Ne­tanyahu vic­tory a win for Trump

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - NELSON MARANS New York

With Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu ow­ing elec­tion vic­tory to a coali­tion of con­ser­va­tive par­ties, the ques­tion of con­tin­u­ing set­tle­ments in Judea and Sa­maria has been re­solved in the fa­vor of con­tin­u­a­tion of this ac­tiv­ity (“Ne­tanyahu se­cures path to vic­tory in Is­raeli elec­tion, although cor­rup­tion al­le­ga­tions re­main,” Web, April 10). Whether the de­ci­sion will sit fa­vor­ably with the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion and its sup­port for Is­rael will be­come the up­per­most con­cern that re­mains to be seen.

With the Trump peace plan de­signed to be un­veiled af­ter the elec­tion, for ob­vi­ous po­lit­i­cal rea­sons, the gen­eral out­lines have in­cluded ac­tions to ap­pease Pales­tinian Author­ity Pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ab­bas and other PA lead­ers, thus bring­ing into con­flict the gov­ern­ments of Is­rael and the of­fi­cial po­si­tion of the United States. Hopefully a de­ci­sion will not be re­quired, as the Pales­tinian Author­ity ad­heres to a non-ne­go­tiable po­si­tion of the re­turn of all of the de­scen­dants of those who chose to leave in the Arab 1948 war to de­stroy Is­rael.

How­ever, on bal­ance the vic­tory of Mr. Ne­tanyahu is also one for Don­ald Trump and for our pres­i­dent’s fa­vor­able ac­tions to­ward the Jewish state.

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