Donald Trump and his entourage have made it clear that they do not believe in the existence of the fictitious Palestinian state set up by the UN and UNESCO.
The National Security Adviser for President Trump, John Bolton, has completely shredded the fiction surrounding the state of Palestine.
The Adviser was quick to state that the farce the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations (UN) are running by— calling Palestine a state— is uncalled for.
Bolton was unequivocal about his stance on the issue and said, “Palestine” is not a state… It’s not a state now. It does not meet the customary international law test of statehood. It doesn’t control defined boundaries. It doesn’t fulfill the normal functions of government. There are a whole host of reasons why it’s not a state.”
In fact, Bolton is true in his definition as the Montevideo Convention of 1934 substantiates his claims.
Bolton then continued and said, “It could become a state, as the president said, but that requires diplomatic negotiations with Israel and others… We have consistently, across Democratic and Republican administrations, opposed the admission of ‘Palestine’ to the UN as a state, because it’s not a state.”
President Trump and his administration have had a definite policy on Israel, and they are not willing to back down from it. The current administration is not playing games with Israel and are willing to give the close aide all the assistance it needs to have the sovereignty and the recognition it deserves.
Marie Bram started working for Spruce Tribune in 2017. Marie grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Spruce Tribune, Marie briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News. She covers politics and the economy.