PA turns to Russia in a bid to break from US sponsorship
December 15, 2019 at 1:31 AM - Views: 41 #238623
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian government is seeking to increase cooperation with Russia in the field of energy and oil derivatives in a bid to benefit from Russian expertise and potential. This comes as part of the Palestinian government’s strategic plan to economically disengage from Israel, which it announced last May.
During the annual conference of the Palestinian-Russian Joint Committee, held in Moscow Nov. 21-22, the two countries signed their largest package yet of new bilateral agreements between the public and private sectors, including in the fields of economy and trade, industry, agriculture, information technology, energy, tourism, employment, education and investment.
During the committee’s discussions, Russian companies working in the field of oil, energy and oil exploration expressed interest in working in Palestine.
Chairman of the Palestinian Energy Authority (PEA), Zafer Melhem, told Al-Monitor that the PEA will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Russian side within weeks. He didn’t mention any specific date.
December 15, 2019 at 1:39 AM #238624
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since 2000 Moscow’s been unintentionally made into an expert in handling intractable conflicts where both/three sides end up with irreconcilable premises but military parity
Moldova/Transnistria, Donbass/Ukraine, Abkhazia/Georgia, Ossetia/Georgia, Artsakh/Azerbaijan, Kurds/Syria, Kurds/Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Cyprus, Kosovo, Bosnia, Moscow’s had to hush down the most foaming ethnonationalists and make everyone come to the table; every US intervention has only helped Russia, so it’s no surprise our “oldest ally” in the ME (i.e., since 1976) ending up going with the country 1M+ of its citizens came from
rather more Realist than Washington’s habit of “okay these guys are mini-Americans, from Plymouth Rock to FDR to–aw shit we don’t like them now, okay these guys are for apple pie and picket fences …”
December 15, 2019 at 4:33 AM #238650
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It’s too bad that Trump just now gave Israel the US’s backing on annexing any settlements it wants in Palestine, and doesn’t give the Palestinian people any quarter.
Sadly, I think this is too late. Netanyahu won everything, when Trump and Jared delivered it was done.
December 15, 2019 at 12:17 PM #238694
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Who could rationally blame them?
I will not vote for a Vichy Dem. Period. As always, I decide who is a Vichy Dem.
Bernie's ISSUES or Bust!
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