"Imagine I take off your eyes instead and give you two diamonds," said Mahmoud al-Habash, adviser to Mahmoud Abbas, to the Israel Television News Company reporter. "Would you agree?"
The image of Donald Trump's finished statement is so perfect – that the Palestinians now & # 39; really get something good & # 39; in exchange for the relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem – it brings tears to the eyes. Especially when, in addition to the reaction of Minister Ofir Akunis, it is placed on the President's remarks – that the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank is a red line for the government, which was pronounced with the same cold, indifferent expression borne by all cabinet members in recent months.
Of course, nothing would be more stupid than attaching importance to Trump's comments during an interim election rally in West Virginia, such as John Denver "Take me home, country roads, to the place where I hear … West Virginia …" in the background plays . Although the lack of imagination indicated by the choice of the song is worth mentioning, it comes from a man who promises the & # 39; part of the century & # 39; to end the long, tragic Israeli-Palestinian conflict. So it is not really petty to look at the deals that have brought him into his current state – although it is not yet complete at the moment, the potential that could culminate in his deposition is present.
First, or perhaps finally, the plea made by his former lawyer and partner in crime, Michael Cohen. Cohen agreed to close deals, acted on direct orders from his boss, to steal money from two women to prevent them from announcing their sex-for-money arrangements with Trump. However you look at it, these deals were all so bad for him that I would not jump on his offer to be the mediator who can influence the fate of the two peoples here for generations.
And yet we keep eating from the palm of his hand as if there is no tomorrow. This is the man who bears a great deal of responsibility for the final round of violence between Hamas and Israel that began with Friday's protest actions at the fence; the man who changed our world and divided history in the periods before and after his election; the man who introduced in the West a personality cult typical of dictatorships, who said that even if he shot a man in broad daylight on Fifth Avenue in New York, he would be elected anyway; the man who even humiliated the people closest to him, including his wife and other family members. This is the man who gave Netanyahu's last term mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and took care of his next term.
Trump is the great patron of Netanyahu and the great friend of Israel; this is how he is usually described here. He has given Netanyahu a number of important gifts, of which the most unprecedented impressions of their friendly chemistry are the most important. As if to say: only a complete idiot would not vote for Netanyahu in the next election, when he has the greatest asset that an Israeli leader can have – an American president standing behind him. And do not pay any attention to all suspicions of criminal offenses that also run behind Netanyahu.
No. Trump does not understand why anyone would refuse to accept two diamonds in exchange for his eyes, but this is the language of the region, and even if the Palestinians are gifted in evoking strong images, Israel's price on Jerusalem is very high. . No deal-making acrobatics of a president who consistently exchanges money and love for gold coins, and his life is a monument of this, will be of some help here.