It turns out that while Trump’s genius son-in-law was wrecking his father-in-law’s chances to survive a brutal onslaught by an unflinching FBI investigator, the same young genius was also using all the means at his disposal as special adviser to the President to reunite two enemies of the Jewish State after a decade of their internal warring.
Vanity Fair on Wednesday quoted a source close to former White House political strategist Steve Bannon (probably Roger Stone) who said Trump had told Bannon he blamed his son-in-law Jared Kushner for his role in the decisions to fire National Security Adviser Mike Flynn and FBI chief James Comey, which resulted in the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the FBI probe into a possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
According to the Vanity Fair story, when Roger Stone told Trump that Kushner was giving him bad political advice, Trump agreed. And former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg said “Jared is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history. I’m only saying publicly what everyone says behind the scenes at Fox News, in conservative media, and the Senate and Congress.”
Over in the Middle East, senior PA officials have told Israel TV that the United States – not Egypt – is responsible for the reconciliation initiative between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas in Gaza. According to the sources, Jared Kushner was behind the initiative, which aims to restore control of the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority.
The officials said that Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas knows that Kushner is behind the initiative, and was asked by Trump to advance the reconciliation process with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. When we say Trump, we obviously mean Kushner, as well as peace envoy Jason Greenblatt.
Last month, the two advisers proposed a five-way regional meeting with the Palestinians, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, to figure out ways to dislodge all or most of Judea and Samaria from the Netanyahu government’s hold. The PA rejected the invitation, because it included the UAE, which sponsors Abbas’ sworn enemy, Muhammad Dahlan. Now, guess who tried to fix it so that the PA finally consented to attend a regional conspiracy meeting against Israel? The boy genius.
According to the PA source, the [two] Americans told the PA they would make sure the UAE would drop Dahlan – but the PA folks remained suspicious and the conference was a bust.
The plan conceived by Kushner and Greenblatt makes sense to some extent: since the gap between Israel and the Arabs is way too big to allow for a political peace agreement – the two sides are split on Jerusalem, the settlements, Arabs’ right of return, the Hamas charter calling for destroying the Zionist entity – why not concentrate on empowering the Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza economically.
To that end, reviving the pact between the Fatah and Hamas makes perfect sense, and it has already resulted in Hamas handing over to the PA the Rafah crossing into Egypt. Kushner and Greenblatt have also forced Netanyahu into economic concessions to the PA which include giving them parts of Area C, which is entirely under Israeli control.
What Kushner and Greenblatt fail to understand is that a united Hamas and Fatah also doubles the mortal danger under which Israel exists, seeing as now the war efforts against her can be coordinated more easily, possibly in collusion with Hezbollah.
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