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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lawless: Obama trying to handcuff Trump on Middle East

Greetings from Israel. I am home again (briefly).

President Hussein Obama is trying to handcuff President Elect Donald Trump's Middle East policy.
Washington DC insiders widely expect the president to launch a bold effort to constrain the president-elect's options in dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by supporting unilateral international recognition of Palestinian statehood, possibly in the UN Security Council.
In seeking to overturn longstanding precedent and thwart the expressed policy positions of his successor, Obama presumably hopes that supporting (or not vetoing) a UN Security Council resolution on Palestinian statehood will create an irreversible fait accompli that will eventually spur Israel to make concessions, like a settlement freeze, which will in turn strengthen moderates on the Palestinian side.
It's the same thinking that led the United States to make concession after concession in the Iran nuclear deal, and it is likely to backfire in the same way. Unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state will communicate to Palestinian leaders that they do not need to concede anything and validate the use and incitement of violence, vindicating hardliners.
Until the Palestinian leadership can recognize and accept a Jewish state in the land of Israel, the United States must continue working to prevent international recognition of a Palestinian state.
Anyone still want to claim that the Obama administration is the 'most pro-Israel administration evah'? If yes, it's time to take your blinders off.

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At 11:41 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Obama may very well try to do something like this and he may succeed. But he's not God. He can't control us like a vampire from beyond the grave. Obama is a vain petty man, who, like his millions of leftist followers is more interested in making nasty snarky comments and obnoxious tweets in lieu of policy or progress. That's why what we're seeing now post election is what it is. They're doing what they think REAL governance is.

At 5:33 AM, Blogger InMemoryOf Yossi said...

I think he may TRY, but just like the Supreme Court nomination, I have a feeling that the world knows Trump is not the same as Obummer, and may just say, let's wait and see what the new president says. As Trudy said, Hashem runs the world. Obummer can't do anything to Israel that Hashem doesn't want done.

At 6:30 AM, Blogger DMD said...

BHO will go down in history as the worst US president ever -- Good riddance !!! דמד

At 7:09 PM, Blogger g2loq said...

Remember Alexander the great and the Gordian knot.....


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