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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Horror in London: Trump actually intends to move US embassy to Jerusalem

Greetings from Boston where I celebrated the end of the Clinton dynasty last night by staying up way too long.

Al-Guardian is quoting Donald Trump adviser David Friedman (pictured, left) as saying that President Trump really does intend to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Israeli government ministers and political figures are pushing the US president-elect, Donald Trump, to quickly fulfill his campaign promise to overturn decades of US foreign policy and recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv.

Their calls came as one of Trump advisers on Israel and the Middle East, David Friedman, told the Jerusalem Post that Trump would follow through on his promise.
‘It was a campaign promise and there is every intention to keep it,” Friedman said. ‘We are going to see a very different relationship between America and Israel in a positive way.”
Trump has also promised to 'tear up' the nuclear deal with Iran (which I cannot quite see him doing, although I do see him reimposing sanctions if there continues to be evidence that Iran is developing ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons), and has invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to the White House, calling Israel  a close friend.

Netanyahu has reciprocated.
Trump’s election was quickly welcomed by Netanyahu who, but the Israeli president steered clear of controversial issues, only congratulating Trump and calling him a “true friend” of Israel while pledging to work with him on security and peace in the region.
Netanyahu later released a video on YouTube welcoming Trump’s appointment.
“President-elect Trump is a true friend of the state of Israel,” said Netanyahu in a statement. “We will work together to advance the security, stability and peace in our region. The strong connection between the United States and Israel is based on shared values, shared interests and a shared destiny.

“I’m certain that President-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the unique alliance between Israel and the United States, and bring it to new heights,” he added.
Indeed, there are many reasons for Israelis to be pleased by Trump's election.
A Trump administration will be far more favourable to the Jewish state, another of the president-elect’s advisers on Israel has said.
Shmuel Rosner, a senior fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute, said a Trump administration is likely to be “much more understanding if Israel has to use force in order to tamp down Palestinian violence”.
He also said he felt the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would be “much less of a priority, and when it’s not a priority, this means that Israel in some ways gets off the hook”.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas congratulated Trump and said he hoped peace could be achieved during his term based on the two-state solution.
“We are ready to deal with the elected president on the basis of a two-state solution and to establish a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders,” spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina told AFP, referring to the year when Israel seized the West Bank.
I didn't know that Rosner was advising Trump. That's interesting in itself.

In any event, given how little the Arab world cares for the 'Palestinians,' their position definitely does not improve by Trump's election.


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At 3:42 AM, Blogger pellehDin said...

Now if he just appoints Bolton as SecState... That's game, set, and match. [Pamela Geller as Middle-East adviser? I can dream, can't I?]

At 4:25 PM, Blogger josef said...

So gooood to hear though I
fear for Trump's safety.
I don't want him to become a Kennedy repeat

At 4:58 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Congratulations, Israel. A reprieve, although the Gaia Fraud $lu$hsters may (or may not) lose their fraud gravy train.

At 5:01 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

BTW One-world no borders (which brings gross corrupt slavetrading) Paul Ryan is apparently going to be re-installed by the DCCartel as Speaker. Ugh. There is ongoing trouble in paradise.

At 1:29 AM, Blogger sheldan said...

Shocking! A President who'll follow the law by moving the embassy to Jerusalem (which should not have been a problem, considering that "West" Jerusalem is not in dispute)! And maybe stop this Middle East "peace" process until the parties are ready to negotiate in good faith!

Maybe we are probably all thinking the same thing--Halevai!

pellehDin: Second re Bolton.

Sunlight: What's wrong with Ryan? Too moderate for you? Maybe we will need to work with the opposing party to get things done. I realize that we can't give too much of the store away, but we also want some of what we want, and the perfect is not an option.


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