For many years, Israel was one of America’s closest allies in the Middle East.
Barack Obama spent 8 years trying to destroy the US – Israel relationship.
Instead, Obama courted the friendship of more militant and anti-American nations and organizations.
One of those who Obama courted was the Palestinian Liberation Organization, a vowed enemy of Israel.
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The PLO long advocated the elimination of Israel and reclaiming their land for the Palestinian people.
That courtship of the PLO ended when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton and Obama left office.
Yesterday, National Security Adviser John Bolton announced that the Trump administration was closing the PLO mission in Washington DC.
(Fox News) – The Trump administration announced Monday that it is closing the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission in Washington, citing Palestinian leaders’ resistance to peace talks and attempts to get an international court to prosecute Israel for alleged war crimes.
The announcement marks the latest blow by the United States against the Palestinians amid a stalled Mideast peace process.
“The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court,” National Security Adviser John Bolton plans to say during a Monday afternoon speech to the Federalist Society. “The United States will always stand with our friend and ally, Israel.”
Bolton is addressing the PLO decision in that speech, saying “The Trump administration will not keep the office open when the Palestinians refuse to take steps to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel.” …
Although Democrats will balk, scream and holler at the announcement, US law provides that if the Palestinians try to go to the International Criminal Court to seek prosecution against Israel.
Before the Palestinians seek prosecution by the ICC, they need to examine their own activities and how many times people claiming to belong to the PLO who have attacked Israel and the Israeli people.
If you look at Scripture and the history of the region and people, one should readily recognize that peace between the Jews and Arabs is highly unlikely to ever happen.
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