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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.”
16 seriously wounded US troops taken to ICU in Ahmed Al-Jaber Base Hospital #Kuwait 8 injured US troops flown to Germany Many admitted in #Iraq hospitals 9 sorties made to various hospitals on 8 Jan including Tel Aviv
Initially we will just post a few tweets about the peace deal. When more reports (and time) becomes available we will post an in depth report.
U.S. Senators Back Bill to Provide additional $3.3 Billion “aid” to “Israel” on top of the $3.8 Billion it currently receives from American taxpayers. That’s a total of £7.1 billion “aid” to “Israel” per year. https://t.co/m0sYCFE0c8https://t.co/vijkqbh9q0
Many Christian- Zionists offer unwavering support to Israel in the mistaken belief that such uncritical support is equivalent to “blessing Israel”. If the Old Testament prophets had the same attitude we would have had no prophetic books! The apostle Paul says they are enemies for the Gospels sake but beloved for the sake of the fathers – so a fine balance must be struck between honest criticism and qualified “blessing”. How do you bless Israel? You preach the Gospel to them! This must be done in all humility knowing that Gentiles are an in-grafted branch….nevertheless…know this…Jesus will only return to a repentant remnant that say; “Blessed his he that cometh in the name of the Lord”
Reporting on Venezuela coup progress to Jewish leaders
Leaked audio reveals Pompeo telling Jewish leaders Maduro not going anywhere anytime soon – opposition divided, infighting. Recorded last week during a closed-door meeting with Jewish leaders in New York, Pompeo also revealed that the United States was…
"trying to support various religious...institutions to get the opposition to come together," but that the effort to keep the opposition united "has proven devilishly difficult."
Mossad intelligence helped link Iran to UAE tanker sabotage 
US said set to present evidence on ‘pretty impressive’ attack — including materials gathered by Israel — to UN Security Council:
“Who else would you think is doing it?” Bolton asked at one point, when pressed last week. “Somebody from Nepal?”
The great Bilderberg secret of 2019 had to do with why, suddenly, the Trump administration has decided that it wants to talk to Iran “with no preconditions”.
It all has to do with the Strait of Hormuz. Blocking the Strait could cut off oil and gas from Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Iran – 20% of the world’s oil. There has been some debate on whether this could occur – whether the US Fifth Fleet, which is stationed nearby, could stop Tehran doing this and if Iran, which has anti-ship missiles on its territory along the northern border of the Persian Gulf, would go that far.
An American source said a series of studies hit President Trump’s desk and caused panic in Washington. These showed that in the case of the Strait of Hormuz being shut down, whatever the reason, Iran has the power to hammer the world financial system, by causing global trade in derivatives to be blown apart.
The Bank for International Settlements said last year that the “notional amount outstanding for derivatives contracts” was $542 trillion, although the gross market value was put at just $12.7 trillion. Others suggest it is $1.2 quadrillion or more.
Netanyahu: Sunni Arab states ‘moving faster’ than the Palestinians on peace. In comments made last month but broadcast Monday, PM tells US Jewish leaders that some in region see Israel as an ‘indispensable ally in standing up to Iranian aggression’. Netanyahu reversed what for decades has been the traditional expectation of the sequencing of peace, saying that it was likelier that the Sunni Arab states would lead the Palestinians to peace with Israel, and not the other way around.
 https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-sunni-arab-states-moving-faster-than-the-palestinians-on-peace/ and Iraq’s president calls on neighbors, allies for Iran’s stability https://youtu.be/OF8K19XlVmc
Asked about the deal of the century, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat told Israeli Reshet Bet radio program, “Now it is the deal of the next century.” Aaron David Mille: Former State Department Middle East analyst, adviser and negotiator in Republican and Democratic Administrations and a CNN Global Affairs analyst. Aaron David Miller concurs:
If you think Trump intervened in the run-up to the April 9 Israeli elections to help Netanyahu, buckle your seat belts. You ain’t seen nothing yet. It started with today’s announcement that Bolton and the Israeli and Russian NSAs will meet next month in Jerusalem.
That was the announcement yesterday from the White House Press Secretary of a meeting of US, Russian, and Israeli National Security advisers in Jerusalem next month. Netanyahu took credit for this idea, yet another appeal to his constituents to give him a fifth term. Netanyahu also says that he and Trump have a lot to do yet: strengthening the settlement project. He means Trump will support annexation
US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Russian counterpart Nikolay Patrushev expected to discuss Syria, Iran with Meir Ben-Shabbat next month. “In June, United States National Security Adviser Ambassador John Bolton, Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat, and Russian Secretary of the Security Council Nikolay Patrushev will meet in Jerusalem, Israel, to discuss regional security issues,” the White House press secretary said in a statement issued minutes before the Knesset voted to disband and to set new elections for September 17.
Unprecedented’ US-Israeli-Russian security meeting to be held in Jerusalem. The three countries’ national security advisers will discuss regional security issues with a focus on Iran’s entrenchment in Syria. PM Netanyahu: A meeting like has never taken place before in Israel. Never.” Jerusalem will host next month an unprecedented trilateral meeting of top security officials from Israel, Russia and the US, the White House announced on Wednesday.
Beijing and Moscow will ‘boycott’ the meeting being organized as part of backchannel Palestine-Israel peace plan. 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".
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.
The Pentagon says “the leadership of Iran at the highest level” ordered a spate of disruptive attacks over the past two weeks including attacks on an Aramco Saudi oil pipeline and pumping facilities, the recent sabotage of four tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, as well as a May 19 lone rocket attack on the US embassy in Baghdad’s protected Green Zone. 
The president himself seemed to all but admit this in passing remarks to reporters as he left the White House for a trip to Japan: “We want to have protection in the Middle East. We’re going to be sending a relatively small number of troops, mostly protective,” Trump said. “Some very talented people are going to the Middle East right now. And we’ll see what happens,” he added.
Peace in our Time?
Speaking at his address at the celebration of Israel’s 71st anniversary held at the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC Pompeo states ” Peace Plan to be Unveiled This Summer, “No Guarantee of Brighter Future for Palestinian”People” (LOL)
I encourage blog readers to read the article regarding “Five prophecies fulfilled in 2018” and “Five prophecies to be fulfilled in 2019”. Of particular interest is numbers (1) and (3) with expected fulfillment this year (1); Increased and Prophesied Torah Awakening Among Non-Jews (3); Focus on and Return to the Third Temple. Number 1 and 3 belong together – the Torah worshiping non-Jews are the Christian-Zionists. If the third temple ever gets built or sacrifice recommences expect Christian-Zionists to be the biggest supporters.
If that happens we have come full circle; The M.E. has been balkanized by the American beast thus (in their eyes) fulfilling the promise to Abraham for the Jews to hold sway from the river of Egypt to the Euphrates – under control of Jerusalem ( the harlot city) as per the Yinnon plan. Soon the image of the beast (temple) will be -built and the Christian-Zionist will be the spokesman, mouth piece, propagandist or false prophet (if you want to use the apocalyptic term). False Christians and false Jews joining together to defy God and “make a name” for themselves; I wonder how that will end?
“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it” (Zech 12.3).
Time for a laugh
I thought I would end this post on a laugh. The next link will take you to a classic piece of Saudi Propaganda made with CGI (as it is probably the only way they will win a war). The movie has been produced in English probably to allow other countries to marvel at Saudi prowess (at least in the digital sphere). It starts with a Saudi ship delivering “Humanitarian Aid” (LOL) being attacked by Iranian patrol boats. Then all hell breaks loose and the Saudi’s end up winning the “war” with the Iranian people cheering their “liberation”. I must say the Saudi’s are good at irony and comedy (or do they really believe this?).
The main points of US President Donald Trump’s much-derided plan for the Middle East, the so-called “deal of the century,” were leaked by a Hebrew-language news outlet in Israel . It is difficult to know whether this is a disinformation campaign. The “deal of the century” is a “two state solution” but has many absurdities such as a Chinese raised highway in the sky linking the West Bank and Gaza. Israel keeps their illegal West Bank settlements, the Palestinians get to pay tax to the Jewish state and they have no independent military, they build airports and factories etc in Egyptian Sinai but are not allowed to live there? If the leak is true it is almost certain that the Palestinians would reject it.
The American libertarian Tom Luongo a former Research Chemist operates a blog that has an interesting article on the nexus between North Korea and Iran. He demonstrates convincingly that they split up the job of acquiring a nuclear capability with North Korea making the bombs and Iran perfecting the delivery mechanism. That way they can avoid any agreement because they each have deniability –keeping the “letter” of the law while ignoring the Spirit. It seems that North Korea and Iran have been forced down this route because they cannot conduct détente with the likes of Trump’s Neo-conservative appointments – Pompeo and Bolton who have no interest in peace (only regime change and surrender). Links posted below…note that the article contains an internal link to Pompeo and his Evangelical –Zionist leanings and his belief that some sort of confrontation must be provoked in order to catalyze the “rapture”.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – the avowed deadline of the US “cutoff” of Iranian oil shipments to the last five un-sanctioned customers of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Those nations affected by the embargo are China and India as well as US treaty allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey according to World Israel News (WIN), April 24th, 2019.
The Trump administration renewed its vow early last week that these countries will no longer be able to purchase Iranian crude oil or other oil stocks while avoiding US sanctions as the US administration turns the screws tighter on the Iranians.The move is designed to place added pressure on Iran to halt its progress toward a nuclear weapon even at the expense of US allies.
It is said that the first portion of the sanctions program by the US has reduced Iranian exports of oil from over 2.5 million barrels per day to about one million barrels per day – a severe drop in revenues for Iran, which is palpably feeling the economically depressing force. The increased pressure would virtually halt all Iran’s income from world trade if it can be enforced.
The move is extremely hurtful to Iran which exports almost nothing other than oil. The interim period of allowing curtailed exports had been allowed so that Iran’s customers could arrange alternative sources for their feed stocks of oil. It is said to be a real hardship for some of these nations because the Iranian crude oil is admittedly the most easily refinable and some of the cheapest crude oil on the market. Of these nations, we have read that, even over its objection to the sanctions, President Recip Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey has quietly made strides in developing other sources.
But China has just warned the US not to make any “wrong moves” in the affair. Indeed, a Chinese spokesman for the foreign ministry stated last week that “Beijing opposes the Trump administration’s ‘unilateral sanctions and so-called long-arm jurisdiction’ over Iran” according to a report in WIN.
Consequences Stated –Will there be consequences for the world if the US enforces the sanctions?
The Iranians have boldly stated that if the US does not relent it may close the Straits of Hormuz to all shipping.Why is that important? Well, to understand why it is, one needs be familiar with the geography of the Persian Gulf and surrounding lands. Following is a satellite image of the critical waterway. It is just 21 miles (33km) wide at its narrowest point but the designated shipping lane is only two miles wide in either direction. The remaining space is presumably too shallow for safe navigation, thus its name, “The Strait….”
The Persian Gulf is the body of water on the left; the Gulf of Oman (Arabian Sea) is to the right. The Strait is the critical outlet of the Persian Gulf to the open waters of the world’s oceans and is the “bottleneck” through which about 30% of the world’s crude oil is shipped.
A blockage of this critical waterway would wreak havoc on the world oil markets and cause prices to escalate sharply and perhaps out of control. (Sourced from the splinters news letter).
The Coup in Venezuela
The “big picture” is that Pompeo and Bolton are keen to install an American puppet in Venezuela in order to secure alternative oil sources while they bear down on Iran and cause untold misery for other countries –especially China and Russia (who will not play ball on this).
But why is the USA behaving this way?
The NYT posted a cartoon of Trump being led by Bibbi (Benjamin Netanyahu) that has been widely condemned as anti-Semitic. It is a fact that global anti-Semitism is on the rise and that is to be condemned but what are the reasons behind the rise in ill-feeling? Could it be that US Middle East policy is being led by the Neo-Conservatives (predominately Jews) and by Christian-Zionists? They want to Balkanize the Middle East (and have been successful doing so) creating a flood of refugees into Europe (a death blow to Christianity). The last remaining obstacle is Iran (ancient Persia) who refuses to give up their weapons or watch their country destroyed (who can blame them?). Of course we know of Iran’s state sponsored terrorism (Hezbollah etc) and their antagonism towards a Jewish state but they are afraid of Zionist (with US support) expansionism. In the big picture view Zionism and American “exceptionalism” is as dangerous (even more so) than any Russia interference (Gog invasion?).
….the Middle East is a mess because of the Neo-conservatives (a Jewish movement)
God will bless those who bless the Jews and curse those who curse them. If you want to bless the Jews try preaching the Gospel to them without fear or favour…..and remember;
“Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning
the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers” (Rom 11.28).
They must turn return to God and accept his messiah. Jacob cannot do this in his own strength –or he will find himself wrestling God. Any land they conquer and any peace deal they conclude will not endure. The curtain is being drawn to one side and people are beginning to see the machinations of Jacob the deceiver. There will be a back-lash:
“And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast,
these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate
and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire” (Rev 17.16).
Only when Jacob has overcome his old nature will he be renamed as Israel (God is ruler/prince).