Middle East Starting to Fear Trump, U.S. – Changes Course Regarding Jerusalem

2 Jan 2018

The hard stance that Trump has taken is starting to show fruit. This is HUGE. The whole article needs to be read.

Displeased with Palestinians, Arab states chart new Jerusalem policy – Israel Hayom, 2017/12/30

Fearing that PA-led moves in response to U.S. Jerusalem declaration will undermine its special status in the city, Jordan teams up with Egypt, Saudi Arabia to devise new policy • Official says Arab states fear U.S. will punish those who act against it.

Sources in Ramallah, Cairo and Amman told Israel Hayom that the decision to establish the committee was made after it became apparent that the Palestinian Authority’s efforts to counter Trump’s announcement had been ineffective.

“This is a super committee that is headed by the secretary general of the Arab League, and it effectively puts the Arab League in charge of the policy on Jerusalem, taking it away from the Palestinians.

“The Palestinians’ efforts to sway public opinion have been a complete failure, and as a result, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has created a rift between us [the Arab world] and Trump.

Referring to the non-binding U.N. General Assembly resolution calling on the U.S. to reverse its decision on Jerusalem, the source said, “Washington has made its views clear and said it would take action against those nations that voted against it at the U.N. General Assembly last week. Now, when it is clear Trump is indeed going to punish those that voted against the U.S., most countries are trying to cut their losses.

Do you understand the shift that is happening?

1- Their temper tantrum didn’t work. They weren’t coddled – as has been the case in the recent past.
2- The adults over there are now understanding that Trump ain’t playing and are falling in line.
3- The Palestinian Authority is being put in the corner, while the adults try and clean up the mess.

This is what’s supposed to happen. And don’t underestimate that $285M cut to the U.N. That was a signal to them as well.


Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority has been disappointed that only several thousand Palestinians rioted in the wake of Trump’s Jerusalem proclamation. Officials in Ramallah have been particularly concerned by the weekly drop in the number of Palestinians protesters in the Gaza Strip and in Judea and Samaria.

The Palestinians’ doomsday warnings that the decision on Jerusalem would set the region ablaze have failed to materialize and the relative apathy on the Palestinian street has led to a mild response from the Arab world as well, particularly from the moderate Sunni states.

This is great news. Either they don’t care… or the funds of the leaders are drying up and they can’t pay people to fight… or they realize we are serious now. Whatever the case may be, the rank and file aren’t fighting against us, and the leaders have blinked and are changing their course.


Israel Strikes Chemical Weapons Factory in Syria

7 Sep 2017

2017-09-07 – Israel’s airstrike message to Syria, Iran, and the US – Washington Examiner

On Thursday, Israel launched an airstrike on a Syrian regime factory at Masyaf, approximately 10 miles west of Hama (which Assad’s father once destroyed). The former chief of Israel’s Aman intelligence service tweeted that the factory was used to produce chemical weapons and precision ground-to-ground rockets.


Related… 2017/01/16 – Obama Adviser Susan Rice Cites Syrian War As Biggest Disappointment – NPR

Per Susan Rice…

We were able to find a solution that didn’t necessitate the use of force that actually removed the chemical weapons that were known from Syria, in a way that the use of force would never have accomplished. Our aim in contemplating the use of force following the use of chemical weapons in August of 2013 was not to intervene in the civil war, not to become involved in the combat between Assad and the opposition, but to deal with the threat of chemical weapons by virtue of the diplomacy that we did with Russia and with the Security Council. We were able to get the Syrian government to voluntarily and verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile.

Well – not so much…

Obama Now Attempting to Remove Netanyahu

29 Apr 2010

World Tribune – Bibi be gone: Obama team plotting overthrow of Israel’s Netanyahu

The administration of President Barack Obama has launched what officials termed a psychological warfare campaign meant to topple Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Sources in the administration and Congress asserted that the White House and State Department have sought to destabilize Netanyahu’s government by forcing him to agree to an indefinite freeze on Jewish construction in the West Bank and most of Jerusalem as well as the establishment of a Palestinian state by 2012. They said the campaign sought to replace Netanyahu with opposition leader and former foreign minister Tsipi Livni.

In April 2010, former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk began a series of attacks on Netanyahu in the Israeli media. Indyk, a former assistant secretary of state under then-President Bill Clinton, has called for the toppling of Netanyahu while his right-wing partners accept a more pliant prime minister.

“Indyk was sent by Obama and encouraged by his American Jewish supporters, particularly [former Rep.] Robert Wexler, to do this,” the source said.

In January 2010, Wexler resigned from Congress to become head of the Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation. The center was founded by Obama supporter Daniel Abraham and a delegation met Netanyahu in February.

Obama obviously is not getting what he wants from Netanyahu, so he must go. How far will Pres. Obama will go to remove him?