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UN, OIC, EU and PLO invite Trump retaliation

By David Singer - posted Tuesday, 2 January 2018

The two-state solution – which envisages a second (democratic) Arab state – in addition to (undemocratic) Jordan – on the land comprised in the 1922 Mandate for Palestine - remains in limbo since the suspension of negotiations between Israel and the PLO in April 2014..

Trump can now justifiably jettison the two state solution – including Abbas and the PLO - from his ultimate deal – after Abbas defiantly declared on 22 December:

The United States has proven to be a dishonest mediator in the peace process and we will no longer accept any plan from the United States...


Abbas's outburst has effectively consigned the two-state solution to the dustbin of history.

Abbas has once again demonstrated the unerring ability of the Palestinian Arabs to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory – as happened in 1922, 1937, 1947, between 1948 and 1967, 2000/20001 and 2008.

Trump's ultimate deal must now be seriously struggling to see the light of day.

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David Singer is an Australian Lawyer, a Foundation Member of the International Analyst Network and Convenor of Jordan is Palestine International - an organisation calling for sovereignty of the West Bank and Gaza to be allocated between Israel and Jordan as the two successor States to the Mandate for Palestine. Previous articles written by him can be found at

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