“Since the assassination of JFK in 1963 no US president had the courage to stand-up to pressure from America’s powerful Jewish lobby groups to force the Zionist regime to live in peace with the native Palestinians displaced by Jewish terrorists during 1948-49. Since the occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and al-Quds (East Jerusalem) during Israel’s 1967 War of Aggression US presidents started paying lip service to the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state over land occupied by Israel in 1967 which was rejected by the successive Zionist regimes. No president had the ball to withhold US$6-12 billion annual military aid and other handouts in order to force the Zionist regime to hold peace negotiation without preconditions.”
American Jewish academic and former United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Special Rapporteur for occupied Palestine Richard Falk in recent interview with Arab journalist Abdo Emara discussed several issues affecting the Middle East such as Jewish support for the Zionist entity, anti-Semitism, Israel and Egyptian blockade of Gaza Strip, Palestinian Islamic resistance Hamas, United Nations’ failure to support Palestinian cause, Israel’s anti-democracy policy in the region, Arab governments support for Palestine, and Donald Trump presidency.
“Nothing positive for the Palestinian people can emerge from the wave of speculation that Trump will soon broker the ultimate peace deal. Israel is content with managing the status quo while gradually increasing its territorial appropriations via settlements, wall, security claims, and various demographic manipulations. Palestine lacks credible leadership capable of representing the Palestinian people. This partly reflects the low credibility and poor record of the Palestinian Authority and partly the deep split between Hamas…
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