Changes in US Policies on the Middle East Now Blatantly Favoring Israel
Updated: Apr 10, 2022
The Trump Administration has been swift on moving policy in favor of Israel. In 2017, Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
After Trump announced he was withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear deal back in 2018, GOP mega-donor and billionaire Sheldon Adelsonrewarded five GOP candidates who staunchly opposed the deal. Adelson is also the CEO of the Israeli American Council. To follow was Trump's elimination of funding to Palestinian refugees through the United Nations Relief Works Agency.
In 2019, President Trump "recognized" Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. As a gesture of gratitude, Prime Minister Netanyahu named a new settlement “Trump Heights” after the president.
And recently US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US will breach international law by accepting Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank as legal.
As settler leader Daniella Weiss stated, settlements were to be built in such a way that there would be no chance of a Palestinian state ever arising. There never was any effort at reaching a fair and honest solution, and the Palestinian people remain under a de facto permanent occupation, while The Greater Israel Project moves ahead at full speed.