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Trump Took the Israeli Side, Blaming the Palestinian Victims 

By Mahmoud El-Yousseph

Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, February 21, 2017

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Trump says so much without saying anything 

President Trump said so much without saying anything substantial at all in a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Israel. President Trump blamed the Palestinians for hating the Israelis as the reason of lack of peace. My friend Hanan Chehata from London, England responded eloquently to Trump's bizzare claim in a Face Book post by stating:

"Can you imagine swapping the word Palestinian for any other native people in this context and saying that the native community has to get rid of the hate for their occupiers and complaining that the native community is taught to hate their occupier from a young age... without addressing the occupation itself.' 
Additionally, President Trump failed  to talk about the hate taught to Israelis from a young age as part of their school program.  What
about the Beitar soccer club that has never signed a player from Israel's Arab population who are actually Palestinians. Bietar club has a long history of racism among its supporters, with a favorite chant being "Death to Arabs".

Perhaps the president should have also eluded to how illegal Jewish settlers celebrate during weddings by jumping and dancing while carrying guns and knives and stabbing pictures of an 18-month-old Palestinian child, Ali Dawabsheh. Baby Ali was burned to death in a July 3, 2015 arson attack that also killed his parents in West Bank village. The only survivor was Ali's brother, 6 year old Ahmad who is still not fully recovered.

I wonder if President Trump is aware that the current Israeli justice minister, Ayelet Shaked  published on Face Book while serving as an Israeli law maker, a call 
 for genocide of the Palestinians.  She declared that "the entire Palestinian people is the enemy” and justifies their destruction, “including its elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure.”

It was a call for genocide because she called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to “little snakes."  
That is the Israeli hate President Trump ignored. The continued Israeli military occupation of Palestine is the reason for absence of peace.
Mahmoud El-Yousseph
Retired USAF Veteran


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