Trump Regime Demand for Palestinian Surrender
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
Trump's so-called "deal of the century" has nothing to do with peace, nothing to do with resolving irreconcilable Israeli/Palestinian differences — everything to do with serving Israeli interests at their expense.
Throughout his tenure, Trump waged war on Palestinian rights, one-sidedly benefitting Israel at their expense.
During a Wednesday Security Council session on the Middle East, Russia's UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia addressed the issue of Palestinian rights.
He called for the "terminat(ion) (of) Israel's occupation of Arab territories that began in 1967 and establish(ment) an independent, viable and integral Palestinian State that would peacefully exist side-by-side with Israel, have safe and acknowledged borders, and have a capital in Eastern Jerusalem. At the same time, Western Jerusalem would be the capital of the State of Israel," adding:
"We see no alternative to the two-state solution. We believe it is the only realistic prospect to put an end to the confrontation and reciprocal claims of Palestine and Israel."
"Other concepts only mislead and obscure prospects to resume political process. We do not think that Palestinians will abandon their legitimate claims to obtain statehood, no matter what they might be promised in return. Attempts to impose a ready-made solution on the sides will fail."
Trump regime hardliners have other ideas, polar opposite the position of Russia and majority of world community nations.
The unacceptability of its no-peace/peace plan delayed its release. Its latest wrinkle is releasing it in stages, beginning with a so-called Peace to Prosperity conference in Manama, Bahrain on June 25 and 26.
The country is a fascist dictatorship. The Saudis, UAE, and likely other officials from regional despotic regimes will attend the so-called "economic workshop" — a PR stunt to sell an unacceptable deal to Arab states and the world community.
It's unclear if representatives from Western nations are coming. Participation will show complicity with the US/Israeli plot against fundamental Palestinian rights.
The two-day session is by invitation only, Palestinian officials not invited. According to an Orwellian White House statement:
" 'Peace to Prosperity (sic)' will facilitate discussions on an ambitious, achievable vision and framework for a prosperous future for the Palestinian people and the region."
The planned event is unrelated to the above statement. It's all about unveiling part of the Trump regime's sham proposal in segments, declared dead-before-arrival by Palestinian officials.
Its UN Riyad Mansour envoy called the plan a land grab scheme for Israel to steal all parts of Judea and Samaria not under its control, prelude to annexing its settlements and other Palestinian land it covets.
Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister Riad Malki categorically rejected what he called "not a peace plan, but rather conditions for surrender."
PLO official Saeb Erekat said the Trump regime plan leaves core issues unaddressed, notably Palestinian statehood within pre-June 1967 borders, East Jerusalem as their exclusive capital, control over its borders, air, water and resources, the right of return for its diaspora population, and end of illegal Israeli occupation harshness.
Oslo left these and other major issues unresolved, delayed for later final status talks. Over a generation later, Palestinians are still waiting, betrayed time and again by US/Israeli complicity against them, the Trump regime taking Washington's bad faith to an unprecedented level.
From inception decades earlier, the so-called peace process has been and remains a colossal hoax. Along with the US global war OF terror, not on it, it's the greatest scam in modern times.
The Trump regime is perpetuating the deception, its scheme amounting to old wine in new bottles, pretending to offer Palestinians economic incentives, a neoliberal hoax similar to John Kerry's no-peace/peace plan.
He proposed $4 billion in fantasy economic incentives. It was all about attracting exploitive private investments, benefitting Israeli and Western business interests exclusively, imposing greater neoliberal harshness on the Territories than already.
Reportedly, that's a core element of Trump's no-peace/deal of the century, its exploitive economic portion to be presented next month in Bahrain, a deceptive scheme no responsible leadership would accept.
According to Erekat, the Trump regime's plan "is a non-starter for the Palestinians," adding: "It should be for the rest of the world, as well."
It's all about demanding a Palestinian Versailles 2.0, a repeat of the Oslo sellout in Trump regime wrapping.
"There will be no economic prosperity in Palestine without the end of the occupation," said Erekat, adding: "Notably, the Palestinian leadership was not consulted by any party on this meeting."
Trump regime hardliners aren't "seeking…peace. (They want) a Palestinian declaration of surrender," Zionist ideologues Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt co-maestros of the grand deception.
They don't give a hoot about Palestinian prosperity and other rights, notably its millions of refugees by cutting off UNRWA funding and slashing it to the PLO.
They support repressive Israeli apartheid, its illegal occupation and state terror, its militarized control over Palestinian lives and welfare, its slow-motion genocide against suffocating Gazans, its targeted assassinations and belligerence against Palestinians.
Trump's self-styled "deal of the century" is a scheme only despotic regimes could love — one-sidedly serving Israeli interests, denying Palestinians their fundamental rights.
It bears repeating what I've stressed time and again. The US doesn't negotiate. It demands other nations and people bend to its will — or face the force of its wrath.
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