President Donald Trump, in a national security strategy speech on Monday, points out that “for generations the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians has been understood as the prime irritant preventing peace and prosperity in the region. Today, the threats from radical jihadist terrorist organizations and the threat from Iran are creating the realization that Israel is not the cause of the region’s problems. States have increasingly found common interests with Israel in confronting common threats.”
The strategy, a product of months of deliberations by the president and his top advisers which encompasses all US policies regarding security affairs, does not repeat former President Barack Obama’s 2016 description of climate change as a US national security threat, aides said.
Trump’s national security posture reflects his “America First” priorities of protecting the US homeland and borders, rebuilding the US military, projecting strength abroad and pursuing trade policies more favorable to America.
by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff