06 August 2018

"The Almighty Dollar"

26 Menachem Av 5778

Financial incentives and economic sanctions are the American "CEO's" weapon of choice...
Trump administration releases millions in frozen aid to PA security forces

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration recently released millions of dollars of frozen aid money to the Palestinian Authority, but only for Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation,....

Trump reimposes Iran sanctions, says goal is ‘maximum pressure’

WASHINGTON — US Donald Trump has signed an executive order to restore nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, increasing economic pressure on Tehran and renewing his criticism of what he called a “horrible, one-sided” nuclear deal, the White House announced Monday.

The sanctions, which will go into effect at midnight, target the use of dollars in Iran, the automotive sector and trade in gold and precious metals. A second round of more comprehensive sanctions will go into effect on November 5.

Trump said US policy is to levy “maximum economic pressure” on the country, while hoping for new negotiations between Iran and the United States that would result in another, more wide-ranging, accord.
Don't think for a moment that he would hesitate to use the same tactics with Israel should he decide it is in "America's interest," like if we balk in any way at any point in making the "Deal of the Century"...
White House Mideast team staffing up for peace plan rollout

WASHINGTON - US officials say the Trump administration is staffing up a Middle East policy team at the White House in anticipation of unveiling its long awaited but largely mysterious Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.
But, I promise you, this power is weakening and soon this weapon will be removed from their arsenal.


  1. Are you complaining that Trump imposed sanctions against our enemies? Because I'm very happy and grateful for it

  2. We know from chazal that Hashem strikes a nations gods before he destroys the actual nation. Like the article hints, perhaps we can say Hashem will strike the god of America which is money if Uncle Samkel tries to force Israel to destroy herself.