Jared Kushner (ex-senior adviser and son of President Donald Trump) once cursed at the Israeli ambassador, and then kicked him out from the White House.
Kushner met Ron Dermer, the former Ambassador to Israel. This was in February 2020 when relations between Israel and America were quickly deteriorating due to disagreements over how to handle Palestine’s invasion on the West Bank.
At a later point Kushner reportedly answered the diplomat’s request to hold the Abraham Accords until two more Arab countries could be added by telling him Israel could take the existing deal with the United Arab Emirates or he could ‘go f**k himself.’
Barak Ravid (Israeli Axios reporter), claims that Kushner’s febrile outburst occurred after Dermer informed him that Benjamin Netanyahu, then Prime Minister, had doubts about whether he can trust Trump’s administration.
‘Don’t be mistaken to think that everything that happened in the past three years was for you. Kushner, reportedly shouted back in anger.
“To speak so negatively about others is distasteful.” You must get out.
Dermer was allegedly confronted with a similar problem with the White House one month prior when he sought a private meeting with Trump.
Avi Berkowitz (one of Trump’s Mideast peace Envoys) replied, “The president doesn’t like you guys right currently.”
According to Forward, Kushner was reportedly surprised by Trump’s 2016 election with his task to solve Middle East peace.
Kushner expelled Ron Dermer, the former Israeli Ambassador to the US, from the White House because he expressed Netanyahu’s doubts over his ability to trust Trump. A new book details the last months of Trump’s relationship with Israel.
According to reports, the White House used Netanyahu’s forceful compromise with his opposition party in order to block discussions about Israeli annexations.
An angry Netanyahu threatened to continue without US permission, according to reports.
Kushner said to a long-time friend, “This will be your biggest mistake.” Trump will be against you.
Kushner’s clash with Dermer was one of many in the book. This occurred as US, Israel, United Arab Emirates and the United States tried to negotiate a deal which would become the Abraham Accords.
Berkowitz was told by the diplomat that Netanyahu wanted to delay signing the deal so that he could bring two additional Arab countries aboard.
Kushner replied according to the book, ‘Tell Ron that one country is all he’s getting, and if he doesn’t want it, let him go f**k himself.’
On Sunday, the book was published in Hebrew.
Netanyahu nearly gave up on the historic deal. Ravid writes about how the former prime minister was almost forced to resign days before the Abraham Accords became public.
According to the report, “But the Americans made certain that the train had already left the station,”
The Axios journalist explains in his book how Trump’s relationship with Netanyahu has deteriorated over the past year.
In another part, the ex-president claimed his promise of peace between Israel and Palestine fell through because Netanyahu was not interested in peace, escalating new tensions between himself and the former Israeli prime minister, a longtime ally.
Ravid an Israeli author said Trump that he didn’t believe Bibi had ever wanted peace.
“I believe he just tap us along. You know what I mean? Just tap, tap and tap.
Ravid, however, stated that Trump had spoken highly of Mahmoud Abdulbas in an article for Axios.
Trump declared, “I thought that he was fantastic.” Trump said, “He almost felt like a father.” He was so nice. It was clear that he wanted to strike a more lucrative deal than Netanyahu.
Trump was reportedly told by Abbas that he wanted to strike a deal. Netanyahu, however, told Trump to hold off.
The US has been unable to reach peace with Israel and Palestine for many decades. Trump offered a deal at 2020’s beginning that would have been the best since the Madrid peace talks in 1991.
“My whole life is about deals. I’m like one big deal. This is all I do so it’s easy to understand. And after meeting with Bibi for three minutes … I stopped Bibi in the middle of a sentence. I told Bibi, “Bibi, don’t you want to make any deal. Do you?’ And he said, ‘Well, uh, uh uh’ — and the fact is, I don’t think Bibi ever wanted to make a deal.’
Trump accused Abbas, however, of giving hugs and kisses behind closed doors to evade public criticism.
Kushner, a long-time friend of Netanyahu’s, allegedly threatened him, telling him that proceeding to West Bank annexed without permission from the United States would be ‘the biggest mistake you have made’
Trump claims that his promises of peace between Israel, Palestine and the United States were canceled because Benjamin Netanyahu wasn’t interested in peace
Trump stated that he thought Mahmoud Abdulbas, the Palestinian president was “terrific.” He was almost like his father. He was so nice. It was clear that he wanted to strike a more lucrative deal than Netanyahu.
“He didn’t speak the right words when he returned home. Trump said more warlike words than he spoke to me. Trump suggested that Trump might have felt it was politically good.
Trump said also that Netanyahu’s rival, Benny Gantz (Deputy Prime Minister), would be much more difficult to reach a deal.
Trump said of Gantz: ‘I thought he was great. He is a truly remarkable man. It would have been easier, in my opinion to reach a settlement with the Palestinians [with Gantz]That is what Netanyahu does. Netanyahu is hated in the Palestinians. … They didn’t hate Gantz. They don’t hate Gantz.
Trump stated repeatedly during his presidential campaign 2016 that he received a message telling him peace between Israel and Palestine was impossible.
Everyone has told me it was impossible. Trump stated that Sheldon Adelson had said so. He was referring to former Republican mega-donor who he repeatedly mentioned in his interview discussing Middle East policy.
The hatred that exists between Israelis, Palestinians, and Israelis is overwhelming. Trump stated that they learned to hate one another from day one, particularly the Palestinians towards Israel. Sheldon, he said, was an excellent deal-maker. It’s not possible, he said.
When Trump’s peace plan was announced in 2020, Netanyahu took advantage of it to annexe parts of Israel-occupied West Bank before the elections.
The White House was stunned. Trump stated to Ravid that he was angry at Trump and stopped the program because it was going too far.
Abbas was harshly critical of this plan. Proponents called it “the deal of the century”, while Abbas called it the “slap” of the century.
Trump reached the same conclusion as Obama, Clinton, and Obama – Netanyahu would block a peaceful solution to two states. Clinton stated that Netanyahu wasn’t the man who would allow peace to be made with Palestine in a 2014 interview.
Despite Israel’s failure to reach a peace agreement with Palestine, Trump managed to negotiate a few peace agreements between Israel, four Arab states and a group of other deals, known as The Abraham Accords.
On Friday it was reported that Trump railed against Netanyahu for congratulating President Biden on his 2020 win, calling him disloyal and ungrateful.
Trump said, “I haven’t talked to him since.” F*** him,’ Trump said.
“I liked Bibi. I still like Bibi. Loyalty is something I like. Bibi was first to commend Biden. Trump said that Bibi was the first to congratulate Biden.
Netanyahu did not become the first leader in the world to felicitate Biden, and he had to wait more than 12 hours for his congratulations to be sent by the U.S. networks.
On November 8, 2020 (the day that the race was called in Biden’s favor), he posted his condolences on Twitter. In the post, he and Biden have had a ‘long & warm’ personal relationship for almost 40 years and sees him as ‘a great friend of Israel’ and looks forward to working together.
“Bibi should have kept his mouth shut,” said Trump. Trump stated that Trump made a grave mistake.
According to him, the ex-leader of Israel was disloyal and had helped Netanyahu get his elections. He said that the United States reversed decades worth of policy and supported Israel’s claims on the Golan Heights. The Golan Heights was taken from Syria in the 1967 war.
Netanyahu wrote a second tweet thanking Trump for his friendship with Israel.
Netanyahu defended his congratulator message.
‘I highly appreciate President Trump’s big contribution to Israel and its security. In a statement made to Axios, Netanyahu stated that he also appreciated the strength of Israel’s alliance with the U.S.