… from Press TV, Teheran
[ Editor’s Note: Left out of the Press TV version below is that Bolton was in Israel to receive the Guardian of Zion Award from the Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies at the King David Hotel, the one that Menachem Begin’s Irgun terrorists blew up, killing Jews and Arabs along with their British targets.
This reeks of staging to me, coming so soon after Trump completed his trip, and Bolton’s message would not get drown out in the Donald’s grand tour glitz. Bolton is smart enough to knew that Netanyahu and the Likuds sure as hell don’t want peace as the current Israeli power structure would be changed forever.
As we have here in the US, Israel has a class of people who live off the “un-peace” as it is a huge case funnel for everything from endless US taxpayer subsidies for both military and non-military things that would be gone with peace. Liberal Jews would then want more spent on social issues when Israel in high on the list of countries to have a high number living in poverty.
I won’t get into the viability for peace. Both sides seem to have leaders that don’t want it, with Abbas such a waste its a shame that the Palestinian people have not disposed of him. The man is so self-centered that he refuses to build any 2nd tier leadership behind him so that he has no competition.
If Abbas were to drop dead tomorrow, and he is in bad health by the way, the Palestinians will have a guaranteed weak new leader which will have the Zionists cheering as they watch the Pals chop each other up as they fight to get control over the graft in running their show.
I don’t see anyone giving the Palestinians anymore than they have. It would take a higher class of leadership than they obviously have, and their system does not seem to be manufacturing them, surely not under Abass’ tenure … Jim W. Dean
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– First published … May 30, 2017 –
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton says President Donald Trump will not be able to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict simply because the two-state solution is no longer “viable.”
“[Trump] is an optimistic man and can take a good shot at it, but I don’t think the conditions exist,” Bolton said in East Jerusalem al-Quds on Monday, according to Israeli media.
“I don’t think the two-state solution is viable anymore,” the former UN envoy added. “It’s not a question of personality or effort, it is just undoable.”
Bolton’s bold prediction came only days after Trump met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and promised to broker a “peace” deal.
“I am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and I intend to do everything I can to help them achieve that goal,” Trump said after holding talks with Abbas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
Trump, who was on his maiden overseas trip, also discussed the possibility of a deal with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. After talking to Netanyahu, the US president welcomed what he called the Israeli premier’s “commitment to pursuing peace.”
“He’s working very hard at it – it’s not easy,” he said of Netanyahu. “I’ve heard it’s one of the toughest deals of all. But I have a feeling that we’re going to get there eventually. I hope.”