I write a lot about the Middle East and the Palestinian situation….my interest comes from a close friend and colleague from my past that was a Palestinian ex-pat……I try to help Americans understand what is happening from a Palestinian perspective….the Israeli perspective is pretty much the western papers are willing to publish….
If anyone would like to know what is being said about the most recent flare-up of hostilities then maybe a little help would be in order (it is from a Palestinian point of view…please keep that in mind before one goes off on some rant)…..
A two-state solution is increasingly becoming a dead issue and the only active one is Israel s work towards a complete Judaisation of historical Palestine
Source: Understanding the Palestinian flare-up | GulfNews.com
With that bit of background out of the way…..June of 2017 will be the 50th anniversary of the 6 Day War…..and Palestine may be planning something that, in my opinion, should have happen decades ago…..
But first a little more perspective……
Recently I wrote a post for my friends at Legationes about what I though the Palestinians should do……
I had been playing with an idea that could possibly aid the Palestinian people and their search for a state of Palestine: this post is part of those thoughts.
Source: Let the Wall define Palestine – Legationes
Israel usually issues sweeping declarations in the month of November and there is a slight chance that after the US election that BiBi will issue a rsolution calling for a 2 state solution to the conflict…..
Source: Will a two-state solution be announced in November? – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East
There is also a buzz in the region that there could be a massive declaration coming from the Palestinians in 2017……could BiBi’s announcement in November be a ploy to head off any announcement by the Palestinians?
After 50 years of suffering at the hands of occupiers…..it appears that the Palestinian leadership is preparing to do what I and others have been championing for years…..
June 6, 2017, will mark 50 years since the Six Day War in which Israel conquered the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as well as the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights. Israel considered it a war of defense, given repeated threats by Egyptian leadership at the time (then-President Gamal Abdel Nasser) to annihilate the country with the support of all Arab states. The Arab armies were defeated in six days. But what started as a rescue war, as a blessing for Israel, turned with time into a burden and a curse of controlling the lives of 2-3 million Palestinians. For the Palestinians, this date marks a second tragedy, after the very establishment of Israel in 1948.
Source: Will Palestinians declare independence in June 2017? – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East
Next year could prove to be an interesting year……but only problem I see from an American point of view is that there will be a new president in the White House and neither has shown any interest or concern for the Palestinian people…..