Abbas lacks important Arab support against Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem

The Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas only found Jordan’s King Abdullah and Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan to back him up Thursday, Dec. 7, in the first 24 hours after US President Donald Trump’s announced recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Arab street’s first response was also minor in scale and pitch – less than 100 protesters at most of the rallies. Prepared for an outbreak of “the third Palestinian intifada (uprising)”, foreign correspondents arrived on the scene kitted up in helmets and vests, only to find a fairly low-key event to cover rather than a violent backlash. The Palestinian sources reported 140 injured so far, most of them from inhaling gas and three from rubber bullets.

The Palestinians were called out by their leaders to stage massive protest marches in East Jerusalem, Hebron, Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin and Tulkarm, as well as at the Gaza border fence.  Stones were hurled at Israeli troops and tires set on fire for the cameras, but nothing more lethal at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, for instance, than bottles of water. Only in Hebron did real clashes occur between security forces and protesters. They were broken up with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets.

Extra Israeli security and military forces have been mobilized for the weekly Muslim Friday prayers at the mosques and Saturday. Will Palestinian protesters then turn out in force, as they have so many times before?

It must be said that, while most Arab and Muslim rulers have gone through the motions of condemning Trump’s pro-Israeli act, few are actively opposing it, which the Palestinian street has not been slow to notice. Their zeal for a violent confrontation with Israeli security forces is therefore less than expected – especially after their leader Abu Mazen had to fall back on the Jordanian king and Turkish president for support, instead of finding a rousing condemnation from the entire Arab leadership.

It is no secret in Ramallah or Nablus that King Abdullah of Jordan has fallen out of favor with the majority of Arab rulers, especially the Saudi crown prince and strongman, the UAE emir and the Egyptian president.  DEBKAfile’s Middle East sources reveal that Riyadh has gone so far as to cut off financial assistance to Amman.
Jordan has always been good friends with Turkey and so Abdullah flew to Ankara Wednesday to find a backer ahead of the Trump announcement. However, the ordinary Palestinian has a low opinion of President Erdogan and his efforts to set up an anti-American, Anti-Israel Islamic Front never found much response in Palestinian towns.
And so Abu Mazen’s panicky visit to Amman to talk with Abdullah is not expected to change the mood on the Palestinian street. At the same time, the situation is inflammable enough to catch fire in a trice. A large-scale Palestinian terrorist attack against Israel is always on the cards, and the potential for Israeli security forces facing a raging mob  to inflict a large number of casualties cannot be ruled out for triggering a major outbreak.
 

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61 thoughts on “Abbas lacks important Arab support against Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 20:09 at 20:09
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    I am keeping a vigilant eye on the arabs, I had have learned never to underestimate their thirst for violence.

    • Dec 8, 2017 @ 0:56 at 0:56
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      Why there is no Nobel prize for Allahu Akbar, or at least for the descovery of the bomb vest? I’ll tell you: there is no respect for Arabs’ values.

      The anachronic values of the old west civilisation are hurting millions of peoples by preventing them to reach their full potential.

      • Dec 8, 2017 @ 3:03 at 3:03
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        No Arab embodies peace quite like Kissinger. No way to replicate napalm.

        ApartheidIsrael’s beloved alCIAda ‘White Helmets’ were on the verge of winning but their cannibalism did them in. So the AshkeNazis in Hollywood gave them an Oscar instead.

        • Dec 8, 2017 @ 4:46 at 4:46
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          Isaac, take your meds and get some sleep.

        • Dec 8, 2017 @ 6:38 at 6:38
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          Right you are the Arabs are Fakhers.

        • Dec 8, 2017 @ 6:58 at 6:58
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          That makes no sense….It is Gibberish….

    • Dec 8, 2017 @ 15:58 at 15:58
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      Robert Muellar is incompetent and a traitor to the USA, he botched the anthrax case after 911 and needs to be put on trial for treason.

      • Dec 8, 2017 @ 22:15 at 22:15
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        Indeed. He also refused to go after the Mossad agents working with Lucky Larry to take down the towers.

        He also “botched” the BCCI investigation, which laundered the money so that the antisemitic apartheid settler colony could shuck arms to the Ayatollah and kill Arabs.

        • Dec 9, 2017 @ 3:32 at 3:32
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          So long as they’re killing arabs…..who cares?

          • Dec 9, 2017 @ 14:44 at 14:44
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            Never forget.

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 20:22 at 20:22
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    The Arabs do not need Jerusalem,they will all go directly into the Islamic paradise where each one of them will give pleasure to 72 goats and a camel.So said the prophet Sam Popack.

    • Dec 8, 2017 @ 0:58 at 0:58
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      This time it will be 73 virgins, not only 72, there is one extra virgin bonus! A newly promoted virgin Hillary will add to the group, as a gift from above for the tricks she played on infidels with the Benghazi affair.

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 20:28 at 20:28
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    Nothing but a lull, however long it may last, ’tis but a lull:

    Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
    Zec 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
    Zec 12:3 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.

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 20:28 at 20:28
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    FAQs for pre-screening candidates for UN secretary

    Q: Are the Arabs settlements on the occupied Jewish territories good, legitimate, and very holy?
    A: Yes, yes, and yes! Ofcourse, all Jewish holy places on Jewish territories are not holy at all, this is widely accepted by all imams and ayatollahs, plus the Security Council and UN as a whole.

    Q: Are the cities of Mecca and Medina Arab settlements on occupied Jewish territories?
    A: Yes, but for disputes with Jews the only applicable law is the sharia law, such is the will of Allah, widely accepted by all imams and ayatollahs, plus the Security Council and UN as a whole.

    Q: Is the Black Stone inside the Mecca Cube borrowed from the jews or an Israeli property?
    A: In the old jewish city of Mecca, the Kaaba itself was a Jewish temple and the Black Stone inside was placed there by Jews which could be seen as seemingly Israeli property. However, suddenly Allah made these all Arab-holy by misterious magic, and so there was no steal or rapt, because such is the sharia law.

    Q: What about the Al-Aqsa mosque, and why has lost its Qibla value?
    A: This mosque was built with Jewish property stones, on the place of a Jewish temple, but such a mosque is much smaller than a whole city, which implies there was less magic than with the Mecca Cube involved.

    Q: What to do if return or compensation is required?
    A: Nothing! This is because the Jewish holy places are not holy at all, while any holy Arab place is indeed most superior holy, such is the is the sharia law, and this is widely accepted as above.

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 21:30 at 21:30
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    Nothing new, the Arabs will keep their population, uneducated, poor, oppressed, and desperate. So they can keep on telling racist lies about the Jews and how is their fault. Israel, is strong, wealthy, inventive and above all in their right. Arafat dumbly refused Ehud Barak’s offer in 2000 which was to include all what they wanted territorial. But still insisted on the return of the masses of “refugees” into Israel. A definite no go re Arab winter.

    • Dec 7, 2017 @ 23:07 at 23:07
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      If losing wars makes you strong, Apartheid Israel is stronger than Hizbollah.

      • Dec 7, 2017 @ 23:18 at 23:18
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        Your mother is a camel cock sucking whore

        • Dec 7, 2017 @ 23:21 at 23:21
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          My mother is Golda Mabovitch. She was not semitic.

      • Dec 9, 2017 @ 3:17 at 3:17
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        Keep up that line of thinking, Abu Jibrish. Maybe there’s a spot for you at Comedy Central.

        Apartheid Israel, who has lost all its wars, is stronger than HisBollocks, who has won all of its wars.
        And that’s why Bibi sleeps soundly every night, while RatsAssRallah sleeps in a different bunker each night.

        • Dec 9, 2017 @ 14:47 at 14:47
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          How do you know that NuttyYahoo sleeps soundly?

          I’m not doubting it–psychopaths don’t have a conscience to weigh them down. Even when they’re headed to the Big House for fraud and corruption.

          Shortest book in the world: Land the European Settler Colony has Stolen from Lebanon since Hizbollah’s Rise.

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 22:49 at 22:49
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    “King” Abdullah is an irrelevant dork who can’t even stand in his father’s shadow…go cry to Russia you loser…not even the US likes you anymore

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 23:05 at 23:05
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    Trump’s words don’t carry any legal weight. Apartheid Israel still occupies Palestine, and white antisemites from europe still think that god is a real estate broker who wants them to steal land.

    Meanwhile, ISISrael is finished in Syria.

    • Dec 7, 2017 @ 23:20 at 23:20
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      Your mother is a camel cock sucking whore

      • Dec 7, 2017 @ 23:22 at 23:22
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        And yet, ISISrael is finished in Syria. No number of hand jobs from my mother, non-semite Golda Mabovitch, will change that.

        Will it?

        Will it?

    • Dec 8, 2017 @ 15:37 at 15:37
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      Post your name Coward! You are the son of 1000 Sharmoota who mated with Pigs!

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 23:11 at 23:11
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    Not a surprise that a rampaging empire of idiots sacrificed its international prestige, for no strategic end, because of its deep and abiding commitment to antisemitism and its love of european colonialism.

    • Dec 7, 2017 @ 23:55 at 23:55
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      Stop calling Golda Mabovitch a prostitute just because she likes to have sex with alCIAda.

      For Jim, now, it’s back to hanging with Epstein on the Lolita Express. There are still children for little Ashke-Nazis to fondle and screw!

  • Dec 8, 2017 @ 0:15 at 0:15
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    Fact of the matter is- Sunni Muslims, led by Sunni Arabs, are STUPID. They are the terrorists everywhere- cutting heads, driving over folks, blowing up markets etc.
    If I were Israeli, I would be concerned about the Shias. They seem to be the only tough cookie amidst soft Israelis and throat slitting Arabs.

  • Dec 8, 2017 @ 0:23 at 0:23
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    The “Palestinians” do not really want another Ottoman Empire under the ugly dictator, Erdogan. The “Palestinians” hate their leader, Abbas. The Palestinians probably do not want another Intifada, especially if Israel tells them it will shoot to kill instead of allowing these violent protests go on indefinitely for years and take thousands of lives. Hamas is a terror organization and the real villains are the EU, UN, Leftists and Jewish leftists (some in the Reform movement in America) who would rather have terrorists win over Israel for radical Islam than prevent harm to happen against their own Jewish people. There was never any “peace process” so stop with the lies about this announcement preventing the “peace process.” The “Palestinians” have a decision to make: Do they want to live in a modern, advanced state that has the same laws and rules for everyone or do they want to live under Sharia law as slaves to their vicious totalitarian leaders. Put to them that way maybe enough of them they will come to their senses to prevent more jihad – or maybe not (based on their history of making bad decisions).

    • Dec 8, 2017 @ 3:09 at 3:09
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      Make Jerusalem the capital of New Palestine. New Palestine is a province of New Arabia.

      Led by Nasrallah.

      The Saud family of primitive pedophiles can link up with the land grabbing european anti-semites to form a land of religious wackos called ‘Zealotistan’.

      We can build some islands, Dubai style, or give them Gaza.

      Peace in the Middle East!

  • Dec 8, 2017 @ 1:29 at 1:29
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    Despite all the negative emotions that Muslims have about Israel the future of Israel is of almost zero strategic importance to the Muslim world(It could be important only if it plans the extend its territory forever) and a smart leader knows that.

    • Dec 8, 2017 @ 21:18 at 21:18
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      How can it be ‘zero strategic importance’ when Israel is hell bent on keeping its neighbourhood in chaos so it can thrive.
      You can fool some people sometimes….but you cant fool all the people all the time….and let the painful history of Jews be testament to Bob Marley’s wisdom.

  • Dec 8, 2017 @ 4:12 at 4:12
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    The comment section is absurd. Really. Leaving a remark would seems to condone the exchanges, yes? I assume Debka is a private corporation and has rules about civil discourse, or doesn’t it?

    Must it always be about camels, mothers, blood libel, fantasy, fundamentalism of all persuasions?

    ” However, the ordinary Palestinian has a low opinion of President Erdogan and his efforts to set up an anti-American, Anti-Israel Islamic Front never found much response in Palestinian towns.”

    I’m sure Erdogan and Rouhani are planning another Flotilla

    Iran and their friends are the reason the Palestinians have lost support along with a decade’s wave of expanding terrorism. Iran’s partner North Korea makes the conflict as dark as can be imagined. Whether Debka reports it or not, many things are being built and capabilities expanded. The provocations will escalate and have consequences. The Palestinian issue is not the central drama going on.

    • Dec 8, 2017 @ 4:34 at 4:34
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      AshkeNazis everywhere seem to be getting busted for screwing toddlers. From Weinstein to Epstein, pederasty isn’t dead in the land of Zion!

      Caroll is a frequent flyer on the Lolita Express. His posts are largely about himself.

    • Dec 8, 2017 @ 6:06 at 6:06
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      Indeed, including atheistic fundamentalism…

    • Dec 8, 2017 @ 9:05 at 9:05
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      Comparatively minor point – 76 years. Lest we forget. [Nobody else commented on it.]

    • Dec 8, 2017 @ 15:23 at 15:23
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      Name, although your analysis was relatively rational, you must bear in mind what many have a hard time truly understanding: the “Arab” mind sees “self-interest” in a fundamentally different way than other peoples. When the officers of the English mandate argued to the local Arabic population that the coming of the Jews had greatly improved their lives the answer was “I don’t care that he has bettered my house. I didn’t ask him to do so and I would rather be its only master”. Causing others harm is in their “self-interest” even if it destroys them. They are wild by nature. Evidently, other kindreds of The earth have their own evil characteristics, but that is the nature of Ishmael in this case. I don’t know if you’ll scorn the following, but the proof of what I’m about to show you has been around us for 4,000 years: Genesis 16:
      [11] And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.
      [12] And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

      Case in point: the Arab world.
      Only irrational men deny the veracity of the Holy Bible.

      • Dec 8, 2017 @ 21:17 at 21:17
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        Thanks for the reply. Due to a shorter time window than usual to craft a reply, I needed to trade for consistency with brevity. Your point is well-taken, though in order to not insult the Arabs, I don’t call them ‘wild’ as much as ‘resourceful’, ‘duplicitous’, ‘non-Western thinking’…anything that says that they may be crazy, but they aren’t stupid, and there is a certain method-to-the-madness. Generally. Put another way, use of the word ‘wild’ implies that they have no ulterior motive other than an obvious one, and they are highly predictable in their ways. This is how it appears to anyone who grew up solely on the post-WWII world, and is a dangerous thing to assume, with any adversary – particularly a well-funded, well-supported one. Appeasement with money and territory has already failed [spectacularly] to work once, and those who fail to learn from history…

        With respect to the half-rant in the comments, I have been asked by a few commenters to stick around a bit more, but since it takes a substantial amount of time on my part to write these comments and check references accordingly, I’d rather write for those who may or may not agree, but do so respectfully, rather than for the immature who will write the same things regardless of what is written.

        I never scorn the written word. I do, however, scorn people who wave it without linking it to world affairs, and give at least one example of how it links. You gave a historical example, and linked it to the text. Whether or not I agree with you [I always keep my personal beliefs separate from the posts], you set up a cogent argument, supported it with a real-world example [which was laid out in just enough detail for me to follow your line of thought], and used text selectively [i.e. only the most relevant parts, not whole sections] to support your argument. Therefore, I have no problem with it.

        [Yes, it’s a bit of a stretch, I would have preferred a bit more detail in the example. But you get credit for trying instead of just soapboxing.]

    • Dec 8, 2017 @ 15:39 at 15:39
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      Arafat was a known pedophile…He loved young boys. He died of AIDS…and that is an irrefutable fact!

      • Dec 8, 2017 @ 16:02 at 16:02
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        He also was a millionaire and lived a lavish lifestyle while his people suffered, what a child molesting tool.

    • Dec 9, 2017 @ 4:20 at 4:20
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      Ah, a pleasure for you to join us. I wonder three things of you, Jim. One – why you post nearly-identical comments on nearly every article published by this site. Two – why you have such a prediliction for camels, when goats have a worse time on average. Three – why you post under something resembling an actual name.

      An ad hominem attack was not necessary, I’ve been wondering when you would comment on one of my posts.

      • Dec 10, 2017 @ 2:04 at 2:04
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        Thank you. That said, you haven’t answered any of my questions.

  • Dec 8, 2017 @ 8:26 at 8:26
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    Since declaration was only ‘….the capital of Israel in the borders of the demarcation line from 1967’ and not single words about undivided or including eastern part of Jerusalem,so why should they getting mad about it. This declaration still in line with International Laws, They just afraid Israel will miss interpreted it, and yes they did, that’s all

    • Dec 8, 2017 @ 12:21 at 12:21
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      “They” (i.e., the world) know that the european settler colony is going to use this is a pretext to demolish Haram esh-Sharif.

      Moreover, following the theft of 1967 “they” (the world) know that the status of al Quds will be settled with an agreement, not the arrogant, fiat declaration of a jackass. The Dotard makes this statement now for electoral reasons, and because the US is Zionist occupied territory as much as al Quds will ever be.

      It also conceals the great victory of the Syrian Arab Republic over the mercenary forces inserted by Jordan, Turkey, the european settler colony, the US, the Saud family of child molesters. If things get crazy enough, due to the Dotard Declaration, Uncle Sam can justify keeping its War of Terror going.

      • Dec 8, 2017 @ 15:41 at 15:41
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        Ibn Sharmoot…..You have taken too many zubers in your posterior. I think they might have damaged your brain.

  • Dec 8, 2017 @ 10:16 at 10:16
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    WHEN WILL THE PALESTINIANS LEARN WHAT’S GOOD FOR THEM, BEING LED BY FOOLS. THE PALESTINIANS SHOULD ALL BE GIVEN ”GOLD MEDALS” FOR BEING SO GOOD AT THROWING STONES. THAT IS THE ONLY OCCUPATION THEY ARE GOOD AT. WHAT A SHAME THEY DON’T HAVE A SINGLE LEADER WHO CAN LEAD. THE ONLY ONE WHO BROUGHT PEACE , WAS ANWAR SADAT, THE PRESIDENT OF EGYPT. AND KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN. CAN’T BLAME THE ISRAELIS FOR ANYTHING. LOOK AROUND THE WORLD, AND NEARLY EVERY MUSLIM AND ARAB COUNTRY IS AT WAR, IT’S IN THEIR DNA.

    • Dec 8, 2017 @ 12:23 at 12:23
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      The Arab world knows that the only path to liberation is the one taken by Hizbollah. That’s why the feckless, idiotic, and bought off rulers of Jordan and Arabia hate them.

  • Dec 8, 2017 @ 12:45 at 12:45
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    If Israel realize that they sit on others land, easy thing to do, just leave it, like Israel did with Sinai, even Sinai is still ‘biblical lands’ according to Israelis, so finally everyone have understand that to deal with Israel should be using force. To make Israel behave, seems its an only one choice.

  • Dec 8, 2017 @ 20:27 at 20:27
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    The “Palestinian Issue” is just rethoric… I don’t think that any of the arabs rullers really care about the “Palestinian issue”… Up to now they have just used the palestinians but in the near future nobody will need them anymore… In the near future Israel will enjoy diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia… Just Iran will continue to use the palestinians as a poxy. This Move by Donald Trump is a game changer… He has done something that nobody dared to do before because they feared uprisings and strong arab support… But this proved to be false… In the next round of talks about a two state solutions Jerusalem will be a fait accompli…

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  • Dec 9, 2017 @ 11:16 at 11:16
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    Today News: ‘UN emergency meeting condemn US decision to declare Jerusalem as Israel capital and move embassy there. Since it have violated UN Resolutions and will undermine of Peace negotiations. ‘
    Maybe just maybe Israel won’t two state solutions and moving to One state solutions, it’s ok for me, as long as people live there have equal rights and treats fairly. But what Israel doing was beyond normalities, either two-state neither one-state, preferring status quo while advancing its illegal settlement and oppressing Palestinian in that areas. Bleak future for Israel if they continue this current path.

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  • Dec 9, 2017 @ 17:00 at 17:00
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    If a unilaterally declared Palestine state came into existence today it would be little more than a factionalized Islamic thugocracy. Like Chicago or Detroit.

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  • Dec 10, 2017 @ 14:18 at 14:18
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    Abbas is a dictator, a terrorist, a Jew hater and a kleptomaniac who has imprisoned his own people instead of repatriating them to Arab countries that have been using these people with Abbas’ help to be their proxy terrorists for Islam.

    If I were a refugee known as a “Palestinian” I would be overthrowing Abbas and Hamas leaders and knocking on the doors of OIC countries to give the people homes and jobs instead of making them into useless Jew-hating barbarians who can’t make a living anywhere because all they know is how to create violence, terror, hate and destruction. The only countries that want such people are Germany, France, Britain and other countries in the EU. They have a love affair with terrorists.

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