in the vicinityVideoThe politics of the Trump surprise Golan heights announcement
President Trump has a further move to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Israel, one that can also serve as a political calculation to go in 2020, Real Clear Politics co-founder Tom Bevan argued Thursday.
Earlier in the day, Trump declared that the Golan heights area belongs to Israel, tweeted that the controversial area of “critical strategic and security importance” to the Jewish state.
On Thursday, All weighted by the Star panel on Fox News’ “special report with Bret Baier” Bevan-together with the national security analyst of Morgan Ortagus and Washington Post opinion writer Charles Lane — and on the political consequences of the President is the last statement.
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Bevan began with the note on the growing list of 2020 candidate, a boycott of the upcoming (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) conference in Washington. The list includes U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris, and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’rourke.
He also referred to the anti-Semitism controversy surrounding U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, on the President’s Trump commented.
Trump “has been a great supporter of Israel,” Bevan told the panel. “Of course, that is a different topic, he decided to move forward, partly, I think, to draw the contrast between himself, his administration, and who his subsequent opponent will be in the year 2020. So definitely some internal politics at play here as well.”
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Ortagus called Trump’s decision a “milestone shift” in US policy towards Israel, as the top White house adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Secretary of state Mike Pompeo are working on a “larger initiative for peace” in the Middle East. They also argued that to claim that it is far more beneficial for Israel, the Golan heights than it is for someone else to do such as the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, or any other enemy of Israel, this is to.
Lane pointed out, the “politics” of trump’s decision, telling the panel that the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election in the next month. But there is a “disadvantage” to trump the decision, he added: It sets a precedent that the U.S. will ignore a U. N. security Council resolution, that is something that the Russian President Vladimir Putin may be thinking in relation to his actions in the Crimea.