Caroline Glick, an Israeli journalist born in the USA, detailed the volatile allegations between McMaster and Israel. She wrote:
Many of you will remember that a few days before Trump's visit to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his advisers were blindsided when the Americans suddenly told them that no Israeli official was allowed to accompany Trump to the Western Wall. What hasn't been reported is that it was McMaster who pressured Trump to agree not to let Netanyahu accompany him to the Western Wall. At the time, I and other reporters were led to believe that this was the decision of rogue anti-Israel officers at the US consulate in Jerusalem. But it wasn't. It was McMaster.
And even that, it works out, wasn't sufficient for McMaster. He pressured Trump to cancel his visit to the Wall and only visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial--a la the Islamists who insist that the only reason Israel exists is European guilt over the Holocaust.Since McMaster headed the NSC, seven staunchly pro-Israel people were purged: Steve Bannon, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, Derek Harvey, K.T. McFarland, Rich Higgins, Adam Lovinger and Tera Dahl.
A senior West Wing official told CR that "McMaster constantly refers to the existence of a Palestinian state before 1947," and he also describes Israel as an "illegitimate," "occupying power."
McMaster apparently has not read the Old Testament nor understands the origins of Palestine. Sadly, he is not alone.
|Bibi Netanyahu & Caroline Glick|
There was never a Palestine state. The name "Palestine" is derived from the Hebrew word "peleshet" used to refer to the ancient enemies of the Jews, the Philistines, an Aegean people closely related to the Greeks. They have no connection ethnically, linguistically or historically with Arabia.
In the Second Century, the Romans defeated the Jews and named the land Palaestina in an attempt to minimize Jewish identification with the land of Israel.
Until 1948, the term "Palestinian" referred to the Jews in the land.
Further indications that Caroline Glick has McMaster's number is the fact that he shut down a joint U.S.-Israel project to fight Hezbollah's move to help Iran. It was led by former NSC Middle East director Derek Harvey.
After the Palestinian terrorists killed two Israeli police officers outside the as-Aqsa Mosque which resulted in Israel installing metal detectors, McMaster called Israel's attempt at protecting the holy site "just another excuse by the Israelis to repress the Arabs."
In May, McMaster refused to recognize that the Western Wall was part of Israel.
One senior West Wing official said, "In advance of the president's trip to Israel, there was a lot of desire from within the Trump administration for [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu to join the president at the Western Wall. McMaster didn't even want [Trump] to go to the Western Wall. He only wanted the president to visit the Holocaust Museum.
On Wednesday, McMaster fired Ezra Cohen-Watnick, senior director for intelligence at the NSC.
Even from the time McMaster was at Central Command (CENTCOM) he has shown himself to be pro-Arab, anti-Israel. He sees Israel as the enemy and he also backs Obama's pro-Iran deal.
In fact, according to Daniel Horowitz of CR, McMaster is on the opposite side of every one of Trump's campaign promises involving Isral and the Arab world, and now he's "purging all of Trump's own loyalists on the National Security Council and it's not like he's keeping some of the establishment Republicans; there are Democrats there.
I don't know why Trump put McMaster in the position he's in. I don't know why McMaster is even in the Trump administration. His negative views on Israel and the fact that he looks the other way when it comes to Iran's constant and blatant violations of the deal Obama struck with the terrorist nation, is a serious, disturbing threat to our national security.
McMaster really needs to go. I know the Palestinian Authority would love to have him on board.