Trump and Kushner’s Deal of the Century

Is a joke, as detailed in today’s Washington Post.

It was important for Israeli PR to have the failed talks at Camp David in 2000, where they pretended that the Palestinians refused to accept a perfectly good deal, which was no such thing at all.

But what’s the point of even going through this charade now when it will only serve to show that Oslo was a scam and that the Israelis are liars who only ever pretended to intend to implement a “two-state solution” of independence for the Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.

“We believe we have a plan that is fair, realistic and implementable that will enable people to live better lives,” a senior White House official said Friday. “We looked at past efforts and solicited ideas from both sides and partners in the region with the recognition that what has been tried in the past has not worked. Thus, we have taken an unconventional approach founded on not hiding from reality, but instead speaking truth.”

“Better lives.” Not quite liberty and independence, is it? But hey, it’s just not “realistic” to think that Israel would ever let their Helots go, is it?

“We want people to be able to have the freedom of opportunity, the freedom of religion, the freedom to worship, regardless of your faith,” Kushner said in the Sky News interview.

Wow. All the Palestinian Christians and Muslims under Israeli control can now become Israeli citizens regardless of their religion??!!! Wowee. What a concession to the 18th century enlightenment.

No, of course that’s not what he means at all. He’s saying the Jewish Israelis will allow Palestinian Christians and Muslims to have whatever religion they want in their newly “autonomous,” but still perpetually occupied, territory. I bet they are so grateful.

If I was a Trump supporter I’d say this is some chess he’s playing to humiliate the Israelis and reveal them for the double-dealing, non-deal-keeping, lying, land rustlers that they are.

But I’m not, and he’s not. He’s just stupid and horrible and bought and so this is how things are.

After all, are you going to cough up a hundred million dollars for the GOP for the next election? Right.

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