Sunday, February 12, 2017

'Trump's government is waiting to see what Netanyahu wants'

At an event in Gush Etzion's Oz Vegaon, Co-chairman of Republicans Overseas Israel Marc Zell spoke about the steps US President Donald Trump is taking to change the US policy towards Israel, the Middle East, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. He also spoke about Trump's pre-election promises.

Zell opened his speech by speaking about the night of November 8, 2016, when Trump won an unexpected victory after all the polls showed he would lose to Hillary Clinton.

"It was a real miracle, a landslide victory," Zell said, describing how he was called in the middle of the night to speak to the media. He also said the Democrats seemed to be mourning Clinton's loss, and would remain angry and in denial "until they accept the reality. It takes time, and apparently for Democrats it takes even more time."

Returning to the issue at hand, Zell said, "Trump will not tell Israel whether or no to build or annex. He will respect the Israeli government's decisions regarding Israel's future. This is a revolutionary policy.

"For fifty years, since the Six Day War, no American government has agreed to adopt this policy. Instead, they have pushed various forms of a 'peace processes,' which all offered land in return for peace, two states for two nations, and so on. These were all Washington attempting to dictate what Israel should do. And we managed to work around it somehow.

"With G-d's help, we built - in Judea and Samaria, in Gaza, in Jerusalem, in the Golan Heights. The settlements blossomed and grew. And now we have a change in Washington's policy, a change we never dreamed of. This is what we prayed for, but we never dreamed it would actually happen. READ MORE