The two most influential newspapers in the United States are throwing their weight behind Mohammed Dahlan.
While Israel might gain from Trump’s election in the short-term, the Trump era will more likely expose the ugly image Israel has worked so hard to hide for two key reasons.
Four seemingly disparate events reveal the extent to which Jerusalem has lost its centrality in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“We did not seek to become Israelis. The government of this country came to us, we were here long before they were,” Makhoul told me.
These myths all served to anchor a narrative of righteous nationalism, which is still potent today. Dispelling this fiction is the first step toward correcting the record.
The question was particularly timely not only because of the long-standing Israeli occupation of Palestine, but also because of the rapidly changing geopolitical landscape in the Middle East.
Trump won his first state: Israel. According to an early voter exit poll by iVoteIsrael, he received 49% of the Israeli-American vote, compared to Clinton’s 44%.