WASHINGTON, DC –Many political leaders have tried over the years to achieve peace in the Middle East. Many have said that this was not possible, and yet, President Trump, who may be ending his presidency in a few weeks, announced a historic peace deal between Morocco and Israel.
Previous presidential administrations claimed that peace in the Middle East could only be achieved by including Palestine, including former Secretary of State John Kerry.
The problem created by this claim was that Palestine was not at all interested in negotiating peace with Israel without it’s full surrender to Palestine. With Israel unwilling to concede everything to Palestine, the peace deal negotiations always ended in failure.
President Trump, who is known for challenging the norm, decided that he and his administration would try something different. His administration began negotiating with different countries in the Middle East, separately, without Palestine getting involved in the process.
BREAKING: Morocco has agreed to establish diplomatic relations with Israel. The Moroccan decision comes as part of deal that included U.S. recognition of the Western Sahara as part of Morocco
— Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) December 10, 2020
Through these efforts, the United States was able to normalize political relations with the United Arab Emirates, Sudan, and Bahrain. In fact, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel signed what is known as the Abraham Accords in September of this year. In the Accords, the countries pledged peace:
“We seek to end radicalization and conflict to provide all children a better future. We pursue a vision of peace, security, and prosperity in the Middle East and around the world.
“In this spirit, we warmly welcome and are encouraged by the progress already made in establishing diplomatic relations between Israel and its neighbors in the region under the principles of the Abraham Accords.
“We are encouraged by the ongoing efforts to consolidate and expand such friendly relations based on shared interests and a shared commitment to a better future.”
President Trump, and his administration, did not stop their peace efforts there, they also worked closely with the Moroccan Government to also normalize relations with Israel. The work to bring peace between Morocco and Israel began shortly after he was elected.
President Trump even sent his own daughter, Ivanka Trump, to tour the kingdom last year in hopes that positive dialogue could be established.
Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to full diplomatic relations – a massive breakthrough for peace in the Middle East!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2020
Through negotiation, President Trump’s administration was able to achieve normalized political ties between the Moroccan and Israeli Governments. Something that was noted by Barak Ravid, who tweeted:
“BREAKING: Morocco has agreed to establish diplomatic relations with Israel. The Moroccan decision comes as part of a deal that included U.S. recognition of the Western Sahara as part of Morocco.”
President Trump, thankful that both Israel and Morocco came to an agreement, congratulated both countries in a step forward toward peace. He tweeted:
“Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to full diplomatic relations – a massive breakthrough for peace in the Middle East!”
The question now is if the peace that has been established under President Trump’s administration in the Middle East will remain in place if he were to lose the general election.
Current Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden was part of the last administration who felt that peace could not be achieved without Palestine. If Biden wins the election, will he have his administration reach out to Palestine in hopes that they too would sign onto the peace deal?
Odds are that they would not, considering that they have openly stated that they viewed the Abraham Accords as a “stab in the back.” This is because the country had determined that no one should make peace with Israel until there is peace brokered between their countries.
To spite Palestine’s belief that the Accords were a stab in the back, Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi views this as an opportunity for the two countries to move forward and establish peace. At a regional security conference in Manama, he said:
“The Abraham accords do not come at the expense of the Palestinians. Quite the opposite, they are an opportunity that should not be missed. I call on the on Palestinians to change their minds and enter direct negotiation with us without preconditions.”
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Nancy Pelosi claims that Trump negotiating peace deals in the Middle East is ‘a distraction’
September 15, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC- Not that President Trump will lose sleep over it, but Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is not about to give him credit for anything. The president could literally find the cure for cancer and Pelosi and the Democrats would criticize him for it or suddenly be against a cure for cancer.
The latter is not too far fetched since Democrats, who have repeatedly criticized Trump for his coronavirus response, are now criticizing him for saying a vaccine may be only months away.
On Friday, Pelosi was being interviewed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, who asked:
“How much credit do you give the President of the United States for these peace agreements?”
“Well, hopefully they won’t—hopefully they will be beneficial [sic] to the region” the freshly coiffed Speaker of the House said, making a Freudian slip in the process.
“We’ve been waiting for a very long time for the president’s proposal for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement that honored the two-state solution. It was coming in two weeks, it was coming in two months, it was coming in six months—it still hasn’t come in any way that brought peace.”
Wolf Blitzer: "How much credit do you give the president for these peace agreements?"@SpeakerPelosi: "Good for him for having a distraction on a day when the numbers of people who are affected and the numbers of people who are dying from this virus only increases." pic.twitter.com/uanVmNPlNd
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 11, 2020
“So, good for him for having a distraction on a day when the numbers of people who are affected and the numbers or people who are dying from this virus only increases,’ Pelosi stated.
Pelosi is clearly a sick individual.
Recall a couple of weeks ago, when Pelosi busted San Francisco’s order on closing hair salons when she called to get her hair washed and blow dried.
After getting caught, instead of simply admitting that she had used bad judgment, she said she was “set up” and demanded an apology from the owner of the salon. What’s the saying? Power corrupts—absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Pelosi, who couldn’t get nominated for head janitor for an outhouse, must be jealous that the president was nominated multiple times for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his efforts to secure peace agreements in various regions.
In the most recent case, the president was able to garner a peace deal between Israel and Bahrain. In a press release, the White House announced that the two countries had established full diplomatic relations. A few weeks ago, the president was able to get such a deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
The current deal will see Israel and Bahrain exchanging embassies and ambassadors, start direct flights between the two countries, and engage a number of initiatives across multiple sectors in both countries.
The White House said that the deal will enhance the national security of both nations, while enabling them to deepen their economic ties with each other.
The two deals with Israel mean that the UAE and Bahrain were the first Arab nations to normalize relations with Israel in over 25 years.
The United States agreed to support Bahrain in their fight against terrorism and extremism in the region, help them to develop economically, and hopefully build new peaceful partnerships in the region.
The White House release continued that when President Trump took office, the Middle East “was in a state of extreme turmoil.”
To that end, the president worked to “rebuild trust with our regional partners and identify their shared interests, moving them away from the conflicts of the past.”
Trump’s experience as outlined in his book “The Art of the Deal,” showed his acumen at negotiating deals between two former adversaries and helping to buy into his vision in the region.
It is hoped that the deal with the two countries will encourage other Arab states to seek normal relations with Israel, thereby gaining stabilization in an area that has been fraught with turmoil for decades.
The deal also will, the White House says, “help to advance President Trump’s vision for finding a fair and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.”
Pelosi’s comments did not go unnoticed in conservative leaning media, as reported by BizPacReview. Even normally neutral straight news reporters such as Bret Baier of Fox News weighed in on her comments, saying:
“This is quite an answer. No matter your party—and even if you don’t like all the details inside—the UAE and Bahrain peace deals with Israel are not “distractions.”
This is quite an answer. No matter your party —and even if you don’t like all the details inside — the UAE and Bahrain peace deals with Israel are not “distractions”. https://t.co/VlGhxGDBMi
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) September 11, 2020
Geraldo Rivera commented:
“Can Democrats join Republicans to congratulate @realDonaldTrump on the peace deals between Israel, the UAE & now Bahrain. Plus, between Kosovo & Serbia. Credit where credit is due, no?”
Can Democrats join Republicans to congratulate @realDonaldTrump on the peace deals between Israel, the UAE & now Bahrain. Plus, between Kosovo & Serbia. Peace is breaking out. Credit where credit is due, no?
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) September 11, 2020
The outlet also noted that where it concerns Israel and the Palestinians, Pelosi had rejected a Trump administration proposal earlier this year because the Palestinians are looking for all of Jerusalem, which is the historic capital of Israel for Jews.
When the proposal was announced, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said, “We rejected this deal from the start and our stance was correct.”
However some media pundits acknowledged the significance of the peace deals negotiated by the Trump administration.
“There was a time not too long ago when, if any US president had brokered peace deals between Israel and UAE, Israel and Bahrain, and Serbia and Kosovo, the news would have been plastered with the news for days upon end,” said investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson in a tweet last Friday.
Leaders around the world, however have commended President Trump’s efforts, with Norwegian politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde saying last week, “As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game-changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity.”
Tybring-Gjedde, who nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, said:
“Trump has broken a 39-year-old streak of American Presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States an international armed conflict.” He noted that he is not a fan of the president, but that people needed to look beyond their personal opinion of Trump.
“The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts—not on the way he behaves sometimes,” he said.
Norwegian Parliament member Christian Tybring-Gjedde nominated the president, citing efforts to resolve world conflict. He said: "Trump has broken a 39-year-old streak of American Presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States an international armed conflict." https://t.co/djBIH2hMC5
— Emma Parker (@EmmaParkerUK) September 9, 2020
The president was also recognized for his work on the negotiations with Kosovo and Serbia, with Magnus Jacobsson, a Swedish parliamentarian, submitting the president for the Nobel Peace Prize.
I have nominated the U.S. Gov. and the governments of Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize for their joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House. Trade and communications are important building blocks for peace,” he wrote.
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