Interview: Will Netanyahu and President Trump’s Deal of the Century Survive Israel’s March 2 Election (Q&A)

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

With Israel's March 2, 2020 election less than three weeks away, the political survival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump's Deal of the Century seem to be linked together as the central issues in the campaign.

Despite an indictment for possible corruption hanging over his head, and despite the fact that he is slightly behind in the polls, Netanyahu is waging a fierce campaign against left-of-center opponent Benny Gantz.


Beltway Insider: Trump Acquitted, Initiates Retaliation, SOTU, Afghan Attack, Kirk Douglas, Election 2020

Trump's peace proposal, which Netanyahu had a major role in crafting, is at the center of his battle plan. What are the issues at play, that will determine whether Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving prime minister, succeeds against all odds to emerge victoriously?

We are joined by Middle East expert David Rubin, former Mayor of Shiloh and author of "Trump and the Jews."

Q: What is the significance of President Trump's peace proposal for Netanyahu's campaign?
A: Netanyahu had a central role over the past three years in influencing the content of this proposal, especially the part that says that Israel can declare its sovereignty over all the Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria, the so-called West Bank. One of the central tenets of his campaign is to present himself as a master diplomat and his role in crafting this deal is being presented by his campaign team as further proof of his accomplishments.


Interview: The Trump Peace Plan Challenge: Can Peace Be Attained Without the Palestinians (Q&A)

Q: There have been other peace deals proposed during past administrations. What is different this time around?

A: Past proposals, such as the one proposed by former PM Ehud Olmert during the GW Bush administration have always offered the Palestinians close to 100% of Judea and Samaria and a state with its capital in the Old City of Jerusalem. This one gives them far less and places certain conditions on them in exchange for their hoped-for independent state. Such clear demands have never been made of them in the past.

Q: Can you be more specific? What kinds of demands are we talking about?

A: #1 The cessation of the payment of salaries to terrorists

#2 The recognition of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people

#3 The demilitarization of their constituent terrorist organizations, such as Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad


World News: Brexit And Life Goes On. . .

Q: Hasn't Netanyahu's opponent Benny Gantz also expressed his support for the Trump peace plan?

A: He has, but in the same breath he said that Israel should not declare its sovereignty over any of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria without "international approval". That is quite different from the approach of Netanyahu, who is trying to coordinate such a declaration with American cooperation and recognition. Does Gantz really think that the UN and the EU, will their proven biases against Israel, will give their approval?

Q: In your book, you wrote about President Trump's role in correcting the Middle East failures of past administrations. Where can people get a copy of your book "Trump and the Jews"?

A: They can go to www.DavidRubinIsrael.com  or just go to www.Amazon.com  and type in the words "Trump and the Jews."


Op/Ed: Fake History and the Constitutional Value of a Black Person

 

Bio: David Rubin, former Mayor of Shiloh Israel, is the author of the book, "Trump and the Jews" and five other books. Rubin is the founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children's Fund, established after he and his then three-year-old son were wounded in a terror attack. He can be found at www.DavidRubinIsrael.com  or at http://www.ShilohIsraelChildren.org  

Haute Tease

  • Wemo Media App TheBlu Secures Seed on Ocean Experience

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Wemo Media, an innovative visual effects studio, launched from the recent 2012 CES, secured two million in seed venture based on their ground-breaking beta TheBlu.

     
  • Grandmaster Furious Five Featuring Mele Mel & Scorpio Embark On a United Kingdom ReMix Tour

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Some Kind of Sorry', the new single from Grandmaster's Furious Five featuring Mele Mel & Scorpio, has seen the Rap legends and original pioneers of Hip Hop gaining airplay on national and regional radio stations all over the world.  

  • Celebrity Interview: Little Men Director Ira Sachs and Star Theo Taplitz Talk On Hollywood Endings, Casting and Actors

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Little Men, from Magnolia Pictures and Directed by Ira Sachs, brings to the screen a contemporary drama on life, death, love, family, friendship and the realities of economic minded decisions in the real world.

     
  • Beltway Insider: NATO Summit; Iraqi ISIS/ISIL Syrian; Ebola Numbers; Al-Qaida Operative Dead

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama traveled to Wales, United Kingdom, for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit where he met with world leaders from the twenty-eight member nations to discuss the challenges and direction of the 65 year-old organization.

     
  • The Upside Review - Superb Acting, A Genuine Feel Good Film

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Upside, from STX Entertainment, presents the story of a wealthy financier who becomes permanently paralyzed and hires a live-in caregiver with a criminal past that causes each to see the world differently with hilarious and enlightening results.

     
  • Climate Activist Michael Foster Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Climate activist Michael Foster will be imprisoned for shutting off the emergency valve on TransCanada’s Keystone 1 tar sands pipeline in North Dakota. This morning in Pembina County Court, Judge Laurie A. Fontaine sentenced Foster to three years.

     
  • Paris Fashion Week Coverage: Patuna Fall/Winter 2017/18 Couture Collection – Exquisite, Enchanting, Ethereal

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Patuna's autumn-winter 2017-2018 couture collection is a junction between Gaudi's organic architecture and Dali's dreamlike abstraction with a geometrical base elements, circle, triangle and square, Patuna has created a stunning collection fusing lines, abstracts and geometrical elements.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Begins 2020 Stump; Korean War Vets; Bali; Osama bin Laden; Ebola; Turkey; Wildfires; WH Cuts Access

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Trump took to the campaign trail this week stumping through Ohio and Pennsylvania, bringing his usual, Make America Great Again battle cry as the mid-term elections have the ability to shut down any effectiveness of the current Administration.

     
  • Bonhams Los Angeles Unveils Outdoor Murals Inspired By The L.D. “Brink” Brinkman Collection

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Los Angeles-Bonhams announces its collaboration with 'The Most Famous Artist' aka Matty Mo in celebration of the upcoming auction of The L.D. "Brink" Brinkman Collection on February 8, and public exhibition from February 2- 15, 2019.

     
  • Bridgend Review - Stirring, Resonating, Shocking

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Bridgend presents a shocking true story of the suicide epidemic in South Wales that overwhelmed a village as one by one their youth decided that dying was a better alternative, the soul stirring accounts are gripping in their portrayals.

     
  • Five Travel Tips to Calm Pre-Flight Fears

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    In the 1998 film French Kiss Meg Ryan plays a women with a severe fear of flying. She tried to overcome her fear through a simulator class only to panic and kick the door down in an effort to escape.The fear of flying is very real and not as comical as it played out.

     
  • Money News: World Markets Rebound; DOW Up, American Markets Steady

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The US Markets continued to show strong signs of steady growth, with Asian and European Markets also showing signs of consumer confidence, as shoppers are positively responding to consumer friendly incentives and the November Jobs report caps a year of economic growth to end 2014.

     
  • Jackie Review – Emotionally Riveting Performances Generate Oscar Buzz in this Historical Bio-Pic

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    JACKIE, from FOX Searchlight Pictures and Jackie Productions, presents an emotionally riveting, raw, performance of the November 22, 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy as seen through the eyes of his formidable, traumatized, poised and devastated widow.

     
  • LAX Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Paul Anthony Ciancia, the accused LAX shooter, has pled not guilty to murdering a TSA Agent and 10 other related federal charges in his second court appearance since the November 1, 2013 shooting.

     
  • The Neon Demon Review – Chilling Perfection

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Neon Demon, from Broadgreen Pictures and Amazon Studios, present a chilling tale, in modern film noir, of life inside creative pursuit circles, where beauty is the only currency and career is on life support before twenty.