Trump plan for Israel-Jordan-Egypt negotiations hits brick wall

January 17, 2019 by  

President Trump’s self-styled deal of the century aimed at resolving the 100 years-old Arab-Jewish conflict has now been postponed beyond February for a further unspecified period of months – signalling Jordan and Egypt are still refusing to step up and negotiate with Israel on Trump’s plan. Read more

U.S. and Israel quit over UNESCO’s love affair with “Palestine”

January 8, 2019 by  

UNESCO’s decision to admit “Palestine” as a member state in 2011 in breach of UNESCO’s own Constitution has come back to bite UNESCO with a vengeance – with America and Israel both quitting their membership of UNESCO on 31 December 2018…writes David Singer. Read more

Trump must enjoin UN to condemn Hizballah, UNIFIL and Hamas

December 25, 2018 by  

President Trump should urgently enjoin the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to condemn Hizballah and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) following Israel’s discovery of four tunnels dug from Lebanon into Israel…writes David Singer. Read more

UN hit list can bypass Congress and fund Trump border wall

December 19, 2018 by  

21 Nations that received almost $14 billion in US foreign aid in 2017 could become the key to unlocking the White House confrontation between President Trump and Democrat leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer over their refusal to commit the Democrats to authorizing Congress to commit $5 billion immediately towards the construction of Trump’s border wall to prevent illegal immigration into America. Read more

United Nations, Egypt and Jordan could scuttle Trump’s peace plan

December 13, 2018 by  

President Trump’s long-awaited peace plan to end the Arab-Jewish conflict – slated for release by the end of January 2019 – could be indefinitely shelved…writes David Singer. Read more

UN-Hamas day of infamy mars Trump-Israel day of celebration

December 9, 2018 by  

December 6, 2018, marks the day the United Nations General Assembly (“UNGA”) infamously sold its soul to evil by failing to agree on whether a resolution condemning Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza required two-thirds – or simple – majority vote…writes David Singer. Read more

Trump stand shames UN rejection of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

December 5, 2018 by  

December 6 marks the first anniversary of President Trump’s historic and ground-breaking announcement to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the American Embassy to Jerusalem…writes David Singer. Read more

Jordan-Israel peace agenda trumps PLO-UN war agenda

November 30, 2018 by  

Jordan and Israel are becoming enmeshed in a bi-national agenda requiring urgent direct negotiations – which if successfully concluded – could end the 100-years old Jewish-Arab conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

Australia’s Jerusalem Embassy move sinks in sea of Islamic threats

November 21, 2018 by  

Forget about Australia moving its Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Read more

Will President Trump say “West Bank” or “Judea and Samaria”?

November 15, 2018 by  

President Trump – having rejected a barrage of criticism since describing himself as a “nationalist”– faces a further torrent of invective should he choose to say “Judea and Samaria” rather than “West Bank” in his soon-to-be-released peace proposals. Read more

Trump triumphs as Oman and Brazil step up and PLO bows out

November 7, 2018 by  

Oman has broken ranks with the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) by endorsing President Trump’s efforts to resolve the Arab-Jewish conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

Trump’s one-state solution: A Jordan enclave in the West Bank

October 31, 2018 by  

United States Secretary of Defense – James Mattis – remarkably failed to mention “the two-state solution”, or even the “Palestinian-Israeli conflict” in his keynote address-“US Policy in a Changing Middle East”–  delivered at the International Institute for Strategic Affairs 14thRegional Security Summit in Manama, Bahrein held between 26-28 October. Read more

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

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