Friday, February 3, 2017

2/3 - WATCHING ISRAEL

President Trump to Meet With Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on Feb. 15 in Washington

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I am glad that President Trump seems to have a warmth for Israel. It is sorely welcome (and needed!) after 8 years of the very nasty treatment of Israel from Obama.

But I can't help but feel a bit of angst.

Donald Trump is all about the 'art of the deal.' My biggest concern is (and I will be the first to say it may be completely unfounded) that Trump will offer a deal along the lines of "I will move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem but you will need to give part of Jerusalem to the Palestinians."

Again, I could be completely wrong, but I keep getting this uneasy feeling that Israel may want to read the fine print on any deal offered.

And it could be, after 8 years of Obama and his penchant for treachery, that I am wary of trusting. Sorry.

It will be interesting to see what comes out of the Feb. 15 meeting.

And it will be interesting to see if the pattern we have seen repeatedly in the past -- storms, political turmoil, market turmoil, or even earthquakes -- will appear again. Some of the worst events have happened after Presidents friendly to Israel have tried to move the peace process along. Think George W. Bush - Katrina, Bush Sr. - Hurricane Andrew, the Perfect Storm, and Bill Clinton - Northridge earthquake.

Speaking of 'events,' we all remember last month France tried to push the peace process along, although they really got no where with it. Nevertheless, this article appeared today in The Sun:

LIVING WITH TERROR How France has become the number one target for extremists in Europe and has been repeatedly brutalised in terrifying new war against terror