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Mahmoud Abbas rates extreme vetting – not an invitation, Mr. Trump
Mahmoud Abbas is a terrorist. You worry about Radical Islam, Mr. Trump? Abbas is that man. He is Enemy Number One and belongs in the FBI’s Most Wanted.
He is a common warlord who operates Murder Inc.
So why a creature like that gets an invitation to the White House is a mystery to me and to many others who worry about the safety and security of Israel – and of the United States. Abbas, the so-called leader of the Palestinian people through such terror groups as the PA and the PLO – this is the thug behind the murder of Israelis and Americans. Leon Klinghoffer and the Jerusalem Sbarro victims come immediately to mind.
Take it from your biggest fan – that’s me – that what’s good for America is good for Israel and what’s bad for America is bad for Israel. We share the same values. We share the same dreams. In many ways we share the same culture and lately this includes baseball.
But to make common cause with people whose only goal in life is to kill Jews – what is that all about?
It’s about “furthering the peace process,” from what I’m reading. That’s been their cover from day one. Please don’t tell me you buy that baloney and that this is why you’ve got your envoys, including members of your family, meeting up with that crowd, even in Ramallah, which is where two Israelis were cannibalized in an Arab police station.
Will you be asking that son of a bitch about that, and about the tunnels, and about the blood-curdling incitements – and about his pledge that no Jew will ever be allowed to set foot into any territory designated as singularly Palestinian? Or would that thwart any chance of a deal?
You are not Obama, thank goodness, and you are not what’s his face Kerry – and they were always up to no good.
You need to talk to your Secretary of Defense James Mattis, by the way. He says Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel. He needs to be straightened out.
But we believe it when you say that you want a deal that’s good for both sides, except that Israel is not a deal. Israel is a sovereign country and
Let’s not be hasty, Mr. President. Let’s not start talking about concessions or about two state solutions, if that is what you mean about making a deal.
thanks to Nikki Haley for making that point, finally, and good riddance to the Obama appointee she replaced at the UN.
We know you think big. Love it – generally. But let’s not be hasty, Mr. President. Let’s not start talking about concessions or about two state solutions, if that is what you mean about making a deal. Frankly, I do not recall any deal that gave Israel an advantage – or that did the Jewish people any favors, ever.
That never happened when Jews came away smiling from any negotiating table. You think you can do better? Good luck.
But the Palestinian Arabs (actually there are no such people, other than a collection of tribes from neighboring countries) have never been partners. They do not qualify as equals. That Israel placed them on the same footing at Oslo – that was Israel’s mistake, to be discussed at another time.
Do not be fooled by their promises, Mr. Trump. They have been playing this game for a long time.
They talk peace and Abbas is particularly good at grinning and wearing a clean tie as his brothers in Gaza continue to build terror tunnels into Israel.
This is the same crowd you want outside of the United States. So surely, as a friend of Israel, you would not want more of them inside the Jewish State, allowing for the fact that of the nearly two million Palestinian Arabs who live freely throughout the Land some are peace-loving and many are not.
“They don’t assimilate easily,” you told Bret Baier just the other night on Fox News. So you know the score.
“Look at what’s happening in Germany,” you said. “Look at Sweden. Look at Brussels. “
So look at Israel, Mr. Trump, with the same eyes. There is no deal making with people who have something else on their minds, entirely.
New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva. His books, including “The Bathsheba Deadline,” are available from Amazon and other retailers. Engelhard wrote the international bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and the award-winning Montreal memoir “Escape from Mount Moriah.” His latest is “News Anchor Sweetheart.” He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com