President Trump Does Not Understand the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

I write this article knowing that I may receive many derogatory responses. Nevertheless, this article must be written.

I voted for Trump; or perhaps I should say I voted against Hillary Clinton. During the primaries, I was a supporter of Ted Cruz.  No man is perfect – we are all sinners. I realize that many Christians were “Never-Trumpers” but I could not sit home on election day.  I cast my vote for Trump and that was that.

One of Trump’s campaign promises was to move our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.  It would be a bold measure; telling the world that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. When Trump was elected, he tapped his son-in-law Jared Kushner as a primary player in negotiating a peace plan between Israel and the so-called Palestinians.

The problem with Kushner is that he comes from a family, much like my own, with liberal Democrats. Most Jews are Democrats. Most Jews are liberals. I believe that Kushner has no idea about Israel’s right to the land. He views this ongoing conflict from a secular standpoint – and so does President Trump.

I woke up this morning and read this in the news:

“Trumps says he wants to give peace a shot before he even thinks of moving the embassy.” 

I am envisioning people locking arms, swaying back and forth and singing Kumbaya.

Trump does not understand that the Palestinians do not want “peace.” They long for the annihilation of Israel. Mahmoud Abbas has repeatedly said that Israel does not have the right to exist.  Does Kushner or Trump understand this?  Or perhaps the question should be asked:  “Do they care?”

From jpost.com

TRUMP: I WANT TO GIVE PEACE A SHOT BEFORE I EVEN THINK OF MOVING EMBASSY

US President Donald Trump breaks the silence on the disputed issue of the American embassy’s relocation (or its lack thereof).

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast on Saturday that he wanted to give a shot at achieving peace between Israel and the Palestinians before moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

In June, Trump signed a temporary order to keep the US embassy in Tel Aviv, despite a campaign promise he made to move it to Jerusalem.


“I want to give that a shot before I even think about moving the embassy to Jerusalem,” he said.

“If we can make peace between the Palestinians and Israel, I think it’ll lead to ultimately peace in the Middle East, which has to happen,” he said.

Asked if there was a time frame for the embassy move, Trump said: “We’re going to make a decision in the not too distant future.

“Hours before going on air, Trump took to Twitter to promote the show and his appearance on it, inviting his followers to watch him make an appearance on Huckabee’s show as his very first guest. The fact that Huckabee managed to snag such an important guest for the first episode of his show was criticized by many, seeing as the former governor’s daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, currently serves as White House Press Secretary.

Many in Israel were looking forward for the president to make good on his campaign pledge and move the embassy from Tel Aviv to the capital, but were disappointed to discover that Trump was backtracking on his promise as the first months of his presidency and his key Israel visit both went by without significant progress towards a move.

Trump’s decision to halt the embassy relocation was perceived as a stinging blow, despite the fact that he has sent officials from his administration with increasing frequency in recent months to attempt to accelerate the stagnant peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Both Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law who serves as a shadow diplomat in the White House in charge of US-led peace efforts, and US Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt have visited the region numerous times in the past six months to negotiate with government officials in Israel as well as Palestinian Authority representatives. – source

So there you have it.  Was the pledge to move our embassy to Jerusalem just another “broken” campaign promise?  Was it said to secure some of the Jewish vote?

We don’t know the answers to this, but for Trump to even dream about peace between Israel and her mortal enemy is naive at best.

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!

 

11 thoughts on “President Trump Does Not Understand the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

  1. tonytarr11

    You post very partinently Geri,…you are a blessing from the Lord*, i give Thanks \o/ Yes we do see what is happening here and its becoming quite clear isn’ it?!!! Shalom to Gods people!

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  2. Geri…I agree it’s entirely possible. Something to consider though (and it will be good to hear your view on my train of thought here): I think he really believes a peace deal can be worked out, despite numerous failures in the past (seeing how he likes to make deals). I also think we have to look at the whole picture and consider the signs of the times–with all that is going on globally right now to bring things closer to the rise of Antichrist and return of the Lord. With the Russians getting closer to Iran and their other Muslim allies, the situation in Syria and the involvement of the world powers, the Korean problem, natural disasters, volcano and earthquake activity, etc., the time appears to be very close for such a deal to be made. I just wonder if it would happen regardless of whether the embassy is moved or not–also understanding that an embassy move would trigger a huge backlash. It’s just a matter of time for a peace deal to be worked out, but exactly when is the question that I’m sure is on everyone’s mind. As with the election of other presidents, I believe Trump is God’s man of the hour at this particular time in history to help fulfill His plan. How that’s to be done remains to be seen.

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    1. I agree with your train of thought. We have to remember that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled to the letter. The events which await us may seem so bleak and so dark, but God’s will be done! Thank you for this very articulate response :

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      1. Thanks for the feedback, Geri. So much is going on right now it’s incredible. Sometimes I find myself getting fixated on one or two things instead of keeping an eye on the big picture. And thanks much for your insightful posts….

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  3. While I love the boldness but the president’s promise to move the embassy to Jerusalem and would personally love to see it happen, we must remember that it is merely a geopolitical move. Certainly a move that demonstrates our nation’s support of the Jewish state, but geo-political nonetheless. We all know that there will not be peace in Jerusalem until the return of the Lord therefore why at our Embassy to the place where his throne will be as a symbolic gesture? Politicians don’t understand that, they think peace can be achieved even through negotiations with crackpot like Abbas. Right now prime minister Netanyahu stand in the gap for Jews all over the world. She boldly stands to fight where others would compromise and that alone is what is keeping the Middle East just about as secure as it can be for the moment.

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  4. Pres. T has broken another promise…to his voters and, to Prime Minister Netanyahu. I believe Pres. Trump will never move the American embassy to Jerusalem. He has listened to family members and his cabinet and others. He has a choice, every six months, to order the moving of our Embassy to Jerusalem. He has twice
    now, refused to do so. He has sent a “message” around the world and to his constituents. Sad, but undeniable.

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  5. If course, If Pres. T moves the Embassy to Jerusalem, Syria would immediately strike Jerusalem/Israel. That is a “given.” While I do not believe this is Pres. T’s reasoning, I, myself, believe that moving the Embassy, at any time, will trigger violent was(s). It should have been done long ago, and is one of our American failures.

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  6. It is very simple:

    If he moves the embassy to Jerusalem, he will be re-elected despite any/all the opposition.

    If he DOES NOT move the embassy to Jerusalem, he will not be re-elected, no matter any resounding achievements.

    I base this belief on this:
    Genesis 12:2-3 (NASB)
    2 And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing;
    3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

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  7. No president has ever understood the conflict between the PLO and Israel and I doubt one ever will. The only president that ever understood the importance of Israel was Truman. He understood the need to be the first nation to welcom Israel as a new nation. After that all presidents haven’t had a clue as to Israel’s importance to this world.

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