Trump’s Tragic Mistake

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T. Belman. Glick is absolutely correct.Surely Trump knows all this. So why did he do it? Did Obama holdovers convince him or is he giving Abbas the rope to hang himself? Trump and Tillerson must now focus on Iran, N Korea, Russia and Syria. His embrace of Abbas and the peace process is just filling space while he attends to his real problems. Secondly, Abbas, will be out of office within 2 years. Why start negotiations with him for real at this time. The fall of Abbas will give rise to the Jordan is Palestine option. In the meantime, Abbas will discredit himself as a peace partner making it possible for Trump to come up with an alternate solution.

David Horovitz has a different take in Trump’s welcome for Abbas is so warm he might have been hosting an Israeli leader. In gracious remarks, US president makes clear he considers PA president to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.. That will be the day. He is so wrong.

Israel is the most immediate casualty of Trump’s decision to embrace Abbas and the PLO, because the PLO is Israel’s enemy.

BY CAROLINE B. GLICK, JPOST

By all accounts, US President Donald Trump is a friend of the Jewish state.

It is due to Trump’s heartfelt support for Israel and the US-Israel alliance that his meeting Wednesday with PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas at the White House is most discouraging.

By meeting with Abbas, and committing himself to working toward achieving a peace deal between Abbas and his PLO and Israel, Trump undermines Israel.

He also undermines himself and his nation.

Israel is the most immediate casualty of Trump’s decision to embrace Abbas and the PLO, because the PLO is Israel’s enemy.

Abbas is an antisemite. His doctoral dissertation, which he later published as a book, is a Holocaust denying screed.

Abbas engages in antisemitic incitement on a daily basis, both directly and indirectly. It was Abbas who called for his people to kill Jews claiming that we pollute Judaism’s most sacred site, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, with our “filthy feet.” The Palestinian media and school system which he controls with an iron fist both regularly portray Jews as evil monsters, deserving of physical annihilation.

Abbas’s PLO and his Palestinian Authority engage as a general practice in glorifying terrorist murderers. As has been widely reported in recent weeks, his PA and PLO also incentivize and underwrite terrorism to the tune of $300 million a year, which is paid, in accordance with PA law, to convicted terrorists sitting in Israeli prisons and their families.

And that’s just the money we know about.

In welcoming Abbas to the White House, Trump chose to ignore all of this in the interest of fostering a peace deal between Israel and the PLO.

There are three problems with this goal. First, the peace process between Israel and the PLO is predicated on the notion that the US must pressure Israel to make massive concessions to the PLO. So simply by engaging in a negotiating …read more

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