The new Middle East plan announced by US President Donald Trump is another illustration that he is “completely controlled” by Israel and seeks to annihilate Palestine, which can only be liberated militarily, an American scholar says.
Defying international outcry, Trump on Tuesday announced the general provisions of the so-called “Deal of the Century” at the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his side.
“What was unveiled was Trump’s idiocy, the fact that he is being completely controlled by his master in Tel Aviv, Bibi Netanyahu,” said Kevin Barrett, an author, journalist and radio host with a Ph.D. in Islamic and Arabic Studies.
Trump’s remarks about Iran during the announcement shows that the “Islamic Republic Iran and its allies are the only thing standing between the Zionists and the completion of their genocide of Palestine,” Barrett told Press TV on Friday.
The only way to liberate Palestine will be militarily in coordination with the axis of resistance in the region, he added.
All Palestinian factions and figures, including Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, have rejected the US plan, saying it is one-sided and massively in favor of Israel.
Thousands of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip have rallied to condemn the plan.
Since he became president in January 2017, Trump has reversed long-standing US policies towards Israel and Palestine, which has drawn widespread international condemnation.
Trump recognized Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital in December 2017 and signed a proclamation in March recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, Syrian territory.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He is the host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at Patreon.com and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); an audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.