Rumours that the US government are going to relocate the embassy to Jerusalem makes no sense.
Americans need to be asking themselves why they should endure criticism for a policy that won’t enhance their lives one iota. Trump gains nothing by this inflammatory act that will anger many people. His country is in domestic chaos and foreign policy fluctuating wildly on a daily basis, the only consistent aspect to his presidency relates to his support for Israel. No wonder Netanyahu couldn’t keep the grin off his face during their photo ops. If we ever thought there might be an even handed strategy put in place to deal with the decades long Palestine/Israeli conflict, it was ended with the placement of his son in law Jared Kushner heading the drive for peace.
Kushner is an Orthodox Jew and in the past financially supported illegal settlements built on stolen Palestinian land. Trumps daughter has converted to Judaism and subsequently, their children are Orthodox Jews. This information is relevant precisely because Kushner is supposed to be the ‘Middle East peace mediator’. Would the Israelis trust a Muslim taught in the teachings of Wahhabi Islam to be the man in the middle of negotiations? Why should the Palestinians put up with this farce any longer?
More to the point, why are Americans allowing the crack-pot Trump to waste precious time on the provocative Embassy move? Hasn’t he got anything better to do? What about his promises to ‘create peace’ in the Middle East and also avoid interfering in other peoples business?
Trump was elected because Clinton was so bad but his pre election promises have been dismissed quicker than the ‘real’ politicians would have done. Apparently, this was an election promise but it was probably the least noticed.
Hopefully, the American public are soon going to realise that Trump is wasting time on this pointless announcement whilst the lives of the vast majority are going down the pan.
Meanwhile, Netanyahu continues to break normally recognised International Laws with his continued attacks on Syrian assets. The temptation must be to respond to the smarmy Netanyahu but trigger happy Trump would just increase his covert attacks on Syria if they strike back.
Israel first. If it were America first, the billions given to Israel would stop, which would save the US having to give ‘aid’ to countless other countries to keep them from politically challenging Israel. Then Trump might be able to repair US infrastructure.
Moving the Embassy to Jerusalem won’t fix the roads that are falling to pieces nor the rotting bridges. Cutting off the Israeli gravy train might allow all Americans to get the specialised cancer treatment similar to what McCain has been enjoying. That’s if he dies before he is allowed to stop it.
Who needs patriots like Trump, Kushner and McCain?