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Trump's Middle East Plan: Buy the Palestinians

Updated on June 24, 2019

Many leaks have yielded what Trump and his cohorts are proposing to solve the ancient biblical issue between the Jews and Palestinians and the land they both claim is theirs.

Since 1948, many wars have been fought over land area occupied by Israel between Arab Palestinians and Jews. The current two state situation has been like this for years and most likely will remain, much to the displeasure of the Palestinians that occupy the Gaza area under the eye of Israel.

Enter Trump and Jared Kushner

POTUS has given the new Middle East peace agreement attempt to his son-in-law, a neophyte in international negotiations and knowledge. Yes, how naive is Trump's thinking? But, this is what Kushner offers as a solution to the age old biblical dispute:

  • The Palestinians in Gaza will get no new land to expand
  • The Palestinians will get $50 billion of funds from numerous countries to make Gaza a paradise
  • There will be no Palestinian state
  • None of the lands that Israel has annexed from past wars will be given back, Israel will get to keep them
  • The capital of Israel will be Jerusalem
  • Israel is allowed to annex parts of the West Bank
  • Trump will continue to halt funding that educates and feeds displaced Palestinians
  • A million new jobs will be created for Palestinians over 10 years
  • $27 billion will be spent on the West Bank and Gaza
  • Between $6-9 billion will be spent for Palestinians in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon
  • There is no two state solution
  • The plan will reduce Palestinian poverty by 50%

The plan has already been flatly rejected by all Palestinians and Hamas living in the Gaza zone. Trump is trying to solved the biblical issue with money by tossing the billions at the Palestinians while totally ignoring their political demands they have cited for years. The plan is obviously pro-Israel. Many of the would-be donors are Arab states, such as Saudi Arabia, which are dubious about many of the conditions. But, the real irony is that the $50 billion sum is just a pledge, no country, not even the USA, has actually provided any funds. So, Trump tries to buy the peace with billions and the Palestinians have to accept without any guarantee that the money pledged will actually be given!

Much of the money is hoped to be coming from Europe and Arab nations but is unclear why they would contribute billions to this sketchy plan when they have their own issues at home. Also, what benefit do the donating countries receive for their contribution? It is possible that even Russia or China might contribute, which would be odd bedfellows for USA and Israel, as what would they expect in return? Military bases in Palestinian land?

By Trump rejecting the two state solution and proposing this, it is doomed to failure should it actually happen. The Palestinians should have their own defined country to end the biblical horror that continues on.

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    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Unfortunately, the judges McConnell is slamming through are all young and very hard line rightwing.

      The damage will be generational. No more civil rights in America. Only corporate, religious and gun.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      9 months ago

      Trump may not be alive in 10 years, in 5 years, due to unexpected events, after all, Biden, Sanders and Trump are all in their 70's, and health is much more fragile in those years. What damage trump does while he is president will have lasting impacts and most will need to be undone.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yeah, cause readmikenow knows more than a Jewish rabbi, as do you....derpppp

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      9 months ago

      Another PP distraction and diversion.

    • peoplepower73 profile image

      Mike Russo 

      9 months ago from Placentia California

      Readmikenow: Be sure to zoom in and move the scroll bars for the details.

    • peoplepower73 profile image

      Mike Russo 

      9 months ago from Placentia California

      Readmikenow: You said I needed a history lesson in the Israeli Palestinian conflict. My article is a history lesson. You just decided to disregard it and minimize it into "Duh."

      For every article you can post about how benevolent Israel is to Palestine. I can post articles about how they are terrorist to the Palestinian people.

      Did you even look at Leslie's link? If you go to the About page of the link you posted, you will see that site is a cover for a pro-Israel propaganda. Almost their entire staff is made up of Jews.

      Might I ask what were you doing in Israel? Were you on vacation and taking a tour? I'm not antisemitic. I have Jewish friends. However, I'm anti-Israeli government and their program of settlements and treatment of the Palestinian people.

      Here is a map of reality created by the United Nations.

      https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f...

    • Readmikenow profile image

      Readmikenow 

      9 months ago

      Mike, Huh? What has that got to do with anything? The point remains the Israeli government does many things for the Palestinian people and what you provided does nothing to dispute it. Again, go to Israel and speak with some of the Palestinians in the West Bank. It's not what you think.

      Here is an article about how the Palestinians in Jerusalem would prefer to be Israeli citizens. Again, go to the West Bank. See the statutes they build to their suicide bombers. Hear how they will be paid well by their government if they are "martyred" by a Jew. Hear how hating Jews is part of their schooling. Trust me, people on this thread need to realize there is more going on there than what you see in the press. You know what else you see a lot in Israel? Gay Palestinians. They have a much safer life there than in the West Bank or Gaza Strip. It would by an eye opener for you to talk to them, trust me, they have stories.

      https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysi...

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      Leslie McCowen 

      9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      9 months ago

      PerryA

      Trump may not be alive?

      He could outlive you, where did that statement of yours come from?

      Can you tell us what it means?

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      MG Singh 

      9 months ago from Singapore

      I look at this problem a little differently. The analogy with Kashmir is there. The Indian government is spending billions in food and medical like Isreal for Palestine and yet they resort to terror and stone throwing. Same in Kashmir. Whatever the solution ( even 2 states) will not stop the terror activities from Palestine and that's the reason Saudi and UAE are wary of a Palestine state. its good to talk of rights etc, but at the grassroots level the Palestinese just cannot live with non muslims particularly jews. There can never be peace in Palestine as for them the Jewish state must be erased from the map.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      9 months ago

      While history is great, the reality today the only solution is a two state. A single state is never going to satisfy Palestinians living under the Israeli rule and controlled by them. They want to be independent. Trump's attempt to buy them with promises that may or may not actually occur by 10 years, is silly. He may not be alive, the 2020 election may not sway his way etc. That is why the palestinians and Iran are now just refusing to deal with Trump, as maybe even China with the trade deal.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      If you choose Israel, you choose terrorism, and we pay for it.

      You also turn a blind eye to abortion, which you demonize American women for.

      So how is that credible in the least?

      My way or the highway cause I’m white and judeo Christian? Not flying anymore.

      That plane has crashed.

      Most of the world is on the side of the Palestinians. As with climate change, it’s the sect of far right religios in America who are in denial about everything.

      And whose moral high ground is now three feet under.

      Everyone deserves to be free.

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      Mike Russo 

      9 months ago from Placentia California

      Readmikenow: It's an Israeli newspaper. What do you expect. How about reading a Palestinian newspaper. Here is one for you.

      http://english.pnn.ps/

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      9 months ago

      PP

      "Brad: Everything you stated is your opinion.

      B:

      Another diversion Mike. In the same amount of time, you could have shared your comment on the issue, but look what you did instead.

      Making a categorical statement as Everything is just not true, and there are facts supporting my opinion.

      ---------------------------------

      You don't want an exchange of ideas when you judge others comments as nonsense, not compelling enough, and accuse them of supporting terrorism and being unAmerican, and unpatriotic with your loaded questions like,

      B:

      Part of exchanging ideas is also counter pointing and that is what you call judgement.

      ---------------------------------

      if you are choosing Palestinians, then you support terrorism. It is not subject to a binary answer.

      B:

      You chose Palestine, you made a binary choice.You didn't make any support for Israel, so how could your choice be anything but binary.

      -------------------------------

      I don't support terrorism, but I do support the Palestinian people and their plight with Israel.

      B:

      Palestine starting with the PLO and Arafat were the terrorists representing Palestine. And that continues today, so when you choose Palestine you support their use of terrorism to get their way.

      -------------------------------

      It's like George W. when he said you are either with me or you are a terrorist. If I don't support Trump then I'm unAmerican...get a life.

      B:

      You are the one without a life, and you support so many things that are unAmerican. Choosing illegal aliens over Americans, Legal Immigrants, and America.

      No one on the left actually answers the question of why the left supports sanctuary for CONVICTED Illegal Alien FELONS including you. Are you going to answer it now, or deflect it?

      The costs of taking care of over 20 million illegal aliens including those that have committed serious crimes in the US each year could fund 3 Walls.

      Do you take a different view on what president Trump does, says he will do, or thinks he will do? Can you give an example of something that you agree with president Trump?

      ------------------------------------------

      As far as forums go, you can reply directly to the person who made the comment in either a thread format or chronological. In an article you have to copy and paste and with many people making comments, it gets very confusing, especially if they are long winded like you are."

      B:

      There is little effort in writing a forum compared to a hub.

      In addition, as I mentioned the subject gets very off track in the political category. It starts out with the subject then quickly goes off track, just like you did here on the hub. That is your forum experience carrying over to a hub, and that is just wrong.

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      Mike Russo 

      9 months ago from Placentia California

      Brad: Everything you stated is your opinion. You don't want an exchange of ideas when you judge others comments as nonsense, not compelling enough, and accuse them of supporting terrorism and being unAmerican, and unpatriotic with your loaded questions like, if you are choosing Palestinians, then you support terrorism. It is not subject to a binary answer. I don't support terrorism, but I do support the Palestinian people and their plight with Israel. It's like George W. when he said you are either with me or you are a terrorist. If I don't support Trump then I'm unAmerican...get a life.

      As far as forums go, you can reply directly to the person who made the comment in either a thread format or chronological. In an article you have to copy and paste and with many people making comments, it gets very confusing, especially if they are long winded like you are.

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      Readmikenow 

      9 months ago

      Mike, not only do you need a history lesson, you need to visit Israel and go to the West Bank. I advise against going to the Gaza Strip even with a passport from the United States.

      You forgot one little detail, Judaism was in existence for over 2,000 years before the Muslim faith. Mohammad talks about Israel and Jews as well as Christians in the Koran.

      You seem to fail to grasp all of the things Israel does for the Palestinians. Trust me, it is a lot.

      Read about all of the medical care Israel provide Palestinians on a regular basis. They do this for people who throw rocks at them, attack them and constantly slander them in the international media.

      https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Palest...

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      Brad 

      9 months ago

      Mike

      "Brad: Once again, you overwhelmed me with your long drawn out dissertation and my eyes glazed over. I'm not going to take the time to go over the meticulous questions and answers to satisfy your needs."

      B:

      You do this all the time, you start out challenging, then you answer, and when you don't have answers you say you don't have the time. The fact is you don't have the answers. Why bother to make this response, it is only a diversion from your inability to provide answers. "

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      I told you before, that the comment sections of articles do not lend themselves to long debates, but forums do. So let's just leave it as you are right and I'm wrong. You still have not answered why you don't use forums for your debates?

      B:

      Forums don't have any better comment ability than articles. In fact, I believe that you are wrong in this matter.

      What I am doing is not a debate, it is an exchange of ideas between people. You just don't have any to exchange.

      Once again, I don't do forums, never have and the reason is that they go unfocused after the first few comments. I have never done forums, but that doesn't mean I don't know about what goes on in forums.

      A hub contains much more depth into a subject or issue. While a Forum takes only a couple of idle sentences to start.

      Stop using these rope a dope tactics. If you don't have any answers than don't address me as a challenge.

      Your solution is to reward Palestine for using Terrorism to get their way.

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      Mike Russo 

      9 months ago from Placentia California

      Readmikenow: At the risk of violating HP policy, please read my article and then tell me I need a history lesson.

      https://hubpages.com/politics/Why-Israel-and-Pales...

    • peoplepower73 profile image

      Mike Russo 

      9 months ago from Placentia California

      Brad: Once again, you overwhelmed me with your long drawn out dissertation and my eyes glazed over. I'm not going to take the time to go over the meticulous questions and answers to satisfy your needs.

      I told you before, that the comment sections of articles do not lend themselves to long debates, but forums do. So let's just leave it as you are right and I'm wrong. You still have not answered why you don't use forums for your debates?

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      Readmikenow 

      9 months ago

      Okay, I'll wait to hear from people who have visited Israel and gone to the West Bank and spoken with Palestinians. I have a feeling I'll be waiting a long time, so, since I may be one of the few who has done such a thing. I'll share my views.

      Guess what? Many Palestinians work in Israel. They deal with the checkpoints every day. That's right...Palestinians and Israelis work side by side every day. If it were not for Israel, there would be MANY unemployed Palestinians. Most of the ones I spoke with hated the checkpoints but understood. Many of them wished they could lived under the Israeli government. The life of living under a Palestinian government is very difficult. Most of the Palestinians just wanted to work and live their life. But they were forced to go to protests, throw rocks chant and put on a performance. If they didn't, bad things would happen to them. I could go on and on, but it is much different from when you are there from what you read in the agenda driven media.

      Mike, you need a history lesson. In 1917 there was no such thing as Palestinian land. There was only land the French and English referred to at Palestine. The French and English took control over the land after World War I. Prior to that is was part of something called the Ottoman Empire. The Balfour Declaration did not establish a Jewish homeland, it only made a public declaration for the support for one. The term Palestinian is not something people referred to themselves as until 1964 with the creation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Funded by the USSR and headed by Yasser Arafat, who was not Palestinian but Egyptian.

      So, how long have Jews been on this disputed land? The state of Israel can be traced in the area for over 3,000 years.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      It’s like talking to a wall. Nothing ever gets through.

      There just will always be people who see one as inferior, and others as superior.

      They will never admit the humanity of those they suppress....ever.

      It’s an age old dilemma, and reason plays no part in it.

      Little Jared.....little fella.......has the superiority complex mentality, to tell the world that grown men and women, who have endured 60 + years of brutality, are not ready to govern themselves.....

      I’m ashamed he reps my name.

      I’m not for this NWO Bibi and dirty don are concocting. Count me out.

      WE are destined to be Gaza. Don’t doubt it.

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      Brad 

      9 months ago

      PerryA

      "But, the real irony is that the $50 billion sum is just a pledge, no country, not even the USA, has actually provided any funds. So, Trump tries to buy the peace with billions and the Palestinians have to accept without any guarantee that the money pledged will actually be given!"

      B: This sounds a lot like the Paris Accord.

      It seems to me that Palestine would have to earn the money over time and meet some milestones. Otherwise they can just take the money and buy better weapons.

      Like what Iran with the Obama money.

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      Brad 

      9 months ago

      B: The answer is simple, yes or no. If yes, then you support terrorism.

      M: The biggest terrorist in the mid-east are the Israelis. I don't support terrorism. That is your opinion.

      B1: What is your definition of terrorist? Of course you don't think Palestine are terrorists, just like you don't think the US should have borders to keep America safe.

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      B: What would you have Israel do about Palestine?

      M: Stop the colonization, Give them back there country and make them a sovereign country. But Israel doesn't ever want that to happen.

      B1:

      Why should they?

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      B: Israel has built up and improved the region. What has Palestine done but make it more of a Ghetto?

      M:Israel's grand plan was to always colonize the territory and to treat the Palestinians like they lived in a Ghetto. Israel doesn't want them to improve their lot. They have so many gates and barriers for Palestinians to even enter Israel. They won't even let Palestinians go to school in Israel.

      B1: Again, why should they! Of course that is why you don't want us to have border walls. These are the same people that blowup Israeli people.

      ----------------------

      B: Using your reasoning, because we took the land from the Indians we should give it back to them. What say you?

      M: We call them reservations, but we have made refugees out of the American Indians as well.

      B1: Didn't answer the question.

      Should the US give back the land to Mexico, when they didn't improve it.

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      B: Israel has been our only Ally in the Middle East since 1948. No president before Trump has made any change between Israel and Palestine, but you only have a problem when Trump does something?

      M: That's not true. I have never supported Israel's treatment of the Palestinians under any president.

      B1: How does that answer the question whether Israel has been our only Ally? For the second part of my question then why should president Trump do anything different than Obama and the other presidents?

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      B: What blood and what Treasure?

      M: The blood of our troops in Iraq and the Treasure of the Iraqi people who died as a result of us being there.

      B1: Iraq and Afghanistan weren't invaded to protect Israel? Neither country should have been invaded. GW Bush was trying to finish what his father started under a UN protection of Kuwait. That was a waste of American lives and American injuries. The was also our stupidity to think that the UN is a beneficial group.

      I didn't like the way GW Bush handled 911 and going into Iraq a second time was just stupid. Under GW's reasoning we could have invaded N Korea and Iran. GW needed to take care of 911 terrorists not invading countries. Under the same guise, we could have invaded Pakistan because the do have nuclear capability, and they also protected OBL and other terrorists. Again that was not to protect Israel.

      B: Where was the US during the 7 day war?

      M: It was a six day war and you tell me where the U.S was. - What's your point?

      B1: That is proof that Israel was protected by the US from Saddam. I thought that was obvious. That answered you last point that the US went to Iraq to protect Israel.

      When has the US finished a war in 7 days?

      You probably think that the US needs to protect Convicted Illegal Alien Felons from being deported? Yes or No?

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      B: We don't protect Israel, we throttle them.

      M: ???

      B1: We keep them from protecting their country from the terrorist Arabs and Iran. Iran are Persians but they also have terrorists. When it comes down to it, Israel will overrule US suggestions when it comes to protecting Israel.

      ---------------------------------

      B: What would you do about Iran?

      M: I would get us out of the mid-east. We don't belong there. There is a civil war going on between the Sunni, Shia, and the Kurds. Saudi Arabia are Sunni. They don't like Iran and Iraq which are Shia and they don't like the Houtis in Yemen which are Kurds.

      B1: We don't belong there, but that is where the oil is and what would we be able to protect without oil. Those are good reasons why we should not have invaded Iraq, and left Saddam alone until he began a clear and present danger to the US.

      Look what happened when we took out Kadafi.

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      Iran doesn't like Saudi Arabia and the Alawite Shia of Syria.. Bashar Al Assad of Syria gasses his own people who are not Alawites. ISIS and the Palestinians are also Sunni. And Israel hates everybody and wants to protect themselves from Hamas, Hezbolla, and Iran

      B1: Why do you use the word hate, when it is a simple matter of Israel protecting themselves from the Arabs and Iran who want to annihilate them. A terrorist is a terrorists and Islam has produced too many of them. You say hate, then you follow with protect. That doesn't make any sense. You don't have to hate to protect your country.

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      And above it all, we sell arms to Saudi Arabia and Israel. What would you do about Iran?

      B1:

      What should the US have done to Iran during the hostage crisis, international crisis (1979-81) in which militants in Iran seized 66 American citizens at the U.S. embassy in Tehrān and held 52 of them hostage for more than a year. Iran still takes hostages today.

      Iran hostage situation..

      The U.S. Embassy in Tehran warned Washington the embassy would be attacked.

      Sound like Benghazi, and both happened when a democrat was president?

      Some of the hostages were beaten and tortured, and even underwent a mock execution.

      Even though the United States and Iran had come to an agreement to free the hostages in December, the Iranians waited literally until the hour President Reagan was sworn in before allowing the plane with the hostages to take off. The Iranians had a deep hatred of Carter and wanted to deny him this last moment of victory as President.

      Then what did president Obama do in 2016, he gave into Iran making them the threat they continue today. And Obama also gave them the ability to continue nuclear testing after a ten year period.

      Had Carter not made the wrong decisions, maybe Iran would be a better country today? Once again there is unrest in Iran. President Trump is doing the only effective way to treat Iran and that is with sanctions. It is not like the money given by Obama to Iran went to help the people of Iran.

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      BTW

      Invading Iraq wasn't any better than Vietnam. Invading Afghanistan was totally stupid as well. Both of these countries have never lost to invaders. And sadly we gave Afghanistan the help they needed to get the Russians out, only to have that come back on us as terrorist attacks and their improved resistance against the US. When the enemy knows your playbook, it is not going to end well for the US.

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      Mike Russo 

      9 months ago from Placentia California

      Brad:

      B: The answer is simple, yes or no. If yes, then you support terrorism.

      M: The biggest terrorist in the mid-east are the Israelis. I don't support terrorism. That is your opinion.

      B: What would you have Israel do about Palestine?

      M: Stop the colonization, Give them back there country and make them a sovereign country. But Israel doesn't ever want that to happen.

      B: Israel has built up and improved the region. What has Palestine done but make it more of a Ghetto?

      M:Israel's grand plan was to always colonize the territory and to treat the Palestinians like they lived in a Ghetto. Israel doesn't want them to improve their lot. They have so many gates and barriers for Palestinians to even enter Israel. They won't even let Palestinians go to school in Israel.

      B: Using your reasoning, because we took the land from the Indians we should give it back to them. What say you?

      M: We call them reservations, but we have made refugees out of the American Indians as well.

      B: Israel has been are only Ally in the Middle East since 1948. No president before Trump has made any change between Israel and Palestine, but you only have a problem when Trump does something?

      M: That's not true. I have never supported Israel's treatment of the Palestinians under any president.

      B: What blood and what Treasure?

      M: The blood of our troops in Iraq and the Treasure of the Iraqi people who died as a result of us being there..

      B: Where was the US during the 7 day war?

      M: It was a six day war and you tell me where the U.S was. - What's your point?

      B: We don't protect Israel, we throttle them.

      M: ???

      B: What would you do about Iran?

      M: I would get us out of the mid-east. We don't belong there. There is a civil war going on between the Sunni, Shia, and the Kurds. Saudi Arabia are Sunni. They don't like Iran and Iraq which are Shia and they don't like the Houtis in Yemen which are Kurds.

      Iran doesn't like Saudi Arabia and the Alawite Shia of Syria.. Bashar Al Assad of Syria gasses his own people who are not Alawites. ISIS and the Palestinians are also Sunni. And Israel hates everybody and wants to protect themselves from Hamas, Hezbolla, and Iran

      And above it all, we sell arms to Saudi Arabia and Israel. What would you do about Iran?

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      Brad 

      9 months ago

      PP

      I didn't accuse you of anything.

      The answer is simple, yes or no. If yes, then you support terrorism.

      What would you have Israel do about Palestine?

      Israel has built up and improved the region. What has Palestine done but make it more of a Ghetto?

      Using your reasoning, because we took the land from the Indians we should give it back to them. What say you?

      Remember that Iran is not an Arab state. And because Mohammad the prophet could not foresee that if he didn't name a successor this schism in Islam would happen. They have been killing each other since Mohammad died.

      Israel has been are only Ally in the Middle East since 1948. No president before Trump has made any change between Israel and Palestine, but you only have a problem when Trump does something?

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      "Why do we care whether Saddam Hussein was a threat to his neighbors? His neighbors being Israel and we gave blood and treasure to protect Israel. "

      B:

      What blood and what Treasure?

      Where was the US during the 7 day war?

      We don't protect Israel, we throttle them.

      ----------------------------------------

      Why do we care if Iran has nuclear weapons? Again, it's to protect Israel."

      B:

      We should care because Iran with nuclear weapons becomes another N Korea. But Iran has the added threat of support terrorists. And these terrorists are a threat to the US.

      What would you do about Iran?

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      PerryA

      So you do favor Palestine!

      What would you do about Iran?

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      perrya 

      9 months ago

      Yes, it is the MO of Trump, to buy the deal. NK is no different, nothing wrong with it, but there is no peace in mideast unless there are two states and NK will never get rid of nukes. The more sanctions on Iran, the more Iran fights, Money does not buy everything, Trump just thinks otherwise.

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      Mike Russo 

      9 months ago from Placentia California

      Brad: It's more complicated than choosing sides. Israel and the British screwed Palestine out of the right to its own land back in 1917 when the Balfour Declaration gave Israel the right to Palestinian land to do with it and the people of Palestine as they pleased.

      After WWII Israel became a nation in 1948. Ever since then Israel has encroached on the Palestinian territories and made Palestinians refugees in their own country by colonizing deeper and deeper into the Palestinian territory. Netanyahu said if he had his way he would ship all Palestinians to an Island. He called the policy Transfer. How would you like to have your house pushed down by bulldozer and then rebuilt so that someone else could live in it while you are left with nothing and left homeless?

      Why do we care whether Saddam Hussein was a threat to his neighbors? His neighbors being Israel and we gave blood and treasure to protect Israel. Why do we care if Iran has nuclear weapons? Again, it's to protect Israel.

      Why have we given 4 billion each year to Israel plus a 38 billion pledge over the next 10 years. Why do we do that? It's because AIPAC is one of the most powerful lobby groups that funds our campaigns. It's a reciprocal trade we give them money and they buy our weapons.

      Don't call me a traitor because I support Palestine and not Israel. If you do, it shows you really don't understand the geopolitical consequences of Israel in the middle east and the difference between Shia, Sunni, Kurds, and Israel.

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      Brad 

      9 months ago

      PerryA and PP

      Are you two choosing Palestine? If so then why?

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      Mike Russo 

      9 months ago from Placentia California

      Perrya: This is classic Trump. That pledge is just a token, so that Trump can tell his supporters that he has done this for the good of the Palestinians.

      When actually he has done nothing and so has Jared Kushner. It's all smoke and mirrors with Trump. He wants to go it alone without any coalition support, but if he gets it wrong, he will own it and will blame others. More than likely he hasn't even talked to the countries that are supposed to be donating funds to the Palestinians.

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