LD: In choosing his Jewish son-in-law as chief broker of a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, Trump couldn’t have made a worse choice or a more vindictively evil one. He must have known that Kushner was as fanatically determined as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu to screw the last drop of blood out of the Palestinians and make sure they never got a viable state of their own.
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Jewish columnist Dana Milbank writes in the Chicago Tribune:
When he [Donald Trump] needed somebody to negotiate peace in the Middle East, he asked Kushner. When he needed somebody to be his point man with China and with Mexico, he asked Kushner. When he needed somebody to solve the opioid epidemic, reform veterans’ care, overhaul the criminal justice system and reinvent the entire federal government, Trump again turned to Kushner. Even when he just needed somebody to strap a flak jacket over his navy blazer and fly off to Baghdad, Kushner was the one he asked.
He concludes his article with these mysterious words: “One big question [is] unanswered: Why is a man of such inexperience in charge of so much? Don’t ask.”
On the very day Kushner arrived in Israel, we learn from the video below, Netanyahu announced the beginning of construction work on the first major settlement in Israel for 25 years. So theft of Palestinian land was to continue unabated under Kushner’s watch, with Kushner’s full approval it would seem. In addition, no reporters or cameramen were allowed to film the Jewish real estate tycoon as he went his rounds and noted, doubtless with insouciance, how shamefully the Palestinians were treated by the Israelis.
It was while Kushner was still in Israel on official business that he learned that Netanyahu had just given the order to destroy a Palestinian classroom, razing it to the ground. The classroom had recently been donated to the Palestinians by the international community and it was the first day of school for the Palestinian children. How did Kushner react when news of this spiteful act of vandalism reached his ears? Naturally, we are not told.
This is Donald Trump’s “peace broker” between Israel and the dispossessed Palestinians. He was deliberately chosen, it seems, to rub salt into an old festering wound. [LD]