The Trump Disconnect from Palestinian Reality

Sivan 3, 5777

May 28, 2017


The News On The Street In Israel

Palestinian terror:

More than 30 terror attacks have occurred during the last 24 hours; the primary targets, as always, have been the men, women, and children of Judea and Samaria.

Quote of the day:

Maj. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards:

“Our goal is the destruction of Israel. We do not need missiles with a range of more than 2,000 kilometers to accomplish that.”

Israel is Judaizing Jerusalem?

Concerning the Netanyahu Cabinet’s decision to hold a Cabinet meeting in the Western Wall tunnels, Saeb Erekat–chief Palestinian “negotiator”–once again opined that such a meeting is another attempt to Judaize Jerusalem.

Meeting in a place that was inhabited by Jews more than 3000 years ago is now classified as Judaizing.

How can one Judaize something that has been Jewish for the last 3000 years?

The Shalit Exchange Haunts Us Again

Shin Bet announced this morning that eight recent attacks on IDF and civilian Israelis were carried out by a terror cell masterminded by a terrorist who was released in the Shalit exchange years ago.

Not a month goes by that the Shalit exchange does not come back to haunt us.



The Trump Disconnect from Palestinian Reality

On his meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the US president stated yesterday that the Palestinian leader “assured me he’s willing to reach for peace with Israel in good faith.”

Some good faith.

About the same time that Trump was trumpeting Abbas as a man of peace, Abbas himself was meeting with his Fatah Revolutionary Council in Ramallah. The session, entitled “The Meeting for Freedom and Honor In Support of Our Heroic Prisoners,” underscored that the PLO (aka the Palestinian Authority):

–will continue to support the “heroic” Palestinian prisoners and their families in every way possible including financially.

–will continue to fight the “occupation” in every way possible.

–will reject Trump’s plan for regional peace because it puts the Palestinian plight at the bottom of the agenda.

The meeting concluded with praise for Mahmoud Abbas’ “strong nationalistic values” which he forcefully expressed to President Trump.

How long will it take for President Trump to recognize the Palestinians for what they are: masters of the art of being two-faced. How long will President Trump remain disconnected from Palestinian reality?

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