Trump's Fourth Mideast Peace Deal
Morocco becomes the latest to agree to normalize relations with Israel.
President Donald Trump has announced the latest Middle East peace deal, this one between Israel and Morocco. “Another HISTORIC breakthrough today!” read Trump’s social media post. “Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to full diplomatic relations — a massive breakthrough for peace in the Middle East!” Morocco is now the fourth Arab nation in recent months to end hostilities with Israel and agree to normalize relations with the Jewish state, the others being United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan. Paging Saudi Arabia…
Part of the deal was the U.S. agreeing to officially recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara. As Trump noted, “Morocco recognized the United States in 1777. It is thus fitting we recognize their sovereignty over the Western Sahara.” This will include the U.S. working to increase economic and social development with Morocco.
Trump’s foreign policy legacy is the antithesis of his predecessor’s. Whereas Barack Obama, who blamed the U.S. for much of the world’s problems, essentially initiated an “America last” foreign policy that allowed our enemies to gain both strength and influence, Trump has, with his America First agenda, reestablished the U.S. international position of world leader. In so doing, he has brokered peace agreements in a region of the world that many foreign policy experts have written off as essentially impossible.
However, Joe Biden, should he take office, plans to reverse Trump’s undeniably impressive progress in the Middle East by promising to re-enter the U.S. into the disastrous Iran nuclear deal. Such a decision would throw a lifeline to the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism. The pathetic political justification? The only reason Biden plans to get back into the Iran deal is to shore up the false narrative that Barack Obama’s seminal foreign policy “achievement” was saving the world from a nuclear-armed Iran. If anything, the deal — and Biden’s planned efforts — will only ensure that Iran ends up with nukes.