About 99% of all Jordanians and of all Egyptians hate Jews and Israelis so deeply that most Jews find it hard to comprehend and believe. The duo will now be joined by the UAE. A high-tech feudal regime. What progress!
Further, the UAE and Israel have a huge common enemy: Iran. Which doesn’t make the UAE our friend.
Human rights in the UAE are atrocious and Israel is a Western democracy. They mash like sheep and lion. Cost a lot of sheep but otherwise goes well.
Only greed made Netanyahu not want to share the honor of being this great historic ‘statesman of peace’ with Begin and Rabin, but not with Alternate PM Gantz. Generosity starts at home, Bibi. You can make peace with the junta of the UAE but not with your fellow Benni? I assume that Gantz will arm-wrestle Bibi into sharing the honors and photo opp.
After the PLO/Arafat/Intifada fiasco and the Gush Katif/Chamas disaster, such a scary thought that neither the Israeli government nor the Knesset but only the antisemitic PA leadership stop the creeping establishment of a murderous Palestinian State at the heartland of the Jewish State. Please note that any ‘threat of peace’ is always a sign for Palestinian leaders to step up their terrorist attacks. May we all be protected from their evil.
Fake national peace treaties are futile. What is needed is learning Jewish history and committing to the safety of all Jews. I want Germans to swarm the Middle East and teach all proud Muslims how to be warm, close, and dependable friends and allies to all Jews under all conditions forever.
Nothing else is good enough to really signal progress. But worse than this being fake good news is that Trump will try to use this to hide the obvious truth, that his four years of fake ‘diplomacy,’ the world became unsafer for everyone. It’s all about Trump and none about the parties here. Israelis will not be safer and nor will be the women, LGBTQAI+, journalists in the UAE.
While in Israel consensus had emerged for a one-state solution, Trump had ‘the genius’ to proclaim his support, galvanizing opposition against it. And now, in a ‘compromise,’ annexation of off the table ‘in exchange for’ yet another fake peace. (And again, as all along in the piece-for-piece process, only Israel is making concessions.) Wow, really, the deal of the century.
And, if Trump really wanted to show that he feels for Israel, how would let go of Jonathan Pollard and his dying wife. Don’t hold your breath.
The real news of the announcement might have been that VP Pence was missing from the photo opp. Is this the first sign that Trump is dumping him for Nikki Hayley, his last desperate attempt to win the 2020 election?
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