On following article- “Next year in Jerusalem” Trump showed everyone he is not afraid to go against the grain and make good on his promise – declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel • No matter what government leads Israel or who heads it, Jerusalem will never be negotiable.
By Boaz Bismuth, “Israel Hayom” newspaper , 12-7-17 http://www.israelhayom.com/2017/12/07/next-year-in-jerusalem/
In summary of the article:……Trump is a strong man. He doesn’t get easily worked up. The American media has been attacking him with unprecedented force since his election, but he remains unfazed. The same is true about the pressure he has faced, both domestically and internationally, not to fulfill his promise to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – from the various liberals at home, the “righteous” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the “enlightened” European countries, the Palestinian Authority that, once again, found a great excuse not make peace, and even from some soured Israeli leftists.
But the fact is that Trump could not for the life of him understand why his predecessors kept deferring, again and again, the recognition of something that everyone knows to be true!
Thank you, Mr. President, for this brave and historic decision. Thank you for applying your famous common sense to such a critical declaration on such a crucial issue – Jerusalem.
However, Obama seems like a distant nightmare. Obama was crowned the “messiah” when he first took office, hailed as the change that the world had been waiting for. He did, in fact, change the world – for the worse….. in October 2016, we were confronted with the shameful UNESCO decision to deny the link between the Jews and Jerusalem. What a change we are now seeing! Jerusalem has gone from being characterized as a settlement (its eastern part) to being recognized as Israel’s capital…
In that same shameful decision facilitated by Obama’s administration, the U.N. decided to unilaterally change the borders of Jerusalem. Now, the current American president has decided to recognize reality without dragging boundaries into the mix……..
… In case anyone has failed to notice, Trump is not a fan of procedural rituals, unlike his predecessor, Barack Obama. He is a man of action. Like he personally told me in Washington two days before his inauguration: “You know I’m not a man who breaks promises.”
On Wednesday, he fulfilled his promise, even if there is still a ways to go….
In this era, when the international community largely decides what is and isn’t acceptable, what is legitimate and what is wrong, and where the lines are to be drawn, the world is insisting on deciding for us where the Jewish capital is located – to them, it is Tel Aviv – a Jewish city. That is why Trump had to remind the world what friendship, reason and living up to your word looks like. …
Winston Churchill was one of the first leaders of the 20th century to recognize the holy bond between the rebirth of the Jewish state and Jerusalem, – In 1955 He said: “You ought to let the Jews have Jerusalem; it is they who made it famous.”
The decision to recognize Jerusalem has put Trump in the same circle as Harry Truman, whose recognition of the Jewish state led the rest of world to follow suit. In the same way, Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem will prompt the relocation of many embassies there.
To those threatening us with riots and wars, let us keep in mind that recognizing reality does not, in fact, change reality. That is an important rule of thumb. For decades, the U.S. has avoided coming out and saying what everyone already knows. This has done nothing to advance peace. On the contrary: it only demonstrated how
……..Trump managed to break from the policy of all his predecessors without undermining the status quo of the peace process, thereby turning the U.S. from a passive, easily affected actor into an unexpected player, free of the Obama administration’s affectations. There’s a new sheriff in town, and this one is also the fastest gun in the West.