The Arabs and the American elections

The Arabs are the most interested people and follow the last US presidential elections, and they split into two camps, one of which supported President Donald Trump, and the second his rival, Joe Biden. As is well known, the process is not a game of feelings, but purely political calculations. If we look at the Arab map, we find that the greater part of the Arab world entered the American electoral bet. Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt, quite frankly, supported Trump, while other countries did not hope that he would get a second term, as is the case in Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. There are other countries that maintained a gray status, and did not state their stance, such as Iraq, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Kuwait and Jordan.


This division between supporters of Trump and those opposed to him is not arbitrary. Rather, it is taking place on specific grounds, related to the four-year harvest of the problematic president’s term, and just as this harvest is abundant for some countries, as is the case for Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt, it is disastrous for other countries, such as Specifically, Palestine, where the Palestinian issue witnessed a coup that it did not face with another American president, including that Trump moved the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Although the decision was issued in 1995, all of the American presidents who have succeeded since then have left it on the shelf, and Trump came to dust him. And he went further to pressure the Palestinians to accept the deal of the century under which Jerusalem and large parts of the West Bank would be ceded, and a lame state on a part of the West Bank under the auspices of Israel. There is an issue that is no less dangerous than the attempt to liquidate the Palestinian issue, which is the normalization between some Arab countries and Israel, the UAE launched it, and Bahrain and Sudan were dragged behind it, and it is working to withdraw other countries on this path. This process was pledged by Trump, and it came in the context of his election campaign.


Likewise, Trump played a key role in sponsoring the internal coup in Saudi Arabia, which resulted in internal and regional changes, and the formation of a state of tension and division in the region. The same applies to the situation in Egypt, and had it not been for the silence of the Trump administration, the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, would not have dared to practice all this repression against the opposition to the point of carrying out physical liquidations of opponents, and imprisoning some of them in bad conditions that end in death, as happened with President Mohamed Morsi. .


As for other countries with special situations, such as Syria, the Trump administration has not approached the situation from the perspective of the moral responsibility of the United States to find a solution for millions of Syrians. It could have intervened to put an end to the terrible suffering of Syria. We do not miss here the account of Arab public opinion, which in turn is divided between support for Trump and Biden, but this position is not on the same level, or on the wave of regimes. On the one hand, the Arab interest reflects the extent of the Trump administration's interference with Arab world issues. On the other hand, the Arabs have mortgaged solutions to their issues to the United States, as we read from that the retreat of the role of the United Nations and Europe in the Arab world. One of the French prime ministers, Raymond Barr, once said: "If America is okay, the world is fine, and if America is bad, then the world is bad." The world was not well during Trump's term, which represented an era of political chaos at the international level, for the president, who fluctuated a lot and was colored during his four years in office, unleashed patterns of populism and disregard for laws in more than one country, and worked according to the style of deals, and measuring positions by business standards Business and family. Contrary to the slogans he raised about America's greatness and strength, the image was shaken by Trump's policies, which were often not professional, as happened with North Korea, Iran and China.

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