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General News    H3'ed 5/14/18

Kushner Calls Palestinians 'Part of the Problem;' WH Edits it Out of Transcript

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The White House tried to quietly edit Jared Kushner's controversial comment — but reporters have the receipts. The White House on Monday released an official transcript of Pres. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner addressing the opening ceremony for the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. In the version submitted to reporters, however, the administration neglected to include this important—and controversial—line from the top Trump aide: 'As we have seen from the protests of the last month and even today, those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution,” Kushner said during his remarks in Jerusalem. Meanwhile, at least 52 Palestinians were killed and many hundreds wounded on Monday in Gaza by Israeli security forces in the #PalestinianMassacre.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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