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The abiding mystery: Is Trump, who is the son of a mother born and bred in the windy, rainy, Outer Hebrides of Scotland, so afraid of rain that he was unable to go to a US war cemetery in France on Saturday, for World War I Armistice Day commemorations? https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1061319137115430912 Or was this an excuse to have the meeting with Putin that he had previously planned, and/or Netanyahu? Possibly a secret trilateral meeting between Trump, Putin, and Netanyahu?

Trump and Netanyahu have been friends since the 1980s, when Netanyahu was friends with Trump’s father. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his son-in-law’s parents were also friends with Netanyahu. Trump and Netanayahu also share a mutual campaign donor in the form of Sheldon and Miriam Adelson.

To be fair, we don’t know the temperature at this golf game, nor if it was actively raining. Maybe it was colder in France…

The original of the VOA article, reposted below, has a (copyrighted) picture of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waving “as he arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris for a lunch after participating in a World War I Commemoration Ceremony, Nov. 11, 2018.” So, we know that he attended the luncheon, as did Putin and Trump.

From VOA News:
Netanyahu Cuts Short Paris Trip Amid Gaza Violence
Last Updated: November 11, 2018 8:40 PM, VOA News
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is cutting short his visit to Paris to return home after an outbreak of violence in Gaza.

It is unclear what set off the fighting which left six Palestinians and an Israeli soldier dead.

Hamas claims Israel launched an undercover operation into Gaza to hunt down a Hamas commander. It says Israel fired airstrikes as cover to let the Israelis get away. Israel did not provide any details on what it calls “special forces operational activity.” Several rockets were also fired into Israel from Gaza.

The latest fighting comes as Netanyahu defended his decision to allow Qatar to transfer $15 million in aid to Gaza as part of his effort to bring calm to the Hamas-controlled region.

“I’m doing what I can, in coordination with the security establishment, to return quiet to the southern communities, but also to prevent a humanitarian crisis,” Netanyahu said. “I think we’re acting in a responsible and wise way.”

In exchange, Hamas agreed to scale back the protests along the border with Israel. Israel has accused Hamas of using the noisy protests as a cover for militants to sneak into Israel.

Netanyahu’s chief political rival, far-right education minister Naftali Bennett, said allowing the payments from Qatar is like giving criminals “protection money.”https://www.voanews.com/a/israeli-leader-defends-money-transfer-to-gaza/4653651.html

Israeli fire kills seven during Gaza raid, Israeli officer killed

Posted:Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:39:30 -0500
Israeli forces killed seven Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in air strikes and an undercover raid that Hamas said targeted one of its commanders and the Israeli military said left one of its officers dead.
http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/PuOaBRijM9c/israeli-fire-kills-seven-during-gaza-raid-israeli-officer-killed-idUSKCN1NG0U0

Netanyahu cuts short Paris visit, returning home after Gaza violence spokesman
Posted:Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:39:30 -0500 
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a visit to Paris on Sunday and was returning to Israel after violence erupted along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, a spokesman said.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/7sRslhpF79s/netanyahu-cuts-short-paris-visit-returning-home-after-gaza-violence-spokesman-idUSKCN1NG0UI
Netanyahu is an extremist but there are even more extreme extremists.

It is very, very important to recall that these extremists are a minority within a minority. Netanyahu has it in for the majority of American Jews, most of whom are Reform or Conservative:
Fed Up With Critics, Netanyahu Opens Back Channel to Undermine U.S. Reform, Conservative Leaders: Foreign Ministry flies in 20 rabbis – including well-known critics of current leadership – in move said to be masterminded by ambassador in Washington, a close confidant of the prime minister” by Judy Maltz Oct 23, 2018 8:14 Am https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-netanyahu-creates-back-channel-to-undermine-u-s-reform-conservative-leaders-1.6584908

‘Pathetic’: U.S. Jewish Leader Blasts Netanyahu and His Government for ‘Hate Speech’ Against Reform Jews”. The past week has seen Reform Jews being blamed for an earthquake, labeled non-Jews and even told to behave, all by members of Netanyahu’s gov’t” by Amir Tibon Washington Jul 05, 2018 10:29 Pm https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-u-s-jewish-leader-blasts-gov-t-for-hate-speech-against-reform-jews-1.6245696

In 100 Days, A New Jewish Elite Rises Under Trump” By Nathan Guttman April 30, 2017 https://archive.is/Jvhhh The above article claims that Sheldon Adelson is not orthodox. The Adelsons are big Netanyahu supporters and have given big to Chabad, which calls itself Orthodox. The Adelsons are major extremists supporting new Jewish settlements on UN Mandate Palestinian land. Miriam Adelson’s mother was Hassidic Orthodox.

h/t https://twitter.com/PersianRose1/status/1061567666094256128