Trump’s Mid East peace team urges Hamas to stop violence

Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, senior advisers to US President Donald Trump, and Ambassador David Friedman published an article in the Washington Post Friday calling on Hamas to halt terror and return Israeli prisoners to their families. In exchange, they would receive aid to improve the situation in the Gaza Strip.

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  • Jul 20, 2018 @ 13:32 at 13:32

    1. Woe to those who plot iniquity and work evil in their beds; when the morning becomes light they perform it, for their hand has the power.
    and work evil on their bed: All night they decide in their hearts how they will perform evil in the morning.

    2. And they covet fields, and they rob; and houses, and they take; and they oppress a man and his house, and a man and his heritage.
    and houses, and they take: This refers back to “and they covet.” They covet houses.
    and they take: Heb. וְנָשָׂאוּ, like וְלָקָחוּ, and they take.

    3. Therefore, so said the Lord: Behold! I plot evil against this family, from which you shall not remove your necks, nor shall you walk erect, for it is a time of evil.
    and you shall not walk erect: You shall not walk with an upright stature.

    4. On that day he shall take up a parable against you, and he shall lament, “A lamentation has come about”; and he shall say, “They have robbed us! He changes the portion of my people! How will He turn to me to return our fields, which he divides?”

    As early as 1891 one of the first zionists, Asher Guinsberg (writing under
    the pseudonym Ahad Ha’am) “one of the people” visiting Palestine, gives this eye-witness account:
    “Abroad, we are used to believing that Eretz-Israel is today semi-desert, desert without cultivation. and that whoever wants to acquire land can come here and get as much as his heart desires. But the truth is nothing like this. In any part of the country, it is difficult to find uncultivated fields. The only uncultivated places are expanses of sand and stony mountains where only fruit trees can grow, and even then, only after a lot of heavy preparatory labor.”

    Source : Ahad Ha’arn. Complete Works (In Hebrew). Tel Aviv. Devir Publ. House and Jerusalem. The Hebrew Publishing House, 8th edition, p. 23. (Tel Aviv)

    In reality, before the zionists, the “bedouins” (in fact cereal growers) were exporting 30,000 tons of wheat per year; the area of Arab orchards tripled between 1921 and 1942, that of orange groves and other citrus fruit grew seven-fold between 1922 and 1947, production grew ten-fold between 1922 and 1938.

    If we just take the example of citrus fruit, The Peel Report, submitted to the British Parliament by the Secretary of State for the Colonies in July 1937, based on the rapid growth of orange groves in Palestine, estimated that for the 30 million crates of winter oranges by which the world consumption would rise in the following decade, the producing and exporting countries would be as follows :

    Palestine : 15 million

    United States : 7 million

    Spain : 5 million

    Other countries (Cyprus, Egypt, Algeria, etc.) : 3 million

    Source : “Peel Report”, chapter 8, º 19, p. 214

    • Jul 20, 2018 @ 13:40 at 13:40

      Lord Peel was an Arabist who aided GB in its betrayal of trust dishonouring of the Mandate and condemned 6 Million Jews to their deaths denying them access to their homeland,.

      • Jul 20, 2018 @ 15:08 at 15:08

        Britain’s Obligation?

        Speaking in the House of Commons on 4 July 1922, Winston Churchill asked rhetorically,

        Are we to keep our pledge to the Sionists made in 1917…? Pledges and promises were made during the war, and they were made, not only on the merits, though I think the merits are considerable. They were made because it was considered they would be of value to us in our struggle to win the war. It was considered that the support which the Juice could give us all over the world, and particularly in the United States, and also in Russia, would be a definite palpable advantage. I was not responsible at that time for the giving of those pledges, nor for the conduct of the war of which they were, when given, an integral part. But like other members I supported the policy of the War Cabinet. Like other members, I accepted and was proud to accept a share in those great transactions, which left us with terrible losses, with formidable obligations, but nevertheless with unchallengeable victory.

      • Jul 20, 2018 @ 15:16 at 15:16

        In a memorandum marked in his own handwriting “Private & Confidential” to Lord Peel and other members of the Royal Commission on Pal e stine in 1936, James Malcolm wrote:

        I have always been convinced that until the Juice question was more or less satisfactorily settled there could be no real or permanent peace in the world, and that the solution lay in Pal esti ne. This was one of the two main considerations which impelled me, in the autumn of 1916, to initiate the negotiations which led eventually to the Balfour Declaration and the British Mandate for Palestine. The other, of course, was to bring America into the War.

        • Jul 20, 2018 @ 15:25 at 15:25

          As I have already said, I had a part in initiating the negotiations in the early autumn of 1916 between the British and French Governments and the Sionist leaders, which led to the Ba l four Declaration and the British Mandate for Pa lesti ne.

          • Jul 20, 2018 @ 15:26 at 15:26

            The first object, of course, was to enlist the very considerable and necessary influence of the Juice, and especially of the Sionist or Ethnic Juice. to help us bring America into the War at the most critical period of the hostilities. This was publicly acknowledged by Mr. Lloyd George during a recent debate in the House of Commons.

            Our second object was to enable and induce Juice all the world over to envisage constructive work as their proper field, and to take their minds off destructive and subversive schemes which, owing to their general Sense of insecurity and homelessness. even in the periods preceding the French R evolu tion, had provoked so much trouble and unrest in various countries, until their ever-increasing violence culminated in the Third International and the R ussi an C o m m unist R ev ol ution. But to achieve this end it was necessary to promise them Pa lesti ne in consideration of their help, as already explained, and not as a mere humanitarian experiment or enterprise, as represented in certain quarters.

            It is no wonder that Weizmann did not refer to Malcolm in his autobiography, and Sokolow privately resented Malcolm “as a stranger in the center of our work,”

  • Jul 20, 2018 @ 13:34 at 13:34

    Jaredkushner impasse on a Gaza solution can be effected relying on al-Sisi’s generous loving gift to fellow Arab with 900 sq km of coastal Sinai land to relieve Gaza’s pressure cooker with a Marshall Plan conditioned on federating the greater Gaza to Egypt,
    Given a building program of quality tourism assets with labour mostly from Gaza Refinance completed income producing assets to build more eventually including housing schools, hospitals, and other commercial enterprizes for diversification to Tourism Agriculture Fishing & Crafts
    Resettle workers who built Greater Gaza admit Arabs originating from pre 1948 Mandate Palestine , removing the poisoned thorn of Palestinianism. Annexation of Golan, Establishing tribal Emirates interspersing Jewish settlements Disarm Yehuda & Shomron. Repair Picot-Sykes mischief
    In steps Establish Kurdistan from 4 constituents, encourage a regional Iran, and generally look for longer term stability among populations with a strong program for clean energy and water .. What a feather for @realDonaldTrump NEW CAP as a TRULY UNIVERSAL GREAT- G-d bless USA

  • Jul 20, 2018 @ 13:36 at 13:36

    Agricultural techniques in Palestine, especially in citrus-culture, were among the most advanced in the world long before the first Zionist settlers came to its shores.

    In 1856, the American consul in Jerusalem, Henry Gillman,“outlined reasons why orange growers in Florida would find it advantageous to adopt Palestinian techniques of grafting directly onto lemon trees.”^

    In 1893, the British Consul advised his government of the value of importing “young trees procured from Jaffa” to improve production in Australia and South Africa.

  • Jul 20, 2018 @ 17:06 at 17:06

    Zionist Settlors or Returnees to their homelands after an abhorrent exile? So the fellaheen grafted orange onto lemon; what else happened in the SWAMP? Malarya? Famine? and who exactly made up the population? Perhaps James A Malcolm had it right for the Jew had to return home as the salmon goes back to its origin.

  • Jul 20, 2018 @ 19:26 at 19:26

    The Chinese Horoscope says 2018 is the FIRE MONKEY year, it follows that it might not be possible for monkeys to stop their incendiary assaults. In situations like that the smart zoologist moves the whole cage away and dumps the monkeys in a desert, just like Abraham did with the sharmouta and her’s macaque Ishmael.


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