They said it couldn’t be done, at least not in the way the people in President Donald Trump’s Administration are busy making it happen. After decades of failed diplomacy involving Israel and Arab nations as a whole, the change to bi-lateral country-to-country agreements is making a difference.
The latest success story is Israel and Sudan. On Friday, with help from the Trump Administration – namely Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Jared Kushner, and Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz, as well as national security adviser Robert O’Brien – and no one from the swamp – the two Middle Eastern countries struck a deal.
“The leaders agreed to the normalization of relations between Sudan and Israel and to end the state of belligerence between their nations,” according to a joint statement issued by the three countries that also promised U.S. help for Khartoum to secure international debt relief.
In addition to helping foster a deal between the nations, the United States is removing Sudan from the terrorism list and is providing $335 million as compensation to the nation. That deposit has been made.
After a long and tortured history of collectivism producing a group of Arab states against Israel, there are increasing cracks in that paradigm that are being exploited by President Trump and his team. And they are using economics and the well being and wallets of the people as levers to make it happen.
All it took was a different approach, one that a businessman with a record of getting things done would put into action rather than just “diplomacy.”