With all the crap going on with the new Trump administration for the last two weeks, it may be easy for some to be disheartened for the Progressive and Democratic movements.One of the chief areas of concern is Trumps dismantling of Obama’s Middle East foreign policy.
One that was carefully crafted for the last 8 years to bring lasting peace to a region torn by war for hundreds and even thousands of years.But, their are many voices of encouragement out there, and Jimmy Carter’s is one of them.
Jimmy Carter said, “I am convinced that the United States can still shape the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before a change in presidents, but time is very short. The simple but vital step this administration must take before its term expires on Jan. 20 is to grant American diplomatic recognition to the state of Palestine.”
This statement should be uplifting to hear amidst the fact that Trump is now cozying up to the most divisive people in the debate (Netanyahu for one).As many know, just before he left office, President Obama allowed a resolution to pass condemning the settlements, which by the way, are illegal are international dictates.
That caused Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu to pull what hair he had left from his head. But then Netanyahu immediately got support from President Donald Trump who vowed that the United Nations will be neutered on this issue once he takes power.
Former President Jimmy Carter recently gave some sage advice to the new President Donald Trump. “Just do a good job, tell the truth”.
That ‘telling the truth’ thing may not be so easy for Trump, however.
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