Trump celebrated reunifying Jerusalem in Israel's interest 50 years ago. When will Jews reunify in our own interest?

Old City 's Jaffa Gate prepares for the 50th (Photo: May Golan)
"President Trump's Trailblazing Pro-Israel Actions" by Rabbi Aryeh Spero in American Thinker May 24, 2017 

"During the last three days, Mr. Trump has made trailblazing and unprecedented gestures before the entire world demonstrating an unequivocal bond and affection for the Jewish people and for the Jewish State... 

In his visit to Saudi Arabia, while addressing the assemblage of those representing most of the Arab world, Mr. Trump declared words that previous leaders may have believed but were afraid, unwilling, or hesitant to utter. The President adamantly spoke to them about a State of Israel, a state that he admires... 

US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands after giving final remarks at 50th anniversary event of the reunifying of Jerusalem (Photo: Ha'aretz)
This took great courage; but more so it demonstrated that for Mr. Trump Israel is a country with which he is proud to be associated with, and its recognition as a Jewish state is an incontrovertible basis for Arabic and Muslim participation in the goals of his administration and the contours of global reality."

Israeli political and defense commentator, Alon ben-David, Ch.10 Israel TV News, shares his view of Trump's (vs Obama's) evolving Mid-East diplomacy in exclusive JooTube.TV interview:  

Rabbi Spero continued: "There appears to be real friendship and affection, born of his regard for Israel as a land rooted in a righteous and sacred destiny. It is rooted in Mr. Trump's respect for those nations willing to stand up and stand out in the fight against the scourge of Islamic terrorism. Respect and affection, mind and heart. 


Mr. Trump was the first acting president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, treating it not as simply an historic museum piece but with an immediate reverence and sacredness. It is obvious he believes in the Israeli narrative. He speaks of defending the Jewish people and the Jewish State, equating them within a singular destiny. Everything in his trip to Israel resonated and evinced respect, regard, and affection. 


View of a poster welcoming U.S. President Donald Trump
in Jerusalem on May 19, 2017
 
(Photo: Yonatan Sindel)
On his White House website, he spoke of visiting Jerusalem, Israel. Until now, American administrations have spoken of Jerusalem in a way detached from the State of Israel. Indeed, the Obama administration, under the leadership of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, pleaded with the Supreme Court not to identify on passports Jerusalem with the country of Israel. This week, Mr. Trump dissented: No more; Jerusalem is, for Mr. Trump's America, part of Israel. In his remarks he spoke of Jerusalem’s eternal association with the Jewish people. He went further and personalized his defense of the Jewish people and Israel by declaring that “never again” would the Jewish People or the State of Israel fear for the future; never, as long as there is a Donald J. Trump. 

In a few days, and with bold and dramatic gestures, Mr. Trump upended the last eight years of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who spent most of their time harassing Israel, bashing its prime minister, promoting the Palestinian Arabs as a cause and "narrative" that always seemed more important than the lives of Israelis. Yes, Israeli children were being killed, but.... 

Whereas Obama and Clinton seemed to wish to distance themselves and seemed embarrassed in association with Israel, Mr. Trump made it clear that as an American he and our nation feel closer to the ideals and perseverance of Israel than almost any other nation in the world. Mr. Trump didn’t merely recite pretty words, but conveyed sincerity and an affinity with Israel and the Jewish people that we have never before seen by any president. 

I have felt that Mr. Trump at this moment in our history is the best leader we have to lead our country forward and to right the wrongs of the past eight years. Second to that, as a Jew, and as someone who is in Israel’s corner, there is no question that Mr. Trump is an extraordinary gift. Jews who care about the protection of Jewish children, which is of great concern to Mr. Trump, and the survival of Israel, should do everything in their power to support this extraordinary friend. 

Those Jews who have spent the last eight months, and even today, trying to bring down this great friend of the Jewish people and Israel are demonstrating that Israel, the protection of Jewish children, and the needs of the Jewish people are not priorities to them, rather a distant third or fourth in importance. Their priority and obsession #1 have evolved over the years to leftwing politics, the hegemony of the Democrat Party, and faddish political correctness and mores: identification with political leftism. They have sold their soul to the devil of leftism and have redefined Jewishness in a manner that none of their forefathers ever could have envisioned... nor would they have understood or respected. 
Activists protest against US President Donald Trump near the
US Consulate in Jerusalem, May 22 (Photo: Times of Israel)
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Sultan Knish originator, Daniel Greenfield speaks on pro-Israel Pres. Trump, David Horowitz, publisher of FrontPage Magazine, which disseminates Mr. Greenfield's blog, "The Point."

On the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, Jewish-American political analyst, Daniel Greenfield, reflects on American Freedom Alliance's Heroes of Conscience Award to author/activist David Horowitz. Mr. Greenfield remarks on Pres. Donald Trump's Middle East efforts to put Saudi Arabia on notice to reign-in their imperialistic extremist movement through international mosques and madrasas. Mr. Greenfield also addresses Jewish criticisms of Pres. Trump in his first 100 days.

Excerpt from Daniel Greenfield's article, "Israel isn't in the Middle East" Frontpage Magazine May 23, 2017 

"The fake news media has decided to cover President Trump's visit exclusively in terms of... (1) Melania's hand; 

(2) Pres. Trump in Israel stating that he has gotten back from the Middle East.
Issues involving Saudi Arabia and Israel don't matter. Only the facile sneering does. Everyone "knows" Israel is in the Middle East from the late night talk show hosts to their equally well informed media counterparts. 
Donald Trump visits Church of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem  (Photo: CNS)

Israel is fundamentally different from much of a region in which civilization was overrun and destroyed by waves of Muslim raiders. Israel has a geographic position. But culturally it is the only nation that still encompasses a civilization based on its indigenous population, rather than the Arab Muslim invaders who wiped out civilization across the Middle East. 

Israel is what the Middle East should be. Saudi Arabia, where Trump had come from, is what the Middle East all too often is."

British-American artist, Stewart Wavell-Smith, immortalizes Jewish GI hero, Holocaust-survivor Tibor Rubin, at VA Hospital renamed in Rubin's honor.
A Christian veteran of the US and Israeli armies, Mr. Wavell-Smith hopes that Mr. Trump's presidency will spawn "a renaissance" of American patriotism and restore safety to the world, particularly the Middle East. 

Mr. Mike Gordon of South Florida's largely Jewish Vizcaya community (proximic to Mar-a-Lago) reacts to Jewish speaker, former NYC principal, Alan Bergstein, encouraging the (largely Jewish-American) current-events discussion group to unify President Donald Trump's administration.



Mr. Gordon shares his frustration at the reflexive disdain many Jewish audience member express at listening to arguments for Mr. Trump's pro-Jewish, contra-Islamist perspectives and policies. Will we ever come together in our own best interests under this (or any) political leadership?

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