David Brog: Trump Tries to Wake the Palestinians from Their Dark Dream

President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is being widely criticized as a move that will damage efforts to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Those who make this claim fail to understand the true obstacle to peace between these two peoples. Far from harming the prospects for peace, President Trump’s actions might finally make a deal possible.

TOPSHOT - A Palestinian protestor uses a sling shot to throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes after the Friday prayers in the city centre of the West Bank town of Hebron on December 8, 2017. Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces after calls for a 'day of rage' …

MORTON KLEIN: 70 Years Since UN Vote That Led to Israel

November 29, 1947 — seventy years ago today — was a momentous day in Jewish history. Jews throughout the world sat glued to their radios, listening as the United Nations General Assembly voted for UNGA Resolution 181 (often referred to as the “partition resolution”).

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