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  • “Peace is The Prize” – President Trump Meets With His Excellency [Emir] of Kuwait – Schedules 2:00pm Press Conference

    09/18/2020 11:00:16 AM PDT · by edwinland · 9 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/19/2020 | Sundance
    Good indications for continued progress toward peace in the middle-east. President Trump has called for a 2:00pm press conference (not previously scheduled) following an oval office meeting with Amir Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of the State of Kuwait. This could be yet another partner announcement in the normalization of relations with Israel. CTH predicted Kuwait would be next. It would make sense for Kuwait, Oman and Sudan to come next in the process before the heavy -and more complex- nations (Qatar & Saudi). Protocols and pageantry are culturally very important to the Arab nations and they have a...
  • Why Trump's Mideast Peace Deals Matter

    09/18/2020 10:28:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | September 18, 2020 | David Harsanyi
    After Israel's resounding victory over the Egyptian, Jordanian and Syrian armies in 1967, the Jewish state again offered the Arab world peace in exchange for recognition. And it was again rebuffed. Instead, the Arab League convened in Khartoum to formulate a consensus response that became known as "The 3 Noes" -- no recognition, no negotiations and no peace with Israel. Needless to say, this posture left little room for positive dialogue. Indeed, three years before Israel had ever attained its "occupied" territories in the West Bank, the Arab League had already created and funded the Palestine Liberation Organization, a nationalist...
  • Peace in the Middle East

    09/18/2020 9:16:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | September 18, 2020 | Erick Erickson
    I have noted before that I grew up in Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates. From 1980-1990, my family lived in an ungated community in the middle of the city down the street from the Iranian Hospital with the Jumeirah American School just one long block up the road. We walked to school every day. The school changed its name to the American School of Dubai the year after I graduated. It moved locations. The current school at the old location is the Jumeirah Baccalaureate School. My old house is all that remains of my neighborhood. The whole place...
  • Is Peace at Hand in the Middle East?

    09/18/2020 6:25:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | September 18, 2020 | Pat Buchanan
    Having presided over the recognition of Israel by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, President Donald Trump has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize amid talk of peace breaking out across the region. Assuredly, this is a major diplomatic breakthrough, and Nancy's Pelosi's sour-grapes dismissal of the deal as a "distraction" testifies to that truth. Recognition of Israel by the UAE and Bahrain will, it is predicted, be followed by recognition of Israel by Oman and other Gulf states, perhaps even Saudi Arabia. But the idea that peace is at hand appears to be, as Mark Twain said of...
  • The UAE and the Democratic-Muslim Extremist Partnership

    09/17/2020 7:56:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Sep 17, 2020 | Caroline Glick
    Can you visualize Biden strengthening America’s allies in the Middle East? The U.S.-brokered peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which is scheduled to be finalized this week at the White House, strikes a major blow to the twin forces of Islamic imperialism and terror in the Middle East: the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood and the Shi’ite regime in Iran. The tripartite alliance between the United States, Israel and the UAE, openly supported by Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco, gives an institutional structure to a pro-American regional bloc of moderate, anti-jihadist governments all with proven track records...
  • FACEPALM: Fox News' Juan Williams Says Trump's Israel Peace Deals 'Accelerate' the 'Chance of War' in Middle East

    09/17/2020 7:53:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/17/2020 | Matt Margolis
    Liberal Fox News contributor Juan Williams seems unable to give President Donald Trump any credit for anything, not even multiple peace deals in the Middle East. On Tuesday, during an episode of The Five, Juan Williams claimed that the recent peace deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain that Trump negotiated a “distraction” and that rather than achieving peace they are “accelerating” the “chance of war” in the Middle East. Williams made his argument while he and his co-panelists were discussing Nancy Pelosi’s recent remarks that the peace deals were a “distraction.” “It is [a distraction],” Williams...
  • Why Trump Deserves Credit For Brokering Mideast Peace Deals

    09/17/2020 7:39:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 17, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    For decades, foreign policy experts—the blob—assumed much about the Middle East that has turned out to be completely wrong. It’s been remarkable to watch the mainstream press and official Washington try to downplay the significance of the peace deal the Trump administration brokered between Israel and two Arab states this week.The signing of the Abraham Accords on Tuesday between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain at the White House, which for the first time normalized relations between Israel and the two Persian Gulf states, is by any measure historic. It’s been 26 years since any Arab state recognized Israel,...
  • The Mideast Peace Process, Forty Years Later

    09/16/2020 10:35:56 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 16, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    In September of 1978, following two weeks of secret negotiations at Camp David, Israel’s Menachem Begin and Egypt’s Anwar Sadat signed a preliminary peace treaty. These Camp David Accords proved to be the high water mark of Jimmy Carter’s presidency, his only foreign policy achievement. They couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. This unexpected peace between Israel and Egypt burnished the Democratic Party’s peacenik credentials after Lyndon Johnson’s long mismanagement of the Vietnam conflict. President Carter wore this as a badge of honor, and made the most of it for the remainder of his presidency. The Camp David...
  • Dem Hack Chuck Todd ‘Uncomfortable’ With Historic Middle East Peace Deal

    09/16/2020 9:00:31 AM PDT · by DFG · 54 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 09/16/2020 | Kyle Drennen
    On MSNBC’s MTP Daily Tuesday afternoon, host Chuck Todd revealed that he is so deep in the tank for the Democratic Party that he can’t even credit President Trump for the historic Middle East peace deal achieved by his administration. Just moments after a White House signing ceremony finalizing the agreement had concluded, Todd whined about feeling “uncomfortable” about Trump’s accomplishment. “You know, Peter, this deal is a bit uncomfortable for a lot of observers to watch because it seems so transactional, it’s as if pulling out of the Iran deal is what got these Gulf states on board to...
  • Nearly two-thirds of US young adults unaware 6m Jews killed in the Holocaust

    09/16/2020 8:36:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | September 16, 2020 | Harriet Sherwood
    Almost two-thirds of young American adults do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust, and more than one in 10 believe Jews caused the Holocaust, a new survey has found, revealing shocking levels of ignorance about the greatest crime of the 20th century. According to the study of millennial and Gen Z adults aged between 18 and 39, almost half (48%) could not name a single concentration camp or ghetto established during the second world war. Almost a quarter of respondents (23%) said they believed the Holocaust was a myth, or had been exaggerated, or they...
  • Israel 'normalistion': Is Saudi Arabia softening its stance?

    09/16/2020 8:21:43 AM PDT · by libh8er · 17 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 9.16.2020
    After deals with UAE and Bahrain, there are signs Saudi Arabia is preparing its people to warm to Israel. When one of Saudi Arabia's leading Muslim leaders called this month for Muslims to avoid "passionate emotions and fiery enthusiasm" towards Jews, it was a marked change in tone for someone who has shed tears preaching about Palestine in the past. The sermon by Abdulrahman al-Sudais, imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, broadcast on Saudi state television on September 5, came three weeks after the United Arab Emirates agreed upon a historic deal to normalise relations with Israel and days...
  • Trump’s Middle East Peace Deals Proved ‘Experts’ And Pundits Wrong

    09/16/2020 10:43:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 16, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    Rather than acknowledging they were wrong and having the grace to celebrate the Trump administration's historical breakthrough, leftist pundits are busy trashing these agreements as 'no big deal.' History was made Sept. 15, 2020, when President Donald Trump hosted the signing of the Abraham Accords, peace treaties among Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. This extraordinary accomplishment could lead nations in the region to eventually end decades of conflicts and finally bring peace in the Middle East. Before the official signing ceremony, Trump told reporters that at least five or six Arab nations, including Saudi Arabia, would be “coming...
  • Arab Enabling Prevents Peace

    09/16/2020 10:25:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | September 16, 2020 | Jonathan Feldstein
    Like most Israelis, I was glued to the TV listening to the speeches and watching the ceremony of the signing of declarations of peace between Israel and both the UAE and Bahrain. Historic is an understatement. It brought me back to the day in March 1979 when Israel signed the Camp David Accords with Egypt, ending decades of hostility. Since then, Israel making peace with its Arab neighbors has been more or less a once-a-generation occurrence. Indications are that one or more of as many as five other Arab countries may also be on the verge of making peace with...
  • Normalization between Israel and Arabs

    09/16/2020 7:10:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American ^ | September 16, 2020 | Michael Curtis
    After a history of so many failed efforts to reach peace in the Middle East it is welcoming and gratifying that history is being made with arrangements that may be laying the foundation for peace, security, and prosperity in the region. These arrangements do not constitute a comprehensive peace plan that includes settling the Palestinian question, and it remains to be seen if and are “game-changers.” But they register a crucial change in Arab policies. Hitherto, most Arab states, at least formally, have boycotted the State of Israel, saying they would only establish ties after the Palestinian dispute was settled....
  • Why I'm Somewhat optimistic about the Abraham Accords despite the spotty recent history in the Middle East

    09/16/2020 7:18:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/16/2020 | Ethel C. Fenig
    The wild optimism that greeted the oh, so public handshake for peace on the White House lawn between the PLO's Yasser Arafat, no peace be upon him, and Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, of blessed memory, with a beaming President Bill Clinton (D) in the middle, 27 years ago; the wild optimism that greeted the Camp David Accords, facilitated by President Jimmy Carter (D) between Egypt's President Anwar Sadat, now deceased, and Israel's Prime Minister Menachem Begin, of blessed memory, 41 years ago; the wild optimism that greeted the Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty signed by Jordan's late Prime Minister Abdul-Salam Majali...
  • FLASHBACK: Experts Predicted Jerusalem Embassy Move Would Kill Middle East Peace

    09/15/2020 8:12:11 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 | David Rutz
    With Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain signing a historic treaty at the White House on Tuesday, the Washington Free Beacon looks back on predictions of Middle East turmoil when the Trump administration recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital in 2018. Although critics such as former secretary of state John Kerry proclaimed at the time that the rejection of Palestinian claims to the city would stymie peace efforts in the Middle East or lead to violence, the UAE and Bahrain announced they would formally recognize Israel and establish diplomatic relations with the Jewish state. President Donald Trump and Israeli prime...
  • Trump Expects ‘8 Or 9’ More Arab Countries To Join Israel Peace Agreement, Including Saudi Arabia

    09/15/2020 6:33:35 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 89 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 15, 2020 | ANDERS HAGSTROM
    President Donald Trump expects “seven or eight or nine” additional Arab states to sign peace agreements with Israel in the near future, including Saudi Arabia, he announced Tuesday during a White House ceremony. Trump made the comments after formally signing peace agreements between Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain. Known as the Abraham Accords, Trump and its other signatories hope it heralds “a new dawn for peace in the Middle East.” Trump also said that he spoke with the King of Saudi Arabia and expects the country to join the agreement “at the right time,” according Agence France...
  • Historic Middle East Peace Accord signed at the White House

    09/15/2020 10:25:03 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 143 replies
    White House ^ | 9/15/2020
    A historic occasion is occurring at the White House, and the gratitude of these people to our President is palpable.
  • Trump to preside over signing of historic Middle East deals at White House

    09/15/2020 9:28:32 AM PDT · by Blogger · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/15/20 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump will preside over the signing of two historic deals between Israel and two Gulf nations at the White House on Tuesday – a ceremony that will burnish Trump’s foreign policy credentials as he seeks reelection. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will sign deals marking the normalization of relations with both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The UAE deal was announced last month, with the Bahrain deal announced on Friday. The ceremony on the South Lawn is expected to see about 700 guests in attendance. Trump told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday morning that other countries "want to...
  • Israel, UAE, Bahrain Set to Sign Milestone Abraham Accords at White House

    09/15/2020 8:08:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 09/15/2020 | Zachary Steiber
    Israel and two other Middle Eastern countries are set to sign milestone deals in the White House on Tuesday.President Donald Trump will be joined by H.E. Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s minister of foreign affairs, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the United Arab Emirates’ foreign minister.The so-called Abraham Accords lay out what the countries agreed to in recent days: the normalization of relations between them.Israel before the agreements was only recognized by two other countries in the Middle East.The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel first announced...