President Trump U.N. Sideline Meeting With President Mahmoud Abbas…

President Donald Trump meets with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority and highlights the message that the ongoing goal of Israeli-Palestinian peace remains vital to regional stability.


CTH readers are entirely clear-eyed as to the scope of the challenge. No-one amid our association is naive to the seemingly impossible scale against the backdrop of history. It may be that their task is impossible. Yet, if they do not try then how will we know it can’t be done? And if they do not try, it most certainly won’t be done…

There is absolutely no doubt of the work that has been going on for months, quietly, mostly under the radar. National media are completely deficient for not covering the ongoing events and the diplomacy that has been taking place all year.

We are living in a time amid a remarkable confluence of events.

The reality of President Obama’s expressed foreign policy of regime change -regardless of cost or consequence- has left millions of Mid-East communities in peril; far worse off today than they were nine years ago.

The Egyptian people, in no way a populist entity favorable to Israel, suffered through two years of brutal dictatorship from the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohammed Morsi.  Their very survival only due to a successful return of cultural and economic stability at the hands of General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

The Syrian people, again holding no favorable disposition toward Israel writ large, only just now coming out of the shadows of a horrific five-year civil war and seeing sunlight for the first time in half a decade.  Perhaps breathing room.

The Libyan people, caught amid an ongoing crisis of regional and tribal strife suffering through ongoing extremist violence that has taken them into the depths of economic and social chaos.  And before the fighting is even over, Europe is outlining demands of the North African gates.

The Jordanian people, again a tenuous and precarious Muslim nation, who has watched the most barbaric and horrific consequences from extremist violence in their lifetimes.

At no moment in history has the choking consequence of a decade-long ideological war left a larger population of people so exhausted than at this very moment.

Think of the nationalist possibility.  ♦ Fattah al-Sisi (Egypt), ♦ King Abdullah II (Jordan), ♦ Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel), ♦ Mahmoud Abbas (Palestinian Authority), and ♦ U.S. President Donald Trump have a remarkable canvas.

Egyptian President al-Sisi already secured the Sinai border region.  Under-reported in Western media, during the fall/winter of 2014 and spring/summer of 2015 al-Sisi removed every Hamas/Gaza tunnel and relocated thousands of homes to create a miles-wide buffer zone no longer useful by terrorists.

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Netanyahu-and-General-el-Sisi-of-Egypt-333-x-248The scope of what Egypt did to secure the Southern and Eastern border of Israel/Gaza is quite remarkable, and they have paid a high price battling extremists every inch of the way.

Simultaneously, as his Egyptian forces were removing the most significant security threat, al-Sisi brokered a peace deal between Abbas and Netanyahu and forced the Palestinian Authority to speak with one voice.   That’s why Egypt was so furious when John Kerry insisted on poking his nose into the agreement.

After the peace deal, and after he constructed the border security zone, Fattah al-Sisi then set up the construct for a Joint Arab Intervention Force.  It was into this regional backdrop of ongoing activity that President Trump arrived, surreptitious timing.

More than any other Arab leader Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has led the way in confronting Islamic terrorism.  It was President al-Sisi who exiled the Muslim Brotherhood and formed a coalition of Arab nations to confront the extremist elements promoting violence.

President al-Sisi’s call to confront extremism was joined by King Abdullah II (Jordan) in 2014; and that eventually led to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States uniting and forming an anti-extremism Arab coalition. [Backstory Here]

President al-Sisi delivered a 2015 New Year speech to the the most influential Islamic scholars and faith leaders calling upon internal reform to confront the radical elements within the Muslim faith. Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz honored President al-Sisi for his efforts at creating a stable coalition for peace just prior to his death a few weeks later in late January 2015.

After taking power in 2015 Saudi King Salman took up the cause for al-Sisi’s peace coalition, and that was the beginning of a series of events that culminated in this 2017 Arab Islamic American Summit.  If regional peace is achieved, history will show how significant Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was in that result.

Allow us to highlight some of the actionable items that showcase a man of action behind his words. Since reluctantly taking power in 2013 Fatah al-Sisi has:

◾Disbanded the Muslim Brotherhood as a political terror entity. (link)  (link)
◾Arrested those who burned churches and attacked Coptic Christians. (link) (link)
◾Jailed or banished the extremist forces.  (link)
◾Supported Israel’s right to exist and defend it’s borders.  (link)  (link)
◾Defeated Hamas in the border region. (link)  (link)
◾Destroyed the border terror tunnels used by Hamas  (link) (link)
◾Pressured Hamas and the PA to negotiate the ceasefire, and forced the PA and Hamas to assemble ONE negotiating group for their interests. (link)  (link)
◾Fought extremism in the Sinai region, and fought against ISIS infiltration.
◾Fought the Libyan new al-Qaeda network “Libyan Dawn”.  (link)
◾Charged and prosecuted the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood, who fled to Qatar.  (link)
◾Followed the MB to Qatar and initiated sanctions against Qatar until they stopped financing and harboring terror.  (link)
◾Formed a coalition against Qatar including the UAE and Saudi Arabia who withdrew their ambassadors and isolated Qatar in the region.  (link)  (link)
◾Won reelection with almost 70% of the vote. (link)  (link )   (link)
◾Holds an 80%+ job approval rating among ALL Egyptians. (link)
◾Shut down Qatar financed Al Jazerra propaganda machine.  (link)
◾Supported the framework for a new constitution which supports minority protections.  (link)
◾Won a victory against Qatar as they finally conceded and stopped safeguarding terrorists. Sending the MB leadership to the new safe harbor of Turkey.  (link)
◾United the moderate (non violent) Arab coalition, the Gulf Security Council, and constructed a unity principle that supports the safety of Jordan and formed a coalition to defend if needed.  (link)
◾Faced down and quietly defeated Turkey’s bid for a security council seat in the United Nations.  (link)  (link)
◾Negotiated a safe passage coalition for Israel and Greece to form an energy based economic trade agreement.
◾Continues to fight the Islamist extremists inside Libya.  (link)  (link)
◾Continues to fight ISIS in the Northern Sinai region.  (link)  (link)  (link)
◾Expanded the border safety zone with Gaza to insure greater control and protection from weapons smuggling. (link)

These efforts, and specifically the removal of the Gaza ‘terror tunnels’, are what has eventually led to Hamas acquiescing to the political representation of President Abbas.

There’s a long way to go if any regional long-term stability is to take place.  However, in the past three decades the collective interests and participants in the discussions have never been closer to each other than right now.

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62 Responses to President Trump U.N. Sideline Meeting With President Mahmoud Abbas…

  1. The only thought that comes to mind is what the MSM will say WHEN peace does come.

    I wonder if it would be reported at all….LOL

    Liked by 12 people

  2. n1ghtcr4wler says:

    if only Abbas wasnt such a liar and deceiver

    Liked by 11 people

  3. fleporeblog says:

    I love President al-Sisi from Egypt! I think he was praying as much as us on Election Day. He knew damn well that the decision of the American people would make or break him and his country. He loves to call our president “Your Excellency”. Other ME officials do the same but for me, President al-Sisi actually means it from his heart.

    Egypt is and will continue to be a major player in Northern Africa and the ME. They are working hand-in-hand with Jordan and SA. Egypt doesn’t have the financial stability of SA but they have the fighters that will take the war wherever it needs to be fought. SA realizes that and that is one of the major reasons they are investing $115 billion dollars into their military hardware from us.

    President al-Sisi, King Abdullah from Jordan and eventually King Slaman’s son, will be the backbone of the GCC in the ME. I would not be at all surprised to see Israel form an even closer alliance with the three countries. They have seven years and 4 months to get all their ducks in a row since our President will be at the helm guiding the USA. They will not waste a single day in their endeavor because time is so precious.

    He has every right to walk alongside our Lion!

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  4. fleporeblog says:

    It is truly Amazing what one man can do when driven with a purpose! WE are the luckiest people on the face of the earth. I really believe that our grand kids and their kids will see North Africa and the ME as a place they can visit while Europe will be a no fly zone because all that will be left is the extremist that were run out of North Africa and the ME.

    You may think I am nuts but we are seeing evidence of it every single day!

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  5. Blacksmith8 says:

    What does it look like when you help one sect of islam defeat another? ^^^ THIS ^^^
    I’ll dance when I hear ONE of the arab ‘countries’ claim that they stand with ISRAEL.
    [cue the suspicious cat]

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    • AdamSelene says:

      Seconded. Through God, all things are possible, but that doesn’t mean they’re probable. I’ll give the Palestinian Authority a .0000000001% chance of recognizing Israel before hell freezes over.

      Liked by 5 people

  6. Rondo says:

    Abbas has no power he is not a decision maker. Anything agreed to can change. Futile exercise. Islam will never accept Israel that is the true premise.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. magagirl says:

    Amazing work, God gives wisdom to the people He chooses. Thanks be to God!

    Liked by 7 people

  8. Sharon says:

    “At no moment in history has the choking consequence of a decade-long ideological war left a larger population of people so exhausted than at this very moment.”

    The one population that stands large in my thinking is what these fools (barry and hillary) did to Libya.

    Their perspective was, obviously, that they were large and in charge and the nations were their playthings.

    I remember clearly how adroitly Mr. Reagan dealt with Libya, and have the coffee table book of photos and narratives of the SR-71 mission over Libya that marked a distinctive improvement in their behavior on the world stage.

    Leaders with vision and courage can bring about significant events without breaking all the dishes. hillary and obama apparently believed that breaking the dishes was primary. They were both Nellie in Little House on the Prairie. Nellie and her mother.

    It’s sobering to realize that one generation of leaders at a time, for good or ill, make history what it is in endless iterations across the globe, century after century.

    Sovereignty of the individual, of nations, and of God Himself is always a factor – God’s portion alone always working with wisdom and right-ness. The individual’s and the nations’ sovereign actions are not always so.

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    • georgiafl says:

      Promoting radical Islam/Muslim Brotherhood seems to have been the intent/goal of both Obama and Hillary/Huma.

      BHO, HRC and McCain are responsible for rivers of human blood and oceans of suffering.

      H8 – cold, cold hatred for their actions and intentions.

      Liked by 14 people

  9. wtd says:

    Concise explanatory synopses of political situations such as this makes it so much easier to tolerate the wasteful and re-directed politics of “Russia, Russia, Russia”. The more time and effort wasted on the ‘Russia, Russia, Russia’ witch hunt, the less energy is spent undermining efforts to bring peace to the ME.

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  10. georgiafl says:

    Reading the Charter of Hamas and the Koran. There isn’t much hope for peace without radical reform of Islam or wholesale conversion of Islamists to Christianity.

    Liked by 5 people

    • jrapdx says:

      And what are the odds “radical reform of Islam” will happen? I’m not optimistic on that score. I agree President Trump has to try to promote peace in the ME between Israel and Palestinian neighbors, but realistically I don’t expect the effort to succeed.

      Liked by 3 people

    • MVW says:

      georgiafl, re: “There isn’t much hope for peace without radical reform of Islam or wholesale conversion of Islamists to Christianity.”

      So sorry, but I have to unreservedly agree. Any appearance of peace without concomitant obliteration of Islamic ideology is just strategic delay. Mohammed the murderer successfully used and recommends this strategy of delay to gain time to acquire the means to defeat his opposition. Arafat referred to this when he signed the Carter initiated peace deal.

      You can’t hope to make a good deal with the Devil.

      Liked by 5 people

      • georgiafl says:

        Islam has been consistently murderous, barbaric, misogynist, racist – since its inception around 610.

        There have been an average of 5-6 deadly Islamist terrorist attacks since 9/11/01.

        There is no such thing as an outlier lone ranger attack. Islam is Islam – from ISIS to Hamas to Al Queda to Muslim Brotherhood to Wahabbi to Sunni to Shiite – – one consistent modus operandi from its beginnings.

        31,768 terrorist attacks since 9/11/01

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        • Evelyn says:

          While I agree with everything you said, I wanted to add that I’m sure that God has His own purposes for directing President Trump to engage in this initiative. One of the many remarkable things that President Trump has already accomplished is to cause so many corrupt entities to expose themselves. There is nothing more corrupt than the spirit of antichrist embodied in islam. It may be that in the process of President Trump’s peace initiative, islam will be further exposed for what it is, so that the blinders fall off the hearts of many of the people living under the oppression of islamic rule and they are able to see and receive the truth of the Gospel. I have read (can’t recall exactly where, so the accuracy of this should be verified) that the underground church in Iran is one of the fastest-growing in the world today.

          In any event, President Trump and the government of Israel are to be applauded for participating in this effort. Remembering that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purposes, we should keep the people in islamic nations in our prayers, as God certainly loves them and desperately wants to reach them in these last days. And in regards President Trump and his advisors, although peace with islam is ultimately an impossibility, blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God,

          We are all looking forward to the rule of the Prince of Peace, when there will be a great highway between Egypt, Israel and Syria, and God says:

          23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. 24 In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. 25 The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.”

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      • Tparty says:

        I would never make a deal with the devil … I would kick his arsenal.


  11. SpanglishKC says:

    This is what PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH looks like as his Excellency means it

    Liked by 5 people

  12. Publius2016 says:

    Look to the President’s UN speech if you need more understanding! It’s not about us telling the Egyptians, Syrians, Libyans, Palestinians, and Israelis what they want but telling them what we can do to help them live in peace. War and despair are the destroyers of families and dreams…we dream BIGLY!

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  13. SpanglishKC says:

    While I pray for peace I also remember peace in the Middle East does not serve the interests of Iran, most of the terrorist organizations and most certainly not our “friends” Red China and Russia. If their is a shot at it though only one earthly being in our time can get it done. Here’s hoping like hell. #MAGA

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    • Publius2016 says:

      Iran may not need war to take over Iraq…they have the majority…the problem for the ruling party is that they are an autoctric theology and may lose the majority in Iran! It’s a catch 22 for them…the more they open, the more they may gain in territory, but lose in political power at home.


  14. Sunshine says:

    ABBAS, a liar, stuck in Trump’s web. The only reason Abbas is compliant: $300 Million funding at risk.
    Trump knows Abbas and Hamas are non-compatible, Hamas being the Alpha. Time for Abbas to become Alpha-boy.
    You could see President Trump’s fingertips tapping with the ‘Let’s get this over with, press conference’ signal.
    There’s no love between these two, Abbas the Hypocrite and Trump the Strategist.

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  15. scott467 says:

    “Yet, if they do not try then how will we know it can’t be done? And if they do not try, it most certainly won’t be done…”


    Thought you were talking about Christopher Wray and Jeff Sessions prosecuting the Axis of Evil (Hussein admin, Clintons, Soros) there for a second…


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  16. David says:

    Abas is a liar. Trump will not fall for it.
    To make my point the Hannity/Netanyahu interview below makes it clear.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. StuckInBlue says:

    Just watching the way Abbas sits makes alarm bells go off in my head. He looks like a guy who’s in it for himself, not for anyone else.


  18. Titan 28 says:

    This so called peace process is a load of hooey. Firstly, the Palestinians could have had peace, almost on their terms, decades ago. But if you really want peace, here’s a few steps: stop all aide to the Palestinians, some $500,000,000 per annum from the US; do not give them another dime until they stop teaching their children to hate Jews. How am I doing? You want to grab their attention? Stop the welfare.

    I hope Trump hasn’t fallen for what seems to be in the air in DC, that peace between the Palestinians and Israelis will stop terrorism. Please. Most Arabs loathe the Palestinians. All they are is a cudgel to beat the west over the head. Pity is, we fall for it over and over.

    Please, DJT. Don’t fall for it.

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    • Maquis says:

      I concur on the welfare thing. Terminate all UN agencies, programs, and missions to the Poor Poor Pitiful Palestinians and watch hunger reason with their idle bodies and hard hearts.


  19. Pam says:

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  20. Donald says:

    I feel moved to laud the extraordinary collage assembled by Sundance, and which appears at the end of his post. At its very center, the image of President Trump at the Wailing Wall —with Melania emanating ghost-like from a supernatural realm– is transcendantly beautiful in the extreme!
    Lastly, I place Al-Sisi as one of the greatest leaders of the last 40 yrs.

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  21. chojun says:

    Abbas’ body language suggested that he is sceptical, almost cynical, of a peace deal and that he doesn’t have much confidence in the Israeli delegation.



    • chojun says:

      With that said, his words convey a sincere hope and desire that President Trump can broker a peace deal. It’s interesting that Trump has essentially become a Lynch pin in this whole situation and how, possibly, a peace deal in the past may actually have been *prevented* by previous administrations.

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  22. yakmaster2 says:

    I have a fundamental question: How can there be a “two state solution” when one of the “states” can’t support itself without massive outside funding. Irregardless of the fact that al-Sisi’s securing of Israeli border by blowing up Hamas tunnels and creating a buffer zone, how would “Palestine” support itself after a “peaceful solution?” Seems to me it’s a hateful violent broke region making demands for sovereignty that everyone else will foot the bill for. If the Arab nations want to broker peace for the Palestinian Authority they should be the ones who share in it’s financial support, not the U.S because they will continue to indoctrinate their young that Jews are the cause of all their problems and the land Israel sits on is rightfully theirs.


    • Tparty says:

      It starts with real political leadership for their people, progresses with economic development and finishes with education.


    • Maquis says:

      Much as Sundance has noted that our eventual Six-Party Talks are going to Present an NK Marshall Plan of sorts, very likely that ME peace talks would be similiar.

      President Trump knows the critical value of healthy ecomonies, sustainable independent economies. Lasting peace requires that all parties are invested in their economies, that they have skin in the game, something to lose in the event of bad behavior.

      PDJT will, as in NK, assign primary fidicuary and management burdens to regional parties, especially those that are suing for peace and those that have long enabled it’s thwarting, as he is doing with Rocket Man.

      It will indeed be necessary to create an economy founded on self-industry, not on “benevolence.” The Israelis turned a desert into a garden, barren wastes into a fruitful and innovative global commerce. It has been and can be done.

      True, the Palestinians are no match for the Israelis. Self-discipline and industry are contrary to their nature and habit. But one of the critical aspects to forcing an alteration in both is to cut off the “charity” teat. The UN organizations founded to maintain the self-inflicted misery of the Palestinians must be completely dissolved and disbanded. Hunger is a powerful motivator.

      Removing the UN would have the saluatory effect of eliminating their principal ideologically enabling instigators, aside from enshrining indolence and ensuring misery. The UN has done no good there.

      This is merely the application of the Trump Doctrine to the Middle East, much as it is unfolding in the Far East. Thank you Sundance for teaching us of such things.



  23. Tparty says:

    I raised 3 children and coached many. The most important thing I ever taught them was … the only failure to fear is not getting up and trying … better.


  24. Maquis says:

    If I was like a Middle School girl with a prioritized list of my favorite boys on the cover of my Pee-Chee, only regarding World Leaders, Al-Sisi would be preceded only by Trump, Farage, and Netanyahu, though there would be shifting positions amongst the latter three, as their various speeches and accomplishments and victories swelled my bosom.

    I love those guys!
    (Not a girl though.)
    (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)


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