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Attorney, professor, and author Noura Erakat on Trump’s “deal of the century”: a call for permanent apartheid in Palestine.
President Trump was joined by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to unveil the so-called “deal of the century” at the White House. Attorney and author Noura Erakat says Trump’s so-called “peace plan” is a con that seeks
to cement Israeli apartheid for Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.
Guest: Noura Erakat. Human rights attorney, legal scholar, Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, and author of Justice for Some: Law and in the Question of Palestine.
“The worst way to report about this plan, this apartheid plan, is to make it about the messengers, is to make it about Trump, is to make it about Netanyahu,” Erakat said.
“This is not about the brokers of peace, and whether or not they could be better. This is about a structure, and a structure of US imperialism in the Middle East, at which Israel is the cornerstone of that policy.”
Erakat continued: “What Trump has done is he has brought to a logical conclusion five decades of US foreign policy, or US imperial policy, as regards the question of Palestine.”
“Previous administrations, Obama, Clinton, Bush, Bush senior, even Carter, Reagan, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald Ford … all of them in succession have steadily laid the ground for groundwork for this moment that Trump can oversee.”
And now for some tweets
Media outlets need to rethink the terms they’re using to describe Trump’s Middle East “peace plan,” says @mehdirhasan. “Do you support apartheid or not? That is what we should be asking presidential candidates and what journalists should be discussing.” https://t.co/hREzbgs3QE pic.twitter.com/Zbu0aP2aIJ— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) January 30, 2020
U.S in the Middle-East: Preparing for Disaster https://t.co/YEkofpB6t9— Jewish Russophile (@JewRussophile) January 30, 2020
NEW MAP: #SAA and allies captured the town of #KhanTuman, which served as an enemy stronghold for several years. Government forces are also advancing along #Aleppo – #Hama highway towards the strategic city of #Saraqib. #Syria— Peto Lucem (@PetoLucem) January 29, 2020
HD-map: https://t.co/n8c8ujceNO pic.twitter.com/wgcnLVDaNG
16 seriously wounded US troops taken to ICU in Ahmed Al-Jaber Base Hospital #Kuwait— Nardeep Pujji (@AWAKEALERT) January 21, 2020
8 injured US troops flown to Germany
Many admitted in #Iraq hospitals
9 sorties made to various hospitals on 8 Jan including Tel Aviv
Wounded US troops could be in hundreds
#AlAsadAirBase #Iran pic.twitter.com/nwwbpMuRUj