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Peace with Israel Unattainable

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Peace and stability defeat Israel’s interests. Endless conflict and occupation harshness serve its objectives.

The likelihood of Trump achieving what none of his predecessors accomplished is zero. The so-called Israeli/Palestinian peace process is the greatest hoax in modern times – longstanding for decades.

Everyone involved now and earlier knows what they won’t admit publicly. The charade goes on, the latest chapter about to unfold.

Occupation harshness won’t end. Israel intends stealing all Palestinian land its wants for exclusive Jewish use.

Reportedly Jared Kushner told Abbas that freezing settlement construction would topple Netanyahu’s coalition – a thinly veiled excuse no one should accept, a sign of the futility of formal talks if they resume.

A joint statement following discussions in Ramallah revealed no reason for optimism about peace talks.

The day before Kushner met with Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israeli security forces demolished a recently constructed school in Jub a-Dib, a village southeast of Bethlehem – the day before the start of the Palestinian school year.

The facility for 80 children no longer exists. Israel’s action was one of numerous acts of apartheid viciousness.

In late June, Israel’s Civil Administration accompanied by dozens of soldiers confiscated solar panels installed in Jub a-Dib, financed by the Netherlands.

Another EU-funded village school was demolished to declare the area a closed military zone on stolen Palestinian land.

On August 21, Israeli forces dismantled and confiscated a pre-fab structure used for Palestinian kindergarten children, including desks, chairs and other furnishings.

While Kushner was meeting with Abbas in Ramallah, Israel revoked the citizenship of hundreds of bedouins.

Thousands may lose citizenship before Israel’s reign of terror on them ends. They’ve lived on their land for decades. Others in Palestine before Israel’s creation are denied citizenship.

Some Arab citizens earlier performing IDF military service are now stateless. Adalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel attorney Sausan Zahar explained sweeping citizenship cancellations have be ongoing at least since 2010.

In many cases, when bedouin citizens come to Israel’s Interior Ministry for routine matters, they’re told citizenship was granted in error – their status changed to stateless with no further explanation or chance to appeal.

Reapplying nearly always is futile, at the same time expensive and time consuming.

Leaving the country for school, medical or other reasons risks loss of citizenship and ability to return.

Israel is unfit to live in. Many Jews emigrated to America or Europe, now living as ex-pats abroad.

For Israeli Arab citizens and Occupied Palestinians, conditions are intolerable, what’s discussed above a few of countless numbers of reasons.

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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.