Three related US foreign policy goals – security for Israel, peace in the Middle East, and a new alliance in the Middle East against Iran – have just made important breakthroughs. And if you have not yet heard about these achievements, maybe it's because Main Stream Media are so busy attacking President Trump that they've lost interest in foreign coverage.
On November 1, Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hosted a delegation of Christian evangelical leaders in his palace in Riyahd. The gathering was positive, she smiles all around, which is a change, as the Saudis were not always known for their kindness towards Christians.
In addition, the Jerusalem Post reported : "During the visit, the delegation also met with the Saudi Foreign Minister; the Minister of Education; the Minister of Islamic Affairs; the Secretary-General of "Etidal", the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology; and the Secretary General of the Muslim World League. "1
We could also add that this meeting had done so was approved at the highest level both in Washington and in Jerusalem. As stated, the Washington Post was the spokesman for the group Johnnie Moore, "who also serves as the unofficial connection of the White House to a group of well-known conservative evangelicals."
As for Israel's commitment, we might find that the leader of the delegation was the best-selling author Joel Rosenberg, a US-born Christian of Jewish descent who now lives in Israel and is close to Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu , As reported by The Jerusalem Post Netanyahu considers Saudi Arabia "an important strategic partner in the region."
In other words, this was a high-level journey; In fact, it was a kind of summit meeting where the views of three countries – the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia – were well represented. And yes, the Crown Prince and de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman, is the Mohammed Bin Salman, the man accused of being somehow complicit Murder in Istanbul of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen, supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Palestinian terror – and a Washington Post columnist . So Saudi Arabia is still a rough place; No one ever said it was a Jeffersonian democracy. But now they also say that Saudi Arabia is increasingly connected to Israel and the United States. And that's a big deal.
As Rosenberg said in an exclusive video from CBN News:
: We have no illusions about the challenges that still exist in Saudi Arabia. But I think it is respectful to listen to the leaders who have the opportunity to make life better for Christians and Muslims, and possibly also for Israel, and who oppose the craziness in Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood. I would ask people to pray. Pray for the (Jordanian) king. Prayer for the Crown Prince Pray for the people of Saudi Arabia. And I think that's the right thing.
It seems that everyone involved has their eyes open. It's not about Saudi Arabis becoming like the US or Israel. Instead, it is about the Saudis possibly consolidating an alliance with the Americans and the Israelis. If so, that's a huge development.
After all, Saudi Arabia was not long ago a relentless enemy of the Jewish state. Arabia is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and the home of the Islamic faith. Indeed, in the past, Saudi Arabia has not only used its religious influence to promote anti-Israeli hatred, but has also used its oil wealth to finance the Arab armies.
But all these hostilities could change. Why? Two reasons:
First the Palestinian question has resolved. It has been seven decades since the Palestinians became refugees during the Israeli War of Independence, and so the memories of this conflict will fade as Palestinians are taken to other countries. After the Trump administration made it clear they were not interested in following the familiar approach of endless negotiations on a phantom two-state solution, the Arabs realized that it was finally time to move on ,
Second, the threat of Iran has focused the minds of the Middle East. To be frank, the Saudis are afraid of Iran. The Persians and Arabs are historical rivals, even enemies. In addition, most Arabs, including most Saudis, are Sunni Muslims, and the Persians are mainly Shiite Muslims – and as the US learned in Iraq, this sectarian split is deep. And, of course, the present Iranian regime, warlike and aggressive, is a singularly dangerous threat to almost all other countries in the region.
With Iran as a common enemy, Jews and Arabs have moved closer together. But also the diplomacy of the Trump administration deserves the due recognition. Already in May 2017, the president chose Saudi Arabia as a destination for his first trip abroad. One goal, of course, was to secure the $ 110 billion package of arms sales, but it's now clear that the geopolitical wheel was spinning behind the scenes.
Of course, the MSM and its allies do not like it. Why? As Virgil notes last month in a headline titled "Media, Dems and Deep Staters are trying to dance Trump's America's First Saudi Policy," the MSM and the Democrats are so heavily invested he hated Trump that they did not want it to have any success at no matter how beneficial it might be to the US and its allies.
Okay, so the #Resistance sees the situation – as a bizarre world in which bad news is good and good news is bad. For Trump and for the Americans, however, the future in the Middle East looks much brighter.