Editor's Note:  Why are we giving these people money in the first place, Mr. President?  Where in the Constitution is that authorized?  Simple, it's not.  Whether they engage in negotiations or not, stop funding them.  That will help facilitate a quicker resolution of the matter.

At last some common sense in the Oval Office. The peace negotiations are useless and foredoomed, of course, but the point here is that President Trump is holding the “Palestinians” accountable, as no President has ever done before.

“We give billions of dollars away every year to countries and in many cases those countries don’t even support us, they don’t support the United States,” Trump said. “Israel has always supported the United States, and so what I did with Jerusalem was my honor, and hopefully we can do something with peace.”

Showering money upon those who hate us has for decades been a staple recommendation of the foreign policy establishment. That establishment needs to be repudiated once and for all.

And the “Palestinians” need not worry: the Europeans will keep the jizya flowing.

https://youtu.be/hkmTxLt_H2o

“Trump: Money Will Be Cut Off to Palestinians if Leaders Don’t Engage in Peace Negotiations,” by Katelyn Caralle, Washington Free Beacon, January 25, 2018:

President Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday and commented on the possibility of pulling U.S. aid to the Palestinians if they do not sit down to negotiate peace with Israel….

Trump addressed the United Nations vote from December to condemn the planned embassy move in which only a handful of countries voted in favor of the U.S. decision. He noted that the United States was “out in the wilderness by ourselves.”

“We give billions of dollars away every year to countries and in many cases those countries don’t even support us, they don’t support the United States,” Trump said. “Israel has always supported the United States, and so what I did with Jerusalem was my honor, and hopefully we can do something with peace.”

Trump went on to say that the Palestinians, who received hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. aide and support, disrespected Vice President Mike Pence when their leaders said they would not meet with him during a recent visit to the Middle East.

“That money is on the table and that money is not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace,” Trump said beside Netanyahu. “Because I can tell you that Israel does want to make peace and they’re going to have to want to make peace, too, or we’re going to have nothing to do with it any longer.”

Prior to Trump’s remarks, Netanyahu also commented on the historic nature of the administration’s commitment to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Pence announced on Monday the move is planned for 2019….

 Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer
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