This is just a great video contrasting the media’s treatment of Barack Obama’s decision to open a U.S. embassy in the brutal totalitarian dictatorship with Cuba and President Trump’s opening of an embassy in Jerusalem.
As you might have guessed, nobody thinks it’s a big deal to grant this concession to the Cuba tyrants, who as far as I’ve seen have changed their behavior very little since Obama did this years ago. But do something that upsets Hamas and supports the democratic Israeli state, and oh boy, you’ve got a problem.
Fifty-nine percent of Jewish Israelis have a favorable opinion of President Trump, about 20 points higher than the positive reviews given Trump by Americans, according to a new Unversity of Maryland poll.
The survey, which was described by the pollster in Politico, found that 70 percent of Orthodox Israeli Jews back Trump, but even 45 percent of secular Jewish Israelis support him while only 30 percent of them have an unfavorable view.
The pollster, Shibley Telhami, cautions that the poll was conducted as Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, a move that could have bumped his number up.
The poll also found that 73 percent of Jewish Israelis support moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and believe now is the time to do it.
Well, if Jared Kushner is going to bring make peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, this is what he will have to deal with. No doubt such views are commonly held among Palestinians if their leader express then openly. From the Times of Israel: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday said that the… Continue Reading
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Monday compared President Trump’s actions toward Israel to those of British Lord Balfour and Harry S. Truman, who played key roles in establishing the state of Israel, saying that moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem would be remembered by Jews “throughout the ages.” He said the U.S. Israeli alliance has never… Continue Reading
Wow. What a difference an administration makes. From the Obama administration efforts under former UN Ambassador Samantha Power to placate the Palestinians and attack the Israelis, we now have a UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, who minces no words and has no fear about calling out the Palestinians for their double-dealing and lack of seriousness about… Continue Reading
I’ve said this many times before, but it’s well worth repeating. It is galling that so many of my fellow Jews who say that one of the most important issues to them is the survival of Israel nevertheless disdain Republicans, who have for half a century have been Israel’s most reliable itisupporters. Republicans usually lack… Continue Reading
“The miracle of Hanukkah is the miracle of Israel.” Of course, most of my fellow Jews oppose him, and many despise him. But Donald Trump is the first president of the United States who has a significant portion of his family that is Jewish and who has a love and respect for Israel in his… Continue Reading
That’s right. All the conventional, in-the-box thinking you’re hearing about how President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – which, de facto, it already is – and move the embassy there actually increases to prospects for an eventual negotiated settlement between the Israelis and Palestinians. Even supporters of the move who… Continue Reading
A promise delayed is a promise not kept. From the White House: While President Donald J. Trump signed the waiver under the Jerusalem Embassy Act and delayed moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, no one should consider this step to be in any way a retreat from the President’s strong… Continue Reading
President Trump Tuesday offered up the dubious proposition that the Palestinians are ready for peace with Israel. As far as I’ve observed, the Palestinians are always ready to make a deal, until it comes time to make a deal. And they suggest they are ready to live with Israel, but teach their children to throw… Continue Reading