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:

Jordan jumps on Trump bandwagon leaving PLO way behind

Oct 18, 2018 — David Singer

Jordan jumps on Trump bandwagon leaving PLO way behind
Any lingering thought that the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) would have any role to play in President Trump’s soon to-be-released peace plan has vanished - after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that $165 million had been deducted from funding to the PLO because of its continuing “pay for slay” policy in breach of the Taylor Force Act.


Trump rejects UN and UNESCO’s fictitious Palestinian state

Oct 11, 2018 — David Singer

Trump rejects UN and UNESCO's fictitious Palestinian state
President Trump’s National Security Adviser - John Bolton - has exposed the fiction that there is a legally-constituted “State of Palestine”—shredding United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations (UN) resolutions misleadingly recognising such a state when none - in fact—exists.

Bolton was unequivocal in his statement:


Jordan enclave in West Bank could be Trump’s “two-state” solution

Oct 3, 2018 — David Singer

Jordan enclave in West Bank could be Trump's two-state solution
Creating another Palestinian Arab state—in addition to Jordan - has been seemingly consigned to the garbage bin of history following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s CNN interview on 28 September.

President Trump had just told Netanyahu on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly:


Trump’s PLO shutdown paves way for Jordan-West Bank reunification

Sep 27, 2018 — David Singer

Trump's PLO shutdown paves way for Jordan-West Bank reunification

President Trump’s decision to close the PLO mission in Washington, cancel the visas of the Palestinian Ambassador and his family and order their bank accounts be closed - mark the PLO’s final humiliation for condemning Trump’s proposed peace plan before its contents have even been published.

Strangely however the United States still maintains that direct negotiations between Israel and the PLO are the only way forward.


Trump squeezes UNRWA, checkmates PLO and incentivises Jordan

Sep 13, 2018 — David Singer

President Trump has created a veritable diplomatic tsunami affecting the political fortunes of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Hamas and Jordan - with his decision to cease all future donations to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) - currently US$360million per annum and comprising about 30% of UNRWA’s budget.

The numbers of UNRWA-registered Palestinian Arab refugees in Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza have been increasing in leaps and bounds annually because they include all the descendants of those Palestinian Arabs caught up in the 1948 and 1967 Arab-Israel wars.


Jordan’s re-entry into West Bank looms large as Trump dumps PLO

Sep 6, 2018 — David Singer

Jordan's re-entry into West Bank looms large as Trump dumps PLO
Two major developments this past week could see a large part of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) being reunified with Jordan—as existed between 1948 and 1967 - or becoming a Jordanian enclave -under President Trumps’ yet-to-be- announced “ultimate deal”  intended to resolve the 100 years-old Arab-Jewish conflict.

Those developments were:


Trump turns screws as PLO creates fake news on Jerusalem and refugees

Aug 30, 2018 — David Singer

President Trump cancelled more than $US200 million in aid to the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) this week - following his earlier decisions:

  • reducing America’s contribution to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) by about $US300 million and
  • recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the US Embassy there.

An infuriated PLO has responded by making the following false claims concerning Jerusalem and aid to refugees in the West Bank and Gaza—which have been uncritically and unquestioningly reported as news:


Trump anoints Jordan to replace PLO in negotiations with Israel

Aug 22, 2018 — David Singer

Trump anoints Jordan to replace PLO in negotiations with Israel
The three day visit to Israel this week by President Trump’s National Security Advisor—John Bolton—indicates Jordan will replace the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO)  in concluding negotiations with Israel to resolve territorial sovereignty in Judea and Samaria (West Bank), East Jerusalem and Gaza (“the disputed territories”) under Trump’s peace plan.

Bolton’s visit follows a former Jordanian ambassador—Walid Sadi - last week signalling Jordan is ready to fill the diplomatic void following the breakdown of Israel-PLO negotiations unsuccessfully conducted during the last 25 years. The PLO refuses to negotiate on Trump’s plan.


Jordan-Israel negotiations on Trump peace plan set to bypass PLO

Aug 14, 2018 — David Singer

Jordan-Israel negotiations on Trump peace plan set to bypass PLO
Jordan-Israel negotiations based on President Trump’s long-awaited peace plan seem increasingly likely to happen - following retired Jordanian Ambassador and former editor of the Jordan Times – Walid Sadi – flagging Jordan’s legal and sovereignty claims in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and East Jerusalem (“disputed territories”).

Sadi - in an op-ed article in the Jordan Times on 12 August - has forcefully argued that Jordan’s decision to cut off all legal and administrative relations with the disputed territories in July 1988 did not amount to Jordan ceding its claims to sovereignty for the following reasons:


Trump and Israel dabble in Hamas and PLO quicksand

Aug 8, 2018 — David Singer

Trump and Israel dabble in Hamas and PLO quicksand
President Trump’s attempt to see a five-year Gaza ceasefire negotiated between Hamas and Israel seems to be an exercise in futility destined to failure.

America’s involvement first surfaced on 7 July when “an unnamed senior Trump administration official” stated:


Trump should reject PLO and UN propaganda on East Jerusalem

Aug 2, 2018 — David Singer

Trump should reject PLO and UN propaganda on East Jerusalem
President Trump’s as-yet unannounced “ultimate deal” to resolve the Arab-Jewish conflict has received a setback following Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reassuring Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that Saudi Arabia 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.

The PLO claim to East Jerusalem is based on its own propaganda and that of the United Nations which claims East Jerusalem to be “occupied territory”.


Trump exposes United Nations hypocrisy on PLO, Hamas and Israel

Jul 25, 2018 — David Singer

President Trump has challenged United Nations (UN) member States to put their money where their mouths are in a hard hitting speech delivered by US Permanent Representative to the UN - Ambassador Nikki Haley – at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East on 24 July.

Following Trump’s recent dressing down of NATO – Haley attacked UN member States who are full of words but short on money when it comes to supporting the Palestinian Arabs.

Haley did not mince her words:




Trump and Putin focus on Syria-Israel, Arab-Jewish conflicts

Jul 19, 2018 — David Singer

Trump and Putin focus on Syria-Israel, Arab-Jewish conflicts
Defusing the Syria–Israel conflict and resurrecting the primacy of Security Council Resolution 242 in resolving the Arab-Jewish conflict have emerged as positive outcomes from the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki this week.

President Putin expressed America and Russia’s joint resolve with this succinct statement:

“The south of Syria should be brought to the full compliance with the treaty of 1974 about the separation of forces, about separation of forces of Israel and Syria. This will bring peace to Golan Heights. And bring more peaceful relationship between Syria and Israel and also to provide security of the state of Israel. Mr. President paid special attention to the issue during today’s negotiations. I would like to confirm that Russia is interested in this development and this will act accordingly. Thus far, we will make a step toward creating a lasting peace in compliance with the respective resolutions of security council, for instance the resolution 338.”


PLO-Hamas anti-England, anti-Israel hatred politicises FIFA World Cup

Jul 11, 2018 — David Singer

Hatred against Britain and Israel surfaced in Gaza as England progressed its way through the World Cup to meet Sweden in the quarter finals.

One Gaza fan was outspoken:

“Of course I will support Sweden.

I can’t imagine a Palestinian supporting England, which created the Balfour Declaration, or not supporting the country that stood before the world and recognized our state.”

PLO-Hamas anti-England, anti-Israel hatred politicises FIFA World Cup


PLO and Hamas perpetuate apartheid in West Bank and Gaza

Jul 6, 2018 — David Singer

PLO and Hamas perpetuate apartheid in West Bank and Gaza, UNRWA
The British Foreign Office showed appalling judgment when scheduling a visit by Prince William to a refugee camp in the West Bank which should have been closed down long ago.

The Prince - obviously moved by what he saw - remarked:

“I saw at Jalazon (refugee camp) the tremendous hardships faced by the refugees, and I can only imagine the difficulties of life lived under these conditions, the ed (sic) resources and the lack of opportunity,”


False narrative haunts PLO and UN as Trump courts Arab States

Jun 28, 2018 — David Singer

False narrative haunts PLO and UN as Trump courts Arab States
Nabil Abu Rudeineh - spokesman for Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas—has angrily reacted to President Trump’s intensive diplomatic efforts seeking to enlist Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in advancing Trump’s long-awaited “deal of the century” to end the Arab-Jewish conflict.


Jordan baulks at replacing PLO in negotiations with Israel on Trump plan

Jun 21, 2018 — David Singer

Jordan baulks at replacing PLO in negotiations with Israel on Trump plan
President Trump’s long-awaited plan on ending the Arab-Israeli conflict will be further delayed following a flurry of diplomatic activity over the past week.

Critical to the success of Trump’s plan will involve replacing the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) as Israel’s negotiating partner over the last 25 years. The PLO has cut its own throat by making it very clear it will have nothing to do with anything Trump proposes.


PLO rejects Trump lifeline on negotiations with Israel

Jun 14, 2018 — David Singer

PLO rejects Trump lifeline on negotiations with Israel
President Trump—still mulling over the release of his ultimate peace deal to resolve the Arab-Jewish conflict - has seen the swift rejection of the call by Jason D. Greenblatt—Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations - to have Dr Saeb Erekat replaced as chief negotiator for the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in future negotiations with Israel.


Israel condemns PLO lies as Trump contemplates PLO demise

May 21, 2018 — David Singer

Israel condemns PLO lies as Trump contemplates PLO demise
The historic opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem has provided opportunities for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to totally discredit the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and President Trump to review the PLO as a suitable Arab interlocutor to negotiate with Israel on ending the Jewish-Arab conflict.

Addressing the large gathering of American dignitaries and Israeli public figures – Netanyahu declared:

“The truth and peace are interconnected. A peace that is built on lies will crash on the rocks of Middle Eastern reality. You can only build peace on truth, and the truth is that Jerusalem has been and will always be the capital of the Jewish people, the capital of the Jewish state”


Macron, Merkel and May should adopt Trump policy on Jerusalem

May 13, 2018 — David Singer

Macron, Merkel and May should adopt Trump policy on Jerusalem
The opening of the American Embassy on 14 May in Israel’s capital—Jerusalem—should be replicated by fellow-democracies France, Germany and The United Kingdom (“the Democratic Trio”) without delay.

President Trump’s policy on Jerusalem was set out by him on 6 December 2017 (“the Trump Declaration”):