A new analysis article by the Washington Post has said that for the Palestinians, Trump is “all pain and no peace.”
This comes in light of the U.S. president’s attempts to forge what he called “deal of the century” for a Middle East Peace process, and after he moved the U.S. embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The article also highlighted the $200 million aid cuts to the Palestinians and the dropped donations to the UNRWA, which Palestinian officials had described as “political blackmail.”
The analysis also mentioned the affinity between Trump and the Israeli prime minister, and the former’s disregard for the Palestinians. In addition, it mentioned the opposition of U.S. ministers and ambassadors of a Palestinian state and support for Jewish settlement.s
“David Friedman, Trump’s ambassador to Israel, is an avid supporter of Jewish settlements in the West Bank; prior to his appointment, he wrote columns calling for the end of “the two-state narrative.” Trump’s own signature act on Israel — recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state — is seen by Palestinians as a dismissal of their claims to both East Jerusalem and statehood altogether,” article said.
“Now the White House is moving to squeeze the Palestinians even further. An investigation by Foreign Policy earlier this month published leaked emails written by Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and one of his designated envoys for the peace process. In them, Kushner discloses his desire to undermine, if not wholly dismantle, UNRWA, an institution detested by the Israeli right,” it added.