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18 January 2017
Australian Friends of Palestine Association
What does a Trump presidency mean for Palestine?
~ Dear Donald Trump: A letter from Palestine [Al Jazeera]
~ Trump White House might be death knell of two-state solution [The Hill]
~ Expert Q&A: President Trump & Palestine/Israel [IMEU]
& ICYMI...Enter Trump: where do we go from here? [MEMO]
Trump and Netanyahu
Donald Trump with Benjamin Netanyahu at their meeting on September 25, 2016, in New York [image from Donald Trump's Facebook page].
Dear Donald Trump: A letter from Palestine
By Issa Amro, Al Jazeera, 17 Jan 2017
"The US must start treating Palestinians as equals to Israelis."
>> Read full article
Trump White House might be death knell of two-state solution
By Josh Ruebner, The Hill, 5 Jan 2017
"...with the advent of the Trump administration, the death knell of Palestinian statehood has been unmistakably sounded as Washington shifts radically rightward in step with the Israeli government."
>> Read full article
Expert Q&A: President Trump & Palestine/Israel
Interview with Yousef Munayyer, Phillis Bennis & Zaha Hassan, IMEU, 14 Nov 2016
Yousef Munayyer: "The peace process is dead.... From what we know about Trump through his statements and the platform his campaign ran on, they no longer see any utility in pretending. They will fully embrace Israeli apartheid."
Phillis Bennis: “The fact that Trump has expressed such disdain for current US policy in the region may be a precursor to a full-scale rejection of the long-popular two-state idea....such a US acknowledgement of reality might actually help reframe an entirely different international political position – one based on rights rather than states..."
Zaha Hassan: "...the two-state solution as it has been internationally understood is no more." 
>> Read full article
And in case you missed it...
Enter Trump: where do we go from here?, Jeff Halper, MEMO, 01/01/2017
"Needless to say, Netanyahu is ecstatic. ... As long as the international community lacks the will to force Israel out of the OPT and sanctions are ruled out, Israel wins. ... We can prevail, but we have to be smart, strategic and pro-active..."
>> Read full article
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