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Friday, May 19, 2017

The Economist cover, "The legacy of the six-day war: Why Israel needs a Palestinian state -- More than ever, land for peace also means land for democracy":

Unexpectedly, there may be a new opportunity to make peace: Donald Trump wants to secure "the ultimate deal" and is due to visit the Holy Land on May 22nd, during his first foreign trip. The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, appears as nervous as the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, seems upbeat. Mr Trump has, rightly, urged Israel to curb settlement-building. Israel wants him to keep his promise to move the American embassy to Jerusalem. He should hold off until he is ready to go really big: recognise Palestine at the same time and open a second embassy in Jerusalem to talk to it.

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Link to The Economist story:
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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-05-19 12:05 PM | Reply

If Trump is eventually impeached, the best thing he could do right now is recognize Palestine.

#2 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2017-05-19 12:13 PM | Reply

Trump could also cure cancer.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2017-05-19 12:40 PM | Reply

The Economist is always wrong.

#4 | Posted by Sully at 2017-05-19 12:40 PM | Reply

If Trump is eventually impeached
#2 | POSTED BY PUMPKINHEAD

He won't be ....

Trump could also cure cancer.
#3 | POSTED BY 726

But he already recognized Palestine, he already took a pic in the WhiteHouse with Palestinian flag (PLO).
cdn.i24news.tv

Incredibly Obama didn't even do that....

Trump embracing both sides, whereas Obama detested oneside and vaguely supported the other.

Obama was a disaster, Trump is negotiating like Carter, this is how peace is earned.

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-05-19 12:45 PM | Reply

"He won't be .... "

Yup. He'll probably resign before he gets a chance. Or Frank Booth will send him a love letter.

#6 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2017-05-19 12:54 PM | Reply

Put me down for he won't. You have to have a willing partner in Israel. Nuttyahoo has no interest in peace. It cuts into his expansion plan. Given how Little d sold out Israeli intelligence to Russia last week, I put the prospects even lower.

#7 | Posted by 726 at 2017-05-19 02:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It is much more likely that he will start a war with some childishly ignorant and insensitive remark.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-05-19 06:51 PM | Reply

Looking forward to OUR president, Donald J. Trump, earning his Nobel Peace Prize via him ushering in peace to the Middle East.

God Speed, President Trump!

#9 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-05-19 07:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Agreed GoNoles!

#10 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-05-19 11:59 PM | Reply

#9 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

#10 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

And these two mocked Obama's "hope and change" message. They pretended Obama was the left's "messiah". Times are a changing.

I feel it's gonna be a hard fall for those of you putting such strong Faith in Trump, though I have and could be wrong.

#11 | Posted by memyselfini at 2017-05-20 03:25 AM | Reply

God Speed, President Trump!

#9 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

Agreed GoNoles!

#10 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Awwww aren't the brainless sycophants cute?

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2017-05-20 07:00 PM | Reply

Hell, he might accomplish something. Any improvement is sourly needed and anything would be an improvement after the disaster of W and Obama, compounded by HRC. What is going for him is the entire region is dead tired of war, plus ISIS has put a serious fear into almost every one, including their initial sponsors. The Syrian civil war was initially caused by Assad, but the escalation was the work of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and us. Assad is bad, but not as bad as ISIS. We do not need another Libya.

#13 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-05-22 12:00 AM | Reply

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