David Singer


David Singer is an Australian Lawyer, a Foundation Member of the International Analyst Network and Convenor of Jordan is Palestine International--an organization calling for sovereignty of the West Bank and Gaza to be allocated between Israel and Jordan as the two successor States to the Mandate for Palestine. Previous articles written by him can be found at: jordanispalestine.blogspot.com

Most Recent Articles by David Singer:

Israel-Jordan negotiations could follow PLO threat to boycott Trump

Jan 15, 2018 — David Singer

Israel-Jordan negotiations could follow PLO threat to boycott Trump
The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) threat to refuse to negotiate with Israel unless President Trump withdraws his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel could see Jordan replacing the PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner to end the 100 years-old Arab-Jewish conflict.

This threat—unless unconditionally revoked—would give Trump the opportunity to consign the PLO to the political wilderness by inviting Jordan to step in and negotiate with Israel over Trump’s eagerly-anticipated “ultimate deal‚”.


Trump odds-on to defund UNRWA if PLO won’t negotiate with Israel

Jan 6, 2018 — David Singer

Trump odds-on to defund UNRWA if PLO won't negotiate with Israel
President Trump appears determined to defund the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) should the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) refuse to resume negotiations with Israel.

Such negotiations—suspended since April 2014—won’t re-commence until Trump’s eagerly-awaited peace plan—his “ultimate deal” - sees the light of day. Until then current UNRWA funding will probably continue.


UN vote on Trump’s Jerusalem decision reaches new legal low

Dec 31, 2017 — David Singer

UN vote on Trump's Jerusalem decision reaches new legal low
The United Nations General Assembly resolution on 21 December 2017 asking nations not to establish diplomatic missions in Jerusalem (“Resolution”) was adopted by 128 of the 193 member States acting in breach of three specific articles in the UN Charter.


UN, OIC, EU and PLO invite Trump retaliation

Dec 24, 2017 — David Singer

UN, OIC, EU and PLO invite Trump retaliation
Humiliating President Trump by declaring his decision recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as being “null and void and must be rescinded” - spells financial and political trouble for the United Nations (UN), the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the European Union (EU) and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO).

The timing of Trump’s decision can certainly be criticised—but questioning Trump’s sovereign right to make that decision constitutes a flagrant attempt to undermine the offices of the democratically-elected US President and Congress.


OIC in legal fantasyland over Trump, Jerusalem and Israel

Dec 18, 2017 — David Singer

OIC in legal fantasyland over Trump, Jerusalem and Israel
The 57 member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) are living in a legal fantasyland of their own creation where non-existent principles of international law supposedly apply.

The final communique issued by the OIC following its Extraordinary Summit held in Turkey on 13 December 2017 makes their flight into legal unreality crystal-clear:

  1. OIC members pledged to take joint action on the basis of international law against the statement of President Trump recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Media falsely discredit Trump as he confronts UN on Jerusalem

Dec 10, 2017 — David Singer

Media falsely discredit Trump as he confronts UN on Jerusalem
The media has discredited President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital -falsely claiming the President has reversed nearly seven decades of American foreign policy. Trump’s decision has pitted America squarely against the United Nations.

The New York Times led the pack declaring:

“President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy ...”


Trump should adopt Bush strategy to encourage Israel to negotiate

Dec 4, 2017 — David Singer

Trump should adopt Bush strategy to encourage Israel to negotiate
President Bush’s strategy to secure Israel’s agreement to negotiate under the Bush Roadmap should be given serious consideration by President Trump as he puts together his eagerly-anticipated “ultimate deal” to end the Arab-Jewish conflict.

Bush’s strategy involved him firstly stating his “vision” before actually announcing the Bush Roadmap to turn that vision into reality.

Israel was required to make concrete territorial withdrawals from Judea and Samaria (West Bank)—possibly compromising Israel’s security in the process.  Publically confronting Israel with the Bush Roadmap first up could have seen its outright rejection by Israel before the ink was even dry.


United Nations loses the plot in ignoring Israel-Jordan reality

Nov 27, 2017 — David Singer

United Nations loses the plot in ignoring Israel-Jordan reality
29th November 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 (II) (Resolution)  calling for the creation in Western Palestine of independent Arab and Jewish States and a Special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem (Partition Plan).

The Resolution did not mention:

  • the “West Bank”  (a term dreamt-up in 1950)—using instead the terms “Judea” and “Samaria” - their correct geographical place names for the previous 3000 years
  • a “Palestinian State” -  only an “Arab State”
  • one Arab State had already been created in Eastern Palestine on 25 May 1946 named the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan covering 78% of the territory comprised in the 1922 League of Nations Mandate for Palestine (Mandate).

Israel, Jordan and PLO apprehensive about Trump peace plan

Nov 20, 2017 — David Singer

Israel, Jordan and PLO apprehensive about Trump peace plan
President Trump has appeared to dampen expectations that his “ultimate deal” to resolve the Arab-Jewish conflict will shortly emerge.

The only clue given so far is this statement from the White House:


“Human error” wipes Israel off the map

Nov 13, 2017 — David Singer

Human error wipes Israel off the map
Australia’s national news broadcaster (“ABC”) has belatedly admitted that “human error” wiped Israel off this map.

This admission came during the investigation of a complaint lodged by me concerning a segment aired on Media Watch featuring the above map titled “Misplaced map outrage


Britain backs Jordan and Israel to end the Arab-Jewish conflict

Nov 7, 2017 — David Singer

Peel's proposed two-state solution
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has acknowledged that Jordan and Israel represent the only viable “two state solution” that can end the Arab-Jewish conflict.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph on 29 October—ahead of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration on 2 November—the Foreign Secretary stated:

“I have no doubt that the only viable solution to the conflict resembles the one first set down on paper by another Briton, Lord Peel, in the report of the Royal Commission on Palestine in 1937, and that is the vision of two states for two peoples.”

 


Balfour Declaration Falsehoods Fuel Jew-Hatred and Israel-Bashing

Oct 30, 2017 — David Singer

Balfour Declaration Falsehoods Fuel Jew-Hatred and Israel-Bashing
The centenary of the Balfour Declaration issued on 2 November 1917 is being used to unleash a barrage of falsehoods designed to denigrate the Jewish people and delegitimise the Jewish State of Israel.

Among those current egregious falsehoods:


Balfour Declaration Centenary Shames Arab and UN Deniers

Oct 23, 2017 — David Singer

Balfour Declaration Centenary Shames Arab and UN Deniers,  Jewish-Arab conflict

The continuing Arab refusal—aided and abetted by the United Nations - to recognise the international legitimacy of the Balfour Declaration 100 years after it was first issued on 2 November 1917 - remain the greatest obstacles to resolving the Jewish-Arab conflict.

The current Arab culprits are the Arab League, the PLO and Hamas who unconditionally reject the binding international legal validity of the Balfour Declaration. However their efforts to nullify the Balfour Declaration would have been undermined long ago had the United Nations not lent its support by propagating a fictitious narrative of the Jewish-Arab conflict.


America and Israel quit UNESCO over “Palestine” fiasco

Oct 16, 2017 — David Singer

UNESCO’s decision to admit “Palestine” as a member state in 2011 in apparent breach of UNESCO’s own Constitution has come back to bite UNESCO with a vengeance – as America and Israel now give formal notice of their intention to quit UNESCO on 31 December 2018.

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert asserted America’s decision was not taken lightly and reflected U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO.


PLO-Hamas referendum could boost Trump peace plans

Oct 10, 2017 — David Singer

There is little hope that reconciliation talks between Hamas and Fatah will end a decade of bitter internecine feuding which has seen a parallel entrenchment of territorial divisions between them in Gaza and the West Bank.

Gazan and West Bank Arab populations will continue to be the victims of this ongoing power play as both groups remain bitterly opposed to recognising Israel as the Jewish National Home.


Trump won’t swallow Erekat’s PLO-Palestine poison pill

Oct 3, 2017 — David Singer

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat has managed to grab international headlines to promote yet another PLO canard regarding the 100 years old Jewish-Arab conflict.

Unabashedly and unashamedly Erekat has declared:

“Israel is internationally recognised as the occupying power over 100 percent of Palestine, including in and around occupied East Jerusalem”


Trump meets with Abbas and a phantom Palestinian Authority

Sep 24, 2017 — David Singer

It is hard to believe that a White House meeting between President Trump and Mahmoud Abbas could be headlined in an official White House Statement as:

“Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority”

 


King Abdullah’s dethronement threatens Jordan-Israel two-state solution

Sep 17, 2017 — David Singer

A conference in Jerusalem next month proposing a plan (“Plan”) involving the dethronement of Jordan’s King Abdullah threatens any attempt by Jordan and Israel to peacefully apportion - between their respective States - sovereignty in Judea and Samaria—called the West Bank since 1950—and Gaza (“Disputed Territories”).

The Plan’s stated goal is to enable Israel to annex Judea and Samaria (West Bank).


ABC Media Watch program continues to wipe Israel off the map

Sep 12, 2017 — David Singer

The Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC)taxpayer funded to the tune of $1 billion annually—still continues to feature a map which falsely identifies “Israel” as “Palestine”.

This bizarre conduct came to light after the ABC had initially removed the segment “Misplaced Map Outrage” from its Media Watch website containing the offending map with the following headline:

“Daily Mail accuses the ABC of wiping Israel off the map but misses the point of the story”


United Nations and Trump should heed 1989 Balfour Declaration

Sep 4, 2017 — David Singer

A lot of bloodshed, pain and suffering sustained by both Jews and Arabs over the last 28 years could have been avoided had the United Nations heeded the 1989 Balfour Declaration presented by the 4th Lord Balfour at the 4th international conference of the Jordan is Palestine Committee held in Jerusalem in November 1989.

The 1989 Declaration stated:

“The world should be fully aware of what was British Palestine; the misleading propaganda issued from oil-wealthy Arab states must be countered; Palestine has already been divided into two countries – Jewish Israel and Arab Jordan; the present governments of Israel and Jordan should be fully supported and upheld; and a third state as suggested by the PLO would upset the political and economic situation in the whole area”