Listen: Israel, Malcolm And John Bolton discussed on John Batchelor
"Lakes. For. Eight years. Thaddeus? An I enjoyed our conversation with John Bolton of the American Enterprise Institute once a week sometimes twice a week. We would follow Mr. Boden's publications and he'd come on. We debate the policies, and that was through the election of two thousand twelve and through the election twenty sixteen now he is what we all hoped would come the national security adviser and his visit to Israel was a my observation everything that Malcolm Hoenlein could've wanted. It's as if Malcolm line was asked. All right. You've got three wishes what's number one two and three, and it was John Bolton Bibi Netanyahu next to each other confirming the alliance of the US and Israel, Malcolm, a very good evening to you. Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of presidents, Major American Jewish organizations. Am I right in saying that you had a smile on your face when they stood there before the television cameras while it's my loan the number of grounds. One seeing them together and good evening to you. And and to. We'd have really such a busy week. But this turned out to be one of them more, shall we say positive notes with his visit to Israel, John Bolton's visited Israel is visit to the tunnels, which you, and I visited several times and to the old city and going to the wall, and I think he sent many positive and reassuring messages because of Israel's concern regarding the pullout of troops and made worldwide news when he said that it was contingent on the getting rid of al-qaeda, or finishing off fell Qaeda and also obviously expressing concern which will be conveyed to his Turkish counterparts when he visits their next. So I think yes, he his recognition of Israel's right to defend itself. And saying that the United States will stand behind him Israel in in its rights, and some people are saying that the pullout me, in fact. The end give Israel more latitude because they're essentially turning over. The security issues to to Israel. There was a discussion between the ya'll and Putin as well this week in last twenty four hours in which Israel again asserted its right to take action, and it's really about I would say three red lines. That Netanyahu has has really asserted one is about the the terrorist threat from his blah from Lebanon and one is about the game, the different systems, the precision guided munitions and the other advanced weapons getting into the hands of both Lebanese Hezbollah and other terrorist groups and to the the not allowing Hezbollah Iran military forces in Syria and cer- certainly not within the with approachable distance from these Rabi border. So this is the lines that Israel and has acted all along to to attack weapons supplies. To try to prevent the shipment of sophisticated weapons to Lebanon to to. Hezbollah. But obviously what the Russian presence they've been complications since the downing of the Russian plane. So Bolton's were remarks, I think were reassuring and confirming that the the US relationship is the best it's ever been. And that theme tend to keep it that way and secretary of state Pompeii or I think we'll convey similar messages. He's doing eight countries in eight days from Egypt to the Gulf will be I think can a similar message satis, Malcolm rockets from Gaza impacted the checkpoints. So this is an interesting story. That's just developing an has over the last hours of where the crossing points are closed now and Egypt is taking a hit for it. But it's not an or Israel. This is a PA decision has removed its people who were contracted to to you know. Monitor and process people at the crossings civilian crossing. And now the PA has threatened the HAMAs with the cutting off it's ninety six million dollars in aid because they say that they have arrested a large number of PA operatives. The there was a group of five that attacked the TV station. My says people PAC HAMAs people this the situation between them has escalated, and the price paid is that the Rafa crossing is closed in Egypt said until you decide who's going to monitor it and who's going to process the people we're we're not going to continue to operate it. And the the other aspect is that we've seen a bomb a balloon bomb carried by model airplane across the border, and it's a very colorful picture. The dozens of balloons. They have explosives attached to him and children go to others would go to would explode. So it's Israel responded to the presence of the of these arrow bombs and. Remind them because it's been relatively quiet along the Gaza border. But this was a clear violation. There was a plan exhibit has Malcolm tells me to London about Moslems who helped Jews during the holocaust is that. Correct bill. That is true, and it was held widely. It was to be held in in a Moscow is located in the Golders green section which is heavily Jewish area of London where the mosque is located and it was about Muslims who saved Jews in World War Two and the British Muslim jihadists said that they could not collaborate that they were collaborating with the enemy by doing that. They were not allowed to do that. They put a lot of pressure and in the last minute literally right before the opening after a great investment of money both by the Moscow by the Jewish community. It was cancelled and closed and the the this is the center for Islamic understanding failed to live up to its responsibilities. And the editor of the five pillars, which is the British Muslim new site was the one who led the charge against the the mosque. It's very regrettable when we need to have efforts to bring people together to see the capitulation in the face of the British Islamists. And a reminder of just how strong and how how widespread their activities in Britain. Are that is Malcolm let me just be clear about this. It was shut down because it was praising Muslims who helped Jewish people during the holocaust, right because the holocaust museum in Israel had contributed to it and help them asking exempting the exhibition, and so did the Jewish community in London that that they closed down for that for consorting with the enemy meant that's insane. Yes. It is insane. But so are so many of the activities that."