Orientalism: Kushner questions whether Palestinians can govern themselves

By | June 3, 2019

Bloomberg reports:

Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner said in an interview that the Palestinians aren’t yet able to govern themselves and declined to promise them an independent state in the White House’s long-awaited Mideast peace plan.

“The hope is that they over time will become capable of governing,” Kushner said in an interview with Axios on HBO that aired on Sunday.

Kushner is leading a White House effort to draft a new peace proposal for the Israelis and Palestinians, and Trump said Sunday he believed a deal could probably be reached. The effort faltered after Trump announced in 2017 he would move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. The Palestinians have said they will boycott an economic conference in Bahrain this month that Kushner arranged as a first step in the peace plan. [Continue reading…]

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