The US administration will publish its long-anticipated Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal today.
President Trump predicted that the Palestinians will “ultimately” come around to giving their support. “They probably won’t want it initially. I think in the end they will,” he said. “I think in the end they’re going to want it. It’s very good for them. In fact, it’s overly good to them. So we’ll see what happens. Now without them, we don’t do the deal. And that’s okay.”
If no peace deal can be achieved, he said, “life goes on.”
Israel’s Channel 12 news on Monday reported that Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas called Trump “a dog, son of a dog” in a meeting with Fatah officials over the past day. The report did not cite any sources, and the PA denied it, with an official in Abbas’s office saying no formal meeting of Fatah leadership took place on Monday or Sunday.
Abbas has previous form with his dog comments about Trump. What is it with Arabs and dogs? Maybe it’s because they regard canines as unclean. Well, I think I can speak on behalf of the Radford family bitch, Toffee. She may not know who she is, but she is certainly sentient. The pain caused to her sensitivities by Holocaust denier Abbas’ comments cannot be overstated. Upon hearing of the Palestinian leader’s alleged comment, Toffee said, “woof, woof,” which, using Google Translate, means “faecal orifice.”