June 28, 2019

Trump Peace Plan: Uniting Israel and Sunni Arabs against Iran

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, I explained how President Trump is using his peace plan to unite Sunni Arab nations and Israel against the growing threat of Iran.

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With the departure of Barack Obama, the focus on the Israel-Palestine issue was really gone. Canada and the leftists of the EU aren’t important in the Middle East. Only America is, and maybe Russia. And with the rise of ISIS in 2014, and the rise of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, there were more important things to do.

Trump dispatched with those old illusions in a few tweets. Here’s an example:

And that’s not even his toughest talk. That was about 18 months ago. Trump is focused on other things — China, North Korea. Real threats — economic and nuclear threats. A long-running stalemate between the PLO and Israel just isn’t the top matter for him.

And really, it hasn’t been for most Sunni Arab countries either. They were worried about either being devoured by ISIS, like Syria was, or being devoured by Iran. And so slowly they realized that Israel might actually be their ally, especially against Iran. And that what the PLO terrorists want isn’t really that important, in the scheme of things.

You’ll remember, one of Trump’s first visits was to Saudi Arabia — and then immediately to Israel. And in Saudi Arabia, he told the Arab countries to throw off extremism, the first time any American President had spoken so bluntly to the Saudis — and the rest of the Saudi’s client states in the region. And they accepted it — more or less. Or at least they accepted Trump saying it.

But now Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is talking about economics becoming "more integrated" and a "bustling commercial and tourist centre in Gaza and the West Bank, where international businesses come together and thrive".

Well look. That sounds great. Very positive. Like the end of history moment after the Cold War — we can all get along. We’ll all watch the same music videos, we’ll all eat at McDonald's, there’s never going to be another war because we’ll all be trading with each other.

Nice. But it didn’t work under Bill Clinton — why would it work now? Maybe because the rest of the Muslim world is a bit tired of the Palestininan issue? They’re concerned about other issues. Maybe because they really do want to be rich, like Dubai. Maybe because Donald Trump drives a hard bargain. I don’t know. But I’m skeptic.


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commented 2019-07-01 09:18:20 -0400
So how are you all feeling about open borders and the massive influx of another culture and yours being derided by your own politicians… Now imagine if they took your country and murdered their way across it displacing your people… That is what Palestine is dealing with. Get it now?
commented 2019-06-29 13:33:41 -0400
I am glad the Sunni Arabs are forking over for this, but I’m leery of any western country ‘siding’ with them. I think the ‘enemy of my enemy is my friend’ game is a very dangerous one. The Saudis are brutal Islamists, just a different flavour. They are only friendly to the west as it continues to benefit them and visa versa, but I don’t want Sunni Islam installed anywhere to tamp down Shia (as was the plan for Syria). Or at least I don’t want western countries to have anything to do with it.

Trump has said that he wants countries to fight their own damn wars. I hope he means it. I know the Saudis don’t want anything to do with taking in any from Palestine, nor do most countries, including Iran, so I guess it makes sense they would chip in for this.

“No peace as long as Israel exists” is drilled into their heads from birth, so I doubt there will be much success except to prove to the world once again that Palestinians under their terrorist leadership have no interest in a solution other than a ‘final one’.
I just don’t want to get drawn into it or have anymore of that vile hatred imported into western countries.
commented 2019-06-28 16:07:00 -0400
only solution to me. west bank and gaza disappear. send all to lebanon and iran, and qatar. use the billions you blackmail the west for and simply go.
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