JPost: US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace team has told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that settlement construction must be limited, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said he had been informed by members of the American peace team.

Erekat, PA General Intelligence Services chief Majid Faraj, and Palestine Investment Fund Chairman Muhammed Mustafa met two members of Trump’s Middle East peace team, Jason Greenblatt and David Friedman, on Tuesday at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.

“We discussed the issue [settlements] for a long time and…they [the Americans] said they told Netanyahu that restricting settlement construction is necessary,” Erekat told the Voice of Palestine, an official Palestinian Authority radio station, on Wednesday. more …

Opinion: Obama redux?

The promise: “We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.” Candidate Donald J. Trump

Broken promise: On June 1, 2017 President Donald J. Trump signed the waiver under the Jerusalem Embassy Act and delayed moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The excuse: “No one should consider this step to be in any way a retreat from the President’s strong support for Israel and for the United States-Israel alliance,” the White House said in a statement.

My opinion – June 1: “President Trump had a chance to poke a finger in the eye of Resolution 2334 and he missed an opportunity to bring God’s blessing on the United States (Genesis 12:3).”

My opinion today: Now its settlements. Jerusalem is like a drug (Zechariah 12:3) that the nations must have. Most have no idea why.


  1. Galatians 6:7 ESV
    “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”

    I’m no Sun Tzu when it comes to the art of strategy, but it appears Trump is using Jerusalem as a bargaining chip. If he is, wouldn’t that be viewed as a form of mockery to God? And if it is mockery, then what are the consequences?

  2. Nothing makes my blood boil worse than reading an article like this. Well, you were right, Author. I was so hoping you were wrong about Trump, but it’s obvious now his loyalty is not to Israel. And good point, VS. He is, after all the ultimate negotiator/deal maker. Yup. Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind. I’m hoping/praying we’re gone before the storm.

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