09 June 2017

Trump administration: No condemnation of settlement construction

"Trump administration: No condemnation of settlement construction” 


An article in today’s JPost is revolutionary, because of what it really means for Israel (not what the writer thinks). In my opinion, what this means is that the govt of Israel is being stymied in “doing political business-as-usual" which to me means they are being weened from their attachment, shortening the umbilical cord, and causing the govt members to think more independently, and come up with their own solutions to some of the issues they normally (used to) seek guidance from the US State Dept and others, i.e. forcing them to think like a sovereign nation. [Also, leaving room for Trump to do his "great Purim Turnabout V'nahafoch Hu” policy.

The article indicates their point man for EVERYTHING is Jason Greenblatt (and Jared Kushner, while he is being sidelined because of the hunt for incriminating Russian nonsense). 


And this one which I am writing about: UNFILLED STATE DEPT. POSTS HAMPER DAILY ISRAELI-US TIES

“There’s basically only one guy – Jason Greenblatt,” …“That’s it. There’s no office, there’s no bureaucracy. Ron might talk to Jared, and Jared might talk to Jason. But there’s no assistant secretary of state. There’s no special envoy. There’s no under-secretary, there’s no deputy secretary.”

“Right now people in the Israeli government have no one to call” on in those issues, he said. “There is no one empowered on counterterrorist policy, on other regional matters, on political- military issues, that Israeli officials can talk to with a feeling that they are speaking on behalf of the government.”


This all means that vis-a-vis Israel, all important issues are held close to the chest of the Prez and these admins, hopefully eliminating detrimental leaks. The fact that State Dept desks are empty is a great sign that there is a ‘draining’ and ‘weeding’ process in action. Hopefully. To me, this is very encouraging.

In short, a video about Jared Kushner:


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