Donald Trump tasked his favorite and only son-in-law with implementing huge chunks of the most important American changes. POTUS delegated Jared Kushner with reforming the VA, the criminal justice system, and healthcare. He also gave Jared the responsibility of being the liaison between the U.S. and Mexico. Oh yes, there was something else.
Trump also heaped upon Kushner the additional responsibility for peace in the Mid-East. However, Kushner blew it. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas released the news that the Palestinian Authority had severed all relations with Israel and America. He also smeared Kushner’s “peace” plan. Why? It was unfairly biased against Palestine in the Israeli proposal.
Kushner’s family has been long-time friends with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The favored son-in-law came up with the “brilliant” plan of giving Israel Jerusalem and the West Bank settlements. His plan included a demilitarized Palestinian state. Oh and by the way, Kushner did not invite Palestine to the negotiating table, which was a major league failure.
Abbas wrote about Trump wanting to send him a letter in lieu of consideration, according to The Salon:
‘Trump asked that I speak to him by phone, but I said, “No.” And that he wants to send me a letter . . . but I refused it. I will not have it recorded in my history that I sold Jerusalem.’
Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which represents 57 members, released a statement:
‘[Trump’s plan] lacks the minimum requirements of justice and destroys the foundations of peace.’
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki encouraged all of the members of this organization to turn their backs on Trump’s plan:
‘Anything less than that will give the illegitimate Israeli occupation more time to use the imaginary peace process as an excuse to create their colonies.’
The president’s son-in-law bragged about his plan and publicly trashed the Palestinian leaders. He appeared on CNN and other news shows to shake his fist at them:
‘For the Palestinians, if they want their people to live better lives, we now have a framework to do it. If they don’t think that they can uphold these standards, then I don’t think we can get Israel to take the risk to recognize them as a state — to allow them to take control of themselves — because the only thing more dangerous than what we have now is a failed state.’
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat told CNN that there was nothing to negotiate after he unilaterally dictated the terms of a peace proposal::
‘What is left to negotiate? When I said these issues must be negotiated between us and Israel directly, Kushner responded by calling me a failed negotiator, unable to negotiate. He negotiated on my behalf, because he knows better than I do what is best for me. This is the art of dictation, arrogance and blackmail. We’ve informed the Israeli side . . . that there will be no relations at all with them and the United States, including security ties.’
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