He wants to separate Gaza from the West Bank, and he was talking to me about this issue. He visited me in late 2010, and he asked if the Palestinians in Gaza were able to take over part of the Sinai. I told him, forget what you are doing,” he said.
“Netanyahu, I know him very well. He also knows me, and knows my frankness with him. He does not want a two-state solution for the sake of peace,” he added.
Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner revealed that the Trump administration is planning to publish “Deal of the Century’ following the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the Eid al-Fitr holiday which ends on June 5.
“The Palestinian people, along with all people in the Middle East, deserve a future with dignity and the opportunity to better their lives. Economic progress can only be achieved with a solid economic vision, and if the core political issues are resolved. We look forward to presenting our vision on ways to bridge the core political issues very soon,” Kushner said.
The economic part of plan will be revealed on June 25 in Bahrain during an international conference, the White House announced Sunday. It is unclear when the political part of the plan will be released.
But Mubarak challenged Trump’s plan, saying that “the attempt to impose unjust solutions on the Palestinian people will not lead to any kind of peace or cooperation. On the contrary, the situation may explode at any given moment.
“If all the people who are on the ground today undermine the two-state solution, what is the alternative? What is the political horizon? Projects, investments and cooperation? But what is the political path?”
Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for 30 years, was overthrown in the Arab Spring popular uprising in January 2011 and sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the death of civilian protesters. He and his sons were released after the Egyptian courts acquitted him of all charges after the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi in July 2013.
Morsi was ousted by then army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who some say has installed a regime more repressive than Mubarak’s, where no protests or criticism of the state are permitted. Arbitrary arrests and mysterious disappearances have crushed all opposition to Sisi’s regime.
Sisi was elected with almost 97% of the vote. But those elections were boycotted by the Muslim Brotherhood and secular dissidents. Today the 100 million Egyptians are increasingly frustrated with his rule, especially the country’s deepening economic crisis and the increasingly brazen attacks by jihadists, mostly in the Sinai Peninsula but also in and around Cairo. Most recently, on Sunday a roadside bomb hit a bus carrying South African tourists near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17 people including tourists.
Under Sisi’s rule security cooperation between Egypt and Israel has reached unprecedented levels, and Sisi is seen by both the Israelis and Palestinians as an honest broker for the now dormant peace talks.
Gadi Eisenkot, who left army just four months ago, reportedly tells Jason Greenblatt that uprising in ‘volatile’ region could take five years to quell
By TOI staff 12 May 2019, 10:35 pm
Former IDF chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot, right, is interviewed by Amos Yadlin at the Institute for National Security Studies annual conference in Tel Aviv on January 27, 2019. (INSS)
Former IDF chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot warned US President Donald Trump’s top negotiator for Israeli-Palestinian peace to consider the “volatile” situation in the West Bank before releasing the White House’s peace plan, Channel 13 news reported on Sunday.
The network said the meeting between Eisenkot and Jason Greenblatt took place last Tuesday in Washington. A number of experts on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process also sat in on the meeting, among them veteran negotiators of peace efforts during past administrations.
“The situation in the West Bank is sensitive and volatile,” Eisenkot was quoted as saying, pointing to US aid cuts and the Palestinian Authority’s mounting economic woes.
“The West Bank is likely to ignite before, during, or after the presentation of the American peace plan. You must factor this into your considerations,” Eisenkot reportedly continued. “From the moment this genie is let out of the bottle, it will take five years to put it back.”
Eisenkot said that, regardless of whether the Trump plan is rolled out, the US should take steps to stabilize the situation in the West Bank, noting that it would be “win-win for both sides.” Among his recommendations were restoring US funding for the Palestinian Authority security apparatus, and finding ways to improve the economic situation, infrastructure, and education in the West Bank.
Greenblatt replied that Washington is aware of the dangers, sources present at the meeting told the network.
Jason Greenblatt, left, meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to Jerusalem, March 13, 2017. (Government Press Office)
Eisenkot, whose term as IDF chief ended in mid-January, was reported to have issued similar warnings while still in uniform.
The White House has said that it will release its proposal, dubbed by Trump as the “deal of the century,” after a new Israeli government is formed and the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in early June. The plan is expected to be rejected by the Palestinians, who have boycotted the Trump administration over its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017 and its perceived pro-Israel bias.
Trump’s senior White House adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has indicated that the peace plan will address all the core “final status” issues and serve as a detailed “starting point” for resolving the conflict. He has also indicated that it will not provide for a two-state solution — the traditional basis for attempts to resolve the conflict.
On Sunday evening, Channel 12 reported the Trump administration’s peace proposal will provide for all Israeli settlements in the West Bank to remain under Israeli rule in any permanent accord, and that Washington will not oppose the extension of Israeli law to the communities.
Some 400,000 Israeli Jews live in West Bank settlements, and the Trump plan will recognize that all those Israeli-settled areas “will remain in Israeli hands under a permanent accord,” the report said.
In the run up to last month’s elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised several times to variously “apply Israeli sovereignty” and/or “extend Israeli law” to all the settlements, and said he hoped he would be able to do so with American support. Sunday’s TV report said that were Israel to extend Israeli law to all the settlements, the US “won’t oppose, or will be okay with, or won’t make a fuss about” such a move.
Having won the April elections, Netanyahu is now working to put together a multi-party coalition that is expected to include right-wing nationalist parties.