The PLO will maintain its long-standing rejectionist policy of not recognising Israel as the Jewish State after Abbas panned the Trump plan in the following denigrating and unequivocal terms:
“They told me Trump wants to send me the deal of the century to read, I said I would not,” Abbas told the meeting of Arab League foreign ministers.
“Trump asked that I speak to him over the phone, so I said ‘no’, and that he wants to send me a letter, so I refused to receive it.”
Holding up a map that shows the gradual geographic reduction of Palestine through four stages from pre-1948 to Trump’s Middle East plan, Abbas said: “I challenge any of you, if you can even see us on the map. If you ask a child in first grade to draw Trump’s map he will never know how to.”
“This is a disgrace,” he added.
Abbas has lost the plot.
The map Abbas held up (click link) – was totally false and misleading – even its title is a total lie – but it also comprises only 23% – not 100% of Historic Palestine, which, of course, had nothing to do with the Arabs who call themselves “Palestinians” today, but was named by the Romans half a millenium before the Arabs came to the area.
Abbas’s map excluded Transjordan – 77% of the land in the League of Nations 1922 Mandate for Palestine. Transjordan was closed to Jews who had been allotted it as part of the land on which to reconstitute the Jewish National Home there under article 25 of the Mandate – thus reserving this 77% of Palestine for the Arab residents of Palestine.
Transjordan remained part of the Mandate until it was granted independence by Great Britain in 1946.
A textbook containing a similar map was trashed by Publisher Mc Graw Hill in 2016. Continue Reading…