June 27, 2019

Can Donald Trump's Art of the Deal business mastery solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Let me show you a clip of Jared Kushner, Ivanka's husband and Donald Trump's general fixer.

In the clip, Kushner talks about resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. My first reaction to hearing this was how long it's been since I've heard anyone talk seriously about this issue. Kushner wants to try the economic angle to encourage peace.

You know the Sherlock Holmes story where the clue was the dog that didn't bark? I think sometimes we're so busy responding to the dogs that do bark, we don't always notice the voices we no longer hear.

For a Canadian example, look at the national unity crisis under Stephen Harper. Rather, the lack of a crisis under Stephen Harper. You'd think that an Albertan taking a national election would boil the separatism issue over, but the Bloc Quebecois really just evaporated as a party. Western separatism similarly cooled down.

For a decade — national unity was the dog that didn’t bark. Incredible how quickly Justin Trudeau has inflamed that, by the way.

I do not want to dismiss the tragic loss of life associated with Israeli disputes with their Arab neighbors, but I want to point out that the amount of interest media coverage about Israel and the Palestinians is bizarrely disproportionate compared to other conflicts, even in the same region.

The media made the conflict look big, especially during Bill Clinton's presidency. And maybe Bill Clinton wanted some sort of legacy other than Monica Lewinsky. Maybe Israel too was feeling strong, and so they joined together to become known as the bringers of peace.

And so, Israel and America offered a terrorist named Yasser Arafat everything. Billions of dollars, land, the Temple Mount — but Arafat said no. He didn't want peace, and I've heard it said that he was worried he himself would be overthrown by “hardliners.” Or maybe he didn't want the boring, hard work of building a country. Maybe he thought: I’ll wait out these infidels. I won’t go down in history as the Muslim to make peace with the Jews. Who knows. At any rate, he scuppered it.

More recently with the departure of Barack Obama, the focus on the Israel-Palestine issue has disappeared. I mean, Canada and the leftists of the EU aren’t important in the region.

But Trump has brought it back on his own terms, tweeting about the hundreds of millions of American tax dollars sent to Palestine. And with the movement of the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the ownership negotiation of that city has been taken off the table.

This method of finding peace has already been tried under Clinton with Arafat. Maybe the rest of the Muslim world is a bit tired of the Palestinian issue. They’re concerned about other issues.

Maybe the Palestinians do want to be rich, and they'll play along. Maybe Donald Trump will drive a hard bargain. I don’t know. But I’m skeptic.

NEXT: Breitbart editor-at-large Joel Pollak joins me to give a more positive view of this situation.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2019-06-28 18:10:58 -0400
KEITH BARNES commented 20 mins ago
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commented 2019-06-28 16:12:40 -0400
1610 ET and nothing new on the Rebel, other than Battleground, Huuuuum???
commented 2019-06-28 14:12:55 -0400
@RebelNewsOnline is new feed. Just a name change.
No de platforming.
commented 2019-06-28 13:32:35 -0400
The Rebel twitter feed has been shut down. Google it,when you click on their twitter it says, ‘this page does not exist’.
Ezra’s is still up….for now.
commented 2019-06-28 13:11:18 -0400
Its important to know the difference between knat shit and pepper. Tasting it to come to a conclusion is never a good idea.
commented 2019-06-28 12:20:05 -0400
Having just read the comments, there is a large percentile consensus here, that there will never be peace in the Middle East…and why!
Is that because we’re all brainwashed automatons who have been socially engineered and brainwashed by the EVIL JEW EZRA LEVANT AT THE RACIST REBEL…or is it because commenters here, generally, are informed, aren’t anti-Semitic, and can tell shit from shinola…and therefore have informed beliefs contrary to the spin, lies and omissions of the FNMP (Fake News Media Party) liars and paid whores, and their masters in the LPC!
commented 2019-06-28 11:34:09 -0400
DOUGLAS HENDRICKSON commented 4 hours ago.
Kushner keeps saying “the conflict,” “the conflict,” when there is NO CONFLICT, no warring …………………….

Douglas, It is the way of Islam to install their Armies into the invaded country before the war begins. Once they feel that they are strong enough only then will the blood flow.
Some Countries are so trusting that they allow the enemy to become part of Government, UK CA USA, for example, hoping that they will integrate.
Our only hope is to stop Migration and start Deportation…As in ‘Now’.
commented 2019-06-28 11:29:17 -0400
John Good, it seems evident that Palestinians are considered a liability by most surrounding countries. Maybe they should think about why nobody wants them, nobody who has eyes in their head anyway.
commented 2019-06-28 11:25:15 -0400
No conflict? Ya sure.

One thing is certain, it would be a bad financial investment. Glad the Arab countries have been ‘persuaded’ by Trump to throw in for it.
The economic health of the Palestinian people is a direct result of their own terrorist leadership, nobody elses.. In fact their whole situation is the direct result of the hateful ‘leadership’ of the Palestinian Authority. All the Israelis can really do is keep defending their border, which is their right.

Unlike Canada, at least Israel knows the difference between an Islamist who would just as soon see them dead and an Arab who wants to work live and prosper. There are 1.5 million such Arabs who live in Israel.

The Palistinians who hate Israel but are too lazy(?) tired(?) stupid(?) to stay and vote in a less hateful and useless government, come to Canada for their economic freedom. Of course Canada invites them , because the Canadian government doesn’t think there is any such thing as an Islamist.

It is no more true that there are no Islamists than that every Muslim is an Islamist. I wish the west would allow that learning curve and understand the difference.

I think reformist or moderate are confusing terms for people. Modernist Muslim makes more sense to me. Apostates are still my favorite though.
The obvious chip on the shoulder of all Islamists, their politicized Islam , entitled demands and supremacist attitudes make them really easy to spot. I don’t know why Canada can’t get it straight and continue to fill our country with the ones who hold us in contempt..
commented 2019-06-28 10:57:08 -0400
“I don’t like totalitarianism of any kind, but really, what do moslems expect. There is literally no other group in PRChina that actually deserves repressive measures, but islam does ask for such measures, due to the extreme threat islam poses to the people of China.”

Certain prominent historical figures have argued in the past that Jews posed an extreme threat to Germany as well. Yet people get upset when you make that comparison, even though the situation is very similar.

China is the biggest threat to the people of China. And probably to us, too.
commented 2019-06-28 10:52:57 -0400
There will never be peace, or a two-state solution in the Middle East…NEVER!
Islam, Moslems, so-called Palestinians, whatever, they don’t want peace or a two state fix. They want one thing and one thing only – the complete eradication of Israel and the destruction of all Jews! Period! They have made that clear – for those who are listening! Savages lack humanity, morality and dignity…they are savages.
Until that bit of reality is acknowledged and acted upon there will NEVER be anything but war and blood and death and destruction in the Middle East…and consequently, the rest of the world!
So who’s really at fault here?

Then again, who knows, Donald Trump is a proven, master deal maker…
commented 2019-06-28 10:39:21 -0400
My new mechanical repair shop is run by a couple of guys from Lebanon and I consider them my friends, as I know how hard you have to work here in Socialist Canada to even make a small profit when you’re self-employed!
They tell me that Kushner has approached Lebanon with the promise of lots of USD dollars to be invested in the Country, IF Lebanon will take some Palestinian refugees.
Lebanon is roughly split 50/50 Muslims and Christians currently, and they want to keep it that way! They have had problems with the Palestinian refugees in the past, and they will NOT allow it again !
As I am probably the biggest Trump supporter in Canada, I really wish that the Trump family could get the credit for finally solving the Palestinian Problem in the Middle East, when ALL the so-called Political Experts have failed!
I read an article on this very thing recently, search it on the Internet if you want to.
commented 2019-06-28 07:35:47 -0400
Kushner keeps saying “the conflict,” “the conflict,” when there is NO CONFLICT, no warring to speak of. Sure, once in a while a few rockets fly in from Gaza, and Israel has the excuse to pound a few Hamas military points.

So a “political solution” is not necessary. Has not been necessary for a long time, one might almost say has proven over and over again to not be necessary.
Be nice if U.S. is successful, and Arab countries help Palestinians to get going econmically, that would be a nice change.
commented 2019-06-28 01:58:06 -0400
It only took Spain 700 years to rid itself of islam, and now they are invading again…..think about that.
There is no such thing as a moderate follower of islam, and further…the ones that are called radical are not……they’re fundamental islamists.
commented 2019-06-28 01:37:08 -0400
The following comment sums up why the Uighur Muslims receive retraining from China.
I don’t understand, why China no allow Uyghur moslem go boom boom blow off legs, arms and eyeballs? Why China mean at Uyghur moslem?

I don’t like totalitarianism of any kind, but really, what do moslems expect. There is literally no other group in PRChina that actually deserves repressive measures, but islam does ask for such measures, due to the extreme threat islam poses to the people of China.
commented 2019-06-28 00:57:51 -0400
Not really crazy about China’s solution, no.
commented 2019-06-28 00:04:45 -0400
Despite all the best efforts, sadly, I doubt that ‘Palestine’ will ever accept such a peace plan with its objective, grounded in Islam, to destroy Israel.
commented 2019-06-27 21:41:54 -0400
Any child that has grown up under the banner of Islam will not know the meaning of the word Peace. The whole foundation of Islam is based on war and death, it exists only to kill those who differ and dispute it’s teachings. Islam is the dogma of death.
Introduced, proudly, by Justin Trudeau, it is now rampant in Canada. One only has to follow the blood stains to gain access to it’s teachings.

The knife that kills our grandchildren will be in Trudeau’s hands.
commented 2019-06-27 21:27:25 -0400
It is my desire that Trump concentrate on getting re-elected and at least help save part of North America from the UN Patsies like Trudeau and Biden.

Never mind helping Palestinians, the snakes of the world. People in a Real Country like Israel give them jobs and the essentials of life, all they get in return is the scum fires hundreds of exploding rockets into Israel. Then when Israel finally fires back, the Leftist Media blames Israel by calling them aggressive.
commented 2019-06-27 21:02:38 -0400
If the people in the Middle East would stop fighting and work together, there’d be no end to what they could accomplish and the prosperity that would bring the whole world.
commented 2019-06-27 21:02:08 -0400
There will never be peace Trump’s son in law is an idealist.
commented 2019-06-27 20:52:28 -0400
The Arabs will take the money, peace will return and all will be fine….for about five minutes.
commented 2019-06-27 20:42:02 -0400
There will never EVER be peace in the Middle East. It’s not about money but about what the Quran and Hadiths teach. Mohammad, their bogus prophet, wrenched Joshua 1:8 out of its context and claimed that any land Muslims set foot on is Islamic. There can’t be peace because Islam is for war. Just read that hellish mess called the Quran and you’ll see why Palestinians will never accept anything less than annihilation of the Jews and Christians. That includes erasing any trace of both religions. Like the Cybermen, they never give up. And like the Daleks, extermination is their go-to solution.
commented 2019-06-27 20:41:16 -0400
When pigs fly .

Nothing will change as long as terrorists run their government. Give me a break. The goal for Palestine is to eradicate the Jew, what would they do with out their hatred? It sustains them, its their identity from birth. I wish it would work, then maybe the Palestinians here who don’t really like us much anyway, could return to where they would be more comfortable.

The ‘bluff’ theory sounds like something Trump would cook up and I do see some value in that, particularly if the money comes from the Arab States.
commented 2019-06-27 20:40:47 -0400
- If anyone could bring peace, Trump could. That said, it’s not possible to build peace with people who would rather die than make it happen. The Palestinian leadership relies on keeping the Palestinian people miserable & poor to maintain power.

- It does appear that Team Trump has created a win-win situation. We will see.
commented 2019-06-27 20:30:28 -0400