Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mr. Trump, please stop pressuring Israel - by Stephen M. Flatow

...Then came the announcement that Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s international negotiations representative, was rushed to the Middle East to seek “a mutually acceptable solution” to the Temple Mount controversy. You don’t seek a “mutually acceptable solution” between a cop and a robber. You don’t seek a “mutually acceptable solution” between a terrorist and his victims.

Stephen M. Flatow..
24 July '17..

The pressure has begun.

The State Department’s “evenhanded” statement regarding the Temple Mount. The U.S.-backed Middle East Quartet’s call for “restraint.” President Donald Trump sending his international negotiations representative to the region to “mediate” between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA). It all adds up to one thing: American pressure on Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians.

The July 14 terror attack that killed two Israeli policemen is a clear-cut case of Palestinian aggression if ever there was one, and the Trump administration should have been clearly on Israel’s side from the beginning.

Instead, following Palestinian riots and terror attacks as well as the U.S. pressure, Israel decided Monday to discard the metal detectors in favor of “security measures based on advanced technologies.”

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