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As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter
Donald Trump and the three great world religions, Islam, Jewry and Vaticanism.
It would seem the oddest of mixes for a first foreign trip by President Donald Trump, in Saudi's, Jews, Philistines, Vatican, NATO and World Finance, and yet it is all assembled in Mideast Peace.
Trump will arrive from Riyadh on Air Force One just before noon at Ben Gurion airport, accompanied by his wife, Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared, before flying by helicopter to Jerusalem.
During his visit, Trump will briefly visit the Holocaust memorial at Yad Vashem and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City, dine with Netanyahu and make a private visit to the Western Wall, Judaism’s most holy site.
Then on Tuesday morning Trump will meet Abbas in Bethlehem before flying on to Rome.
In fact it has all been there, in plain sight and spoken of as the deal maker and while the gnashing of teeth in Jared Kushner arms deals to the Saudis, are not really seen as a payment to the Saudi's on a greater projected promise in dealing with Iranian Shia, as all of this comes to a head as Donald Trump, his Jewish son in law and Jewish lawyers have all been negotiating.
But then there is another moron like Trudy Rubin of Philly.com who had this screed to unleash on Donald Trump in more ignorance or ignoring the signs that the situation in the Mideast has shifted.
Now Donald Trump is trying his hand. He lands in Jerusalem on Monday, after two days in Saudi Arabia, having declared his eagerness to make "the ultimate deal" on Israeli-Palestinian peace. Only days ago, he told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that such a deal was "something I think is, frankly, maybe not as difficult as people have thought over the years."
Only someone totally unversed in Middle East history and realities could spout such pap.
But Trump's appointment of first son-in-law Jared Kushner and the Trump organization's top lawyer as chief Mideast peace makers won't cut it.
Those on the outside see this as the old world, but not a world on a new time line which is generating.
It all has to do with what the Philistines have been engaged in after a meeting with President Trump.
A Palestinian official says President Mahmoud Abbas will propose exchanging 6.5 percent of the Palestinian territory with Israel, more than triple the amount put forward in a previous land-swap initiative.
The genesis of this land swap for peace was former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who was far too corrupt to carry it through, but before Netanyahu was Olmert and a peace plan which was one signature away, and it now appears that with Jordanian security with Israel and a land bridge between the Philistine West Bank with Gaza and shared sovereignty in Jerusalem, what has been the forgotten peace plan unsigned is the peace plan which is being carried to Mecca, Jerusalem, Rome, with NATO arms and world finance.
Olmert, as he has subsequently confirmed, was also prepared to divide Jerusalem into Israeli- and Palestinian-controlled neighborhoods, and to relinquish Israeli sovereignty at the Temple Mount and the entire Old City. He proposed that the “Holy Basin” be overseen instead by a five-member, non-sovereign international trusteeship, comprising Israel, the PA, Jordan, the US and Saudi Arabia.
According to Walla, Olmert has confirmed that Abbas’s sketched map is similar to that depicted in his proposal, and reconfirmed his readiness to have relinquished sovereignty at the Temple Mount.The map shows no Israeli presence in the Jordan Valley. Walla said Olmert confirmed he was ready to forgo an Israeli presence in the Jordan Valley — a key strategic area, control of which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defined as vital to Israel’s security. In return, Walla cited Olmert as saying, Israel expected full security cooperation with Jordan.In March, the New Republic reported that in September 2008 Abbas was close to signing an agreement that would have seen him give up on the so-called “right of return” for Palestinian refugees and their descendants beyond a symbolic number of several thousand.
Olmert has been widely reported to have proposed that Israel annex some 6.3 percent of the West Bank to encompass the key settlements, and compensate the Palestinians with a corresponding 5.8% of territory from within Israel, plus the corridor linking Gaza to the West Bank.
This was the "done deal" of years ago and the only reason it was not signed is Olmert did not have the political clout to sell it to Jews and Abbas was not strong enough to sell it to the Philistines.
Partitioning Syria, disarming Iran, a few bribes a few arms deals, and peace is not as elusive as the world claimed it would be, when war was generating more in profit and power.
Some analysts suggest Abbas backed out at the time in large part because he believed that Olmert, who had announced that he planned to resign in order to fight corruption allegations, did not have the political clout to see the deal through
I have not inquired of this, but this is a Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter. President Donald Trump is close. The principles in land, religion and interests have all signed off. This is closer than the world knows.
the “Holy Basin” be overseen instead by a five-member, non-sovereign international trusteeship, comprising Israel, the PA, Jordan, the US and Saudi Arabia.
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