And just like that, the Trump Era in the Middle East is over (temporarily).
Biden, I believe a coup plotter that illegally occupies the Oval Office, pays lip service to Israel’s security and our nations’ friendship, while enacting policies that undermine both.
His goons have now told new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett that the U.S. will not tolerate the razing of Palestinian terrorists’ homes. According to the Jerusalem Post:
“The issue came to the forefront in advance of Bennett’s first visit to Washington to meet with US President Joe Biden, after the IDF on Thursday morning razed the West Bank home of the Palestinian-American terrorist Muntasir Shalabi.
“US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had personally intervened and spoken to a ‘senior Israeli counterpart’ prior to the demolition, Price said.
“’The secretary and other senior officials here at the State Department in recent days have raised these concerns directly with senior Israeli officials – and we will continue to do so as long as this practice continues,’ Price said.”
Tellingly, Bennett ignored the warnings. The next morning, the IDF demolished Shalabi’s home, near Ramallah. Good for him; he almost has to show some sort of strength in jockeying for position with a now-hostile administration in Washington.
Make no mistake, the regime in Washington is an enemy of Israel.
At the same time, Jordan—I believe never a real peace partner with Israel, at least since the death of King Hussein. Note this wicked report:
“On 27 June 2021, Jordan’s King Abdullah II met with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Baghdad. All three announced an agreement to cooperate on transporting Iraqi oil through pipelines from Iraq to Jordan to Egypt, from where it will be exported to Europe through the Mediterranean. This agreement is King Abdullah’s ‘coming out of the closest’ with Iran. It is now official: Jordan is allied with Iran because Iraq is actually under Iran’s control. The Iraqi government is a puppet state controlled by Iran. Exporting Iraqi oil through Jordan to Europe is simply exporting oil controlled by Iran, which rules Iraq through its Shi’ite militias and controls the country’s resources.”
Abdullah is not what his father (or even grandfather) was. More a product of the modern world, and European influences, he is no loyal friend. However, his hand is being forced due to the 180 American diplomacy. After Trump’s genuine peace gains, Biden is what he always was on the issue (notwithstanding his claim to be Bibi’s friend for 40 years): a left-wing “Peace Now,” Oslo flunky. These policies are doomed to failure and worst of all, play with peoples’ lives in the Middle East.
Just think, a year ago peace was breaking out all over the Middle East. Now we are saddled with Blinken, Biden, Valerie Jarrett, Obama, etc.
It’s a reminder that this world is not our home and modern governments are not the solution.
Israel is, as always, really on her own. And for us, those that support the Jewish state, it is a season to not be swayed by right or left policies, but to rest in the knowledge that God is in control, yesterday, today, and forever.