Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is apparently now close to being indicted for corruption, is becoming increasingly desperate to cover up his alleged financial criminality. His strategy to deflect attention is to conspire with the Trump family for the US to collaborate in changing the status of Jerusalem from an ‘international city affording access to all faiths’, to being the political capital of Israel.
It is also alleged that he is colluding with the White House in making preparations for Israeli forces to attack Iran, presumably together with US troops and American F-35 strike aircraft. That would be a catastrophic political and military error that would have dire consequences for both the Middle East and Europe.
A New York Times Op-Ed article earlier this year by Larry Derfner, warned that
“Counter-intuitive though it may be to Israeli and most Western minds, Israel, not its Islamic enemies .. is the aggressor in these .. wars”
As for the US shift on the status of Jerusalem, Donald Trump has been given specific warnings by France and many other countries of both the East and West, that to change the status of the Holy City to the political capital of the Israeli state would be a disastrous mistake and a decision that would be immediately designated as illegal by the international community as, indeed, are the existing Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem which are currently a violation of international law.
Netanyahu and Trump are playing with fire, and unless stopped, the flames could tragically burn us all.