For his first time since taking office, President Trump has spoken on the phone with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, described as a relatively brief but favorable conversation in which Trump invited Abbas to visit the White House sometime soon.
Abbas was said to have pushed the idea of a two-state solution during the conversation, arguing that a lasting peace should take the form of a Palestinian state existing side by side with the Israeli one. Trump had previously said he wasn’t particularly concerned with the form the peace took.
Trump was said to have assured that he’d cooperate with both sides, but to insist that the final form of the peace deal had to be agreed upon between the Israelis and the Palestinians.directly. Israeli officials have made clear that no Palestinian state could ever be permitted to have control over its own borders, under any circumstances.
With Israel’s current far-right government, any peace deal is unlikely, as officials seem to agree on the need to ensure Palestinians don’t get the vote in a one state solution, but are split on whether or not to try to annex the Palestinians’ land outright.
11 thoughts on “Trump Invites Palestinian President Abbas to Visit White House ‘Soon’”
Qaddafi had it right, Dissolve both entities and replace them with one single state, like a neutral Holy Land Federation.
Abbas and the PA are the Israeli enforcers. Palestinians don’t really have a true representative.
This isn’t about peace, the Israelis, or the Palestinians. It’s nothing more important than Trump putting forward an image of being responsible for something.
It’s time to recognize Trump as the enemy of our antiwar cause. If we can become a negligible voice against more war then now is the time to become united on our cause. A first step would be to deal with Raimondo because his name is too big on this site to be ignored. He’s going to have to be turned back to our common cause or he’s going to have to be sent packing.
I’m ready to take the risk of losing my posting privileges on this site by asking for a concerted effort against Raimondo, in the hope that he will come back to reality. I do that with the conviction that the site is useless if we don’t take it on now.
Am I alone or do I have the majority with me?
One state the right solution, with guarantees for equal democratic and humanitarian rights for ALL citizens and the right of return of ALL Palestinian refugees. If not put sanctions on Israel.
don’t worry, Jared Kushner will work it all out. (sarcasm)
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