Everybody knows that the “Israeli lobby” had a major role in U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Jerusalem decision.” Of course, the Israel love of the Republican Party’s “Evangelist” wing and the Christian-Zionist wing has also been effective. In the Dec. 12 Senate election in Alabama, radical Evangelist Roy Moore, presented by Trump’s former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is going to compete against the Democrat opponent, Doug Jones. This competition is actually going to take place between the “Trumpists” led by the Republican Party’s mainstream leadership and Christian-Zionist Bannon. The party’s traditional center wing does not want Moore. Despite the sexual abuse claims against him, Moore continues to receive Evangelist support. Moore’s election is going to strengthen the “Bannon battalion” that has waged war against the party’s mainstream leadership. If Moore gets elected, this will be a “Pyrrhic Victory” in which the winner is harmed as much as the loser. Because both the mainstream Republicans and the Democrats are going to be waiting to take Moore outside the Senate.
Trump’s delegation for so-called eventual peace between Palestine and Israel consisted of four people, including his Orthodox-Jew son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner. All members of the delegation, except for Egyptian-origin Coptic Christian Dina Powell, one of the “National Security” advisers, are of Jewish origin. Jason Greenblat was Trump’s company lawyer. One other was U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. It is known that Friedman has always been against a two-state solution in Washington and that he supports the plan to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. On a different note, it is said that Powell will leave office in January or February 2018. Powell, who is said to be close to the “Globalists” in the White House, accepted this position for a one-year period.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis objected to Trump’s Jerusalem decision based on reasons of “security” and that it will harm relations with the Arab allies in the region. But Trump said, “I will not change my decision.” Looking at comments in U.S. media, Kushner guaranteed Trump that the Jerusalem decision would not threaten the peace plan. Kushner told him that reactions would be limited and, when negotiations came into question, everything would go back to normal. Trump is hiding the details of the so-called peace plan like a secret. All plans evolve around Kushner’s friendship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. It seems that Trump is dependent on the secret diplomacy between “the Arab front” and Israel, formed against Iran. We will better see what the “Arab front’s” attitude concerning Trump’s plan is at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit to take place in Istanbul on Dec. 13 upon Turkey’s call.
Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu is against the two-state solution. Last July, the Israeli government had approved some 1,800 Jewish settlements in Eastern Jerusalem. Trump’s Jerusalem decision will speed up the settlement policies, ongoing for years, to legitimize East Jerusalem’s occupation. Trump’s major donor Sheldon Adelson and the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) are also against a two-state solution. According to the ZOA, the Israel-Palestine Agreement will hinder stability and the Palestinian state will constitute a security threat for Israel. In the ZOA’s statement congratulating Trump’s Jerusalem decision, it reads: “Israel’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and Egypt today is strong due to mutual security concerns and the threats coming from Iran. The embassy moving will not change this.” Yet, the ZOA’s ally Steve Bannon sees both “Hamas” and the “Palestine Liberation Organization” as “terrorists.” While he was Trump’s chief strategist, Bannon had refused to attend a meeting with Mahmoud Abbas at the White House saying, “I will not breathe the same air with a terrorist.”