TRUMP OFFERED TO BE A MEDIATOR IN COMPLEX ISSUES OF MIDDLE EAST




İlknur Şebnem Öztemel-TDO- 17.05.2017 President Donald Trump has significant planned visits to Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Vatican. It is expected that Trump will use the trip to give fresh impetus to Israel/Palestine peace talks.

Fatah and Palestinian Liberation Organization officials told CNN that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would attend an "Arab, Islamic, and American Conference" in Saudi Arabia next Sunday. According to Saudi Press Agency, Trump, leaders from Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Pakistan and all six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council would join to the event too.

The following day, Trump is set to travel to Jerusalem where he will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officers. It is expected that Trump and Netanyahu will focus on disputed issue of relocation of American embassy to Jerusalem,

The US passed a law in 1995 about the relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem. However, from that time, each American president signed documents to delay the movement for six months. The latest one was signed by former president Barack Obama and will expire in June.

Previously in March, Trump told American Israel Public Affairs Committee that he wanted to "move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.”. He added the move would happen "fairly quickly".

On the other hand, Abbas said such move could shatter chances for peace talks. Moreover,  PLO's chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, indicated that PLO would revoke its recognition of Israel in case of a movement. Additionally, some European and Arab allies of the United States advised against moving the embassy because it could lead to unrest.

The pre-imposed ‘’Jew-Love’’ of American politicians is not a secret anymore.  Money, power and some interpretations of religion force them to obey some unwritten rules. The real reason why former presidents did not approve such policy is structure. The world was not ready to do so. Trump is here to end preparation period for some moves.  For instance: Ones, Trump said he wants his son-in-law, his senior adviser and open supporter for illegal settlement of Jews in Palestine, to lead the peace process.