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Wed May 16, 2018, 10:03 AM

How can the U.S. broker peace between Israelis and Palestinians ...

How can the U.S. broker peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
when our U.N. Ambassador walks out of the U.N. Security Council meeting
as the Palestinian representative begins to speak ?

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Wed May 16, 2018, 10:05 AM

1. It can't.

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Wed May 16, 2018, 10:10 AM

2. They can't, and essentially said they have no desire to facilate any peace talks between Israel

and the Palestinians when they moved the embassy.

The reason past administrations held back from doing that was because it was a barginning chip. Thomas Friedman explains this very well:


"‘They’re laughing at him’: Thomas Friedman explains why Trump screwed up the Israel embassy deal
During a Tuesday conversation with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman said that President Donald Trump made a terrible deal, essentially giving away the farm, on any chance of Middle East peace.

Friedman explained that the Hamas violence and deaths seen in reaction to the embassy moving to Jerusalem were the radical Palestinian response, but he wondered what Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are doing to work with moderate Palestinians to achieve peace.


“What have the Israelis been doing with the good Palestinian leadership, [Palestinian President] Mahmoud Abbas,” he continued. “Where is the Israeli imaginative, peaceful creation? Neither Hamas or Bibi have any peaceful end on the table right now. It is a tragedy, two bald men fighting over a comb.”

Trump had promised peace in the Middle East, and assigned son-in-law Jared Kushner to achieve it. Yet, Friedman noted they’ve already bungled their shot at any kind of deal. He argued that Trump had a chance to make a deal for the embassy by demanding Israel give a little too. Friedman suggested the deal should be to “freeze all Israeli settlements in densely-populated areas in the West Bank, to preserve that zone for the two-state solution” in exchange for the new capital and embassy.

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/theyre-laughing-thomas-friedman-explains-trump-screwed-israel-embassy-deal




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