Why Israel's Trump-brokered "peace" deals have nothing to do with peace
Sep 17 2020
This week the Trump administration is celebrating the establishment of diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Trump insists that these developments will bring "peace in the Middle East without blood all over the sand." But Palestinian American legal scholar Noura Erakat says these deals will only extend the oppression currently faced by Palestinians to a wider region. "This is not about advancing any kind of meaningful enduring peace, but instead about entrenching a geopolitical alliance that would otherwise increase oppression for people of the Middle East in Bahrain, in the Emirates, in Yemen, and in Palestine who are struggling for freedom and democracy, and are now facing off against powers who are backed by the United States militarily."
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