One of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s top Israel advisers, real estate lawyer David M Friedman, today claimed Trump was “committed” to Israel’s settlement expansions, and fully supportive of the idea of Israel annexing significant parts of the occupied West Bank.
Friedman assured that Trump was no longer supportive of the idea of an independent Palestinian, unless the state was created with “the approval of the Israelis,” and that he wasn’t worried about” the Palestinians in the West Bank, insisting “nobody really knows how many Palestinians live there.”
Back in February, Trump presented himself as fully neutral on the Israel-Palestine issue, a matter which drew considerable criticism, and since then he has presented himself as a more straightforwardly pro-Israel candidate, declaring himself the most pro-Israel person ever.
Former Secretary of State and Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton has not formally addressed the annexation question, and her own position on Israel has shifted around more than a little over her political career. At present, she too is trying to position herself as a favorable candidate to the far-right Israeli government.
Publicly, Clinton would likely be less likely to publicly endorse an annexation, since it would be wildly illegal under international law and provoke a major international backlash. At the same time, her efforts to brand as pro-Israel mean she probably wouldn’t kick up much fuss if the Israeli government went ahead with such a plan, particularly if it meant Trump getting the favor of the significant Israel lobbying factions in the US.
9 thoughts on “Adviser: Trump Supports Israeli Annexation of Parts of West Bank”
Selling out to the racist, apartheid, Jewish supremacists. Another hope corrupted. Another champion with cowardly feet of clay.
Don’t believe what David Friedman says
Based on what?
Based on what American Firster? Trump was mouthing all the grovelling, servile “I love Israel more than you” crap we here have been hearing from all the co- opted, treasonous political whores for decades in his speech on 22 June.. Come on…based on what??
What would you say if it were you in Trump’s shoes, giving a speech to the most powerful, evil Lobby in the US? It’s one thing to give AIPAC what it wants in a speech; it’s quite another when you’re speaking before millions of supporters and reaching out to Russia – whom Israel, AIPAC and other Zionist Jewish organizations hate.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s not stupid. When Bibi Boo-Boo paid him a visit at the Kremlin recently, Putin utterly surprised him, by telling him outright that the Palestinians must have a state of their own; and that means dismantling the illegal settlements in the West Bank and E. Jerusalem.
Donald Trump’s not stupid, either; he wants negotiation/trade with all nations, including Russia and China; whereas, Hillary the Hildabeast Clinton wants all-out war with those two nations.
I think Friedman has gone rogue
Stability, are you insane? If it weren’t for our Middle Eastern intervenntioism coordinated with the Zionists, things would be much calmer there. Can you honestly say with a straight face that what we did in Iraq, Libya & Syria has not made things worse there?
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