Donald Trump could very well be the greatest friend Israel has had in the White House since Harry Truman. There’s no doubt he’s a better friend to Israel than President Obama but that’s not saying much when you consider the fact Obama stabbed Israel in the back basically any chance he could get.
Recently, Trump made the bold and important move to finally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and anyone who has any grasp on history knows there is no question that it is the rightful capital.
From Fox News:
President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying it’s time to “acknowledge the obvious” as he ordered the State Department to begin moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” the president said during a speech in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House.
The move fulfills a campaign promise made to religious conservatives. But it could also inflame tensions across the Middle East.
“This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality,” Trump said. “It is also the right thing to do. It’s something that has to be done.”
Epic. To say the least.
The people of Jerusalem have noticed.
Check out the signs that are apparently popping up in Jerusalem.
How cool is that?
Safe to say that the people of Jerusalem are thankful for Trump?
From Jerusalem Post:
The campaign was created by Dr. Mike Evans, a prominent Christian Zionist and one of Trump’s first high-profile backers in the evangelical community, who is also the founder of the Friends of Zion Heritage Center in Jerusalem.
“No president in history has ever built such an alliance for the State of Israel and the Jewish people, and no president has courageously stood up for the State of Israel on the global stage as President Trump,” Evans said. “President Trump’s historic recognition of Jerusalem will secure his place in history as the first American president to take that step since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948.”
The campaign will run through Pence’s trip, rescheduled for mid-January.
Do you remember a campaign like that for Obama?
Hmm. Not ringing a bell.
Maybe because right before leaving office Obama hung Israel out to dry in despicable fashion.
From The Daily Wire:
Just in time for Chanukah, President Barack Obama has unleashed all the anti-Jewish fury of his administration on the state of Israel. According to a senior Israeli official, both Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have been pushing a United Nations resolution behind the scenes that would essentially declare East Jerusalem, which includes the holiest site in Judaism, the Temple Mount, non-Jewish territory off limits to Israel, as well as labeling any Jew living outside the pre-1967 armistice lines illegitimate.
The draft resolution is an utter rejection of Judaism’s claims to Jerusalem – a historical absurdity, since the only reason anyone cares about the spot is because of Judaism’s claims to it, which predated any Muslim claims by well over a millennium. It rejects Israel’s ability to defend itself by maintaining territory outside the “Auschwitz borders” of pre-1967 Israel. It ignores international law – the resolution says that Israel is occupying “Palestinian territory,” which makes no historical sense given the fact that there was never any sovereign Palestine, that the Palestine Liberation Organization was founded prior to 1967 and called for the full destruction of the state of Israel (as indeed, the Palestinian governing organizations continue to do), and that Israel’s enemies never agreed to any international agreement granting them sovereignty over the territory. Essentially, the UN calls for all areas outside the pre-1967 lines, which would include East Jerusalem, to become Judenrein.
Pretty big difference between Trump and Obama.
Thank God the latter isn’t around anymore.
H/T Gateway Pundit
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]