Being surprised that Trump is not a friend of Israel is like being stunned that meat-eaters don’t love cows.
Trump doesn’t like any oppressed group of people. He doesn’t even like white men — unless they are either completely subservient to him (that is not liking them but liking their service) or fellow bullies.
How little must Trump feel for Jonathan Pollard? One can’t prove that someone is nasty when he refuses to give or lend. But when he declines to agree to a deal that would cost him nothing, he’s missing a good heart.
Trump is not a friend of Israel or the Jews. He’s in bed with the White Supremacists which we see in his persistent inability, despite his knack for lying and pretending, to speak out against racism. He has no warmth or empathy for any vulnerable or needy person or group.
But Trump isn’t stupid. He knows how and whom to flatter and use.
And then, look at how mechanical and rigid Kushner and Mnuchin are, stiff from terror at the thought of displeasing the uncrowned king.
Trump is not a friend of the Jews.
But when a prominent West Bank leader denounces Trump’s Deal of the Century because “Trump’s not a friend of Israel,” he’s mistaken.
The reason his plan for the West Bank is dangerous is not that he wishes harm on us. Rather, it would hurt us because it’s faulty and he won’t care.
The Deal of the Century is not meant to be anti-Israel. It’s still hazardous because it’s made by outsiders. The we-know-better-than-you Americans.
Trump especially ruins anything he touches because he’s fully clueless about everything except how to charm naive people and fellow exploiters.
Never trust an outsider’s opinion on what should happen in the Middle East. If it was so simple, it would have been solved 120 years ago.
And don’t trust Israeli leaders on the West Bank who enabled the terrible disengagement from Gaza and never apologized. And don’t buy their car.