16
Nov 19

Dollar will collapse soon

14
Nov 19

Israel’s Threats, Challenges, and Opportunities

Vision 2020:

Israel’s Threats, Challenges, and Opportunities

The following is  a report of a lecture held at Adelaide University (on 13 Nov 2019).  The speakers were Boaz Ganor and Ehud Yaari.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two speakers are experts in their fields and knowledgeable on the Geo-politics of the Middle East. What follows are my impressions and a paraphrase of some important themes.  As I did not take notes, my  bad for any  misrepresentation.  I will contact the speakers and make them aware in case they wish to add any clarification or corrections.

The Palestinian problem

Ehud Yarri  placed his phone on the table and it immediately began to ping. The phone was being updated with news on the rocket attacks. This is what is currently happening in Israel:

 

 

A rather dramatic introduction to a lecture discussing threats.  Solutions to the Palestinian problem were discussed.  The "one state"  or "one man, one vote" option was rejected as it is inevitable that demographics would eventually create a minority Jewish nation. So  there is no chance of completely integrating Jew and Arab via the ballot box and democratic voting.  The two state solution was also rejected. Gaza is a "state-let" and is obviously geographically separated from the West Bank.  How can this entity function as an independent sovereign nation with a military? It is not politically viable, moreover, Ehud Yarri points out that corruption, patronage and dysfunction bedevils the Palestinian  modus operandi.   Ehud Yarri proposed walking away but offering help and a "strong embrace".  It is obvious that a "strong embrace" can be interpreted in many ways. A python has a strong embrace. However, I am sure that Ehud Yarri  meant it in a sympathetic fashion. His desire for real engagement and sustainable peace was (in my view) genuine.  The problem is (as he admits) that when Sharon walked away from Gaza by dismantling  all of the Israeli settlements in  2005 it ultimately  led to the current Hamas government in Gaza.  It did not lead to any detente or improved conditions for Palestinians. They are basically left stewing in their own juice in a dysfunctional enclave, supported by US subsidies.  In my opinion completely disengaging is not a solution either.  Ehud Yarri's reference to the occasional need to "mow the grass" was presumably in the context of the recent operations that resulted in retaliatory rocket attacks.   When I mow the grass at home it does not fire rockets back at me!   Suffice to say that any "solution" that perpetuates continuing low level conflict is in my view no solution.  Nobody wins.

 

It seems then that the Israelis are weary of trying to find a Palestinian solution.  The Palestinians are like a festering sore that will not heal.  The opinion seems to be shared by the other Arab nations in the region. Ehud Yarri succinctly stated that the Arabs do not announce policy changes "in front of the microphone".  It is obvious that there has been a shift in attitude towards Israel among many Arab nations. Yet, the Palestinian problem remains, not only in Israel but also in neighboring Jordan.  While the Arab countries are becoming more friendly non-Arab states like Turkey and Iran are becoming more hostile.

 

However, I for one cannot blame the Palestinians.  They have taken a leaf out of the Jewish play-book and played their "victim" status to perfection.  The Palestinians are victims.  They are the victims of their own venal leadership, victims of Geo-political strategy and victims of Zionism.  Inconvenient they might be, but they will not voluntarily disappear into that long dark night.   In many ways their defiant obstinacy matches that of the ancient Hebrews,  who God called a stubborn and stiff-necked generation.

The Israeli Election

Ehud Yarri stated that after two elections at stalemate and with a third looming his "wet dream" was that a unity government could be formed with a rotating Prime Minister Ship.  Nentanyahu could possibly take the first "turn" and delay his judicial woe by launching an appeal that could take as long as four years to reach any conclusion.

The Trump Peace

According to Ehud Yarri the Trump peace initiative would not achieve anything. Kushner  et al had been made aware of the intransigence and hopeless condition of the Palestinians.  Although Trump had gifted Israel the embassy and the Golan, those were mere gestures. His withdrawal from Syria and "back-down"  to Iran are considered disappointing and dangerous.

The Arab Spring

The other speaker, Boaz Ganor is well connected in the counter-terrorism and intelligence worlds. He has been to the White House and met political scientist and diplomat Condoleezza Rice who was the Secretary of State under George Bush. Boaz Ganor started his discourse with a reference to the title of the talk "Vision" stating that even the prophets would have difficulty with a "vision" of Israel's future.   This reminded me of Proverbs 29v.8: -

"Where there is no vision, the people perish: 
but he that keepeth the law, happy is he".

The nation does not keep the law like Abraham did (Gen 26:5). Their forefather Abraham kept the whole Law before it was even given!  (LOL)  If only they knew what that meant (John 8:39). 

 

The discussion moved onto the subject of the "Arab Spring" the result of youthful uprisings encouraged by the internet and the desire to have democratic "freedoms" like the West.  However, Boaz Ganor said that the Israeli's did not call it the "Arab Spring" but rather the "Arab Winter" because  under the Muslim Brotherhood countries like Egypt became Islamic theocracies.  President Barack Obama had signaled the change to the Muslim world in a speech called "A New Beginning"  on 4 June 2009, from the Major Reception Hall at Cairo University in Egypt.  Members of the Muslim Brotherhood "sat in the front row".   As soon as "democratic" elections were held the people voted the Brotherhood into power who proceeded to write a constitution for an Islamic theocracy based on Sharia law.  As we know, the brotherhood government  was overthrow and replaced by the military el-Sisi by a coup d'état in 2012.

 

At this point I questioned why, if the West believes in democracy, they ignored the will of the Egyptian people to elect an Islamic government.  Moreover, I stated that the uprisings were not spontaneous as the neoconservatives had stated that seven countries would face regime change over a five year period.  I pointed out that a hidden hand was at work in the recent Turkish coup (aligning Turkey towards Russia) and in the Saudi coup that brought MBS to power.  For good measure I asked if any WMD had been found yet in Iraq (LOL).   Of course, this drew an exchange of looks between the two speakers and provoked some dissembling but no real answers.  

The question of Iran and Russia

Boaz Ganor (and Ehud Yarri) emphasized that Russia was not a super power and had a small economy.  They stressed that Israeli military action in Syria was coordinated with Russia, that Putin has a flat in Jerusalem and that Netanyahu spends a lot of time phoning and joking with Putin and flying up and back to Sochi. Russia may not be a superpower but Putin is smart and he is a player and with a million Russian Jews living in Israel he has influence. 

Hezbollah operates as Iran's  proxy in Lebanon and they fired approximately 3,000 rockets at Israel over a 40 day period in 2006.  Both speakers stressed that Iran now possesses GPS guided missiles that are very accurate as the Saudi oil field attack (which they blame on Iran) has demonstrated.  Iran now has the capability to fire an overwhelming 3,000 rockets a day.   From Israel's viewpoint the situation looks grim especially with the Iranian nuclear build up and what they consider a psychopathic leadership intent on destroying the nation.

Of course, from an Iranian perspective the situation looks entirely different as they see Israel as a colonial western outpost (aberration) and because historically Iran experienced a coup  of their democratically elected government when they nationalized their oil resources they no longer trust the West. They do not  want a bar of western Neo-classical economics, Anglo-Zionist capitalism or "democracy" (who can blame them?).  The Persians (Iranians) are an ancient civilization, they are an industrious, clever people, who are hospitable and have for centuries entertained a Jewish religious community.

The question of war

Both speakers gauge that war is inevitable.  For them it is a question of determining the correct moment when a point of "no return" in the development of a nuclear arsenal is achieved by Iran.  However, the build up of conventional Iranian weaponry is also threatening.

Final public question/remark

My last question/remark evoked a response from  Ehud that still remains with me and makes me sad.  What I said to both speakers was that they neglected the "bigger picture" that the world was in transition from a uni-polar to a multi-polar system. Dollar hegemony was coming to an end as was US power and  Neo-classical economics and Anglo-Zionist capitalism was "shaking on its foundations".  Was Israel  facing an existential crisis, and would the US help?   Both speakers looked perturbed, Boaz Ganor denied that the coming crisis was existential but Ehud Yarri said..... In the end no one will help us. We are all alone.

The impending catastrophe is no reason for  schadenfreude or a case of you reap what you sow.  It is an unnecessary tragedy that haunts me and fills me with sadness.  It is the time of Jacobs trouble  caused by his deception and attempt at self-deliverance.  You cannot rule with God until you realize that God rules.  You cannot struggle with man and at the same time wrestle God.  You will be forced to make supplications with strong tears and crying. Until Jacob repents and overcomes his old nature he will have no peace or security.

Your real friends are not the Christian-Zionists who encourage your bad behavior and act as your cheer leaders.  They are false prophets.  Your real friends are those who tell you to your face that you are wrong and need to repent.  Turn back to God and accept his messiah.  The messiah is not God. Neither is he another bar Kochba.  He is Jesus the son of God and he invites you to join him in becoming sons and daughters.  This time he comes not as a "suffering servant" but as King of Kings bearing divine authority. Make sure you are not among his enemies. 

I have informed both speakers and will post any response, clarifications or corrections

8
Oct 19

Why did the Turkey cross the border?

Why did the Turkey cross the road border?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To prove he wasn't chicken (now that is a good one)

First we want to show some of the Orange genius' tweets before we go to the response by neoconservative Zionist senator and John McCain clone Lindsay Graham.  After which we offer a few comments.

 

An aside- Putin and the Jews

P.S. The Trump tweet above about ISIS is BS.  Russia and the SDF got rid of ISIS.  The US (at the very least) turned a blind eye. The only ones who benefited from the ISIS  chaos was the USA and Israel because they wanted to over-throw  Syria.  Sorry boys, you have been out smarted by Putin.  However, even Putin keeps the Jews onside. He knows who wields the power:

https://www.christiantoday.com/article/putins-initiative-russia-outlaws-distorted-anti-semitic-interpretation-of-the-bible/73424.htm

https://www.blacklistednews.com/%E2%80%98Holocaust_Deniers%E2%80%99_in_Russia_Now_Face_5_Years_in_Prison/63276/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Putin invites Jews to Russia - https://www.bitchute.com/video/f3dgLDOj51yA/

Putin - "Anti-Semites always blame Jews for their own failures." - https://www.bitchute.com/video/AGQkrrOC6M9x/

However.....he did kick out the Jewish bankers and Jewish globalists:

http://Vladimir Putin to George Soros: Thank God we kicked you out of Russia

 

Putin Bans Rothschilds From Russia

 

So, Putin differentiates between ordinary Jews and their religion (many orthodox Jews do no support Zionism) and megalomaniac psychopaths.  Who would have thought?

 

Links

This is the area in question (Northern-Syria) it is along the Turkish border:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Troops Are Withdrawing From Area Of Upcoming Turkish Military Operation In Northeastern Syria
https://southfront.org/us-troops-are-withdrawing-from-area-of-upcoming-turkish-military-operation-in-northeastern-syria/

Turkey has already started air strikes:

Turkey ‘launches airstrike’ against Kurds on Syria-Iraq border – reports
https://www.rt.com/news/470397-turkey-bombs-kurds-syria/

This may be part of a much wider agenda:

Saudi Northern Thunder 350k Troop Build Up! -WW3 FEARED After Deployment to Syria
https://www.altcensored.com/watch?v=C1RT3h8wAIY

See also Moon of Alabama (and read the comments):

Syria - Trump Gives A Green Light For Another Turkish Invasion

https://www.moonofalabama.org/

Blow-back?

Might this be linked with the uprising in Iraq?  (Iranian push-back?)

The US- Iran Silent war is transformed into an Iraqi uprising

https://ejmagnier.com/2019/10/05/the-us-iran-silent-war-is-transformed-into-an-iraq-uprising/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SDF Promise 'Won't be Hesitant' in Defending Themselves Against Turkish Offensive in Syria

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201910071076977142-kurds-warn-turkish-offensive-in-northern-syria-will-bring-back-daesh---reports/?

Europe on brink of new refugee crisis ‘EVEN GREATER’ than 2015 – German Interior Minister

https://www.rt.com/news/470330-europe-new-refugee-crisis-seehofer/

 

The Law of unintended consequences?

Those who are critical of Trump conveniently forget that it was Obama that created the mess.   Moreover, what was Trump supposed to do?   Turkey is a NATO ally (LOL).   The situation is probably best summed up by some anonymous comments from zh:

"Turkey is NATO's second largest standing military, and controls the absolutely critical Bosporus straits. The alternative would be Turkey withdrawing from NATO and the Black Sea becoming a Russian lake. Geopolitics overshadows regional genocides every time.Sorry Kurds, but the writing was on the wall since at least 2017--when the Kurds in Iraq were abandoned. Should have made a deal with the Syrian government to transfer control of the land in exchange for a greater autonomy and more say in the direction of the country--as was offered several times.There's probably a last ditch chance to give the Russians a call and see if that Sweetheart deal can still be arranged before the Turkish tanks roll in. Will see in the next 48hrs I'm sure".

 

About the only thing Trump could do was stand down and it might be a good idea to "bring the boys home" (not going to happen) after all  the US has been at war for 224 years out of the 241 years it has existed!!!  Another interesting comment:

"Excellent. US troops don't end up being used as cover for a Turkish attack, allowing Russia to blunt Erdogan's assault on Syrian territory. The Kurds, meanwhile, have to do what they should have done from the start - accept Assad's offer of coming back under Syrian control/protection, in return for some autonomy. Bit by bit, Syria is becoming whole".

But this must be comment of the year:

"Mind you, I am not advocating support to the Kurd: That US support only served perceived US interests in terms of if we can't have Iraq/Syria nobody will and US will protract chaos there. Just read chapter "Introduction" of Brzezinki's "The Grand Chessboard, American Primacy & Its Geostrategic Imperatives (1997)":

Eurasia is thus the chessboard on which the struggle for global 
primacy continues to be played, and that struggle involves geostrategy—
the strategic management of geopolitical interests. It is noteworthy that
as recently as 1940 two aspirants to global power, Adolf Hitler and 
Joseph Stalin, agreed explicitly (in the secret negotiations of November
of that year) that America should be excluded from Eurasia. Each realized
that the injection of American power into Eurasia would preclude his 
ambitions regarding global domination. Each shared the assumption that
Eurasia is the center of the world and that he who controls Eurasia 
controls the world.

And more:

But in the meantime, it is imperative that no Eurasian
challenger emerges, capable of dominating Eurasia and
 thus also of challenging America.

So forget about democracy, human rights and other window dressing: it is simply about the zero sum power game called HEGEMONY. Always nice to be able to have your policies confirmed by the likes of Stalin and Hitler.

 

 

 

 

 

18
Sep 19

Poop(aganda) failure

A good article by Caitlin.

poop(aganda) failure

poop(aganda) failure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Trump Administration Is Losing The Narrative Battle Over Iran  https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/the-trump-administration-is-losing-the-narrative-battle-over-iran-e903fdd179fb

This is also very good:

The Big One: This has potential to bring about problems that may last a generation.  https://philyourday.com/2019/09/18/the-big-one/

And an excellent article by Tom (love this section):

Moscow has had its fill of Netanyahu. He’s [Putin] openly mocking Trump at
international forums, first offering to sell the U.S. Russia’s hypersonic
missiles at the G-20 and then offering to sell S-400 missile defense
systems to the Saudis to protect their people from outside actors.
All with tongue firmly implanted in cheek. Things look bad for the
alliance between the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia, when your opponents
are laughing at you openly. In that moment Putin exposed that the emperor
truly was standing naked in front of the world.

Questions, Not Answers, Surround U.S. Push To War With Iran
https://tomluongo.me/2019/09/17/questions-not-answers-surround-u-s-push-to-war-with-iran/

More ominous signs the "Repo-calypse"

For those interested in finances the following......for those not interested (most people)....you soon will be.  The overnight Repo-rate shot up.  sssh! don't  tell anyone...everything is great.  The overnight repo rate moves are concerning because it implies that all these big banks, that are all in on the same game, don't trust one another to lend them money on a very short timeline (overnight). When the thieves start questioning each other's balance sheets it says they suspect one of their own is on the verge of collapse even with all the shenanigans used to prop them all up. The corollary is that if they won't lend anything to each other, the central Bank has to step in and do the lending. It all sounds extremely ominous. One banker was heard to say;  "When I smell money printing (QE infinity) in the morning, I smell victory" (not).

Another Hung Government? Ruh Roh!

Bibi's election results will soon become apparent.  Will he be able to form government or is it a case of "do not go pass go, do not collect $200, go straight to jail"? (LOL).   Will his "get out of jail free" card work (better than Epsteins?).  Can he form government with the ultra-right-wing religious freakoids?  Or, will he declare war on Iran and threaten that they will drown in blood (of hundreds of US soldiers)?   It is so exciting.  I am waiting with baited breath.  (Future blogs will cover the implications of the result).

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

Actually, that might not be true....I think he will be worse than the old boss (if that is possible).  Also, I am calling it prematurely....it is still a little way off (some years) but not as far away as many think. Things are starting to become clearer, but not entirely clear.   So, the PDF article below is the "mother of all conspiracy theories".   I suspect that it is somewhere near the truth....some things are still nebulous.  I reserve the right to adjust the theory as we go along.  We must all continue to watch and wait....troubled times ahead.

 

Changing of the Guard: Anglo-Zionism vs Globo-BolshevismPDF download

 

 

 

 

17
Sep 19

Locked & Loaded

Apparently Trump is locked and loaded.

 

Loaded for what?

Loaded for what?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backing-down?

Despite being ready to dump a load (of ordinance) on Iran the President sent his Press Secretary to clarify the tweet in what seems like a step back from the brink.  Perhaps his policy is constipated?

 

 

Something smells bad

All we can say is that something smells about the whole affair.  Who do we go to for the truth?  Should we ask Pompeo who admits that he lies,cheats and steals or should we ask the Saudi's (LOL)?

You can trust me

You can trust me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lying liars lie

The only thing that is a certainty is that everything you are told is a lie.  We live in the post truth era.  Truth does not matter only perception.  We will tell you what to think.  What we know is that the Houthi's admitted it and that Iran denied it.  Any truth to those statements?   Well, the Houthi's apparently do have the drone capability.

 

Houthi drones

Houthi drones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/osamabinjavaid/status/1173243511132393472/photo/1

Yemen has endured bombings by Saudi and the killing of elementary school children in their buses by using lockheed missiles delivered by US and Saudi pilots in US Aircraft. Only Iran has condemned these killings. We must not forget that it was Trump who left JCPOA, declared a de-facto war on Iran through sanctions, and has ignored the call to stop aiding the Saudis in the attacks on Yemen.

Double speak or News speak?

Statements

Statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now for some conspiracy theories

 

Four in a row?

Four in a row?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like four ducks in a row.  So neat and so precise and very little burn marks. They should be easy to repair just put a stop valve in the hole....voila!   Some say that this is all about pumping and dumping the oil prices as shale prices were falling. ( https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-09-01/murderers-row-oil-and-gas-bankruptcies-accelerate-137-billion-debt-matures-over )  Oil demand is plummeting (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-demand/oil-demand-growth-grinding-to-lowest-in-years-as-global-economy-stalls-idUSKCN1TD0YI ).       The fires have been put out in less than a week.  Job done. See the images of the Abqaiq infrastructure: https://imgur.com/a/OKmcC18    And despite  the satellite surveillance of the most congested area in the world no one saw the attack?   And despite a "shield" of  Patriot missiles and Hawk batteries the flying Houthi junk-drones could not be stopped (LOL)?   This is all very strange especially as Trump mentioned American military technical (weaponry) superiority . Might this be in response to Putin's recent trolling?

Putin, trolling Trump, says Saudi Arabia should buy Russian air defense system. Russian president’s barb comes after Washington says Iran likely to blame for drone attack.https://www.politico.eu/article/putin-trolling-trump-says-saudi-arabia-should-buy-russian-air-defense-system/

 

Some (conspiracy theorists) are saying that the US capability is not up to scratch.  The Russians have developed the S-300 and the S-400 and are supplying them to their allies.  It is generally acknowledged that these are far superior technology.   The reasoning goes that the USA now produces junk through the military contracting system and that everything is corrupted.  After the fiasco with the Boeing aircraft (Boeing is also a military contractor) this seems likely.  Just because you spend "trillions" on it does not make it better and Russia has been concentrating on defensive equipment such as the S-300 and S-400.  This might well explain why the USA has backed down (albeit temporarily).

American Military Doctrine Backfires, Hyped and Extortionate US Air Defenses are Pathetic

https://www.fort-russ.com/2019/09/american-military-doctrine-backfires-hyped-and-extortionate-us-air-defenses-are-pathetic/

Others point to Bibi being given  a slap-down by Putin.

 

This is where and how the winds -and with them the tectonic plates-have 
shifted. And don’t underestimate it. Bibi can presumably count on Trump
more than any other US President in his time, and the US is supposedly
this almighty force, also in the Middle East, but today Putin just tells
him “don’t you dare!” Putin refuses to let him touch Assad’s territory
and -Russian- weapons.
The clincher is those weapons have become so sophisticated that Bibi,
Trump support or not, puts his tail between his legs and flies back,
hoping nobody notices what shape he’s in. And in that humiliation, Lebanon
is the cherry that Putin puts on top of the pie. “Now that you’re here,
I want you to stop harassing Lebanon too. Yes, now you may go.”
Lebanon must have stunned Bibi.

 

See the article below:

 

It’s a New World Order, Alright

Others are saying that Israel is behind the attack: Israel stages F35 Saudi attack after Putin’s smackdown of Netanyahu over Syria  https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/09/15/israel-stages-f35-saudi-attack-after-putins-smackdown-of-netanyahu-over-syria/

 

Comment of the day

Referring to the Epstein incident one joker says;

 

Two American spy HD satellites covering the region in KSA where the oil
facilities were attacked were malfunctioning and footage is unusable.
Moreover, the NSA/CIA employees tasked with monitoring events in the
region were asleep while the incident occurred.

 

He should have added that the drone pieces were buried in an unmarked grave and it has been handed over to the FBI to investigate (sic).  What a shame that Bolton was fired only a few days ago.

 

UK Column report:

 

29
May 19

China, Russia and Palestine boycott “Deal of the Century” conference

 

Beijing and Moscow will 'boycott' the meeting being organized as part of backchannel Palestine-Israel peace plan.[1] Chinese Ambassador to Palestine Guo Wei said his country, along with Russia, would not participate in a US-sponsored meeting in Manama slated for June 25 and 26, according to Palestine's WAFA news agency. Wei reportedly made the remarks at a meeting in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah with Nabil Shaath, a top adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Wei was quoted as saying;

 

"Boycotting the Bahrain conference comes within the framework
of a bilateral Russian-Chinese agreement not to participate in it"


"In support of the Palestinian cause and people, including their right
to self-determination and the establishment of an independent state
of Palestine within the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital".

 

Early last week, the US announced plans to hold a landmark conference in Manama, where Trump administration officials are expected to unveil economic aspects of the "Deal of the Century", a US backchannel Palestine-Israel peace plan, the terms of which have yet to be made public. The Manama meeting will reportedly be chaired by Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, and Jason Greenblatt, Trump's Middle East envoy.

 

Along with host Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have both announced their intention to send representatives to the event. The meeting is expected to be attended by a host of finance officials and business leaders from several countries. The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), for its part, says it was never consulted about the planned meeting and has stated its refusal to take part in the event.

 

Last week, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said the meeting would not address the core political issues of the conflict: final borders, the status of Jerusalem, or the fate of Palestinian refugees. He stated:

 

"Any solution to the conflict in Palestine must be political ... 
and based on ending the occupation,"

 

Ever since Trump's controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital in late 2017, the Palestinian leadership has rejected all US peacemaking efforts. At the same time Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas commented Monday, lashing out specifically at the White House-backed Bahrain conference for the first time. Abbas said:

 

"Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ will go to hell, as will the economic 
workshop in Bahrain that the Americans intend to hold and present illusions".[2]

 

 

And interestingly, it's none other that President Trump's own son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner who will chair the summit. Al Jazeera reports:

 

 Early last week, the US announced plans to hold a landmark conference in Manama, where Trump administration officials are expected to unveil economic aspects of the "Deal of the Century", a US backchannel Palestine-Israel peace plan, the terms of which have yet to be made public.

 

 The Manama meeting will reportedly be chaired by Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, and Jason Greenblatt, Trump's Middle East envoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


[1] https://www.axios.com/russia-china-boycott-bahrain-conference-israel-01a0e1e9-f31a-4eae-b335-ed358ea56d4c.html

[2] https://www.timesofisrael.com/abbas-says-trumps-peace-plan-bahrain-workshop-will-go-to-hell/