Joy in Jerusalem Overshadowed by Death in Gaza
As Israel unleashed a wave of violence on Palestinians participating in the Great Return March and the US officially moved its embassy to occupied territory in Jerusalem, USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer tells the Washington Post that the US has done irrevocable damage with the Palestinian people.
The prospects for Trump’s promised but still-undelivered peace plan were already looking dim, Shapiro admitted. Now things are probably even worse. He believes neither Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas or Israel’s Netanyahu can deliver a peace process right now, and “it may be that it would now require a change in leadership on the American side, too.”
Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, sounded an even more pessimistic note. The Trump administration, he argued, is now “unapologetically supportive of Israel’s denial of Palestinian rights, dropping all pretenses of peacemaking.” But is there anything the Trump administration could do to regain the trust of Palestinians?
“No,” Munayyer responded, “you can’t expect the arsonists to put out the fire.”