The Electronic Intifada / June 27, 2019
The other guests were Tom Gross, a far-right anti-Palestinian commentator, and Debra Shushan of the liberal Zionist group Americans for Peace Now.
I told the show that Kushner’s “Peace to Prosperity” plan was a giant trolling exercise so that at the end of the day he and his associates can claim that they tried to help the Palestinians who stubbornly refused to accept a generous opportunity.
As Shushan pointed out, this would then lay the ground for Israel to annex the occupied West Bank in whole or in part with US blessing.
I also spoke to Marc Steiner of The Real News about Kushner’s plan highlighting how a major goal of the Bahrain conference was to publicly normalize relations between Israel and a Saudi-led coalition of Gulf states to cement the US-led front that aims to escalate conflict with Iran.
The Palestinian cause, I explained, stands in the way of full consummation of the Saudi-Israeli alliance.
Ali Abunimah is co-founder of The Electronic Intifada and author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine, now out from Haymarket Books.