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Trump’s Arab-Israeli Deal is Big – Biden is Shameless

Posted on Monday, August 17, 2020
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Having spent time in Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), waking up to news that President Trump has managed to get those two countries – historic enemies – to ink a peace deal was riveting. Pathbreaking? Yes. Major implications? Yes. Predicted? No. Likely to garner applause from Democrats – probably not. Here is what the deal means for Americans.

Described by mainstream media as Trump’s “first genuine foreign policy success,” this deal is important to both signatories, peace prospects for the Middle East – and America’s role. See, https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/uae-israel-deal-trump-s-first-genuine-foreign-policy-success-n1236769.

While 153 countries recognize Israel, which gained statehood in 1948, 31 members of the United Nations do not.  Among 22 countries of the Middle East, only Egypt and Jordan have had stable – sometimes testy – diplomatic relations with Israel.

In total, 19 of 22 Arab League members do not recognize Israel, including Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen.  Of course, radical Islamic Iran does not.

But this represents a turning point. UAE has had no diplomatic relations with Israel for decades.  Notably, as early as 2009, Israel and UAE encouraged the United States to get tough on Iran, source of global terror and instability. The Obama-Biden team refused, softening relations.

This deal, by contrast, resets the table.  It opens the door to peace by breaking the code, showing how it can be done.  Put differently, the Trump team managed – working with these countries – to line up the tumblers and get a click.  That click is significant.

First, for the two countries this represents a show of acumen, persistence, commitment to peace, and diplomatic can-do.  In practical terms, the deal helps political leaders, improves trade and security relations, and represents a conscious pivot to a hopeful future.

While UAE sees the agreement as a “roadmap” for “normalization” and Israel is cautious, the idea is that Israel will “suspend” annexation of the West Bank “in return for normalizing relations with the Emirates.”  Immediate steps, according to the White House, include “bilateral agreements regarding investment, tourism, direct flights, security, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare, culture, the environment, the establishment of reciprocal embassies, and other areas of mutual benefit.”

Ahead, things get brighter. “Opening direct ties between two of the Middle East’s most dynamic societies and advanced economies will transform the region by spurring economic growth, enhancing technological innovation, and forging closer people-to-people relations.”  See, https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-israel-uae-peace-agreement.

Implications are many.  While caution attaches to any Middle East peace, the accord may unlock others.  Trump’s speech of May 2017 in Riyad set the tone.  He asked all parties – including dozens of Arab countries – to rethink the parameters for peace. They did. See, https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=middle+east+speech+trump+saudi&docid=607993169642326282&mid=346F7695B6F2A6EBE7B9346F7695B6F2A6EBE7B9&view=detail&FORM=VIRE.

At the same time, Trump firmly reset relations with Iran and expectations for European allies. He began to remake a world centered on the possibility of peace. He refused to legitimize Iran’s terror.  Slowly, things began to change.  Beyond positive outcomes for the deal’s signatories, this achievement has reawakening of the idea that peace is possible in the Middle East.  That alone is huge.

The second implication is that countries who dare reach peace with Israel – and with which Israel dares peace – may reap major trade, security, and diplomatic benefits, including with America. While European countries hope for permanent commitments by Israel, they are hard pressed to talk down the accord.  The US stepped up – and this one is real. See, e.g., https://guardian.ng/news/world/eu-welcomes-israel-uae-deal/.

Wider implications are worth considering.  If the US can broker a deal with UAE, who else could the Trump Administration bring to the table?  Could critical mass be reached across the Middle East, turning bilateral accords into a regional accord?  Could greater unity among Arab states on recognizing Israel tip the balance decisively against Iran?

Could European sentiments turn in favor of pressing Iran to back off terrorism, nuclear and missile development?  Could the shift begin a rethink about regional alignments with China? And could bilateral deals – trigger wider diplomatic peace initiatives in a second Trump term?

Answers to these difficult questions are unknown, yet the questions are again – for the first time in decades – relevant.  If the Trump White House, showing extraordinary patience, leadership, flexibility, and commitment – to both Arabs and Israel – can pull off such a deal, what is ahead?

Interestingly, even longtime Trump critics are muted by the enormity of the deal, some giving the President a clear nod.  In short, this is a “game changer.” It represents the sort of step that happens infrequently, once in a generation. Where the step leads is unclear, but hopeful.  Credit belongs to President Trump, Secretary Pompeo, Advisor Jerad Kushner, and Team Trump.

That said, one must touch on politics – of course.  As the Trump White House works with both nations to implement this pathbreaking deal, widen its impact in and beyond the region, and reinforce benefits for all who seek peace – which reflects on America’s commitment peace – there are always detractors and pretenders. What is new?

While Iran bashes the deal and derides peace, Democrat Joe Biden says credit belongs to him.  Wrote Biden – or someone for him – the deal stems from “efforts of the Obama-Biden administration,” adding “I personally spent time with leaders of both Israel and the UAE during our administration building the case for cooperation and broader engagement and the benefits it could deliver to both nations, and I am gratified by today’s announcement.”  Right.

My sense is words must exist in Hebrew and Arabic for this sort of behavior – shameless credit grabbing, honor stealing, and idiotic self-promotion.  Truth and trust are central to peace – which is why this deal is happening now and did not previously. A leading Muslim scholar, who hailed the Trump deal, called Biden’s claim “craven.”  Enough said. Somethings change. Others never do. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-israel-uae-peace-deal-biden-muslim-quanta-ahmed.

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Jennifer K.
Jennifer K.
3 years ago

I apologize if his might be considered petty, but it interested me but I noticed all the attendees in the picture, besides Vice President Pence, all wore blue ties! I sincerely hope this has no subliminal significance!

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
3 years ago

Is this the treaty for the End Times?? Coming 666

David Spade
David Spade
3 years ago

Biden is shameless, indeed. He is the biggest liar since Al Gore said he invented the internet. Biden and Obama did more to wreck peace around the world than anyone else did in modern history. I saw a campaign ad on television today that showed Biden being a center of the road candidate. It was completely different than his recent rhetoric along with his promises to raise taxes, to embrace the green new deal, and to implement Medicare for all. Biden and the leftists will say anything to capture votes despite their promises to do just the opposite.

Rick J.
Rick J.
3 years ago

Sure “Joe set this up”, just like Joe stopped the recession, saving millions of jobs. If you believe Joe’s claim
of all the things he has accomplished, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’ll sell you! How can you tell if Biden is lying?
His mouth is moving.

Paul Revere
Paul Revere
3 years ago

Thank you uncle Joe for pointing out how Trump stole your Middle East success. What’s next? Singing kumbaya at the campfire with Iranian leaders you & whats-his-name made very wealthy at American tax payer expense, anger & embarrassment?

‘Nonymous
‘Nonymous
3 years ago

It’s very easy for Biden to be shameless. When your brain exists only of flatulence, you can be any way you wish.

Deploreable Sam
Deploreable Sam
3 years ago

Outstanding! The possibility of peace in the Middle East. Who woulda thunk it? Let us see, uh… Trump, maybe?

Just one more of many reasons to vote… TRUMP/PENCE 2020

Jim
Jim
3 years ago

Biden and the communist party he represents are a disgrace to this country and all it stands for anyone who would cast a vote for this scum would proudly vote for Joseph Stalin and we all know how that one turned out.

Gordon
Gordon
3 years ago

I was once told that there are a lot of horses and a lot of horses a**es but for the life of me why are there more horses a**es than there are horses. Joe B fits in the latter along with the lame stream media and demoncrats.
Enough said.

Rik
Rik
3 years ago

Surprise, Jackass Joe “lied” when he said that He and former president Obama are the original architects of this peace deal. We do know that VP Biden certainly got the Ukrainian government to dismiss the prosecutor that was investigating the company that Biden’s son, Hunter was hired at a salary of $80K /month. A job that he had no experience yet got hired and his job description was to do what to earn that salary? Then there’s the “historic” Iran deal they negotiated that gave Iran back how many billions of dollars along with the go ahead to develop nuclear weapons. Thank God, President Trump rescinded that catastrophe. Jackass Joe Biden doesn’t “negotiate”, he dictates policy that has self benefits in it. … But let’s be fair here: let’s just ask the Israeli Government to clarify just who negotiated this agreement and I can predict that neither Jackass Joe nor Muslim Barack had anything to do with it!!!

Paul W
Paul W
3 years ago

biden IS shameless. He’s also shameful and a shame. Great work Mr. President. I hope they stick to it.

Dee
Dee
3 years ago

this is something to wait to see how it turns out. Other peace treaties have been broken quite fast. If this holds up; WOW. Outstanding.
Biden does lie quite often. Remember who held up the money and arms to Ukraine. because of his son on the board. Then he boasted about it on TV.

DonCarmine
DonCarmine
3 years ago

Obama hater Israel and Biden was also Israelis enemy. Joe go blow your sucking hot ? air.

GKP
GKP
3 years ago

This is good for Israel and the UAR and all in the middle east as their really is only 1 enemy in the region and that is IRAN // Now OBAMA and BIDEN the 2 losers gave them loads of money to spew the words DEATH TO AMERICA// Go Trumpster for this agreement and throw AHLZEIMERS JOE BIDEN and his racist pick for VP in the hole known as a garbage dump//

Kaye Johnson
Kaye Johnson
3 years ago

Praise God for this monumental action. Very few people will be surprised at Sleepy Joe’s remarks. Obama taught him well (how to lie). Obama was a master at it. This peace treaty will long be remembered by the world. God gave America a history making President.

Cynthia Walker
Cynthia Walker
3 years ago

it is such a shame that Democrats are more interested in hating President Trump than doing what is best for American citizens!

Matthew Gabor
Matthew Gabor
3 years ago

This is such a wonderful accomplishment! After President Trump had the embassy moved in Israel many pastors on television saw it as the Prophecy predicted in The Bible! I just finished reading God and Country by Ralph Reed. The last chapter lists all President Trumps accomplishments. He had done more than all the previous presidents in history! It is a tragedy that most Americans will never know since Left Wing Media will not tell anyone! I am looking forward to the Presidential Debates and hopefully Joe will have to answer for all the lies he has told! Now that the movie theaters are open again in Ohio I am looking forward to seeing Trump Card by Dinesh D’Souza! Since The Left will do anything it can to stop us we have to be vigilant and pray that we do not have mail in ballots. This is by far the most important Presidential Election in history and the last chance to stop Socialism in America! George Orwell was right with his predictions in 1948! God Bless America, AMAC and all the members!

Garye
Garye
3 years ago

Amazing and Great happening in the Middle East!
Useless biased media and more useless democrat politicians can’t even acknowledge something truly fantastic for world peace.
They are such a SAD, SAD group !!

JohnH
JohnH
3 years ago

The best news this weekend is that Lab has come up with saliva test for Covid19 that is fast & only costs $10-20. If they can get this out fast and big quantities , then turning point to get nation back on track.

Josephine pooley
Josephine pooley
3 years ago

Just AWESOME!!!

John A. Fallon
John A. Fallon
3 years ago

GOD the FATHER…..HEBREW
GOD THE SON …….CHRISTIANITY
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT….ISLAM
PEACE CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED WHEN ALL ACCEPT THE FACT THAT ALL RELIGIONS PRAY TO THE SAME GOD, LET US PRAY THIS IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS REAL PEACE! GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS TEAM!! LETS KEEP THEM FOUR MORE YEARS!!!

PaulE
PaulE
3 years ago

Yes, while President Trump is busy undoing the garbage deals that Obama / Biden signed onto or championed as “real progress”, like the Iran Nuclear Deal, The Paris Climate Accords and the other minor side agreements that were facilitating the downsizing of the United States on the world stage and hobbling our economy and jobs, Joe Biden is out there promising to reverse course and reimpose the Iran Nuclear Deal, make the Paris Climate Accords binding on the United States and pretty much invalidate every positive activity that President Trump has done on our behalf. All activities to rein in China, Russia, Turkey and Iran will immmediated be stopped and we will return to the posture of being the patsy on the world stage.

To a sane and rational person, the choice would seem obvious. Obvsly President Trump, through his actions, is far better than anyone the Democrats could out forth. Especially given how far left the Democrat party has shifted to fully embrace all tenets of socialism. However, thanks to the wonders of a mainstream media working hand in glove to promote the Democrat agenda and a public school system preaching the joys of socialism to our youth for at least the last 60 years, the election is far from a slam dunk. We have tens of millions of voters in this country that are frankly too brainwashed or too stupid to realize the inherent dangers of electing any Democrat in this country at this stage. So it is imperative that we all vote this November or this country is done. There will be no do-overs or second chances down the road. The Democrats, once nack in power, will make sure of that.

Bill Brown
Bill Brown
3 years ago

Become a Counter-Revolutionary!  Demand Authority ENFORCE OUR LAWS!!  Stand-up for America!!  Remove Every Democrat!!!!!

Bill Brown
Bill Brown
3 years ago

The Democrat Party is the Communist Party in our Country!!  Stand-up for America!!  Remove Every Democrat!!!!!

Bill Brown
Bill Brown
3 years ago

We are in the middle of a Communist Revolution lead by the Democrats and “The Swamp”!!  Take back OUR Country!!!  Be a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Remove Every Democrat!!!!!

Bill Brown
Bill Brown
3 years ago

Google, Facebook, Instagram, etc. are all Communist Collaborators and are Anti-American!!  Stand-up for America!!!!  Stop using Google, Facebook, and Instagram!!!!!  Demand DOJ file Anti-Trust Lawsuits to brake-up the Cabal!!!!!

Bill Brown
Bill Brown
3 years ago

We must restore law and order!  It must start with making OUR Government Accountable to the People!!  Stand-up for America!!!!  Remove Every Democrat!!!!!

JohnH
JohnH
3 years ago

USPS snafu: Last week, postal service started removing collection boxes in at least four states. This has stopped due to complaint by Jon Tester of Montana (who Trump has bashed before). Also USPS started shutting down auto letter setting machines. What a blatant act to slow down USPS> this is going to cost someone some votes in my opinion.

JohnH
JohnH
3 years ago

USPS: Trump wants rates on packages increased four times. This will cost almost everyone in US more money & is a knee-jerk number with no backing. Does Trump want to be known as the Prez that destroyed the USPS???Would not be good legacy so why this chaos???

JohnH
JohnH
3 years ago

Trump has also hurt relations with US allies like Canada & Mexico with his public comments. We have lost allies that we have had since WWII. Trump does not have enough political experience to realize that you cannot run NATO or our USPS like a business & yes there is a difference.

Mimi
Mimi
3 years ago

Well I guess we have to give credit to Biden/Obama they did start the ball rolling the way all democrat deals get started. We give the other side everything they want, and a big airplane full of cash. We get nothing, then after they give all the cash to their terrorist friends, the deal falls apart. Yep Biden/ Obama got the ball rolling alright!! The way all democrat deals go. Nowhere.

Bill Brown
Bill Brown
3 years ago

There is NO Free Press today!  Every Major New Outlet is owned by a small group of Billionaires!!  All World, and most local, News is controlled by a small Cabal!!!  Take-back OUR Country!!!  Stand-up for America!!!!  Remove Every Democrat!!!!!  Demand DOJ file Anti-Trust Lawsuits to brake-up the News Cabal!!!!!

Mytake
Mytake
3 years ago

Biden grasping at straws. No one with any sense believes he set this deal up. Their administration did nothing but go around and bash our country and give handouts to the likes of Iran. Give us a break. Unbelievable. Liar liar pants on fire. He and obama are pathological liars. Out to destroy our country. Evil is all they do.

Emily
Emily
3 years ago

Geeeeeez! How can people lie like that? Goofy Joe and Obama did nothing constructive for eight years. Obama, being a Muslim, hates the Jewish people. Remember when he snubbed BeBe and wouldn’t speak to him? Obama is a dead horse. He needs to go home and keep his big mouth shut. As for Goofy Joe, I hope and pray the old-timer democrats realize that the Democratic Party they once knew DOES NOT EXIST. ITS GONE, kaput! It is now openly a full-blown socialist party with some of the most inept to insane people running it. It is a treasonous party. Pray they realize this and vote republican for everyone’s sake. MAGA-MAGA. TRUMP is our salvation.

GunRunner
GunRunner
3 years ago

The Democrats are pissed because They didn’t do this, nor did they bolster Israeli relations by moving our Embassy to Jerusalem! They are just as jealous as a two ear old looking at his big brothers’ bowl of ice cream, after eating his own share…

Ed J
Ed J
3 years ago

I’m sure that if the Second Coming were scheduled for tomorrow, Biden would take all the credit for arranging the event.

Dee Kramer
Dee Kramer
3 years ago

Sounds good but every time Israel gave up property for peace, it never has worked!

Dino Deplorable
Dino Deplorable
3 years ago

But the dense oc RATS would complain if they had a mouthful of sweet tasting whipped cream.They are a bunch of sick sorry losers and after the next election it will get worse.

Jeanette Fenton
Jeanette Fenton
3 years ago

great news!

David
David
3 years ago

Biden was an idiot BEFORE he lost his mind! His accomplishments in almost 50 years of “public service” was to make he and his family very wealthy by selling influence. The only thing he was to Obama was assassination insurance. No one would dare try to harm Barry if Biden was next in line!!!

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Bidens 9th inning walk-off homer gave the Braves tonight a win over the Nationals. What a guy

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Can we all say President Kamala Harris ? That’s where Biden is going. Win and resign.
The dems presidential candidate was announced last week.

Moonpup
Moonpup
3 years ago

I’m a “white boy” (even if I’m quite old) from the Midwest and even I know “Chutzpah” when I hear it and Biden has it by the truckload.

Phil Hammersley
Phil Hammersley
3 years ago

Hooray for our great president! Not much coverage in the lame-stream fake news media but a great advance. This came about because Trump recognized what wimpy predecessors wouldn’t– Jerusalem is THE eternal capital of Israel. So no use using false claims to scuttle peace talks!

Rick
Rick
3 years ago

Sleepy Joe picks a VP who slept her way to the top – a perfect pair!

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