Israel/Palestine: What Would a President ‪#‎Trump‬ Do?

In the first in a special series on the presidential candidates on Palestine/Israel on Facebook, Sandy Tolan asks, “What Would a President ‪#‎Trump‬ Do?”

Credit: Consortium News

Photo Credit: Consortium News

How bad has it gotten when arguably the most “progressive” presidential candidate on Palestine/Israel – in either party – is the nativist who’d ban Muslim visitors to the U.S., close American mosques, enter U.S. Muslims in a national database, and enshrine waterboarding as a national foreign policy pastime? Yep; pretty bad.

But Donald #Trump’s apparent declaration of neutrality to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough last week is significant in its sharp contrast to the outpouring of love (of dollars) nearly every other candidate has slobbered all over Israel and its most Strangelovian defenders since the beginning of the 2016 race.

“Let me be sort of a neutral guy,” Trump told the “Morning Joe” host. In most international conflicts, such a statement would be laudable if unsurprising, hardly worth a comment. But in the alternative reality that is our reality, such statements do not go unchallenged, especially from those fawning souls hungry for campaign dollars from pro-Israeli billionaire titans Sheldon ‪#‎Adelson‬, Haim Saban, members of the Republican Jewish Coalition, and others.

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