It sure looks like Trump and Adelson have cut a deal on annexation | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

It sure looks like Trump and Adelson have cut a deal on annexation

So far, the Adelsons have gotten everything they’ve wanted from our transactional president: tearing up the Iran deal, moving the embassy to Jerusalem, defunding Palestinians, recognizing the Golan annexation, treating settlement expansion as legitimate, etc. Right up to yesterday — a Trump attack on the ICC in the name of Israel. As Trump once said when a Republican rival was getting Adelson’s money, Adelson wanted a “perfect little puppet.”

Most important, the Adelsons got the Trump “peace plan,” which paves the way for annexation of the West Bank. When Trump announced his “vision,” there they were in the front row.

Look at it from Trump’s point of view. He doesn’t care about peace in the Middle East or Palestinian human rights. He wants one thing, to win in November, and he needs money.

Think of it from the Adelsons’ point of view. Why should they risk $200 million on a loser? Well, because it’s not a losing cause; they get their payback now. They figure that Israeli annexation is permanent no matter what happens to Trump. “Facts on the ground” is the Israeli way of expansion. The embassy move will never be reversed by a Joe Biden. So let’s annex.

And by the way, the Adelsons have also been big supporters of Benjamin Netanyahu. Sheldon’s paper Israel Hayom is an important rightwing voice in Israel. Today that paper is promoting annexation. “Annexation is Israel’s right, and. . . it poses no threat to the interests of either the United States or the Jewish state.” So the Adelsons may also play a role in Netanyahu’s zeal to annex, when he had a lot of opportunities to dismiss that policy.

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So that is why this annexation is being rushed to 1 July, and with potentially deadly consequences for Palestinians.

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