A SUMMIT MEETING THAT DID NOT TAKE PLACE DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

This blog post is dedicated to the people who have convinced themselves that our foreign policy under Donald Trump is either dead, or should be.

From Michael Wilner’s article in the Jerusalem Post:

Israeli national security officials sat around the same table on Tuesday morning with their counterparts from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, discussing a dire humanitarian situation unfolding in the Gaza Strip.

The summit on Gaza, called by Jared Kushner, the US president’s son-in-law and senior adviser on Middle East peace, as well as Jason Greenblatt, his special representative for international negotiations, marks an unprecedented moment for Israeli diplomacy, as their dialogue with officials from Arab states is publicly recognized for the first time.

The Trump administration planned the meeting over the course of several weeks and released a list of attendees the morning of the summit, which also included officials from Egypt, Jordan, Canada and various European countries. 

Palestinian Authority officials did not attend the meeting.

Amazing.

Unprecedented.

And absolutely not possible during the previous (Obama) administration.

Now, grow old waiting for the usual media suspects to give Mr. Trump or Mr. Kushner any credit for it.

1 Comment

  • The UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) was also a non-Participant. UNRWA is still pouting because the US only gave them $400 million (half the expected amount).

    UNRWA is pouting because the US has demanded an end to blatant support for Hamas’ terrorism. Stop warehousing rockets and then firing them at civilians in Israel. Stop tunneling into Israel. Stop launching attacks, in general.

    Hamas still is intent (in writing – it’s in their charter) on destroying its neighbor.

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