Trump Now says Building Houses for Jews “Impediment to Peace”

Ha ha. It took him what, a week to flip? Those who think this guy is going to move the embassy to Jerusalem are fooling themselves.

Trump met with King Abdullah unannounced and unscheduled, in Washington, and came out with this gem. See if you can spot the contradiction. If you can’t you’re probably sleeping. Says the White House:

“While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal,” the White House said in a statement.

Here’s a translation from politician into English:

“While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace,” the White House said in a statement.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Trump Now says Building Houses for Jews “Impediment to Peace”

  1. Rafi,
    I have learned the hard way to refrain to forming opinions about the Middle East based on news reports because the issue is almost always mischaracterized.
    The perception is that the Jewish ‘settlements’ are being built at the expense of Arab landowners. To an American, that seems unjust. Images of displaced Arabs dance in our heads.
    But there isn’t a person in a million in the U.S. who knows what land is involved and who owns it. Without that knowledge, no worthwhile opinion can be formed.

    I was hoping that Trump would practice benign neglect by refusing to get involved in the internal affairs of any nation. I can see that that is not going to be the case.

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