Think things are bad for Palestinians right now? Wait until Trump and Netanyahu cosy up together

Since the President’s rise to power, Israel’s government has been drunk with power and impunity. It has dropped its thin mask of supporting the two state solution, moving at a dizzying speed to build as many settlements as possible in the occupied Palestinian territory

When President Donald Trump receives his most ardent fan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the White House later today, many Palestinians will be deeply worried. Israel’s far-right government hopes to obtain – in return for its passionate embrace of Trump – an explicit US green light to build more settlements.

“If they are bulldozing entire Palestinian communities in Israel even before this meeting,” a Bedouin-Palestinian colleague recently asked me, “what should we expect after the meeting?”


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