Washington on tenterhooks for “dramatic event” re Arabs and Israel during Netanyahu visit

The “dramatic event” kept under close wraps appears to be some breakthrough in Israel-Arab ties that will be revealed during PM Binyamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House this week. Even the closest aides of President Donald Trump and Netanyahu are not in on the secret., although the Israeli leader said before he flew out, “Very dramatic things are happening.”

DEBKAfile’s sources quoted White House sources as commenting on Sunday, Jan. 26, that they don’t remember a blackout as dense as this one. Monday, Israel’s Blue-White party leader Benny Ganz and the prime minister arrive in Washington for briefings by the president on his “Deal of the Century” – a blueprint for an Israel-Palestinian peace accord.

Those sources attribute the deep hush to two considerations:

  1. Premature disclosure could torpedo the mysterious move.
  2. The Arab rulers involved in the move may back off at the last minute.

Two unusual occurrences indicate that something out of the ordinary is afoot. By Sunday night, after detailed leaks from the Trump peace plan appeared in the media, not a single Arab ruler issued a comment, even to silence the critics.

During the day, Interior Minister Arye Deri signed a directive permitting Israeli citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for the first time. The directive referred to businessmen and investors. Until now, only Israeli Muslims traveled to the kingdom legally for the hajj to Mecca. The Israeli minister would not have signed this directive without the assurance of Saudi approval.

Furthermore, Netanyahu was fully supportive of President Trump’s decision to invite his political rival Gantz for a separate meeting at the White House on Monday. This scenario may also include the president asking Gantz to delay his return home and stay on to take part in the “historic event” as it unfolds. The opposition leader could hardly refuse this invitation, although it would keep him from attending the Knesset debate on Tuesday, which was called on his initiative to deny Netanyahu parliamentary immunity for prosecution on the bribery cases against him.

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45 thoughts on “Washington on tenterhooks for “dramatic event” re Arabs and Israel during Netanyahu visit

  • Jan 26, 2020 @ 23:01 at 23:01
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    Dramatic event?

    More likely – Another attempt at white-washing MBS’ crimes, a temporary TV-ready distraction from impeachment, smoke and mirrors from Trump, and some token support for Israel. All meant to outrage the libs.

    • Jan 27, 2020 @ 1:34 at 1:34
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      @Johnny… Good Point on Smoke & Mirrors, but will include the American Democrats will call an “Impeachment Political Crime” & Demand Trump’s Removal for taking Criminal Suspect Netanyahu’s Corruption Clinton-Lewinsky Cigars & Drinking Bibi’s Wrongful Wines under Subject to Israeli AG Prosecutions? At least, Trump, Bibi & Gantz are working for America, Israel & the People unlike US Congress?

      • Jan 28, 2020 @ 20:15 at 20:15
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        No they are only in it to benefit themselves. You need to pay attention to other sources than Fox faux news.

      • Jan 29, 2020 @ 15:10 at 15:10
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        You’re too full of it.

    • Jan 27, 2020 @ 4:16 at 4:16
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      It could bel the deal of millennium not century with a little bit more work.

      • Jan 27, 2020 @ 8:43 at 8:43
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        @Hans… There are Leaders & Nations Working Towards Peace in the Mideast & Iran Choosing To Divide & Proxies Die! Backward Thinking To 632 CE-AD Is Not Working For Advancement In 2020 Nor The Future!

        • Jan 27, 2020 @ 14:18 at 14:18
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          @GST.. I don’t see any connection between my comment and your answer, perhaps you just want to say something against Iran.
          This deal is something between Palestinians and Israel and Trump thinks that will work and he thinks he is a top negotiator. I just make a little joke about that in my comment, that’s all.

    • Jan 27, 2020 @ 10:19 at 10:19
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      LOL no one cares

      • Jan 27, 2020 @ 10:47 at 10:47
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        “LOL no one cares”

        @ “No One”,

        OK, so…………………….why are you posting here at all ????

  • Jan 26, 2020 @ 23:13 at 23:13
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    SAUDI ARABIA AND ISRAEL HAVE AGREED TO AIRLIFT THE BEST HUNG HUMP-BACKED ANIMALS FROM IRAN AND BRING THEM FOR ‘SAFEKEEPING’ WITH THE SUNNIS TO DEPRIVE THE PERVSIANS OF THEIR MOST SACRED ITEM.

  • Jan 26, 2020 @ 23:16 at 23:16
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    For 8 years we keep hearing Obama was the beast from Revelations because he was trying to make peace between Israel and the Arab World. Now it looks like Trump is the beast from Revelations

    • Jan 26, 2020 @ 23:40 at 23:40
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      Obama’s deal required Israeli surrender to the PLO. (laughable & delusional)
      Trump’s deal requires PLO surrender to Israel. (reality-based & long overdue)

    • Jan 27, 2020 @ 1:39 at 1:39
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      The Real Beasts may be Adam & Eve Schiff committing “Original Political Sin” that Exile Mankind from Paradise being Enticed by the Serpent Satan as Casts out of Heaven?

    • Jan 27, 2020 @ 11:34 at 11:34
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      Obama wanted his deal of the century to involve the steady nuclearization of Iran which Obama never asked to stop targeting Israel. Trump actually does want peace in his plan which strengthens Israel while improving the situation for Arabs by involving the Arab countries in helping their own instead of keeping them as a terrorist force against Israel.

  • Jan 26, 2020 @ 23:29 at 23:29
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    It will be amusing to see all the “peace” loving hypocrites come out against an Arab-Israeli peace agreement.

    • Jan 27, 2020 @ 1:43 at 1:43
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      The True Message being held up from the Messengers is that Hamas & Fatah already called for a “‘Day of Rage” at the same time, opposed to any Culture of Peace Plan without even waiting to Hear it?

  • Jan 27, 2020 @ 0:05 at 0:05
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    What’s in it for the parties involved? If it’s a matter of national security issue(s) that would benefit Israel and major Arab Counties, we are all for it.
    Saudi Arabia should have known since the first Gulf war (1990) that its major enemies are the so called its “Arab brothers” and the Muslim brotherhood.
    Saudi Arabia will benefit tremendously from Israel militarily, technologically, and financially.

    • Jan 27, 2020 @ 1:53 at 1:53
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      AFakeGST001… Thank you again for the Compliment using my Partner’s Colleague ST007 Moniker! I enjoy watching Jeopardy & still waiting for Elijah to return with the Staff of Moses mentioned in the Torah, Bible & Quran narrated in Kitab al-Kafi that Ja’far al-Sadiq that the “Tablets & Staff of Moses” are all “Heirs Abraham & Prophets”!

    • Jan 27, 2020 @ 5:12 at 5:12
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      I have a deal they can not refuse!
      I can only disclose its name – IDF
      (just in case they stupidly do not even listen to the one of the century)

  • Jan 27, 2020 @ 0:54 at 0:54
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    I can see the future…..peace between the Saudis, Gulf states & Israel, & Jesus will be landing with his white Donkey at Ben-Gurion airport !

    • Jan 27, 2020 @ 2:02 at 2:02
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      Maybe the Prophet’s Prophecy of in The Mishnah in Edduyot 8:7, Elijah will come to settle all disputes and reconcile all discrepancies in the holy books? PDJT should Invite Hamas & Fatah to “MarLoco” for Culture of Peace?

    • Jan 27, 2020 @ 2:09 at 2:09
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      @Dave… It may be on the “Red Heifer” Not an “Albino White Donkey? After all, Jesus was raised in Judaism Culture & Scriptures Return will bring Peace as well & the Caliphate Message too?

      • Jan 27, 2020 @ 11:31 at 11:31
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        “… It may be on the “Red Heifer” Not an “Albino White Donkey? After all, Jesus was raised in Judaism Culture & Scriptures Return will bring Peace as well & the Caliphate Message too?”

        @GST001,

        One thing is for certain: when the proper time comes for all to be fulfilled, we’ll all get to see who ACTUALLY DOES IT.

  • Jan 27, 2020 @ 0:55 at 0:55
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    SHHSSS SHUT UP

  • Jan 27, 2020 @ 3:05 at 3:05
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    The surprise is going to be that Gantz (The Schwantz) is going to show his Schwantz to Arabs.

  • Jan 27, 2020 @ 5:54 at 5:54
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    The fear from Iran make Israel and Arabs close friend. But it’s useless move, the future of middle east belong to Iran

    • Jan 27, 2020 @ 6:16 at 6:16
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      @Edy Cohen, the future of the middle east belongs to Israel. Iran is still in the 7th century and will be for the feasible future.

    • Jan 27, 2020 @ 8:10 at 8:10
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      @Cohen… Iran Shiia Regime is too Mired in the Caliphate Rejected by Majority Sunnis, Stuck in Avenging Ali’s Death Past in 632 AD-CE & have Weakened the Persian People since 1979. Great Leaders make Greater People that make Greater Nations for the Future Not for Thieves In Robes Not the Backward Past!

      • Jan 28, 2020 @ 6:20 at 6:20
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        Arab nations will formally recognized Israel right to exist as a Jewish nation. That’s it.

    • Jan 27, 2020 @ 8:47 at 8:47
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      Iran will only Future is Bringing Atomic Ashes to the Middle East! Why Global Powers Will Remove The Regime!

    • Jan 27, 2020 @ 11:40 at 11:40
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      “———- the future of middle east belong to Iran”

      @ Edy Cohen,

      That sort of sounds like some one saying in 1939 that the future of Europe belongs to Germany or in 1941 that the future of America belongs to Japan……………….how well did that go for them ?????

  • Jan 27, 2020 @ 6:24 at 6:24
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    seems to be Saudi will join egypt and jordan in a peace treaty eventually the UAE Israel will be a partner with saudi and egypt i can see a large IAF base on Saudi soil jordan will fall in line by taking in 1,8 million west bank arabs after israel annexes 80% of the west bank . after the treaty gaza s entire north will be taken back into israeli borders the south of GAZA will be eradicated if there rockets continue

  • Jan 27, 2020 @ 12:21 at 12:21
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    Laugh all you like, but it is said that its an ill wind that does not blow some good ; Iran brought a raproachment between Sunni Arabs and Israel. Sulaimani brought things to a head. The great Donald J Trump has blended the mix ..I pray for Trump’s success for the sake of all humanity. A great beginning

  • Jan 27, 2020 @ 13:57 at 13:57
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    You need 2 parties to tango , how will the PA / Hamas and co react ?? Another attempt / failure in the works.
    Gonna be a nice list of no deals for Trump : N.Korea , Iran and the PA, who cares ??

    • Jan 27, 2020 @ 18:35 at 18:35
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      @StrikeEagle… Agree, but that Failure of Nerve by Fatah & Hamas Leadership in on them rejecting Peace & Fostering Hate in Their Children Textbooks & Resorting to “Balloon Fugo Bombs” instead of “Birthday Balloons of Prosperity” for Their Families & Children. Turning Celebrations into Misery? Do Not Blame Seekers of Peace! Permanent Prosperity comes from Peace Not Conquests & Conflicts that Leaves Families Behind in this New Global age of Economics!

    • Jan 27, 2020 @ 18:46 at 18:46
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      There 12 Tribes of Ishmael as well as Jacob-Israel. Judaism Culture among Israeli & Islamic Civilization among Palestinians Actually Was The Highest in the Middle East Economically Together until Arab Nations told Palestinians to leave Judea-Palestine & turn them from Interdependent Prosperity into Dependent Poverty. When they choose to seek Peace Together they will Prosper Again Sharing Such Prosperity!

  • Jan 29, 2020 @ 10:34 at 10:34
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    HASHEM OOZ LEAMO YETAIN, HASHEM YEBARECH ET AMO BASHALOM. MEANING GOD WILL GIVE HIS PEOPLE STRENGTH, AND THEN THEY WILL BE BLESSED WITH PEACE. AS ‘BIBI’ SAID, ”WE WILL DEFEND OUR COUNTRY, BY OUR SELVES.”ISRAEL DOES NOT NEED EXTERNAL HELP, THEY CAME AS REFUGEES, AND MADE ISRAEL, WITH GOD’S HELP INTO WHAT IT IS TODAY. AS GOLDA MEIR ONCE SAID OF THE PALESTINIAN, ”THEY NEVER MISS AN OPPORTUNITY, TO MISS AN OPPORTUNITY.” THEY ARE DESTINED TO LIVE THE LIFE OF REFUGEES, AND EVERY SHEKEL THEY HAVE, IS WAGES THEY EARN FROM WORKING FOR AND IN ISRAEL. LET THE BDS GO AND ASK THEM, HOW THEY ARE TREATED BY ISRAEL, AND THEY WILL GET THEIR ANSWER. MY ONLY PRAYER FOR THE PALESTINIANS IS, ”INSHALLA GOD SHOULD HELP THEM TO UNDERSTAND AND DECIDE TO DO THE RIGHT THING, FOR ONCE IN THEIR LIVES.” THEIR BIGGEST OBSTACLES ARE THEIR LEADERS.ISRAEL AND THE ARAB COUNTRIES AT PEACE, WOULD BE BETTER THAN THE EU.

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