JPost: “Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump advocated for the continued building of settlements in the West Bank on Wednesday, The Daily Mail reported.
Contrary to the building magnate’s previous indication of neutrality on the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Trump rejected the proposal of a halt in new construction.
“Thousands of missiles [are] being launched into Israel. Who would put up with that? Who would stand for it?” Trump said. “I’d love to negotiate peace. But I mean a lasting peace, not a peace that lasts for two weeks and they start launching missiles again.”
Opinion: Mr. Trump is now the (presumptive) Republican nominee for president, but his position on Israel gets more confusing with each speech.
- Feb. 17 “Trump: I’ll be ‘neutral‘ on Israel and Palestine”
- Mar 26 “Basically I support a two-state solution on Israel”
- Mar 21 “When I become president, the days of treating Israel like a second-class citizen will end on day one”
- May 3 “PM Benjamin Netanyahu should continue building West Bank settlements”
Translation: Mr. Trump has no clue how to deal with a 4000 year old feud. There are already two states side by side and they look like this: Israel and Jordan.
And unless I need stronger glasses, Jordan looks bigger.
Now, if what the Palestinians and Mr. Trump want is third state, they should say so …