While the mainstream media has been feeding us with a daily dose of anti-Trump accusations, the situation in one of the world’s powder kegs, the Middle East, is changing.
The U.S. will open its new embassy in Jerusalem next week as another in a long list of Trump campaign promises comes to fruition. Israel has made it clear that it will not tolerate Iranian forward positions in Syria. The U.S. has withdrawn from the so-called Iran Nuclear Deal.
As an invited participant in an international conference call this past week that originated in Jerusalem, we learned that President Trump demanded that the embassy move be accomplished quickly, even if in a temporary location in Jerusalem. Dr. Eran Lerman of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies declared that “America is back” and that the region is in the process of being transformed by that.
We also learned that over 100,000 rockets are inventoried in the region to be used against our Israeli allies. But Israel has made it clear, in action as well as statements, that it will not tolerate Iranian bases to be established in Syria within range of the Golan Heights. The Golan Heights was annexed by Israel in the 1967 War and is crucial to its defense. This past week Israel has attacked Iranian positions in Syria with devastating precision. Prime Minister Netanyahu, in personal meetings with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, was able to rollback a Russian intention to deliver a state-of-the-art missile defense system to Syria and to warn that Russian personnel and equipment would be at risk if near the areas of Iranian activity in Syria.
The U.S. withdrawal from the disastrous Obama “negotiated” Iran Nuclear Deal will reimpose severe sanctions on Iran. This on the heels of statements by Saudi Arabia labeling Iran as the leading exporter of terror and right of Israel to exist assures that even more dangerous days are not far off.
There’s a new sheriff in Washington and things are changing.