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SHORT TAKES ON THE DRIFTING WRECKAGE – OVERNIGHT: 

A GOOD STEP FORWARD – OVERNIGHT:  Virtually ignored by the American press, which is reluctant to give former President Trump credit for anything, the Abraham Accords are moving forward in the Mideast, expanding peaceful relations.  Now, a real breakthrough, from the Times of Israel:  Israeli President Isaac Herzog took off for the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, marking the first-ever official visit by an Israeli president to the Gulf state.  Herzog was invited for the two-day visit by Abu Dhabi’s powerful Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, known colloquially as MBZ and seen as the UAE’s de facto ruler.  Herzog is slated to visit Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and will meet with bin Zayed, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Dubai ruler Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Expo 2020 Dubai Commissioner-General and Tolerance Minister Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Emirati business leaders, and members of the Jewish community in the country.    Thanks are due to President Trump, who started the peace train moving in the Mideast, and to his son-in-law, who did the legwork.  In fact, President Trump should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the Abraham AccordsSome chance.  President Reagan should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for ending the Cold War.  Some chance.

January 29, 2022