President Trump of the United States, is a great friend of Bibi Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel. Bibi has been elected as Prime Minister, making this his fifth term.
US – Israel Relations
The United State has always been a good ally to Israel. The US is a world superpower, Israel being the only democracy in the Middle East. The US voted in favor of the partition plan in 1947, allowing the land of Palestine to be split into a Jewish and Arab State. The United States was the first country to recognize the State of Israel under President Truman.
The United States provides financial and military aid to Israel. Every President has tried to help with the peace process in the Middle East. From President Jimmy Carter in helping with the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty to President Clinton with the Oslo Accords.
President Trump has been seen as a great friend of Israel. Trump has recognized Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel and the sovereignty of Israel in the Golan Heights. Trump and Netanyahu are seen as great friends, Trump has been seen as an Israel supporter.
Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu
Netanyahu was born in 1949, in Tel Aviv, Israel’s first Prime Minister born after the State was declared. He served in an elite unit in the Israel Defense Forces and fought on the front lines in the Yom Kippur War.
Netanyahu became the leader of the Likud Party in 1993 and served as Israel’s Prime Minister from 1996 – 1999. After being defeated in the 1999 elections, he worked in the private sector but returned to politics in 2002 as Israel’s Foreign Affairs Minister. He was elected again in 2009 and in 2019, has just won his fifth term in office.
Prime Minister Netanyahu was against the Oslo Accords and he spoke out against the disengagement from Gaza in 2005, despite voting to approve the pullout. He said that pulling out from Gaza was a mistake.
The Peace Plan
Since the establishment of the State of Israel there has always been talk of peace. The United States has always been seen as the mediator between Israel and the Arabs when it comes to the peace talks. With every picture taken between an Israeli leader and an Arab leader there is always an American President.
Since Netanyahu has won his fifth term as Israeli Prime Minister, he and President Trump can pick up where they left off in the peace process talks. Will the Arabs accept the next Plan Trump has to offer? If history is our guide, the odds are very very slim.