While the world was busy with Israel, N. Korea happened

Trump’s predecessors and the UN did not do much to stop North Korea. They were busy condemning Israel as the danger to world peace.

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All along the real hotspot was in and around North Korea…or the 38th Parallel. But the world chose Israel as its focus because that’s where the Jews live. 

No Jews in North Korea, figured the nations, so let Kim Jong-un play with his toys; those nuclear-tipped missiles. We’ll worry about it another day.

But for Israel, it’s every day, or nearly so, that the UN finds some reason to condemn and obsesses over…and the price could be deadly.

That’s our champion at the UN, Nikki Haley, who says so, and she has warned that the obsession against Israel distracts from the real dangers coming from Hezbollah, Iran – and North Korea. Attention must be paid to tinhorn tyrants and madmen like Kim. 

A day of reckoning is sure to arrive – and so it has. 

The Arab-Israel conflict has always been a sideshow. It got placed center stage because the Israelis were always willing to talk, concede and make deals for the sake of peace (though it never seems to be enough). No talks, no concessions, no deals, no peace from North Korea. 

We woke up one morning, just a few days ago in fact, to find that North Korea poses a real and present danger. Kim wants war. 

Talk about obsessive…

The NY Times takes pleasure at featuring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “parasitic thug,” yes, another day at “the paper of record.”

Or more “news” like that “fit to print.” 

Kim is the nightmare. But don’t tell the Times.


Between North Korea and South Korea, that IS a two-state solution, and how is that working out?
Plus twice a year, France invites the leaders of the world to join in a summit to solve what it perceives to be the world’s greatest crisis.

North Korea? No. Israel. That’s where everybody has an answer…and a peace process…and a two-state solution.

Between North Korea and South Korea, that IS a two-state solution, and how is that working out?

Lately not so good. Kim wants to play. He is ready to use his toys against the United States. He has already pinpointed Guam. He threatens to bomb it days from now.

President Trump does not like the game but GAME ON if that’s the deal.

Was Trump correct to go rhetorically “fire and fury” against Kim? Absolutely. “In a place where there are no men, be a man,” goes the wisdom.

Trump chooses to be a man. 

As did Israel back on June 7, 1981, when the IDF said hello Saddam Hussein, goodbye Iraq’s nuclear facilities at Osirak.

The entire world hollered at the Jewish State for taking such preemptive action, but later thanked Israel for stopping yet another rogue regime from developing nukes.

Chutzpah like that would have been useful at some point against Kim and the nuts that preceded him.

Trump’s predecessors did not do much (certainly not enough) to stop North Korea. Therefore Trump is left with few choices. 

So he spoke his mind. He did not mince words when he warned Kim that Kim’s next move could be his last.

Leftists here in the US, and from around the world have been quick to censure and even ridicule Trump for speaking up with such boldness. 

They are the same people who are always wrong about everything.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva. Engelhard wrote the international bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and the ground-breaking inside-journalism thriller “The Bathsheba Deadline.” His latest is “News Anchor Sweetheart.” He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com