22 August 2018

Even the 'Good' of Eisav Is Bad for Israel

11 Elul 5778

How many times did we say it? It was entirely predictable.

Trump: Israel Will 'Pay a Higher Price' for Jerusalem Embassy Move

...Trump, speaking at a political rally in West Virginia, said that the Palestinians will "get something very good" in return for the embassy move, "because it's their turn next."

...The statements by Trump were made during the last minutes of the political rally, which mostly focused on other issues. ...Toward the end of the rally, Trump began listing what he considers to be his foreign policy achievements. When mentioning the embassy move, Trump said that since Jerusalem is now "off the table," Israel will have to give something in return to the Palestinians.

"If there's ever going to be peace with the Palestinians, then this was a good thing to have done," Trump said about the embassy move. "We took it off the table. In past negotiations, they never got past Jerusalem. Now Israel will have to pay a higher price, because it's off the table. The Palestinians will get something very good, cause it's their turn next."
And hours later President Trump's shaky political situation just got a lot worse...
...Legal blows fuel impeachment fears
...“The verdict in the Manafort trial isn’t nearly as worrisome to me as the Cohen agreement and the Cohen statement,” said former Trump adviser Michael Caputo. “It’s probably the worst thing so far in this whole investigation stage of the presidency.”

One Republican lawyer close to the White House worried that Cohen – with his unique access to Trump’s history of business dealings and scandalous personal entanglements – could ultimately prove more damaging to Trump, and give Democrats fodder for impeachment if they take the House in November. “It’s the only excuse they’ll need,” the lawyer said. “And believe me, they won’t need much of an excuse.”

The sheer force of the two stories breaking within minutes of each other left an unavoidable impression that the walls are closing in on a president facing serious accusations of wrongdoing, leaving some to worry what Trump will do next.

One former administration official said there’s a “very high” likelihood that the president – who increasingly feels under attack from all sides – will do something erratic that could make an already bad situation worse.
In related news: US not discussing recognition of Israeli sovereignty on Golan - Bolton

US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton - "The West Bank is 'occupied territory'"

I predict that Trump will not serve his full first term. I believe that the plan has always been to move Pence into place when the time was deemed ripe and I think they have to do it by removing Trump from office because I don't think they can get him elected.

Super-Christian, Evangelical-Catholic-Dominionist Vice-President Mike Pence is the most visible, most active, most influential vice-president I have ever seen and I don't think it is my imagination. 

But, of course, it is HKB"H Who ultimately decides these things and in the end, it will all be good for Israel. Just be sure to put all your trust in Him and not depend on mortal men.