Israel’s Response Loud and Clear

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Israel’s Response Loud and Clear

MARSAL COMMENTS: In response to the recent Arab Summit meeting in Jordan, Israel went ahead and approved the building of a new settlement in Palestinian territory. This was the very next day after the end of the Arab meeting! Continue reading “Israel’s Response Loud and Clear”

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US BEGINS TO PRESSURE PALESTINIANS

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US BEGINS TO PRESSURE PALESTINIANS

MARSAL COMMENTS: President Trump just phoned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The message was to negotiate directly with the Israelis and find a solution. The US will help, but will not impose its view on any party. And as a gesture of goodwill, the Israelis have stopped their planned approved new settlements building. Continue reading “US BEGINS TO PRESSURE PALESTINIANS”

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Clinton, Trump and Israel – What Gives?

Clinton, Trump and Israel – What Gives?

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Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel met with both US presidential candidates; Clinton (Democrats) and Trump (Republicans) during his recent visit to New York to attend the UN general assembly meeting. Of course, this is not the first time he meets each of them, but as the presidential race is getting hotter with the approach of the candidates’ debates season, Israel may have felt that wise to reassess each candidate’s Continue reading “Clinton, Trump and Israel – What Gives?”

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE – THE PALESTINIAN LAND CONFISCATION SAGA

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE – THE PALESTINIAN LAND CONFISCATION SAGA

Israel reminds me of Sylvester the pussy cat (Puddy Tat) cartoon. He can’t make up his mind whether to gobble up and eat Tweety, the bird, and get whacked on the head by the Little Old Lady’s broom, or wait until a more opportune time appears. In all events, he is set on eating Tweety, but the question is when? Answer: When he can get away with it!

Similarly, Israel, which is built on Palestinian land, keeps expanding by gobbling up and confiscating additional Palestinian properties. The rate of confiscation increases and decreases according to the mood of international public opinion, but more importantly, according to US political pressure. If it can get away with it, Israel will gobble up Palestinian land quite happily. But if US pressure bears upon it, it ceases in appearance, while in reality delaying until an appropriate window pops up. Continue reading “TO BE OR NOT TO BE – THE PALESTINIAN LAND CONFISCATION SAGA”

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