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Trump to the Israelis and Palestinians: Let’s Make a Deal

President Trump Tuesday offered up the dubious proposition that the Palestinians are ready for peace with Israel.

As far as I’ve observed, the Palestinians are always ready to make a deal, until it comes time to make a deal. And they suggest they are ready to live with Israel, but teach their children to throw the Jews into the sea.

During an appearance with Palestinian Authority President Abbas, Trump said:

As I discussed with President Abbas in Washington earlier this month, I am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians and I intend to do everything I can to help them achieve that goal. President Abbas assures me he is ready to work toward that goal in good faith. And Prime Minister Netanyahu has promised the same. I look forward to working with these leaders toward a lasting peace.

Later, during an appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu:

As I have repeatedly said, I’m personally committed to helping Israelis and Palestinians achieve a peace agreement. And I had a meeting this morning with President Abbas and can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace. I know you’ve heard it before.”

Trump added that dealmaking “is what I do.”

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu offered Trump a reality check.

As you said this morning, Mr. President, funding and rewarding terrorism must end. Standing next to you, President Abbas condemned the horrific attack in Manchester. Well, I hope this heralds a real change. Because if the attacker had been Palestinian and the victims had been Israeli children, the suicide bomber’s family would have received a stipend from the Palestinian authority. That’s Palestinian law. That law must be changed.

No doubt, the man who fashions himself the world’s greatest dealmaker wants to complete the Mother of All Deals, finally finishing the world’s most famous uncompleted agreement.

The last three presidents have all tried it. The results have not been good for Israel, and I see no reason to believe the Palestinians are any more serious about accepting Israel now than they have in the past. Israel has offered deals before, been rejected, and is doing pretty well at the moment without one. At least for now, leave well enough alone.

11 thoughts on “Trump to the Israelis and Palestinians: Let’s Make a Deal”

  1. Muslims have been at war, to one degree or another, with Christians and Jews for 14 centuries. It’s a key element of their religion, in some interpretations.

    While there are obviously peaceful Muslims who have more or less adapted to Western civilization, there are far too many who are in constant conflict with non-Muslims. There is no hope of peace and cooperation with this element of Islam.

    Trump is making an effort, as former Presidents have, and we wish him success. But we don’t anticipate any success. It’s an example of hope overcoming historical experience, and that usually is a losing effort.

    1. Agreed. Until the world recognizes that Islam is not a religion but a governing evil way of life.There cannot be peace.

      A cult of killing and death is incompatible with the rest of the world.

  2. The problem is, the only deal the Palestinians want regarding Israel, is no Israel at all.
    Sorry DT, this is one you will never be able to accomplish.
    Unless you are the Anti-Christ of course.

  3. I think it ironic that US Presidents persist in this effort when our official position is that we do not negotiate with terrorists.

  4. It seems that each time “peace talks” take place, Israelis die in terror atttacks. Various Muslim groups don’t want such talks & sabotage them through terror. No more talks until the Arabs can control their own people.

  5. OT to gracepc: You live about an hour away from me so I thought you would like to know that tonight on Channel 16 (or 1016 if you have hi definition) they are having a one hour special on Steve Bannon on the show Frontline. Should be interesting as one of the commercials said he is one of the smartest men alive today.

  6. The peaceful Muslim seems to be an oxymoron. Has anyone seen throngs of Muslims protesting the Manchester Massacre? No, not a peep from them. But the liberals and lame stream media are quick to carry the water for the “poor misunderstood Muslims”.

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