Jordan and Israel: Trump’s only viable two-state solution

October 24, 2018 by  

Four major developments in the past week have heightened expectations that President Trump will have no option but to call on Jordan and Israel to negotiate the allocation of sovereignty between their two respective States in the West Bank and Gaza – 5% of the territory comprised in the 1922 League of Nations Mandate for Palestine (Mandate) …writes David Singer. Read more

Jordan jumps on Trump bandwagon leaving PLO way behind

October 18, 2018 by  

Any lingering thought that the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) would have any role to play in President Trump’s soon-to-be-released peace plan has vanished – after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that $165 million had been deducted from funding to the PLO because of its continuing “pay for slay” policy in breach of the Taylor Force Act. Read more

Trump rejects UN and UNESCO’s fictitious Palestinian state

October 11, 2018 by  

President Trump’s National Security Adviser – John Bolton – has exposed the fiction that there is a legally constituted “State of Palestine” – shredding United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations (UN) resolutions misleadingly recognising such a state when none – in fact – exists…writes David Singer. Read more

Jordan enclave in West Bank could be Trump’s “two-state” solution

October 3, 2018 by  

Creating another Palestinian Arab state – in addition to Jordan – has been seemingly consigned to the garbage bin of history following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s CNN interview on 28 September. Read more

Trump’s PLO shutdown paves way for Jordan-West Bank reunification

September 27, 2018 by  

President Trump’s decision to close the PLO mission in Washington, cancel the visas of the Palestinian Ambassador and his family and order their bank accounts be closed – mark the PLO’s final humiliation for condemning Trump’s proposed peace plan before its contents have even been published…writes David Singer. Read more

Trump squeezes UNRWA, checkmates PLO and incentivises Jordan

September 14, 2018 by  

President Trump has created a veritable diplomatic tsunami affecting the political fortunes of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Hamas and Jordan – with his decision to cease all future donations to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) – currently US$360million per annum and comprising about 30% of UNRWA’s budget…writes David Singer. Read more

Jordan’s re-entry into West Bank looms large as Trump dumps PLO

September 7, 2018 by  

Two major developments this past week could see a large part of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) being reunified with Jordan – as existed between 1950 and 1967 – or becoming a Jordanian enclave-under President Trumps’ yet-to-be- announced “ultimate deal” intended to resolve the100 years-old Arab-Jewish conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

Trump turns screws as PLO creates fake news on Jerusalem and refugees

August 30, 2018 by  

President Trump cancelled more than $US200 million in aid to the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) this week – following his earlier decisions: Read more

Trump anoints Jordan to replace PLO in negotiations with Israel

August 22, 2018 by  

The three-day visit to Israel this week by President Trump’s National Security Advisor – John Bolton – indicates Jordan will replace the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in concluding negotiations with Israel to resolve territorial sovereignty in Judea and Samaria (West Bank), East Jerusalem and Gaza  (”the disputed territories”) under Trump’s peace plan…writes David Singer. Read more

Jordan-Israel negotiations on Trump peace plan set to bypass PLO

August 15, 2018 by  

Jordan-Israel negotiations based on President Trump’s long-awaited peace plan seem increasingly likely to happen – following retired Jordanian Ambassador and former editor of the Jordan Times– Walid Sadi – flagging Jordan’s legal and sovereignty claims in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and East Jerusalem (“disputed territories”)…writes David Singer. Read more

Trump and Israel dabble in Hamas and PLO quicksand

August 9, 2018 by  

President Trump‘s attempt to see a five-year Gaza ceasefire negotiated between Hamas and Israel seems to be an exercise in futility destined to failure…writes David Singer. Read more

Trump should reject PLO and UN propaganda on East Jerusalem

August 2, 2018 by  

President Trump’s as-yet unannounced “ultimate deal”  to resolve the Arab-Jewish conflict has received a setback following Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reassuring Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that Saudi Arabia would oppose any Trump peace plan that did not accept the PLO stance on East Jerusalem becoming the capital of an independent Palestinian Arab state. Read more

Trump and Putin focus on Syria-Israel, Arab-Jewish conflicts

July 20, 2018 by  

Defusing the Syria–Israel conflict and resurrecting the primacy of Security Council Resolution 242 in resolving the Arab-Jewish conflict have emerged as positive outcomes from the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki this week…writes David Singer. Read more

PLO-Hamas anti-England, anti-Israel hatred politicises FIFA World Cup

July 11, 2018 by  

Hatred against Britain and Israel surfaced in Gaza as England progressed its way through the World Cup to meet Sweden in the quarter finals…writes David Singer. Read more

Hamas and PLO entrench apartheid in Gaza and West Bank

July 8, 2018 by  

The British Foreign Office showed appalling judgement when scheduling a visit by Prince William to a refugee camp in the West Bank which should have been closed down long ago. Read more

False narrative haunts PLO and UN as Trump courts Arab States

June 29, 2018 by  

Nabil Abu Rudeineh – spokesman for Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas – has angrily reacted to President Trump’s intensive diplomatic efforts seeking to enlist  Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in advancing Trump’s long-awaited “deal of the century” to end the Arab-Jewish conflict. Read more

Jordan baulks at replacing PLO in negotiations with Israel on Trump plan

June 22, 2018 by  

President Trump’s long-awaited plan on ending the Arab-Israeli conflict will be further delayed following a flurry of diplomatic activity over the past week…writes David Singer. Read more

PLO rejects Trump lifeline on negotiations with Israel

June 15, 2018 by  

President Trump – still mulling over the release of his ultimate peace deal to resolve the Arab-Jewish conflict – has seen the swift rejection of the call by Jason D. Greenblatt – Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations – to have Dr Saeb Erekat replaced as chief negotiator for the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in future negotiations with Israel…writes David Singer. Read more

Israel condemns PLO lies as Trump contemplates PLO demise

May 21, 2018 by  

The historic opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem has provided opportunities for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to totally discredit the Palestine Liberation David  (PLO) and President Trump to review the PLO as a suitable Arab interlocutor to negotiate  with Israel on ending the Jewish-Arab conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

Macron, Merkel and May should adopt Trump policy on Jerusalem

May 14, 2018 by  

The opening of the American Embassy on 14 May in Israel’s capital – Jerusalem – should be replicated by fellow-democracies France, Germany and The United Kingdom (“the Democratic Trio”) without delay…writes David Singer. Read more

PLO dumps Trump easing way for Jordan-Israel negotiations

May 6, 2018 by  

President Trump’s soon-to-released proposal on resolving the Jewish-Arab conflict will be more readily achievable following the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) confirming it will not participate in implementing Trump’s peace plans. Read more

Arab Summit helps Trump break Jordan-PLO-Israel impasse

April 22, 2018 by  

The 29th Arab Summit – concluded in Dhahran on 15 April – has presented President Trump with a wonderful opportunity to circumvent the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) refusal to consider Trump’s eagerly-awaited proposals to end the Arab-Jewish conflict…writes David Singer.

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Trump pressure pushes Jordan to choose Israel or PLO

April 15, 2018 by  

The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) – refusing to bow to pressure by President Trump to cease payments to  terrorists and their families currently exceeding  US$400  million annually – is looming as a potential threat to end 96 years of unbroken Hashemite rule in Jordan…writes David Singer. Read more

Jordan considers replacing PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner

April 8, 2018 by  

Two recent events confirm that Jordan is seriously considering replacing the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) as Israel’s negotiating partner to resolve the allocation of sovereignty in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) between Israel and Jordan. Read more

Mattis-Bolton accord can sway Trump to dump PLO for Jordan

April 2, 2018 by  

President Trump’s possible call for Jordan to replace the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) as Israel’s negotiating partner under Trump’s soon-to-be-released “ultimate deal” will be considerably strengthened if Trump’s newly-appointed National Security Adviser – John Bolton – and Secretary of Defense – James “Mad Dog” Mattis – concur on such a move. Read more

Trump’s Bolton-appointment signals curtains for Abbas and PLO

March 27, 2018 by  

President Trump’s appointment of John Bolton as National Security Adviser flags the possibility that the centrepiece of Trump’s eagerly-awaited “ultimate deal” could involve the subdivision of Judea and Samaria (“the West Bank”) and Gaza between Israel, Jordan and Egypt…writes David Singer. Read more

Trump takes high road as Abbas, PLO and Hamas implode

March 22, 2018 by  


President Trump’s soon-to-be released “ultimate deal” – aimed at resolving the 100 years old Arab-Jewish conflict – seems set to see Trump not offering the PLO a seat at the negotiating table with Israel…writes David Singer. Read more

Trump gets Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrein, UAE, and Oman talking

March 18, 2018 by  

President Trump has amazingly managed to cut through 100 years of Arab-Jewish antagonism by hosting a conference at the White House on 13 March with representatives from 20 countries – including Israel and seven Arab states (“Conference”)…writes David Singer. Read more

Israel, Trump and United Nations should boycott Abbas and PLO

March 11, 2018 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister – Benjamin Netanyahu – has used his address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) – to savage the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO)  policy that rewards Palestinian murderers of Israelis and other innocent civilians with lifetime payments…writes David Singer. Read more

Prince William visit will advance Jordan-Israel two-state solution

March 4, 2018 by  

Kensington Palace’s carefully-crafted tweet announcing that “The Duke of Cambridge will visit Israel, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the Summer” – could spark a diplomatic war with far-reaching implications…writes David Singer. Read more

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