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Sunday, January 7, 2018
Trump and Haley change the game for the Palestinians
Palestinians are facing a new
reality, and they don't like it a bit. They are discovering that their
old game doesn't work with President Trump and Nikki Haley.
At last, the United States is calling
an end to the decades-long game that the Palestinians have played with the U.S.
They have been able to simultaneously extract hundreds of millions of
dollars from the United States every year and fund terrorists who kill Americans
and Israelis. Only a "foreign policy expert" could believe that
this is a wise policy, which is why it takes a man accustomed to accomplishing
big things in the real world (as opposed to endlessly "advancing the peace
process" to no effect) to call a halt to the madness.
President Trump signaled that the
game is over two days ago:
It's not only Pakistan
that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries,
and others. As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don't even want to negotiate a
...peace treaty with
Israel. We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the
table, but Israel, for that, would have had to pay more. But with the
Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these
massive future payments to them?
"I think the
president has basically said that he doesn't want to give any additional
funding until the Palestinians are agreeing to come back to the negotiation
table," Haley said. "We're trying to move for a peace process
but if that doesn't happen the president is not going to continue to fund that
now have to show their will – they want to come to the table. As of now
they are not coming to the table but they ask for aid. We're not giving
the aid," added Haley. "We're going to make sure they come to
the table and we want to move forward with the peace process."
The implicit threats that the
Palestinians have used all these decades to keep the money flowing are:
1. The Arab and Muslim worlds will
2. If the Palestinian Authority
falls, it will be replaced by Hamas or Hezb'allah, and the cooperation with
Israeli security forces by P.A. forces will end.
As any skilled and artistic dealmaker
would, President Trump has already addressed both of these threats. With
Saudi Arabia more concerned about Iran than the Palestinians, there will be
desultory fury whipped up, at best. The protests against the Jerusalem
embassy move have not exactly plunged the world into chaos, after all.
And Hezb'allah depends on Iranian funding and arms, and that may not be a
secure support base as Iranians threaten to topple the mullahs and complain
bitterly about their wealth flowing outside their country. As for Hamas,
its base of power in Gaza is awfully vulnerable and could be wiped out if push
really does come to shove.
Most of the U.S. aid to the
Palestinians flows through UNWRA, the U.N. agency that operates as a de facto
enabler of Palestinian radicalism. The U.S. contribution overwhelms all
other sources of funding.
The status quo has not been working well for a long time. The P.A. is in
a corner now, with few good options.
Let the "experts" rant
against this "escalation." Politically, this is a loser, as
Americans understand the idiocy of funding Palestinian terrorists.
Diplomatically, it may downsize the careers of people who have "expertly"
managed the "peace process" to no avail, but that is a downside
only for the individuals involved.