Sunday, December 04, 2016


Jason Greenblatt who has worked for the Trump Organization for nearly 20 years is a top advisor to the president-elect on Middle East policy. Contrary to the Obama Administration’s constant haranguing, Greenblatt recently told the Jerusalem Post that Trump does not believe Israeli settlements are an obstacle to peace.

This contrasts with Hillary Clinton, who, as Obama’s secretary of state, said she wanted to “see a stop to Israeli settlement construction, additions, natural growth – any kind of settlement activity. That is what the president has called for.” In 2013, Hillary Clinton declared that additional settlement construction in East Jerusalem was “insulting.”

Greenblatt also said that Trump supports relocating the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, adding, “He is going to do it. [Donald Trump] is a man who keeps his word.”

Trump further believes Israel has a right to defend itself, something that was sometimes in question during the Obama presidency. This belief is most evident in Trump’s repeated calls to alter the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has called dismantling “the disastrous” deal “my number one priority.”

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