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 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”):


PLO dumps Trump easing way for Jordan-Israel negotiations

May 6, 2018 — David Singer

PLO dumps Trump easing way for Jordan-Israel negotiations
President Trump’s soon-to-released proposal on resolving the Jewish-Arab conflict will be more readily achievable following the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) confirming it will not participate in implementing Trump’s peace plans.

Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erekat led the charge:


Trump unscrambles UN-EU-PLO misinformation omelette

Apr 29, 2018 — David Singer

Trump unscrambles UN-EU-PLO misinformation omelette
President Trump has started unscrambling the misinformation omelette first cooked up by the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Charter in 1964 and dished out by the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) since 1974.

Trump’s intention was revealed when the State Department released its annual “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017” (“Report”) - renaming its segment previously entitled “Israel and The Occupied Territories” with a new descriptor – “Israel, Golan Heights, West Bank, and Gaza”.


Arab Summit helps Trump break Jordan-PLO-Israel impasse

Apr 22, 2018 — David Singer

Arab Summit helps Trump break Jordan-PLO-Israel impasse
The 29th Arab Summit - concluded in Dhahran on 15 April - has presented President Trump with a wonderful opportunity to circumvent the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) refusal to consider Trump’s eagerly-awaited proposals to end the Arab-Jewish conflict.

Conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain and Sudan received scant attention - the Summit’s final communique declaring::

“We reaffirm that the Palestine Cause is the entire Arab nation’s main priority, stressing the Arab identity of occupied East Al-Quds as the capital of the State of Palestine.”


Trump pressure pushes Jordan to choose Israel or PLO

Apr 15, 2018 — David Singer

Trump pressure pushes Jordan to choose Israel or PLO
The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO)—refusing to bow to pressure by President Trump to cease payments to terrorists and their families currently exceeding US$400 million annually—is looming as a potential threat to end 96 years of unbroken Hashemite rule in Jordan.

PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas -  addressing the ninth annual Islamic Beit al-Maqdes International Conference in Ramallah last week—has sent a veiled message of the PLO’s intention to challenge Jordan’s ruling Hashemite family if PLO demands for a State in the West Bank with Jerusalem as its capital are not met.


Jordan considers replacing PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner

Apr 8, 2018 — David Singer

Jordan considers replacing PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner
Two recent events confirm that Jordan is seriously considering replacing the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) as Israel’s negotiating partner to resolve the allocation of sovereignty in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) between Israel and Jordan:


Mattis-Bolton accord can sway Trump to dump PLO for Jordan

Apr 1, 2018 — David Singer

Mattis-Bolton accord can sway Trump to dump PLO for Jordan
President Trump’s possible call for Jordan to replace the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) as Israel’s negotiating partner under Trump’s soon-to-be-released “ultimate deal” will be considerably strengthened if Trump’s newly-appointed National Security Adviser - John Bolton - and Secretary of Defense - James “Mad Dog” Mattis - concur on such a move.

Bolton has supported this strategy since 2009– telling Eric Shawn on 21 January 2018:


Trump flags Israel-Jordan-Egypt subdivision of West Bank and Gaza

Mar 26, 2018 — David Singer

Trump flags Israel-Jordan-Egypt subdivision of West Bank and Gaza
President Trump’s appointment of John Bolton as National Security Adviser flags the possibility that the centrepiece of Trump’s eagerly-awaited “ultimate deal” could involve the subdivision of Judea and Samaria (“the West Bank”) and Gaza between Israel, Jordan and Egypt.

Such tripartite negotiations would replace the stale-mated Israeli-Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) negotiations - suspended in 2014 following a PLO walk-out when:


Trump takes high road as Abbas, PLO and Hamas implode

Mar 22, 2018 — David Singer

Trump takes high road as Abbas, PLO and Hamas implode, Gaza, West Bank
President Trump’s soon-to-be released “ultimate deal” - aimed at resolving the 100 years old Arab-Jewish conflict – seems set to see Trump not offering the PLO a seat at the negotiating table with Israel.

This possibility follows two extraordinary outbursts by PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas:


Trump gets Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel, Bahrein, UAE, and Oman talking

Mar 18, 2018 — David Singer

Trump gets Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel, Bahrein, UAE, and Oman talking
President Trump has amazingly managed to cut through 100 years of Arab-Jewish antagonism by hosting a conference at the White House on 13 March with representatives from 20 countries - including Israel and seven Arab states (“Conference”).

Ostensibly called to discuss solutions to the worsening humanitarian and economic conditions in Gaza – this Conference also has very significant ramifications for Trump’s soon-to-be-released proposals to end the 100 years-old Arab-Jewish conflict. 


Israel, Trump and United Nations should boycott Abbas and PLO

Mar 11, 2018 — David Singer

Israel, Trump and United Nations should boycott Abbas and PLO
Israel’s Prime Minister—Benjamin Netanyahu—has used his address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)—to savage the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) policy that rewards Palestinian murderers of Israelis and other innocent civilians with lifetime payments.

Netanyahu’s PLO-onslaught in front of 18000 people attending the annual AIPAC Conference in Washington was unequivocal and unrelenting:

“But to get peace, to get peace President Abbas has to embrace peace and to stop supporting terror. Raise your hands high if you agree with me that President Abbas should stop paying terrorists who murder Jews. You know how much he pays? He pays about $350 million dollars a year to terrorists and their families, each year. That’s about a little less than 10% of the total Palestinian budget. That’s an incredible number. He pays Hakim Awad. Hakim Awad is the terrorist who murdered this beautiful family of Ehud and Ruth Fogel and their three children, including a 3 month-old baby girl, Hadas. So he pays Hakim Awad, this murderer, and over the lifetime of this killer, he will be receiving two million dollars.”


Prince William visit will advance Jordan-Israel two-state solution

Mar 4, 2018 — David Singer

Prince William visit will advance Jordan-Israel two-state solution
Kensington Palace’s carefully-crafted tweet announcing that “The Duke of Cambridge will visit Israel, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the Summer” - could spark a diplomatic war with far-reaching implications.

The Palace clarified that:

“The visit is at the request of Her Majesty’s Government and has been welcomed by the Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian authorities.”


Abbas dumps Trump, embraces United Nations

Feb 25, 2018 — David Singer

Abbas dumps Trump, embraces United Nations
PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas signed his own suicide note after another blistering attack on America in the United Nations Security Council on 20 February.

Abbas told the Security Council:


Trump promotes Jordan, downgrades PLO and defunds UNRWA

Feb 18, 2018 — David Singer

Trump promotes Jordan, downgrades PLO and defunds UNRWA
US Secretary of State—Rex Tillerson—was in Jordan this week delivering some very good news for Jordan - but not for the PLO and UNRWA.

Tillerson announced America’s commitment to fund Jordan to the tune of $1.275 billion per annum for the next five years - an increase of $275 million per annum over the previous annual commitment of $1 billion per annum during 2015-2017.

Part of this increased funding seems certain to come from defunding UNRWA—which receives about $355 million per annum from America. $65 million to UNRWA has already been frozen following President Trump’s earlier warning.


UN Secretary-General Guterres ignores Jordan-Palestine nexus

Feb 11, 2018 — David Singer

UN Secretary-General Guterres ignores Jordan-Palestine nexus
United Nations Secretary-General—Antonio Guterres—displayed how little he knows of the history, geography and demography of Palestine when addressing the opening of the 2018 Session of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (“CEIRPP”).

Established by the General Assembly in 1975 - CEIRPP was responsible for the publication in 1978 of a false narrative of the Arab-Israel conflict - “The Origins and Evolution of the Palestine Problem 1917-1947” (“UN Study”) - which has undoubtedly influenced United Nations thinking and decision-making.


Trump credits Senate bipartisanship for Jerusalem Declaration

Feb 4, 2018 — David Singer

Trump credits Senate bipartisanship for Jerusalem Declaration
President Trump’s State of the Union address was mainly met in stony silence by the Democrats as their Republican rivals continually jumped to their feet to loudly applaud the President’s many achievements at home and overseas during the past twelve months.

Sustained Republican applause greeted Trump’s statement:


Trump readies to dump PLO for Jordan-Israel negotiations

Jan 28, 2018 — David Singer

Trump readies to dump PLO for Jordan-Israel negotiations
President Trump and America’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley - virtually within hours of each other - have laid the groundwork for Jordan to replace the PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner under President Bush’s 2003 Roadmap—endorsed by the United Nations, European Union, and Russia - and Bush’s 2004 Congress-endorsed commitments to Israel.

Haley told the UN Security Council:


PLO ditches Trump, undermines future UN and EU support

Jan 21, 2018 — David Singer

PLO ditches Trump, undermines future UN and EU support

PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s extraordinary two-hour-long anti-American and Jew-hating diatribe delivered on January 14 must inevitably see:

  • Israel refusing to resume negotiations with the PLO
  • Another Arab partner replacing the PLO to negotiate with Israel in implementing President Trump’s eagerly-awaited ultimate deal.

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‚”.