Trump names David Schenker new Middle East head at State Department

David Schenker, a director at the prestigious Washington Institute for Near East policy, is to be assigned the top Middle East post at the State Department, as part of the ongoing shakeup ordered by President Donald Trump. DEBKAfile’s Washington sources report that Schenker, a friend of Israel and expert on Syria, Lebanon, Hizballah, Jordan and Islamist terror, is a former senior adviser to Donald Rumsfeld, when he served as defense secretary in the George W. Bush administration. He is the second non-diplomat to receive a high State Department appointment since Trump entered the White House. As assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, he will follow Andrew Peek, a former military intelligence officer, who was named deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq and Iran.

Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have been conducting a quiet revolution in the department to replace the professional diplomats who led former administration policies for appeasing Iran, promoting certain Arab and Muslim circles and antagonizing Israel.

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16 thoughts on “Trump names David Schenker new Middle East head at State Department

  • Jan 12, 2018 @ 13:46 at 13:46
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    These are the kinds of critical appointments that are so very important, but the general public will never know about for all the reason’s we already know.

  • Jan 12, 2018 @ 15:42 at 15:42
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    Isaiah 19:11 The princes of Zoan are mere fools; The advice of Pharaoh’s wisest advisers has become stupid. How can you men say to Pharaoh, “I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings “?

    How do you say, “We are wise, and the Law of the Lord is with us”? Verily, behold it is in vain, he made a false scribes’ pen.

    Wise men were ashamed, they were broken and caught; behold they rejected the word of the Lord, now what wisdom have they?

    Therefore, I will give their wives to others, their fields to those who possess them for from the smallest to the greatest, they all commit robbery, from prophet to priest, they all deal falsely.

    And they healed the breach of My people easily, saying, “Peace, peace,” but there is no peace…

    “Woe to rebellious children,” says the Lord, “to take counsel but not from Me, and to appoint a ruler but not of My spirit, in order to add sin upon sin.

    • Jan 14, 2018 @ 2:11 at 2:11
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      What’s up with quoting ancient fairy tales

  • Jan 12, 2018 @ 16:27 at 16:27
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    Stand with Donald Trump and tell Congress to Keep Government Funding Permanently Please as We Make America Safe and Secure Again and Always Donald Trump and Family and Mike Pence as Presidents of the United States of America and All Lives Matters and Always Donald Trump and Save America and Keep America Red Permanently Forever…https://www.wayslosebellyfat.com/

  • Jan 12, 2018 @ 21:30 at 21:30
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    Great appointment, should make a heck of a difference. The left hanging foreign affairs department is overly critical of Israel, and is not critical of the PA at all. RE buffoon Kerry and cohorts. Israel does way more for the USA then the public will ever know.

  • Jan 13, 2018 @ 6:44 at 6:44
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    Rummie? Is that you? LOL

  • Jan 13, 2018 @ 13:19 at 13:19
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    Additional puppet to secure Israel interests in this administration and the benefit absolutely would nothing, since Israel doesn’t want to follow the Laws and reverse its wrong behavior. Make peace now, return Golan, Sheeba and West Bank and Gaza(buffer zone inside Gaza).

    • Jan 13, 2018 @ 17:50 at 17:50
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      Return to who? The rightfull belonger is Israel. You know nothing.

      • Jan 13, 2018 @ 18:27 at 18:27
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        I believe you’re not idiot, so please don’t pretend to be an idiot. But I’m afraid that you’re, here are some info, for the beginning there’s no Israel before 1948, then read dozens UN Resolutions against Israel wars of grabbing others lands.

        • Jan 13, 2018 @ 21:08 at 21:08
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          United Nincompoops?

      • Jan 15, 2018 @ 20:51 at 20:51
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        return to the adepts of the religion of peace who will abide to the theories of power to the flower and permanent love for humanity,amen

    • Jan 14, 2018 @ 18:34 at 18:34
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      You should read the Bible and know that the land you talk about belongs to Israel and was given to them by God. I pray that your eyes would be opened to the truth of God’s word.

  • Jan 14, 2018 @ 6:41 at 6:41
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    Another zio spy in America helping the zio kill Whitey plan.

    • Jan 15, 2018 @ 20:52 at 20:52
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      put a zio spy in your pussy,you might get something out of it,unless it is being already occupied by some adepts of the religion of peace

  • Jan 14, 2018 @ 8:26 at 8:26
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    While the Left is going ballistic about Trump’s potty mouth, behind the scenes the quiet revolution continues. A great appointment! 👍🇮🇱

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