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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
The Israeli/Palestinian Peace Process Hoax Redux
by Stephen Lendman
Longtime Israeli collaborator Mahmoud Abbas met with Trump Wednesday at the White House – for the first time, maybe the last.
He's widely reviled by Palestinians for serving Israeli interests, not theirs. Ahead of their private meeting, Trump pressed him to do more to combat terrorism America supports.
He wants stillborn Israeli/Palestinian peace talks resumed – dead-on-arrival each time initiated, vowing "(w)e will get it done."
"I'm committed to working with Israel and the Palestinians to reach an agreement. I will do whatever is necessary to facilitate" it, he said.
Abbas ludicrously told Trump: "Mr. President, with you we have hope. We hope this will be a new beginning."
Trump turned truth on its head, saying peace depends on Palestinians ending "incitement…to violence and hate." Irresponsibly blaming victims of
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