Nothing says ‘peace’ like 61 dead



May 15, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Washington Post Writers Group

WASHINGTON — Here’s a split-screen for our times: While Israeli troops were killing dozens of Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Monday, Trump administration representatives were 50 miles away in Jerusalem, celebrating with Israeli officials the opening of the U.S. Embassy there and praising their mutual devotion to peace.

“Moving the U.S. embassy,” Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan declared, is “a step toward advancing peace.”

President Trump himself, in a video message, pledged his commitment to a “lasting peace agreement.”

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