He used golf to incite Trump against the Palestinians…

The British newspaper, The Guardian, said that former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used various means to antagonize former US President Donald Trump against the Palestinians.

Citing Netanyahu’s book of memoirs, the Guardian said he used maps of Hezbollah missile sites and intelligence obtained from Mossad raids in Tehran to secure Donald Trump’s support for Israel in the normalization talks in the Middle East and its withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran. This is what the former Israeli prime minister says in his new book of memoirs.

And she continued: “But in unfamiliar scenes similar to what one finds in countless investigative journalism books and in Trump’s approach to reveal all that is hidden, Netanyahu also says to persuade Trump to his desire to continue with to abandon the making of peace between Israel and the Palestinians and to scratch the positive impression.” Formed at first sight by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, the Israelis used golf metaphors and maps of New York City.

The book is expected to be released in the United States after three days, under the title “Baby: My Story”.

Trump was told that the Palestinians were hostile and wanted the borders of their state to be as close to Tel Aviv as Washington Bridge is to Trump Tower. Trump has been told that the likelihood of lasting peace is as likely as a golfer’s swing through a brick wall.

Netanyahu remained close to Trump during the latter’s tenure in the White House between 2017 and 2021. Both of them are now out of power. Netanyahu’s memoirs are published in light of corruption charges against him, while Trump faces the possibility of legal liability in matters related to investigations into the riots inside the US congressional headquarters, as well as into his business practices and a defamation case related to charges of rape, which he denies.

As expected, Netanyahu lists his political achievements, including the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem, and the US recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

Netanyahu describes the creation of the process that led to the signing of the Abraham Accords, i.e. the normalization agreements concluded between Israel and four Arab countries.

Netanyahu avoided commenting on US domestic politics, including Trump’s refusal to accept his defeat by John Biden, his lies about election fraud and his incitement to riots in the US Congress on January 6, 2021.

Netanyahu also does not comment on the rumors that Trump insulted him by saying: “Fuck him,” after receiving the news of the Israeli prime minister’s congratulations to Biden on his victory in the elections.

But Trump being Trump — a naturally irreverent president — as Netanyahu himself described him, many interesting details about the private meetings are covered in the book.

In describing Trump’s first meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in May 2017 in Israel, Netanyahu echoed the account of David Friedman, then the US ambassador to Israel, which Friedman recounted in his book.

“When he was with Rivlin, Trump burst into a sort of slip and said, ‘Bibi doesn’t want peace. For some incomprehensible reason, that bomb didn’t leak,'” Netanyahu writes in his memoirs.

Ron Dermer, then Israel’s ambassador to the United States, “was blown away,” Netanyahu says. “It wasn’t ‘Houston, we have a problem,’ it was ‘Houston, we are the problem.'”

Netanyahu then describes how he and Friedman planned to get Trump to watch a video intended to “change his idea of ​​Mahmoud Abbas and about” Netanyahu. The tape shows the Palestinian leader as a two-faced person who talks about peace in English and praises terrorists in Arabic.

“I saw how the video affected Trump, at least for the moment,” Netanyahu says in the book. “He said, ‘Wow, is this the same sheik I just met in Washington? He seemed like a nice, peaceful man to me.'”

Then he says: “Trump obviously didn’t like being fooled by others. I hoped that the video would contribute to more apathy in the ties during the upcoming meeting with Abbas in Bethlehem on the last day of his trip.”

Friedman says the video’s movement drew rebukes from then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and then-National Security Adviser HR McMaster. Some “top brass” in the Trump administration viewed the video as a “cheap publicity stunt.”

Netanyahu now reveals that he used additional demonstrative devices with Trump, who even early in his presidency was not known to read reports presented to him as he quickly became bored, preferring advice given to him in the context of his personal interests.

Netanyahu says he showed the president “a simple slide showing the distance from Tel Aviv to the 1967 lines where the Palestinians demand that we withdraw. And I put the distance from Trump Tower to George Washington Tower on the map. The two distances were identical, ” just over six miles straight.

And Netanyahu goes on to say, “I said, Mr. President, will you allow a regime that wants to destroy you to establish a state at the George Washington Bridge? Of course not. We will not allow that either. “

And he adds, “Ron used a metaphor that could have an impact on the president: of golf. He told him: Mr. President, peace with the Emirates is a five-foot golf shot. Peace with the Saudis is a thirty-foot golf shot When it comes to peace with the Palestinians, it’s one shot through a brick wall from start to finish.

Then he says: “The president understood what was meant. At least until we definitely succeeded in moving him to a better place.”

Netanyahu quotes Friedman’s description of the way Trump “later pounced on Mahmoud Abbas and demanded to know exactly who he was. Was he the peacemaker he claimed to be in Washington, or was he a terrorist as he portrayed himself the video stated?”

Yet Netanyahu also described his frustration with Trump’s continued “Palestinian fetish” instead of “a big political deal for peace with the Arab countries that I thought was just around the corner.”

Netanyahu has been more successful in getting Trump to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, which the United States signed in 2015 under Barack Obama.

In his memoirs, Netanyahu describes a Mossad raid on a warehouse in Tehran from which the Israelis seized “a large amount of material” about Iran’s nuclear plans.

On March 5, inside the Oval Office, Netanyahu showed Trump another short video about what the Israelis said they had found.

The president pointed to the other senior officials in the Oval Office and said: ‘Maybe they should look into this. As for me, I didn’t need it, so I decided to get out of the deal.”

On April 30, Netanyahu went public and publicly revealed the attack, drawing criticism in Israel for revealing details of a Mossad operation. But in his book he denies any breach of confidentiality and says he only discussed the results.

A week later, Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.

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