Since the establishment of Israel in 1948, President Trump has been the friendliest president to the Jewish state since President Harry Truman.
Conversely, Barack Obama has been the unfriendliest. He not only had a personal hatred of Israeli Prime Minister Binjamin Netanyahu, but in trying to woo the Muslim world, his relationship with Israel can only be described as hostile. Obama’s final hostile act came just before he left office when he had the US not veto a UN Security Council resolution that demanded an immediate halt to all Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
President Trump has recognized Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the Jewish state. He moved our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, an act no other president starting with Bill Clinton dared to do despite the fact that in 1995 Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act which required the U.S. to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Trump has also declared that Israel has sovereignty over the West Bank settlements and the Golan Heights. And then there is Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ peace plan which gives Israel sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and other parts of the West Bank, a plan that has infuriated the Palestinians … as well as the UN and the EU.
And Trump also shut down the PLO office in Washington and cut off $200 million in aid to the Palestinians. Much of that aid was used for the Palestinian Authority Martyrs Fund which supports the families of terrorists killed, injured or imprisoned by the Israelis for attacking Jewish civilians.
The Palestinians have turned down several peace plans which gave them much of what they said they wanted. In 1993, Yasser Arafat agreed to the Oslo Accords, but as soon as he received the Nobel Peace Prize, he walked away from that agreement in favor of the intifada with its terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians.
In 2000, Arafat rejected Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s uber-generous peace plan which included the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state on some 92% of the West Bank and 100% of the Gaza Strip, the dismantling of most of the settlements, and the establishment of the Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas rejected the Deal of the Century by calling for a third intifada and calling President Trump “a dog and the son of a dog!”
On Tuesday, during a virtual fundraiser with some Jewish groups. the White Obama declared: “I will reverse Trump’s undercutting of peace.” He added that “Israel needs to stop the threats of annexation and stop settlement activity because it will choke off any hope of peace.”
Although Biden previously said he would leave our embassy in Jerusalem, he will surely shred Trump’s Deal of the Century peace plan and rescind Trump’s declared recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and the West Bank settlements. And the White Obama will probably restore the $200 million in aid, much of which will then again be used to support the families of Palestinian terrorists.
The UN, the EU and the Obama administration have considered Israeli settlements as a violation of international law. That is also the White Obama’s position. The international community and the US have insisted on a two-state solution.
While speaking in English, Abbas says he wants a two-state solution. But whenever he speaks in Arabic, Abbas vows there will be only one state, a Judenrein Palestinian state between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, with Jerusalem as its capital. And the Palestinian Authority has declared that recognizing the legitimacy of Israel is treason to their national cause.
The UN, the EU, Biden and even Trump are under the illusion that the Palestinians want a two-state solution. Nothing could be further from the truth. The the truth is that the Palestinians will only accept a peace on their terms – the obliteration of Israel and a Judenrein Palestine.
Dark days are ahead for Israel if Biden or any other Democrat wins in November. The Israelis better get down on their knees every day and pray to God that Trump will be reelected President!