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Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:41 PM

Jared Kushner: Palestinians Have Never Done Anything Right in Their Sad, Pathetic Lives



The First Son-In-Law
Jared Kushner: Palestinians Have Never Done Anything Right in Their Sad, Pathetic Lives
The first son-in-law has warned Palestinians not to “screw up this opportunity” at peace that he’s so graciously given to them.
By Bess Levin
January 29, 2020


Last June, more than two years after his father-in-law assigned him the task of bringing peace to the Middle East, Jared Kushner held a big kickoff conference in Bahrain to unveil the economic portion of his plan—and it did not go well. For starters, Palestinian leadership boycotted the entire event, which they felt was missing a few key details, such as, just as an example, a plan for control of the West Bank and Palestinian statehood. Kushner, ever the real estate agent, gave a speech in which he spoke of transforming the Gaza Strip into a tourist destination, failing to mention Israel and Egypt’s 12-year blockade of the Hamas-controlled territory, in addition to Israel’s 52-year-long occupation of the West Bank, which restricts trade and labor movements. When the Boy Prince of New Jersey touched on politics, it was to offer the savvy take that if everyone just stopped “doing terrorism,” it would “allow for much faster flow of goods and people.” Not surprisingly, the whole thing was panned by experts, one of whom described Kushner’s plan as “the Monty Python sketch of Israeli-Palestinian peace initiatives.” Undeterred, Kushner got on a call with Arab and Israeli reporters and, putting on his salesman cap, explained that his vision was 100% workable, if Palestinian leadership would stop being so “hysterical and stupid.”

Was this the greatest way to convince people to get on board? Probably not! Yet, incredibly, Kushner apparently thought it was exactly the right approach, and we know this because on Tuesday, after the White House unveiled its full vision for peace in the Middle East—which calls for no evacuation of settlements, limits Palestinian presence in Jerusalem, and includes no path to statehood beyond the vague mention of a “future State of Palestine”—he repeated it again, except this time he cranked the a-hole from a 12 to a 45.

Appearing on CNN, Kushner told Christiane Amanpour that critics of his plan—of which there are a comically huge number—must “divorce [themselves] from all of the history” and focus on the deal he has outlined for them. And speaking of history, Kushner posited that if this whole thing fails, it’s not going to be because a glorified slumlord somehow didn’t get it right, but because Palestinians are morons who don’t know what’s good for them. Sayeth Kushner:

You have 5 million Palestinians who are really trapped because of bad leadership. So what we’ve done is we’ve created an opportunity for their leadership to either seize or not. If they screw up this opportunity—which again, they have a perfect track record of missing opportunities—if they screw this up, I think they will have a very hard time looking the international community in the face, saying they are victims, saying they have rights. This is a great deal for them if they come to the table and negotiate I think they can get something excellent...

The Palestinian leadership have to ask themselves a question: Do they want to have a state? Do they want to have a better life? If they do, we have created a framework for them to have it and we’re going to treat them in a very respectful manner. If they don’t, then they’re going to screw up another opportunity like they’ve screwed up every other opportunity that they’ve ever had in their existence.


Don’t worry, there’s footage of Kushner making this statement so it can be played back for all eternity:



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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/01/jared-kushner-peace-plan-palestinians

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Reply Jared Kushner: Palestinians Have Never Done Anything Right in Their Sad, Pathetic Lives (Original post)
babylonsister Jan 29 OP
eleny Jan 29 #1
Aristus Jan 29 #2
Bettie Jan 29 #11
calguy Jan 29 #3
Liberalhammer Jan 29 #4
lapfog_1 Jan 29 #5
Volaris Jan 29 #13
lapfog_1 Jan 29 #15
Volaris Jan 29 #19
underpants Jan 29 #6
Docreed2003 Jan 29 #7
unblock Jan 29 #8
maryellen99 Jan 29 #9
moondust Jan 29 #10
hlthe2b Jan 29 #16
smirkymonkey Jan 29 #12
Martin Eden Jan 29 #14
bronxiteforever Jan 29 #17
lunatica Jan 29 #18
Hortensis Jan 29 #20
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:44 PM

1. Way to go, Jared - you shithead

Jared the dis-organizer.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:47 PM

2. "You just CAN, okay?!?" says the rich kid who has never had to work or think in his life.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:59 PM

11. He has probably never even spoken to

a not-rich person who wasn't a servant. He has no idea what life is like for anyone outside his little bubble.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:48 PM

3. Obviously Jared hasn't read the book,

 

"How to Win Friends and Influence People"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:48 PM

4. Its not a peace plan

It's a giveaway to the Israeli Israeli supremacists.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:50 PM

5. if by "state" he means the

open air prison that is Gaza...

then yes, what a "great" opportunity!!!

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:03 PM

13. Sigh.. at this point, cant the united nations pool some cash, buy some empty land in the

Middle East, and just GIVE these people their own nation to live in?

I'm not dumb it would cost a couple trillion dollars to get it off the ground, but still...gotta be easier than what we've been doing for half a century n getting nowhere fast with it...

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Response to Volaris (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:05 PM

15. You have to find land there that grows something

a nation without any agriculture is not a nation.

( unless they can become a money haven or something )

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:12 PM

19. The infrastructure wouldn't be cheap, no...but..

If you can find a way to pump water from the coastline you bought to a desalination plant and a massive indoor greenhouse you've built, it seems like it would be at least possible to feed a small nation with green tech n the like..

I know, I know, my heads in the clouds again.

But still...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:51 PM

6. Prince Andrew facepalms this interview

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:51 PM

7. Ugh...Mr Unqualified, Conflict of interest, can't get a security clearance says what?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:52 PM

8. them's some fine diplomacy skills right there.

"nailed it!"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:56 PM

9. Seth Abramson tweeted last spring that Jared's meddling in the ME will be the cause of WW3 nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:58 PM

10. Maximum arrogance.

"I and only I, a Jew, know what's best for those powerless Arabs who have had and continue to have their land illegally usurped and their human rights abused by a nuclear-armed neighbor led by an indicted, power-hungry, Jewish strongman."

"And don't you forget it!"

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Response to moondust (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:06 PM

16. +++

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:03 PM

12. He makes me sick.

He is supremely unqualified for this role and can only fuck it up like a Trump family member can. How dare he claim to assert that he knows how to solve this intractable issue with his inexperience and scant knowledge. His arrogance is off the charts. What I wouldn't give to see Christiane cold-cock him and show him what a complete dolt he is.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:03 PM

14. Trumpian diplomacy

Dictate and insult.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:07 PM

17. Critics need to "Divorce from all of the history" Lol!

This admin is End Times Inc.

“Asked whether he thought Trump could be a modern-day Esther, saving the Jews from Iran, Pompeo replied, “As a Christian, I certainly believe that’s possible.” The secretary of state’s End Times beliefs made headlines again after the Soleimani killing, as meme-makers circulated a quote from a speech he made in a Kansas church in 2015. A few days after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, Pompeo said: “We will continue to fight these battles. It is a never-ending struggle. … until the Rapture.”

The State Department did not respond to questions about how Pompeo’s religious views may affect his foreign policy decisions. But it’s not hard to see how apocalyptic evangelicalism might be influencing the Trump administration as it seeks to mobilize the millions of evangelicals reached by televangelists and megachurch pastors preaching the End Times. The most blatant appeal to this constituency came when Trump made the controversial decision to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a long-desired goal of evangelicals who see it as fulfilling a biblical prophecy necessary in securing the Second Coming. What may be less obvious is how Trump’s disdain for international governing bodies like NATO also dovetails almost perfectly with End Times theology, whether he realizes it or not.

... The White House has hosted a steady stream of dominionists and NAR apostles since Trump took office, including Lance Wallnau, author of God’s Chaos President. An evangelical leader with a consulting business in Dallas, Wallnau has become famous as one of the few evangelicals who accurately prophesied Trump’s election after receiving divine inspiration to read chapter 45 of the Book of Isaiah. That’s the story of King Cyrus, whom Wallnau and many other evangelicals think Trump resembles. (For $45, Wallnau and ex-con televangelist Jim Bakker now sell a Trump/Cyrus coin that people can use to pray for Trump’s reelection.) Dr. Lance, as he’s known, has made several visits to the White House, including for a private briefing on Jared Kushner’s Middle East peace plan.”

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/01/evangelicals-are-anticipating-the-end-of-the-world-and-trump-is-listening/

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:12 PM

18. Did he hiss through his fangs?

Or did he just let his left eyebrow arch in contempt for the Palestinians?

Trump must not be aiming for a Trump tower in Palestine.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:16 PM

20. Just wow. Don't see a lot of belief they won't "screw up" again,

and all their sufferings and problems will be on their heads. According to him.

I'm so sorry about all this, but no one expected any advances for them while nativist, nationalist, bigoted conservatives are in control of both nations.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:17 PM

21. It's the Projection of the Week!

Fuck that smarmy piece of shit.

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