David Singer

Jordan Times supports Trump, isolating Abbas and Palestinian Authority

Retired Jordanian diplomat has written a column extolling Trump in a Jordanian newspaper. He did not do this without approval. , 10/21/2018, 12:33 AM

Trump team's UN reality check: 'Palestine' is not a state

Trump's security advisor injects some reality into the conflict, but, as usual, it falls on deaf PLO ears., 10/16/2018, 12:58 PM

Jordanian enclave, not confederation, in Judea and Samaria

This could be the best 'two-state solution' for Trump., 10/10/2018, 7:14 PM

Jordan-"West Bank' reconciliation is in the air

The PLO shutdown clears the way and maybe something can get done at last., 10/2/2018, 11:18 AM

Trump clears the highway

Trump has squeezed UNRWA, checkmated the PLO and incentivized Jordan - all in a few well-planned moves., 9/17/2018, 2:30 PM

Trump has dumped the PLO and made relics of the 'refugees'

Looming large: Jordan's entry into the scene, making the 'refugees' into relics of the past., 9/13/2018, 7:58 PM

Trump includes Fake Refugees in list of Fake News

Trump turns screws as PLO creates fake news on Jerusalem and refugees., 8/31/2018, 7:30 AM

Trump anoints Jordan

Jordan has resurrected claims to 'West Bank' sovereignty as the PLO continues to refuse to negotiate with Israel on Trump's still to be revealed plan., 8/28/2018, 6:52 AM

Jordan-Israel negotiations set to bypass PA

Walid Sadi’s politically-charged and highly-significant article claiming that Jordan never ceded sovereignty 'West Bank' could only have been published with the knowledge and approval of Jordan’s King Abdullah., 8/20/2018, 3:34 PM

Trump and Israel dabble in Hamas and PLO quicksand

Hamas is not going to suddenly disappear or allow free and fair elections in Gaza to determine who shall govern Gaza’s population. , 8/16/2018, 3:00 PM

Does Trump's 'ultimate deal' reject PLO propaganda?

Saudi Arabia has said it would oppose any Trump peace plan that did not accept the PLO stance on East Jerusalem becoming the capital of an independent Palestinian Arab state. Will Trump accept that?, 8/5/2018, 7:26 AM

Trump warns UN for hypocrisy on PLO, Hamas and Israel

Last year, Iran’s contribution to UNRWA was zero. Algeria’s contribution to UNRWA was zero. Tunisia’s contribution to UNRWA was zero. Haley named and shamed., 8/1/2018, 7:21 AM

Why Gazan soccer fans could not find a FIFA team to support

The 1917 Balfour Declaration has never been forgotten or forgiven by the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Hamas, whose 2018 Gazan supporters do not want to root for a country that voted for it., 7/24/2018, 4:20 PM

Trump and Putin may attempt a return to pre-PLO and Hamas days

The 1964 PLO Charter said: “This Organization does not exercise any regional sovereignty over the West Bank in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on the Gaza Strip or the Himmah Area..." Good idea., 7/20/2018, 1:17 PM

Entrenched apartheid in the 'West Bank'

A discriminatory two-tiered segregation system is maintained throughout Areas A and B in the 'West Bank.', 7/9/2018, 2:19 PM

False narrative haunts PLO and UN

Trump's peace plan will be stymied by PLO false narrative and falsified history. , 7/2/2018, 10:55 PM

Trump peace plan delayed as Jordan balks at replacing PLO

The outcome of the Jordanian king's visit to the White House this week is crucial to the advancement of Trump's plan., 6/24/2018, 9:10 AM

PLO rejects Trump lifeline on negotiating with Israel

Chief PA negotiator Erekat seems to think he can wish Trump and Greenblatt away by accusing them of not being objective brokers. Meanwhile, he has advanced nothing in decades. It is time he was replaced., 6/18/2018, 1:14 PM

Has Trump decided the PLO is dead and buried?

Israel condemns PLO lies but Trump contemplates PLO demise. , 5/23/2018, 1:59 PM

Macron, Merkel and May are going to follow Trump

The three M's should adopt Trump's policy on Jerusalem., 5/18/2018, 12:50 AM

PLO dumps Trump

Trump – the master deal-maker - may  have just pulled another rabbit out of his magic hat., 5/11/2018, 8:34 AM

Trump put a comma between 'West Bank' and Gaza

The US President has begun unscrambling the misinformation omelette cooked by the PLO at its founding and avidly swallowed by the UN and EU. , 5/8/2018, 5:54 PM

April's Arab Summit: A surprise for PLO, Jordan and Israel

Using the  term “Palestine Cause” rather than “Palestinian cause” indicates the Arab world now intends focusing on recovering territory lost in the 1967 Six Day War without necessarily creating another Palestinian Arab state., 4/27/2018, 8:00 AM

Abbas wants Trump to create two Palestinian states

Abbas is being incredibly naïve if he believes he can now convince the international community that one self-defined people needs two states – at the expense of achieving an end to a conflict that originated with the 1917 Balfour Declaration., 4/16/2018, 9:16 AM

Jordan considers replacing PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner

Jordan appears to be readying itself to jump on the Trump bandwagon leaving the PLO and Hamas behind., 4/8/2018, 7:16 AM

Mattis-Bolton accord can sway Trump to dump PLO for Jordan

A Mattis-Bolton accord on Jordan replacing the PLO in future negotiations with Israel will undoubtedly reinforce Trump’s preparedness to take that crucial step to a workable agreement., 4/3/2018, 10:56 AM

Trump flags Israel-Jordan- Egypt subdivision of West Bank and Gaza

Tripartite negotiations can replace the stale-mated Israeli-Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) negotiations - suspended in 2014 following a PLO walk-out. Perhaps that was what David Friedman was hinting at when he threatened Abbas., 3/29/2018, 9:09 AM

Trump takes the high road as Abbas, PLO and Hamas implode

Trump is taking the high road to possible peace – leaving Abbas, the PLO and Hamas wallowing on the murky low road and becoming politically irrelevant., 3/23/2018, 10:31 AM

Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrein, UAE, and Oman align with Trump

It is nothing short of amazing that seven Arab states joined Israel at a White House conference on Gaza, and it is shameful that the PA declined to come. It will have to suffer the resullts., 3/19/2018, 12:41 AM

Israel, Trump and United Nations should boycott Abbas and the PLO

Threatened monetary retaliation is a totally inadequate response to the indiscriminate murder of innocent civilians. , 3/11/2018, 8:30 AM

Prince William's visit will advance the Jordan-Israel solution

Jordan’s independence in 1946 and Israel’s in 1948 laid the groundwork for the 1937 Peel two-state solution rejected by the Arabs. A new version between the two existing states of Israel and Jordan, is today's viable solution. , 3/4/2018, 8:28 AM

Abbas dumps Trump for the United Nations

Abbas thinks he can create a Palestinian state via the UN, but the US has the veto power in the UN Security Council., 2/25/2018, 7:58 AM

How Trump is downgrading the Palestinian Authority

Trump's deeds prove his intention to punish those entities which take America’s money and then show hostile intent towards the USA - like Abbas. , 2/18/2018, 7:57 AM

UN Sec. Gen. Guterres needs a crash course on Palestine

UN Sec. Gen. Guterres would do well to study the facts before making speeches that display how little he knows about the issue of Palestine., 2/13/2018, 7:01 AM

Trump's quest for Senate bipartisanship starts with Jerusalem

Recognizing Jerusalem should have been applauded by a bipartisan Senate. Has the Democratic party really changed that much?, 2/6/2018, 6:33 AM

Trump is getting ready to dump the PLO

Abbas’s recent actions demonstrate Abbas is the total opposite of King Hussein., 1/30/2018, 9:30 PM

The PLO has ditched Trump, will other Arab states follow suit?

Abbas attacked the Jewish state's right to exist at all, not the "occupation" of Judea and Samaria., 1/23/2018, 12:53 PM

Abbas has opened the door to Israel-Jordan negotiations

Jordan should replace the intransigent PLO as Israel's negotiating partner and end the conflict., 1/17/2018, 5:12 AM

PA intransigence may bring about the end of a corrupt UNRWA

How is it possible that there are Palestinian Arabs living in PA-governed territory who are still classified as 'refugees' by a corrupt UNRWA? And that's just the first question. , 1/8/2018, 8:22 AM

The UN breached its own Charter in vote against Trump on Jerusalem

The UN reached a new legal low when it violated three articles in its own Charter by voting against the US President's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. , 1/2/2018, 8:03 AM

UN, OIC, EU and PLO invite Trump retaliation

UNRWA, for one, is facing the grim prospect of having to find up to US$400 million annually from other UN member States if Trump cuts America’s current voluntary contribution to UNWRA., 12/31/2017, 7:49 AM

OIC in fantasyland

The OIC, acting as judge, jury and Lord High Executioner has deigned to tell an American President he cannot act in accordance with international law., 12/17/2017, 10:52 PM

Media falsely discredit Trump as he confronts UN on Jerusalem

NYTimes: " Trump.. [is] reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy." Oh, really?, 12/11/2017, 2:40 PM

United Nations loses the plot in ignoring Israel-Jordan reality

Iran, Syria and Yemen are failed states, with Saudi Arabia not far behind, Let Jordan and Israel solve the "Palestinian problem.", 11/27/2017, 11:51 AM

 'Human error' wipes Israel off the map  

Australia’s national news broadcaster ABC belatedly admits that “human error” wiped Israel off a displayed map, but it is not that simple., 11/20/2017, 10:44 AM

UK backs Israel and Jordan solution

The Foreign Secretary stated that the only viable solution is something akin to the Peel Solution, which talks of Jews and Arabs, and does not use the word Palestinian., 11/11/2017, 10:23 PM

Balfour Declaration falsehoods

The lies that fuel Jew-hatred and Israel-bashing., 11/2/2017, 7:19 AM

A primer on the Balfour Declaration, the Arabs, the UN and peace

The greatest obstacle to peace is in the title of this article. As the centenary approaches, it is important to know the facts., 10/29/2017, 7:57 AM

How UNESCO breached its own constitution

UNESCO appears to have acted outside the terms of its own Constitution in admitting “Palestine” to membership. Now it is paying the price., 10/16/2017, 11:42 PM

Pres. Trump, don’t swallow Erekat’s PLO-Palestine poison pill 

Erekat’s claim that Israel occupies 100% of Palestine is utter rubbish., 10/8/2017, 5:11 PM

Trump meets the phantom Palestinian Authority

The Palestinian Authority has not existed since 3 January 2013., 9/26/2017, 1:14 AM

King Abdullah’s dethronement threatens Jordan-Israel solution

The upcoming conference on a plan to change the Jordanian government and annex Judea and Samaria will not work - and will destroy anything gained so far. Today's monarchy must reach an agreement on Judea and Samaria with Israel., 9/17/2017, 6:02 PM

Abbas is going to defy Trump and Netanyahu at the UN

The UN is the theater of the absurd and Abbas will take advantage of that., 9/3/2017, 2:08 PM

Trump must question Abbas-PLO commitment to peace with Israel

The current visit of President Trump's representatives to the Middle East is the time to test the commitment of the PLO and its leader Mahmoud Abbas to concluding a peace treaty with Israel., 8/24/2017, 8:37 PM

Israel's boundaries, Jordan's boundaries

The 1922 Mandate for Palestine's territory was divided so that 80% is Jordan and exclusively Arab., 8/18/2017, 9:09 AM

Trump, Israel, Jordan and Egypt can redress the Obama-PLO debacle

Conflicting narratives paralysing previous negotiations must be replaced by Trump with a different fact-based framework underpinning any new negotiations., 8/7/2017, 1:30 PM

Trump can end Israel-PLO impasse using India’s Vedanta Solution

Few know what Vedanta's chairman wrote on the Israel-Arab conflict back in 1982., 7/11/2017, 2:23 PM