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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

The Sky Hasn't Fallen Dep't

February 19, 2020 --

Brexit -- the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union -- has been accomplished.  The impeachment hoax is over with the acquittal of the President by the steadfast Republican senators in Congress.   The White House has announced its plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.   And notwithstanding the dire  predictions of the smug, the  pompous , and the self-righteous, the sky remains firmly in place.  

 A further  comment about  the Middle East. The first U.S. ambassador to Israel, Hon. James G. McDonald, complained, in an August 1948 cablegram to Truman aide Clark M. Clifford, that U.S. policy encouraged the Arabs to believe that they could, indefinitely, "call the tune."

The Palestinian leadership (and the The New York Times and Washington Post, plus certain Democrats in Congress) would be wise to understand that with the Trump administration, the tune-calling power has been taken from them.  LPR predicts that if the Palestinians fail to enter into peace negotiations, the government of Israel will simply move on its own to implement the Trump plan.  LPR will go further to predict that such action by the government of Israel will redound to the benefit of Palestinians, as well as Israelis, and, indeed, to the cause of long-lasting peace in the Middle East.