The link below leads to an article from Melanie Phillips, in which she writes about President Trump’s desire to seal the “deal of the century”, i.e., peace between Israel and the “Palestinians”.
According to the article, the Trump administration intends to offer the following deal to the Palestinian delegation when they arrive in Washington in early May: Stop paying salaries to the families of terrorist prisoners and those terrorists killed in their attacks on Israel, and in return President Trump will shelve his proposal to move the US Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Melanie Phillips nails it when she writes, “It suggests a fundamental failure by President Trump to understand the most basic point about the Middle East conflict.” And this point is, “one cannot do a deal – any deal – with someone who has an unconscionable and non-negotiable agenda.” And, as they never tire of broadcasting, the aim of the “Palestinians” is the destruction of Israel.
Thus, on the one hand President Trump certainly understands the heinous nature of the “Palestinians” paying terrorist prisoners for killing Israelis, and is demanding they stop. However, putting this–a request to simply act like human beings–on par with a political decision to move the embassy, is disturbing to say the least.
In the meantime, it is reported that Sheldon Adelson, supporter and generous donor to President Trump’s presidential campaign, is upset with the president for not living up to his campaign promise to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.
We have until May 31 to see which way President Trump goes on the embassy issue. On that date, the current waiver absolving the president from moving the embassy expires. Then, he will have to decide whether to extend the waiver as past presidents have done and not move the embassy, or finally, do the right thing and move the embassy to its rightful place, in Israel’s capital