Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

How to Expel: Advice to Trump from an Israeli

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

How to Expel: Advice to Trump from an Israeli

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BARELY A WEEK has passed and you've screwed things up, Donald Trump. The reason is simple: You didn't consult Israel on how to deny entry into your country without rousing half the world against you. But when it comes to your other promise- actual expulsion-you still have time to consult us.

For a lack of patience and space only two types of expulsion will be discussed here-two of the many types we've become experts at: the expulsion of native Palestinian Jerusalemites from their city, and the expulsion of West Bank residents from their homes.

Rule 1: Quiet. Don't publicize the expulsion policy. Let every person being expelled confront the decree alone and believe that the problem lies with him. Personally. At some point, starting in late 1995 (during the reign of the Labor Party and "Oslo"), the Palestinians realized they were losing their residency status in Jerusalem if they were living where they had already lived years earlier: outside the boundaries of annexed Jerusalem, or abroad. …

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