Thursday, February 16, 2017

The burial of Oslo and the end of the two-state non-solutions

How are Arab media reacting to the press conference between Trump and Netanyahu? The Saudi regime media and the Qatari regime media (which dominate the bulk of media in the region) are trying to ignore the significance and beautify the announcement.  They want to downplay it because they have been keen on putting a positive spin in Trump.  Saudi regime media have been really cheering Trump and articles after article indicate that orders from above came with decisions to praise.  Qatari regime media have been more critical of Trump except on the Arab-Israeli conflict. They want to make him what he is not: Qatari regime Al-Quds Al-Arabi falsely claimed two days ago that Trump in his interview with the Adelson's rag in Israel spoke of "Palestinian lands" when he never uttered that term.  In Arab social media, there is really cheering: Palestinians and Arabs (who--unlike Arab oil and gas correspondents in Western capitals don't act at royal orders) were cheering the end of Oslo and the American shooting down of the two-state illusion.  People are more than happy that Palestinian struggle can go back to where it was before Oslo: a struggle for the full liberation of every millimeter of Palestine and the establishment of one secular democratic state where Jews and Arabs can live in equality and where no religious identify of the state (be it Jewish or Muslim or Christian) will be allowed.  This will be accompanied by full return of Palestinian refugees to their homes, and where the immigration to Palestine will be subject to the consent of the majority of the population (as it was envisioned after ten years by the McDonald White Paper).  The official end of the two-state nonsolution, however, requires the dismantlement of the PA collaborationist authority.  Please take those corrupt buffoons and send them as UN envoys to different parts of the world (preferably where they won't be safe).