For how long & in how many ways has it been made apparent that the two-state solution is a betrayal, that the US-brokered peace process is a death trap, that the Oslo Accords are the terms of Palestinian surrender & legitimize colonialism, that Mahmoud Abbas & the Palestinian Authority are beholden to Israel & the US & traitors to Palestinians? These are the very pillars of Zionist strategy to deprive Palestinians of their rights, accomplish ethnic cleansing, & create the Jewish-only state of Israel in all of Palestine.

Trump’s declaration about Jerusalem exposed the fraudulence & criminality of this strategy beyond dispute. The only reason the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) resurrected from its moribund political state is to slap some life back into the stinking corpse of this strategy & render it the authority of Islam. Individually, none of the member states of the OIC would fool anyone because they are so repressive toward democracy in their own countries–not to mention, completely godless. So collectively they try to pull the wool over our eyes. Their politics have nothing to do with Islam nor certainly with solidarity with Palestinians & everything to do with militarism, capitalism, & collusion with Israel, the US, & Europe. It isn’t Islamic principles that guide them but political & economic expedience at the expense of democracy in Palestine & in their own countries.

Intifada combined with active international solidarity & BDS is the only strategy that can bring peace & create a democratic, secular state where Palestinians & Jews can live as brothers & sisters. Compromise with tyranny is no part of this strategy nor of justice.