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Israel Will Have to Give on the Palestinian Front for U.S. Help Against Iran in Syria

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The attacks against the chemical weapons facilities in Syria over the weekend demonstrates that France and Great Britain take U.S. President Donald Trump much more seriously that do his domestic critics. This underestimation has already caused the president’s opponents the very high price of his rise to power, and it attests to a far-reaching misunderstanding of his policy. The attack also proves that Trump is capable of forming an international coalition relatively quickly, with the goal of categorically prohibiting the use of weapons of mass destruction.

After Trump cooperated with the expulsion of the Russian diplomats, in response to the poisoning of the Russian spy in Great Britain, the Western democracies’ joining of the bombing in Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons was inevitable. The operation was limited, in order to make it clear to Russia that the West is not interested in a war against it. Already as a candidate for the U.S. presidency, Trump announced that as far as........

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