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Jared Kushner’s Middle East peace plan is already a complete failure: Israeli parliamentarian

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An Israeli lawmaker said Jared Kushner’s proposed peace plan was a complete failure, and he said Palestinians will unite in opposition to the so-called “deal of the century.”

Yousef Jabareen, an Israeli member of parliament who will serve on the Arab-dominated Joint List in September’s elections, said Kushner’s deal does nothing to advance the cause of citizens living in Gaza or the West Bank, reported the Express.

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“We believe that any initiative that denies the Palestinians the right for a sovereign independent state alongside Israel should be rejected,” Jabareen told the newspaper. “Unfortunately, what we have been hearing from the Trump administration is talk about the economic aspects of the conflict, but nothing about the politics.”

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser fundamentally misunderstands the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Jabareen said.

“The conflict is not economic – Palestine is not for sale,” he said. “There are historic rights here which must be recognized, and that should be the basis of any initiative. The American initiative lacks this basic component and is a one-sided initiative – there was no cooperation with the Palestinian leadership, just exclusion.”

Kushner has promised the deal would offer “a framework for a brighter, more prosperous future for the Palestinian people,” along with more than 1 million jobs and a steep reduction in the poverty rate, but Jabareen said that simply wasn’t enough.

“Any deal must start from the 1967 borders – no less than that,” he said. “This deal would deny Palestinians their historic rights – that’s why they reject it.”

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Kushner’s deal was immediately rejected in a rare show of unity by both Hamas and Fatah, who control Gaza and the West Bank.


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GOP ripped for refusing to remove Trump from office: ‘Folly of that failure becomes clearer by the day’

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Republicans seeking to keep control of the United States Senate were harshly criticized by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for failing to remove President Donald Trump from office during impeachment.

"For four years now, as both a candidate and president, Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked America’s voting system, falsely claiming voter fraud any time it suited his needs. In a new low, last week he threatened the federal funding of two states over their reasonable moves to facilitate mail-in voting," the newspaper noted in an editorial published online on Memorial Day. "What does it say that the head of the world’s leading democracy is so intent on undermining that democracy?"

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Fox News commentator slammed for mocking Joe Biden’s decision to wear a mask

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On Monday, during his observance of Memorial Day, former Vice President Joe Biden donned a face mask in accordance with CDC guidelines — a contrast with President Donald Trump, who has frequently refused to wear a mask even in some places that require them.

But Fox News senior analyst Brit Hume went out of his way to mock how Biden looked wearing it.

This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. pic.twitter.com/9l1gw1ljBE

— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 25, 2020

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GOP Leader un-endorses Republican candidate for ‘hateful rhetoric’ on social media

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On Monday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced he was revoking his endorsement of Ted Howze, the Republican candidate for California's 10th Congressional District, per Politico.

“In light of Mr. Howze’s disappointing comments, Leader McCarthy has withdrawn his endorsement," said McCarthy spokesperson Drew Florio. "As the Leader has previously stated, hateful rhetoric has no place within the Republican Party."

Howze's support within the Republican Party leadership has collapsed after a series of racist Facebook posts were unconvered, in which he called Black voters "political slaves," compared young immigrants to pedophiles, and said Muslims are incapable of being good American citizens.

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