Close friends of Donald Trump meet in Jerusalem. The contents of the Abraham Agreement and the Middle East conflict seem to be of secondary importance.
Jerusalem – Close confidants of former US President Donald Trump met this week at an event in Jerusalem. This was reported by the news portal CNN on Tuesday (October 12th, 2021). The background was the inauguration of the Friedman Center for Peace Through Strength by the former Israeli US Ambassador David Friedman on Monday evening (October 11, 2021). This is an initiative to implement and expand the Abraham Agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Various guests of honor were invited to the opening ceremony. Including people who can be counted in the close circle of Donald Trump: Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino. Also Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, her father’s former chief advisor, and her husband Jared Kushner.
Close confidante of Donald Trump in Jerusalem: Inauguration of the Friedman Center for Peace Through Strength
The Abraham Accords Declaration is a peace treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. It was signed in front of the White House in Washington, DC on September 15, 2020 in the USA by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Foreign Minister of the Emirates, Abdullah bin Zayid Al Nahyan, in the presence of then-US President Donald Trump. At the same time, a peace treaty between Israel and Bahrain was signed by Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Sajani.
Mike Pompeo had already received an award in March of this year for his work on the Abraham Agreement and the fight against anti-Semitism. According to CNN, some participants in the event had a special eye on Pompeo and loudly expressed that he should run for the office of US president in 2024. Pompeo is reported to be considering this in case Trump doesn’t run again himself.
Trump reunion in Jerusalem: songs of praise to the Trump administration
Sylvan Adams, a billionaire who co-chaired the event, reportedly announced, to great applause, “The Trump administration has run out of time and we’ve seen some of its accomplishments lost, but hopefully President Pompeo will continue down this path.” . ”He is also reported to have added, according to CNN, that he believed that Pompeo and the signatories of the Abrahamic Accords“ deserved much more ”the Nobel Peace Prize this year.
In a brief interview with CNN during the event, Friedman said he had stayed in close contact with alumni of the Trump administration. Therefore it was not difficult to win them over for the long trip to Israel. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are said to have arrived at 4 a.m. on Monday and left the same evening.
Benjamin Netanyahu on Abraham Accord: He and Trump’s team “changed history”
Kushner, Trump and Netanyahu had previously attended the presentation of the Abraham Agreement in the Israeli parliament. The committee, which consists of more than 100 members, wants to work on measures to expand the Abrahamic Convention. Overall, the following event in the evening seemed to be there to sing the praises of the Trump administration, according to CNN.
In his own address, Netanyahu welcomed the work of the Trump administration, saying he believed he and Kushner, as well as the rest of Trump’s team, “changed history”. Donald Trump himself had previously spoken out publicly about the success of the Abraham Agreement and praised himself and Kushner for their “historic peace plan”. Under Trump, US support for the State of Israel had never been more intense. However, some experts doubt that the Abraham Agreement will really lead to solutions to the Middle East conflict.
Benjamin Netanyahu uses the event in Jerusalem for his own purposes
In addition to his hymns of praise for Trump, the former prime minister and opposition leader Netanyahu is said to have used the celebrations in Jerusalem as an election campaign event. Almost every time Netanyahu’s name was mentioned, parts of the audience are said to have burst into applause. When US President Joe Biden or Naftali Bennett, Prime Minister of Israel and chairman of the far-right Yamina party were mentioned, no one in the audience was said to have spoken.
During the event, Netanyahu allegedly cursed Bennett from the stage and said he was not a “real Prime Minister”. After the parliamentary elections in Israel in March 2021, Netanyahu failed to form a government, so Naftali Bennett was appointed Israeli prime minister in June 2021. (Anna Charlotte Groos)