July 09 2016
In this Thursday, March 25, 2010 photo, the Jewish settlement [illlegal] of Pisgat Zeev in east Jerusalem is seen behind a section of Israel’s separation barrier [illegal]. Palestinian officials think Israel plans to turn its West Bank barrier into the border with a future state of Palestine. This fear was based on their interpretation of principles Israel presented in talks in 2010 [+972]. Photo by Bernat Armangue, AP
Needless to say, such minor details as this are never reported when the media fill the public in on the conflict’s origins.
And while the media report on the “peace process” as though the US was truly an objective mediator, the truth, also scarcely concealed beneath the thin veil of rhetoric, is that it is the process by which the US and Israel block implementation of the two-state solution, in favour of which there is otherwise a consensus among the international community.
Long past his best-before date, the illegitimate president if not illegal president of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas in January 2016. Photo by Thomas Coex
Jeremy R. Hammond is an award-winning analyst and publisher and editor of Foreign Policy Journal.