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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Trump releases detailed Israel/Palestine policy and places blame for lack of progress on Palestinian leadership

This is a comprehensive policy position by Donald Trump and is the most frank and realistic assessments of the situation to come from a major candidate in an American election.

It makes support for a Palestinian state contingent on their ceasing to incentivize terrorism - a hard fact and its end is an absolute necessity for peace ignored by most of the world's leaders.

Here are three of the plan's 16 points. You can read them all HERE

· The Palestinian leadership, including the PA, has undermined any chance for peace with Israel by raising generations of Palestinian children on an educational program of hatred of Israel and Jews. The larger Palestinian society is regularly taught such hatred on Palestinian television, in the Palestinian press, in entertainment media, and in political and religious communications. The two major Palestinian political parties — Hamas and Fatah — regularly promote anti-Semitism and jihad.
· The U.S. cannot support the creation of a new state where terrorism is financially incentivized, terrorists are celebrated by political parties and government institutions, and the corrupt diversion of foreign aid is rampant. The U.S. should not support the creation of a state that forbids the presence of Christian or Jewish citizens, or that discriminates against people on the basis of religion.
· The U.S. should support direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians without preconditions, and will oppose all Palestinian, European and other efforts to bypass direct negotiations between parties in favor of an imposed settlement. Any solutions imposed on Israel by outside parties including by the United Nations Security Council, should be opposed. We support Israel’s right and obligation to defend itself against terror attacks upon its people and against alternative forms of warfare being waged upon it legally, economically, culturally, and otherwise.

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