Let’s cut the baloney, Mr. President…Please!

The suspense is too much. The Israelis, who never asked a single American to fight and die for their wars, deserve to know the truth about the 'deal of the century.'   

Jack Engelhard

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Let’s cut the baloney, Mr. President…Please!

Someone’s been using your name, Mr. President, to spread some alarming reports; mainly that the “West Bank” is to be made Judenrein and Jerusalem is to be divided.

That’s according to your “Deal of the Century Peace Plan,” if those leaks can actually be trusted. Either way, it’s become a trend…and it is making people jittery.

Every couple of months comes word that your peace plan, detrimental to the Israelis, is about to be revealed…followed by another insider saying, “Calm down. Nothing’s been decided.”

Or maybe that IS the plan, hints, leaks, rumors, to keep the Israelis guessing in order to soften them up before you lower the boom.

This way or that way, please.

The entire news media (except for Fox News) is out to get you through the planting of false stories; Friday’s BuzzFeed scandal the latest exhibit of Fake News.

As you said this morning, “A very sad day for journalism.” Or, as we expose them in this thriller – a day like any other day.

Clarity, then, is doubly vital at this stage. So, can we please get it straight so far as Israel. A nation awaits your true intentions.

In plain language, you are with the Israelis, our United States battleship in the region, or with the Palestinian Arabs, who encompass such quarrelsome groups as the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and other such tribal departments – all of whom will want a piece of the action, if true that your plan calls for chopping up Jerusalem and the rest of the Holy Land.

Is it true? The suspense is too much. The Israelis, who never asked a single American to fight and die for their wars, deserve to know.   

Some 80 percent of Israelis think you are the greatest. For good reason. But the signs are troubling.
They deserve to know if, under your plan, they will still wake up next morning under a flag that loves them, the Star of David, or a flag that routinely calls for them to be wiped off the map.

That does not sound like a proposal coming from you, Mr. Trump, Israel’s best friend. Some 80 percent of Israelis think you are the greatest. For good reason. But the signs are troubling.

They should be told if your plan envisions Ben Gurion Airport within striking distance of a Hamas fireball or booby-trapped balloon, and make no mistake, whatever the Palestinian Authority gets, Hamas wants – and usually ends up getting. It’s what happened in Gaza. So please note that, Mr. President, in case your plan is intended as a gift for the PA only -- end of story. Not at all.

There will be a feeding frenzy.

All those tribes can’t tolerate each other, fellow Arabs, so it is difficult to imagine them tolerating the Jews once they get their hands on Jerusalem as some form of capital.

Even now they tolerate no Jews in Gaza, or in whatever communities they run in Judea Samaria (the “West Bank”) or wherever else they govern.

Mahmoud Abbas was straightforward on this – No Jews Allowed. That is one promise he has kept – he along with any other Palestinian Arab leader.

Yes, on that they keep their word.

There’s no need here to draw you the full picture, Mr. President, of what harm awaits if the rumors and leaks are true.  

Only this for the moment: The Arabs had more or less two thousand years to do something with the land and they did nothing. Even Mark Twain reported it a wasteland.

The country was like a Wild West of tumbleweeds.

They certainly never claimed Jerusalem as their capital. Never. They had Mecca and Medina. Still do. Why now Jerusalem all of a sudden?

The land became precious to the Palestinian Arabs only after the Israelis made it precious.

A strong Israel is a top-level American asset, Mr. President. It is the only stable country in the region. The Israelis stand tall for America.  

Why fix something that ain’t broke?

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.” His sequel to that sensation is, “Slot Attendant: A novel about a Novelist.” His classic Inside Journalism thriller, “The Bathsheba Deadline,” is being prepared for the movies. Contemporaries have hailed him “The last Hemingway, a writer without peer, and the conscience of us all.” Engelhard is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com