A word of advice to the guy-currently-residing-in-the-White-House: Don’t send an amateur to try and end a 70 year old Middle East Conflict. No matter what your greatly inflated ego tells you, simply being a Trump, or Trump-in-Law, doesn’t part the waters.
I’m not sure which is more ludicrous – that Trump thought Kushner was the boy for the job, or that Kushner thought he had a clue what he was doing.
As ABC News reports:
In an interview with the New York Times in November, Trump said he “would love to be able to be the one that made peace with Israel and the Palestinians” adding that it “would be such a great achievement.” Kushner, who is Jewish, “knows the region, knows the people, knows the players,” Trump told the Times in the same interview. The night before his inauguration, Trump reportedly told Kushner, “If you can’t produce peace in the Middle East, nobody can.”
Why, because he’s vacationed in Israel, his Daddy knows Netanyahu, and Bibi has visited Kushner’s family in the U.S.? That’s what passes for diplomatic creds now? Hell, if any random Jewish person has a leg up on Middle East peace, why not send Adam Sandler, or Billy Crystal; at least they’re entertaining… and likable.
But let’s look at just a partial recap of previous attempts at peace in the Middle East, shall we? (You can read the details of each at BBC News.)
UN Security Council Resolution 242, 1967
Camp David Accords, 1978:
- A Framework for Peace in the Middle East
- The Camp David framework for the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel
The Madrid Conference, 1991
Oslo Agreement, 1993
Camp David, 2000
Arab Peace Initiative, 2002
Geneva Accord, 2003
And those guys weren’t AMATEURS.
The merry band of Nazis, Neophytes, Nincompoops and Knuckleheads currently infesting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue treat world affairs like a board game. What’s next, Sean Spicer negotiating with ISIL?