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"Trump cuts $200 million in aid to Palestinians" - US-Israel Honeymoon Continues

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Submitted by Ludvikus (United States), Aug 24, 2018 at 22:36

Dear Daniel Pipes,

I think that you, like so many Americans,
dislike trump, or are prejudiced against him because of his delivery, or style,or rhetoric.
But if you look at his performance instead,you might take a different stand.
Trump has consistently done exactly what he promised in his campaign.

And now - today - we have this news:

"Trump cuts $200 million in aid to Palestinians"
https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Trump-cuts-200-million-in-aid-to-Palestinians-565733

Clearly,he is also punishing Abbas for his refusing to communicate with the US administration
after it had recognized Jerusalem as its Capitol.
Trump is responding to this weakling PA head
who dares to oppose the United States.
You have no reason to believe that Trump will betray Israel.
You think you really miss recognizing the fact that Trump is a Philo-Semite.
He also appreciates the ally which Israelis in relation to the United States.
Trumpisn't at all sentimental about the Palestinian cause.
Instead he sees a vital, beneficial,and lucrative relationship
that exists between the USA and Israel.
Trump sees Israel as the greatest ally of the USA,
and he sees the USA as being able to assert its will alone if need be.
So the honeymoon with Israel will continue.

In particular,Trump "smartly" (one of his limited favorite words) will take advantage
of the divide between Hamas in Gaza and Abbas in the West Bank.
Trump will exactly what Abbas fears most -Gaza will be peaceful
and thrive economically,while Abbas will pursue his fantasy
of a Palestinian state on pre-1967 boarders with East Jerusalem as its capital,
while much young West Bank Palestinians will pursue the new fantasy of a one-state solution.

It's "Palestinian" former (Trans-)Jordan which is the greatest mystery ... as to what will happen in it.

Submitting....

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Title Commenter Date Thread
1Trump: "No more Palestinian aid unless they make a deal with Israel" [116 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
RobertSep 6, 2018 18:06244733
Confederation - of Four (4); Israel, Jordan, West Bank, & Gaza [607 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
RobertSep 6, 2018 11:00244724
1"Trump cuts $200 million in aid to Palestinians" - US-Israel Honeymoon Continues [286 words]LudvikusAug 24, 2018 22:36244381
1Truth Isn't Truth [392 words]LudvikusAug 23, 2018 10:14244363
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Israel's Security is Guaranteed; Very Few Understand that; Especially Those with Unguarded Egos. [183 words]M ToveyMay 8, 2018 15:35242892
Now That Did Not Take Long, Did It? [135 words]M ToveyMay 10, 2018 15:48242892
1Spinning The Two-State Solution [102 words]John GlueckMar 21, 2018 21:54242533
1Imperceptible Paradigm Shift in Middle East, Coming from the North [291 words]M ToveyMar 21, 2018 15:42242530
Why Does UNRWA Still Exists? [97 words]Jonathan PMar 20, 2018 14:05242522
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Trump and Israel [127 words]Reynald de ChatillonMar 3, 2018 23:21242407
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Your article "The US-Israel Honeymoon May Not Last" [933 words]Louis A. RomoFeb 20, 2018 11:11242323
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President Trump's Pragmatic Approach [209 words]David FaulknerFeb 15, 2018 11:51242249
Israel and the Empires: 3000 years experience. [344 words]JackFeb 15, 2018 04:01242243
1Your assessment of "Quasi-Jewish" President Trump & friend of Bibi is mistaken. [381 words]LudvikusFeb 13, 2018 14:20242212
It's beginning to look like you called it right again... [1 words]LeslieFeb 9, 2018 17:24242156
What's bigger than Jerusalem? [257 words]Joseph ShellimFeb 9, 2018 01:19242144
Disagree [104 words]AlexFeb 8, 2018 17:19242134
There are NO Honeymoons in Shotgun Marriages [554 words]M ToveyFeb 12, 2018 16:57242134
1Subterfuge At It's Best [81 words]Barry BlackFeb 7, 2018 10:55242124
1Since the Arab-Palestinians are inciting to commit terror and violence [195 words]YJ DraimanFeb 7, 2018 05:13242121
There is no chance of Trump rescinding his declaration [141 words]AnonFeb 6, 2018 20:15242117
Not Solved in Any Meaning of the Word Peace; Not all Want Peace For Jerusalem [170 words]M ToveyFeb 6, 2018 17:03242112
Roe v. Wade [31 words]PAUL ROTHBERGFeb 6, 2018 13:44242109
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The script [237 words]Michael SFeb 7, 2018 12:40242108
1It All Depends On Trump's Emotional Reactions [184 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
DaveFeb 6, 2018 11:04242106
Confirmed assessment. [38 words]s.LevyFeb 6, 2018 10:33242103
Nobody, Including Trump, Thinks the Issue of Jerusalem is "Solved" [130 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
StuartFeb 6, 2018 07:45242100
Trump Between the Lines [45 words]Barry BlackFeb 7, 2018 11:04242100

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