President Donald Trump Participates in Arrival Ceremony with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem.
This worried me a little. That magnificent bastard has stones, doesn’t he? But then I relaxed. Watching this, something became crystal clear. The world doesn’t hate President Trump. They are as hopeful as we are. The key is respect. The man shows everyone respect. It’s genuine, and the world knows it. That said, let’s pray for his continued safety. Let’s see the libs spin this one.
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starfcker you are right, he is very brave. Glad I’m not the only one who felt some aprehension about this. He just seemed so alone. It just made me uneasy.
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He isn’t alone. God is with him.
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That is the key thing to remember.
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Amen, and let’s keep him in our daily prayers
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Well, not quite alone with just God on his side (which, btw can be pretty good if God gets pissed, brimstone is quite a show of force….).. I think it was Trump, God…
..and a few divisions of Israeli armored infantry on the ready, the Israeli Air Force, 500 Navy Cruise Missiles, etc, etc…..
But yeah, the man is doing the right thing.. go in there, be nice, listen to them, be strong, be reasonable and, for the Love of God, DO NOT lecture them like Kerry and Obola.
Meanhile, CNN is having a special about the “White House in Crisis”….BTW. I entered a formal complain with HR today about getting rid of “politics in the workplace”. I told them that having CNN on the TVs in the coffee room, lunch room, expresso bar is abusive since CNN is no longer a news channel, but a political channel.. and “politics do not belong in the work place”.
The word “abusive work environment” ought to wake HR up… specially as several other people have complained to them very recently.
“abusive work environment”
I absolutely LOVE it!
I pray daily, that the Lord my have angels protect President Trump and his family… that his security be vigilant and safe, and that the Lord may see fit to cause doubt in those that have evil in their heart , that would attempt harm to our President, his family, or those who protect them. So far so good. May the Lord protect them and use our new President to calm the troubled world and return to saneness.. if it is his will. And I pray daily that it is his will. May the Lord protect us and give us a chance with our new leader to do what needs to be done to restore stability and peace. Amen.
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Amen Uncle Max
I am hoping all these Leaders work together to get rid of the Deep State.
Everything about this Abbas-Trump Reception detour is reminiscent of the movie classic “The Mouse that Roared.” Especially liked the slow the one-man military escort parade around that building. (Like others here, also glad it’s over.)
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O my, I too thought of The Mouse That Roared.
I was pretty nervous too when I saw him out there. I think he look a little uneasy too at one point when they were walking. I was glad Melania was not out there. They really thought about the details. I’m so impressed!
Yikes! The place looks like a prison compound.
Folks have been commenting that POTUS “looks tired.” I disagree. He looks resolute, determined. We have been so accustomed to Girly Men in Foreign Meetings, politically correct, feminine demeanor, etc. Trump has SOME STONES, and is carrying himself in the Old Time AMERICAN Manly Manner — bold, determined, no nonsense. VERY REFRESHING and VERY EFFECTIVE.
People >60 can “look tired” 😞when they aren’t unless they invest heavily in plastic faces.
Plastic-face people>60 can look “stretched thin” 😬until they once again begin to “look tired” 😞(and so they sometimes invest again in stretchy-face.😬)
However, I think our energetic POTUS might be expected to be tired from the jet lag. He was, after all, delivering joint remarks by 3:30 am in his accustomed (EST/DST) time.
Jet lag, in my experience and that of others I’ve talked to comes after East to West flights, not West to East. So, I’d expect our President to be tired when he gets back to DC.
This was probably the first time in many, many years where he wasn’t on Trump time. Even through the election he kept a strict routine I’m sure. He only needs 4hrs sleep, but it was the same 4hrs each and every day. The World revolved around him and still does, but in spite of my what some of my Pedes think over on Redditt T_Donnald, he’s not Time traveler.
Uugghh how pathetic this welcome. Was that part of their army? I didn’t think they had one, only suicide bombers. Look what hate gets you. These people could be prosperous and living a good life if they would stop cursing the Jews and stop hating.
I feel bad for the kids being raised to hate,and those 2 poor kids holding the flowers. Trump took one boquet but a man came and took the other bouquet and Abbas pushed the little boy out of the way as he walked past.
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And so there PDJT arrives in the belly of the beast. Is it just me or was anyone else uncomfortable with this one? I don’t know…Maybe in the words of the lefties by meeting with them like this in their home it seems like we are normalizing them or putting them on the same level as SA and Israel or something. And no Melania. I’ll keep watching, but I am uneasy. I will be happy when he gets out of there. Maybe it is just indigestion from my chicken sandwich earlier.
Trump’s Israel Visit: Major Security in Jerusalem, Bethlehem
…”On Thursday, local media began reporting that a full-blown U.S. airlift had begun. Laden with equipment and dozens of vehicles, around 30 C-17 military planes arrived in Israel.”…
(A C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of stuffs.)
From that link: “Trump … will also be traveling to the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, where Christians believe Christ was born.”
Does NBC really have to explain that in those terms??
Sounds wildly offensive to my ears. Especially when it’s always “_The_ Prophet Moh-“
I had very negative and apprehensie feeling. Glad it’s over.
I’m really tired of the Palestinians. They have more than worn out there welcome. Get them out of Israel. They lost. They have been a thorn in Israel’s side for 69 years. Don’t they have something better to do besides kill Jews?
I have more hope in KSA influencing other leaders at the SA Summit than I do in Abbas stopping his terrorism.
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And the Palestinians keep moving the goal posts. First it was the Impossible Dream–they would only settle for a two state solution. So Israel finally says yes, okay, and then Palestine says oh well, we also want Jerusalem and reset the boundaries to pre-1967. It’s never enough. One would think they don’t want peace…
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They don’t want peace.
ya think ?
No, of course they’re not happy. They won’t be happy until they “drive the Jews into the sea.” That’s why peace in Israel is such a pipe dream!!
Hi MaineCoon, I don’t know if you know this but this Israel of the Old Testament. Here is a link where the PM Netanyahu said the Babylonian Talmud is the law of the land.
As for being thorns in Israels eyes, that is Israel’s fault for not obeying God. I don’t agree with Israel turning off the water for the Palestinians during the heat of the summer. I also don’t agree with Israel raising Palestinians homes on the east side of Jerusalem many of whom are Christians. I also dont agree with the Palestinians bombing and teaching hate.
This is a very complex subject and I don’t know if we have all the facts.
hate to tell you, there are no ” palestinians”
These people need to stop Israel blood libel hate spreading, suicide bomber supporting , terrorists.
If the ” palestinians” would stop their non stop Jew hate and refusal to acknowledge the right of Israel to exist as the Jewish homeland, there would be peace.
It is very complex. Yes, it all is due to the disobedience of the Jews for their expulsion from the land. Well documented in the Old Testament.
There is a glimmer of hope in some areas. My dear friend (completed Jew, daug. of Ortho Jew dad, reform Jew mom) lead my group to Israel in ’08. We took stuffed animals to the cancer ward of the hospital closes to Gaza Strip, which treats Arabs/Jews alike. Her org goes 2x/yr and continues to give items to the only pro-life group in Israel, and to the Holocaust survivors assisted living-type entity near TLV and many other places.
She had a speaker that I heard/met, Tass Saada. He was a Arafat PLO sniper assassin of Jews. After Arafat died, Saada became a Christian and his transformation was great. He believes that the only way to solve this problem is to bring up Jews/Arabs/Muslin children together from a very early age via schools to disband the ideas of the Arab/Muslims hate of the Jew. He founded such a school in Jericho. This gives hope. His book is entitled, “Once An Arafat Man: The True Story of How A PLO Sniper Found A New Life”.
Only God can solve this problem.
Interesting story you tell. I agree with you re raising the kids all together as a solution in the mid-term. I’ll check out Saada’s story. Thanks.
“Don’t they have something better to do besides kill Jews?”
well,…..in a word, no.
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Besides killing, how do they spend their energies and fortune?
Sylvia I wrote the following in the press conference post but will share it here as well. Abbas is also running out of time!
The reality for ISIS, al-Nusra, Hammas, Al Qaeda, Taliban etc. was flipped on its head these past 4 days. Our military approach that General “Mad Dog” Mattis spoke about on Friday evening has completely changed thanks to our President. We aren’t going to allow the rats to scurry out anymore. They will be trapped and killed. That presents a different psychology for the radical Islamist fighters.
From the article linked above:
President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. to ramp up its campaign against Islamic State with an “annihilation” campaign to surround and kill terrorists rather than chasing them out of territory in Iraq and Syria, his defense chief said.
“We’ve accelerated the campaign,” Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters Friday at the Pentagon.
The also realize that Muslim nations have had enough and will work with our Lion to destroy the terrorist both on the battlefield as well as in the cyber world and financially. How many realized the following that was announced at the end of the Arab Summit:
Trump & 55 Muslim-majority states sign pact pledging 34,000 troops to fight ISIS in Iraq & Syria.
Described as the Riyadh Declaration, the document was signed following US President Donald Trump’s visit to the Saudi capital for a summit that brought in Islamic representatives from 55 countries, and vowed “to combat terrorism in all its forms, address its intellectual roots, dry up its sources of funding and to take all necessary measures to prevent and combat terrorist crimes in close cooperation among their states.”
The exact membership of what the communique called the Middle East Strategic Alliance will be decided next year, but putative members have committed to assembling “a reserve force of 34,000 troops to support operations against terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria when needed.”
These animals are realizing that their days are truly numbered! Abbas and the Palestinians will either get on-board or they will become part of the enemy! Our Lion told their leader that they are starving economically. That was his subtle way of saying you have one of two choices. Think wisely because a decision will have to be sooner rather than later!
Thanks for the info, flepore!
Me too Sylvia! I can only guess Abbas wouldn’t dare do harm a hair on our brave CIC’s head knowing Israel would immediately annihilate them – no questions asked.
I too missed see our gracious First Lady, but understand why she may have left this leg of the trip off the schedule.
I’m sure the Secret Service is dealing with a logistical nightmare this entire trip! They better be on the job more so than the past 8 years and initial time in the Trump administration. The can be replaced with our military members if need be. The military would protect our President, I have no doubt what so ever.
And, hearing our most beautiful of National Anthems in the world, The Star Spangled Banner, always make my heart leap and tears well up in my eyes. That Francis Scott Key sure wrote a moving poem in 1812 during the night of the bombardment of Fort McHenry; and John Stafford Smith’s musical accompaniment to those words is, bar none, the most moving thing to hear.
I like your thought, “No Melania for you!” You’re right, without her it made it much more impersonal on our part and almost perfunctory.
I had the oddest feeling as I watched that they took a bunch of thugs and put uniforms on them and told them to march. It was like watching a high school play or something. They probably don’t have many grand state visits. Who would go see them?
I figure No Melania is a punishment. No Melania for you my fine friend until you learn to cooperate, be peaceful, and leave Israel alone! She’s the one who puts the lime in the coconut. Without her, this is just a quick stop, nothing to get excited about.
And weren’t those precious little children darling? Too bad they got brushed out of the way. Melania would have melted upon seeing them!
My final observation: when the rifle was fired I seriously expected to see a couple of people fall over – comedy style.
The Palestinians do not usually have women out in public places with the men, even though there was a little girl with flowers. The Trumps were correct not to bring Melania
Wow. President was very strong in his remarks. He is definitely very upset about this terrorist attack. He called them losers.
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They’re not losers. They are violent islamic jihadis who are well funded. They are, at this point, the winners. They are winning all over the planet and taking and holding territory for their death cult. With the blown up bodies of our children are the muslims made strong. We are losing this battle of religions and cultures.
We can’t even keep these freaks out of the USA.
They won’t be winning anymore.
Our Brave President Trump! I can’t help but think of Anwar Sadat in 1981 – sorry but it occurred to me. God bless Our President Trump and our beautiful First Lady!
Watching this endeared him to my heart, further, if possible. Nervy situation intensified by a squeaky band. Band practice probably not high on the list. May God protect our fearless leader.
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I’ve heard way better high school bands. And their national anthem – what the hell?
A courageous President!
The band sounded so horrendously, I think it took PT a minute to figure out that they were playing our National Anthem.
Abbas is a pile of human garbages as are every muslim on the planet. POTUS needs to deal with the savages in the only manner they understand: force.
Muslim jihadis just committed an act of violent islamic terrorism sending nails into children and killing 20 of them in the most horrible way imaginable.
There will never be peace between the muslims and the non-muslims. It will never happen. We have to accept that fact and begin to deal with them not pander to them.
What do you think Trump’s message has been while he’s over there?
I notice Abbas had the Orthodox priest and Catholic cardinal in the receiving line. I bet that was a last-minute addition after seeing Bibi’s remarks yesterday.
“See? See? we are nice to Christianas too!”
It’s really in the PA’s best economic interest to embrace Christians. More Christians feeling safe enough to travel to the West Bank to visit Bethlehem = more tourism income. There are still too many hardliners and terrorist sympathizers in the PA to fully embrace that, though.
This Christian would NEVER spend a dime in Pali-land.
Jan 2015: Gaza Palestinians support ISIS, (with their atrocities against Christians in the year just past.)
See 2014 dates in ISIS atrocities against Christians listed in link below.
You are right MissMarple. The Priest and Cardinal in the receiving line are likely just for show.
See? See? Palestinians are NOT so nice to Christians, are they?
The children with the flowers were adorable.
The band was squeaky but hey, they tried, and it is our National Anthem, I appreciate it.
I cried watching this. I am still crying now and it’s time to go to work, not to cry. There are no words for how much I want for our President to succeed with what he is doing. I have relatives by marriage living both in Israel and in Palestine; decent kind people, good parents, nothing like the stereotypes that the media and the terrorists would portray and that many would embrace as speaking for all.
But just as you and I are at a disadvantage opposing Deep State (the people who have sent John McCain to embrace and bring arms to ISIS who murders children) imagine the situation around Abbas and his entourage if you can. Palestinians are under surveillance attack from their own people who can also be unimaginably brutal. It is not easy to be in their position and American support has been weird and dishonest in the past, unrealistic.
Please God, please God, help us to dream big dreams of prosperity and sanity and help us to bring these into reality if it be Your Will, Please God
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good post! I agree with you. Abbas really wants to be in good relations with USA especially with POTUS. You can see how much he tried. I would give him credit more than I would to mccain or any us media! It is possible to have peace in the region and Trump is trying hard! God Bless him!
Abbas needs to really want to be in good relations with Israel, they are there 24 /7…forever!
Am Yisrael Chai
The “palestinians” need to stop passing out candy when their terrorists murder innocent Israelis, and cheering and dancing during terror attacks across the globe.
They need to demand new elections and stop voting in those who hate the Jewish people and deny the right of Israel to exist as the Jewish homeland.
They need to stop teaching the medieval lie of “blood libel” in their schools.
The world has showered the perennial victims, the “palestinians” with support and aid but little of it goes to the people of Gaza or Ramallah. It goes to terrorism. The sick and even the injured suicide bomber go to Israeli hospitals. Rather than use their people as human shields and foreign aid for the furtherance of terror and the building of tunnels, Mamoud Abbas et al need to join the 21st century and leave the ideology of hate behind. Then there will be peace.
I have relatives in Israel, as well.
And, taqiya in the United States, from media and from academics needs to be confronted HERE.
Someone recently noted that the Muslim Brotherhood has set up shop near Lexington, KY. If any Treepers in the Lexington area were able to attend college classes that deal with the Palestinian/Israeli controversy at colleges and universities near Lexington, it would be interesting to hear their first-hand reviews. I know that some of the colleges near Lexington have featured guest speakers who told half-truths about Israel/Palestine and graduates of these classes (some of whom go on to become schoolteachers or FBI agents etc.) do not learn about honor killing of young Palestinian women who flirt; do not learn about violent persecution of gays (and coverup of sexual abuse that involves men abusing other men and/or children); about child abuse, about schoolteacher indoctrination of hatred to Palestinian schoolchildren, although all of those are part of the problem.
So yes the Palestinians need to get their house in order over there; but over HERE we also have dishonest leadership in schools and churches who need to be confronted and set right. And it’s scary to do that *here* (although much more threatening for Palestinians who would speak up for peace and getting along with Israelis in their shared homeland). I’ve heard that Pearson textbooks also excuse terrorism as political activism; someone showed me an example of a Pearson school textbook HERE that showed the hideous pizzeria bombing in Israel and led students to think that sort of thing is politically justified.
Your comment was misdirected to the spam bin…. 😦
Thank you Ad rem I had wondered what happened to it.
Palestinians living in Arabian countries are treated badly; if they have an engineering degree it doesn’t matter, they can only become street-sweepers, and even if born in that country they’ll never receive citizenship. The U.N. gave Palestine a part of Jordan, but the Jordanian King would have none of it, he slaughtered thousands and dragged their lifeless bodies behind tanks through the streets.
Palestinians are mandated to live in squalor next to Israel’s border for two reasons: always be a thorn in Israel’s side: and they and the surrounding countries receive charity from America. Israel offers the Palestinians integration and passports, the Arab countries only offer abuse.
Yes it is the Arab nations who use ‘Palestinians’ as their sacrificial shield, constantly in conflict with Israel in order to keep the world from focusing on them. No Arab nation wants Palestinian/Israeli peace b/c then spotlight turns to the sponsoring countries to reform their own swamps. That said, i have no love lost for the plight of Palestinians. Plenty of chances to accept reasonable negotiated agreements & they overplay their demands or renege every time.
From what I understand, many Palestinians live in relative comfort in nice new apartments. They have businesses inside and outside of Israel and employ many Palestinians and Israelis. The relatives of suicide bombers receive ample dividends from the sacrifice of their young people.
Take a look at some of these “camps:”
I hope your right. I spent 6 years there, with many conversations on this topic with Palestinian friends and foes, crummy camps were their homes, but to be honest it was over 20 years ago; that was the story then, through the news I haven’t noticed much change, if it has that is a good sign, maybe the time is ripe for an accord. Note; we agree it is the Israelis that have helped them improve their lives. It’s time for other neighbors to help.
Does anyone know anything about the building where Trump met Abbas?
I see from Sundance’s post about the speeches with Trump’s schedule that he met Abbas at the “Presidential Palace” in Bethlehem. Some place. And then they talk about how the “Palestinians” live in squalor?
This reminds me of Psalm 23:5 ” You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies. You amount my head with oil and my cup overflows.” This verse shows how God gives his chosen and anointed favor with his enemies and it’s a perfect description of the pictures and video above.
Thank you God for our president and we pray for his and his family’s safety always.
Oh silly autocorrect “anoint” not “amount”. Where’s the edit button?😞😞
Trump, on meeting Abbas on the sidewalk, “Let’s get the f inside.”
I just finished watching that ‘Palestinian welcome’ and all I can say is, ‘WOW!’
Never mind Mr Trump’s welcome received in Israel and by King Salman, I’ve seen untold number of awesome, precision pageantry by USA high school marching bands. Holy cow! Ha!
I kept thinking: they barely rolled out a red carpet that looked like you’d find in a cheesy house of ill repute (at least cheesy the way I’d think one would look like in such a place 😳) and look like they’re gonna come roll it up any second, and then they did! Ha! 😜 Oy!!
God bless you, President Trump!
Guy on youtube is claiming that in their music, they use quarter tones instead of half tones, which is acceptable in eastern music but not in western music. I’ve got to call b.s., if they use quarter tones it’s just to add more character to a note or something, you wouldn’t play an entire song a quarter tone out of key.
There’s only two possibilities.
1. The Palestinian band is god awful. This is hard for me to believe that any offical band would be that bad, a junior high school band is more in tune than that.
2. They slighted President Trump on purpose. Not the leaders, mind you, but the members of the band.
I was in a marching band way back in Junior High and we were much better than that. It’s almost impossible to be that out of tune. It would almost have to be on purpose.
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