Will Tillerson and McMaster win out? That depends on the coordination between Greenblatt and Israeli officials who are being very careful to point out the Arabs true reasons for normalizing relations with Israel.
When it comes to Washington, Israeli concession is not the Palestinians' priority. For West Bankers, it's US . pressure on the PA to make it "more democratic and less corrupt"; for Gazans, the priority is "increased economic aid."
Arabs have fought six wars against the Jews, losing each time; fought intifadas to dislodge the Jews yet Israel has survived and prospered. Are these not signs that Allah has protected the Jews, given them the strength to survive, and even blessed them?
To give Diaspora Jewry a disproportional role in Israeli elections would be inappropriate. But to give them no role whatsoever misses the point of the connection and the dependence we have to each other.
Despite showering the Palestinian issue with substantial talk, the Arab/Islamic walk has mostly been directed elsewhere, Arabs have never shed blood nor dedicated their economic power on behalf of Palestinians
The Temple Mount wasn’t about metal detectors, nor a variation on the usual theme sounded from Israel’s critics about the infringement of Palestinian rights. It’s about something much bigger: the right of Jews to be in Jerusalem.
All the professional peace processors and self-appointed Middle East “experts” don’t grasp the simple fact that an unassuming real estate developer-turned-presidential son-in-law understands:: the conflict between Palestinian Arabs and Israel has no solution.