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Some points about US-Middle East connections

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Submitted by Michael S, Jan 26, 2017 at 20:54

Hello, Daniel.

The POTUS certainly does have a lot of say, about what goes on in the Middle East -- just as the British and French did, 100 years ago. Having said that, I've come to conclude the following:

1. "Palestine" doesn't exist. The Palestinian Authority, an artifact of the failed Oslo Accords, should be disbarred: and the terrorist groups that run it (Fatah and HAMAS) should be declared, and treated as, terrorist organizations.

2. There are only three countries with a genuine stake in what goes on among Israeli and Palestinian Arabs: Israel, Jordan and Egypt. They are the key to any real "peace agreement", which must be a trilateral agreement ONLY. Phoo on the rest of the world, which has no real interest in Israel.

3. The outlying countries, such as Iran and Turkey, will ultimately be only trouble for Israel. The less they're allowed to interfere, the better.

4. These are things that the rulers of Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Russia, Syria, the US and all the world should understand, especially the US, which is the only country that can ensure the security of Israel and its friendly neighbors.

5. US President Trump had better move the embassy to Jerusalem ASAP, if he knows what's good for the US and for him. If he dithers, the world will read this as American weakness, and slap him around the way they did Obama and the others.

6. The US has its own peculiar domestic policies, which Israeli leaders know enough not to get involved with (unless Israel's survival depends on it). Donald Trump and his allies have one agenda; and the Mainstream Media, Hollywood, the Leftists and the Muslims here have a different one. These are not Israel's concern, unless they boil to the extent that our leadership and relationship to Israel are threatened.

Shalom shalom :-)


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