On Israel, please don’t blow it, Mr. President

You know – or so it appeared – that the Israelis owe the insatiable Palestinian Arabs, nothing.

Jack Engelhard, | updated: 05:09

Jack Engelhard
Jack Engelhard
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This is not a good time, Mr. President, to talk about cutting Israel in half, especially now that Saudi Arabia is proving itself a burdensome ally…which leaves us only Israel to protect our interests in the Middle East. Only from the Israelis do we expect, and receive, a strong, reliable presence in a chaotic region and an alliance based on shared goodwill and values.

There is no one else within a thousand miles that America can count on, outside of Israel.

So what in the world is going on…I mean this talk, these hints being scattered, that the Israelis will have to pay “a very high price” because you took Jerusalem “off the table.”


The Israelis haven’t paid enough? They pay the “very high price” every day to hold the front line against worldwide Islamic expansion as practiced through Palestinian Arab terrorism.
The Israelis haven’t paid enough? They pay the “very high price” every day to hold the front line against worldwide Islamic expansion as practiced through Palestinian Arab terrorism.

That was last May, at a rally in West Virginia, when you dropped that first shoe. I did a double-take when I heard that, as if maybe I had tuned into the Obama channel.

Because that did not sound like a Donald Trump rally. (For a minute, I thought it was the old days, when you’d be schmoozing with pals at the 2nd Ave Deli, and the time you introduced me as, “Hey, a hand for this guy who wrote the second greatest book ‘Indecent Proposal.’” Only your own “The Art of the Deal,” published a year earlier, was “greater.”)

The Donald Trump that I know, and whom I have fully supported from day one, MAGA all the way, would never put the Israelis in a spot like that…unless.

Please, you tell me, Mr. President, because we’ve been friends for a long time, speaking personally and of patriotic Americans who support a sovereign Israel. What gives?

I am talking Conservatives, like myself, who got you over the finish line and to this moment are thrilled with your performance for our country, America.

We then waited for you to come through on Jerusalem. You did. That took guts. You made the right choice and so did we, choosing you.    

Finally, we said, we have a president who fully understands that the United States and Israel are part of the same team…except that the Israelis play our road and away games.

Out there, there is no second place. Win, or else. Or less you’re done. “It’s a nasty part of the world,” you remarked moments ago.  

Your words and actions illustrated your knowledge of Israel’s lonesome position. You knew who was David. You knew who was Goliath.

You knew – or so it appeared – that the Israelis owe the insatiable Palestinian Arabs, nothing.

But now what? Roundabouts, you are taking it all back?

Please, let there be no regrets that we celebrated you in haste.

Have we lost you? Did someone get to you? That is impossible to believe.

Yet here it came again, a message that should be fake news, but happens to be true since it came from your envoy to Israel Jason Greenblatt.

He has you saying, Mr. President, that it is time to “unite the territories between Gaza and the West Bank.”

Who came up with that one?

That sounded to me, on first reading, as uniting the TERRORISTS of Hamas and the PLO/Fatah, caravans of Islamic terrorists, one and all.

That cannot be part of your peace plan, Mr. President, chopping the Jewish State down the middle to provide more elbow room for that murderous crowd.

On top of that, there’s the matter of Iran supplying Hezbollah with state-of-the-art rockets and missiles to finish the Jewish State – as is their dream of “Death to Israel.”

“Death to America” as well from these mullahs and their Hamas/PLO charmers.

If anything, this is the time to strengthen the Jewish State, if only for America’s security, and no time to talk about “getting tough on Netanyahu.”

We are with you. Domestically and overseas, you have proven yourself a winner. Please don’t blow this one, Mr. President.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.

He is the author of the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and most recently the classic noir novel “Slot Attendant,” plus the two inside journalism thrillers “The Bathsheba Deadline” and “News Anchor Sweetheart, Hollywood Edition.” Engelhard is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com









 

  




 


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