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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
The Charade of Trump Backing Palestinian Self-Determination
by Stephen Lendman
For the past century, from UK Foreign Secretary Balfour saying "(h)is majesty's government views with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" to Trump, Palestinian rights never mattered.
They conflict with Anglo-Zionist interests. The White House saying the president will express support for Palestinian self-determination during his May 22 and 23 visit to Israel runs counter to longstanding US policy.
Western politicians consistently say one thing and do another. Nothing they say is credible. Trump perhaps is more one-sided for Israel than any previous US president.
His ambassador to Israel David Friedman, chief international negotiator Jason Greenblat, and son-in-law/chief advisor Jared Kushner are Zionist zealots – dismissive of Palestinian rights.
In an effort to launch another futile round of peace talks, Trump
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