Analysts: Trump Rewards Palestinian Patience by Handing Israel Everything on a Silver Platter

WAFA News Agency quotes USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer on the Trump administration’s move of the US embassy to Jerusalem.

Yousef Munayyer, political analyst at the Arab Center of Washington, DC, and executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, said Trump will mark the anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, the dispersal and displacement of Palestinians from their homeland 70 years ago, by opening a US embassy in Jerusalem.

“This decision is not merely a reversal in US policy as it relates to Jerusalem, but the timing can only be understood by Palestinians as a deliberate and emphatic attempt to add insult to injury, not by the Israelis, but by the Americans who seek to claim the role of mediator between the Israelis and Palestinians,” he said.

“These events demonstrate clearly that in fact (Israeli Prime Minister) Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump are partners in crimes against the Palestinians and other people around the world.”