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Trump team unveils Israel policy

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Donald Trump’s advisers on Wednesday laid out a more detailed policy plan on Israel that the Republican nominee will implement should he win the presidential election in November.

{mosads}The plan revolves around maintaining “the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel” and a continued growth of “military cooperation and coordination,” wrote Jason Dov Greenblatt and David Friedman, the co-chairmen of Trump’s Israel advisory committee.
The policy advocates going beyond the memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreement between the two nations and ensuring “that Israel receives maximum military, strategic and tactical cooperation from the United States, and the MOU will not limit the support that we give.”
“Further, Congress will not be limited to give support greater than that provided by the MOU if it chooses to do so. Israel and the United States benefit tremendously from what each country brings to the table — the relationship is a two way street.”
Trump’s policy also encourages the U.S. to defend Israel diplomatically by vetoing “any United Nations votes that unfairly single out Israel,” opposing “efforts to delegitimize Israel, impose discriminatory double standards against Israel, or to impose special labeling requirements on Israeli products or boycotts on Israeli goods.”
The policy also states that the “U.S. should cut off funds for the UN Human Rights Council, a body dominated by countries presently run by dictatorships that seems solely devoted to slandering the Jewish State.”
The Trump administration will also be skeptical of the two-state solution that the policy calls “impossible as long as the Palestinians are unwilling to renounce violence against Israel or recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.” 
Trump’s advisers state that such a solution is undermined by a lack of political unity on the Palestinian side and educational programs that teach “of hatred of Israel and Jews.”
Trump’s Israel policy also calls for recognition of Jerusalem “as the eternal and indivisible capital of the Jewish state.” Furthermore, the policy adds that the Trump administration will move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
Domestically, the plan calls for the Justice Department to “investigate coordinated attempts on college campuses to intimidate students who support Israel.”
According to Greenblatt and Friedman, all of these positions “have been discussed with Mr. Trump and the Trump campaign, and most have been stated, in one form or another, by Mr. Trump in various interviews or speeches given by him or on his social media accounts.”
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