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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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President helped ‘increase anti-Trump turnout’ in red-state governor’s races — which could spell disaster for the GOP

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President Donald Trump was once the Republican Party's greatest asset in an election, mobilizing thousands of supporters to rush to the polls. Recently, however, it seems he's now driving anti-Trump votes up so much that it may no longer be worth the Trump trouble.

“So you’ve got to give me a big win, please,” Trump told a Louisiana crowd this week before the GOP candidate lost the governor's race in a red state.

“What Trump did in Louisiana was increase voter participation. While he increased the pro-Trump turnout, he also increased the anti-Trump turnout. That’s kind of the lesson here,” polling analyst Ron Faucheux told The Washington Post in an interview.

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Ambassador Sondland was updating Trump officials on progress of ‘push for investigations’ — including Mulvaney

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The Wall Street Journal obtained emails showing that ahead of President Donald Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ambassador Gordon Sondland was updating officials on the strive for investigations.

Chief of staff and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney was one of the main points of contact, and he replied to the email saying he would schedule the call with Zelensky.

“I talked to Zelensky just now. He is prepared to receive Potus’ call. Will assure him that he intends to run a fully transparent investigation and will ‘turn over every stone,’” Sondland wrote in an email on July 19.

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White House desperately scheduling things for Trump to do so he won’t watch the impeachment hearings

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Given President Donald Trump worked to intimidate witnesses in real-time during the hearings on the impeachment inquiry last week, the White House is desperately searching for something that can keep him busy.

Axios reported Sunday, the presidential daily schedule will be designed to keep the president distracted with their own counter-programming.

"Trump's schedule for the coming week shows him governing," Axios reported. He'll be promoting jobs and talking about things like "art and culture."

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