Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor
Who would have thought?.....

June 5, 2019 --

....that Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would require an election reset, this September. Previously, a conference had been scheduled in Bahrein including Israel and Arab states to encourage prosperity among Palestinians.Thus far the conference will go on as scheduled, but without the Palestinians. Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization wrote, in a May 22 New York Times op-ed : "There will be no economic prosperity in Palestine without the end of the occupation." He went on to say, "What the Trump administration is seeking is not a peace agreement but a Palestinian declaration of surrender." Mr. Erekat went on to accuse the Trump administration of damaging the cause of peace, and called for recognition of "the state of Palestine and holding Israel accountable for its violations international law."

LPR wonders if it is the the PLO secretary general who seeks Israel's surrender.

LPR also wonders how long it will take Rep. Tlaib to add to grounds for impeachment the charge that President Trump is damaging the cause of Middle East peace.

The issue preventing formation of a government is the matter of making the ultraorthodox subject to the military draft. The Wall Street Journal noted, May 30, that Prime Minister Netanyahu has strong relationships with world leaders, including President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, but is unable to bring the religious right and the secular right together to form a government. At least 61 member are needed for a governing majority in the 120-member Knesset.