Abbas rejects Trump peace plan: “We will not be slaves or servants for Greenblatt, Kushner and Friedman”

This was inevitable. As I show in my forthcoming book The Palestinian Delusion: The Catastrophic History of the Middle East Peace Process, which will be out later this year and which you can preorder here, the “Palestinian” jihad is not based on poverty or a desire to regain “stolen land”; rather, it stems from deeply held Islamic imperatives that have prevented every negotiated settlement from bringing peace, and which will continue to do so.

“Palestinian president Abbas says certain Bahrain conference will fail,” AFP, June 23, 2019:

Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Sunday he was confident a peace conference this week in Bahrain would fail.

“We are certain that the workshop in Manama will not be successful,” Abbas, who is boycotting the US-led conference focussed on the Palestinian economy, told journalists.

The US government unveiled Saturday the economic part of its peace plan that it will present in Bahrain on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the aim of raising more than $50 billion for the Palestinians and creating one million jobs within a decade.

Abbas’s government had already rejected the proposal, saying the dispute with Israel is political and accusing the US of seeking to buy Palestinian support.

“We will not be slaves or servants for Greenblatt, Kushner and Friedman,” Abbas told journalists at his presidential office in Ramallah, referring to US President Donald Trump’s negotiating team, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner….

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