This year, President Donald Trump decided to bravely step out onto the world stage to announce that, at long last, the U.S.A. would recognize Israel’s proper claim that the City of Jerusalem is her capital. Now Trump’s decision is being recognized by the Israelis in a very special way.
Like many presidents before him — including Barack Obama, by the way — Trump came to office saying that the U.S. should move our U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem because the latter city is Israel’s actual capital. But, unlike any past president, Donald Trump actually acted to make the move a reality.
Every other president before Trump cowered in the face of Muslim demands that the U.S. continue to disrespect Israel by keeping the embassy in Tel Aviv.
Now, the Israelis were so excited by Trump’s embassy announcement that they have moved to name one of the new high-speed rail stations being built between Jerusalem and the Western Wall after Donald J. Trump.
Israel’s transportation minister Yisrael Katz plans to extend Jerusalem’s soon-to-open high speed rail to the Western Wall. The plan involves constructing two underground stations and excavating over 2 miles of tunnel beneath Jerusalem and under the politically and historically sensitive Old City.
“The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to call the train station that leads to it after President Trump following his historic and brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel,” Katz told the Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.
The massive rail project is estimated to cost up to $700 million and will take four years to complete, officials say.
As BizPacReview reminds its readers, President Trump made world history by becoming the first U.S. president to visit The Western Wall as a sitting president.
— ABC News (@ABC) May 22, 2017
Other presidents have visited the wall, but not while in office and this is a key distinction. Our past weak presidents didn’t want to anger Muslim terrorists by seeming to endorse the important Jewish religious site while acting as the leader of the free world.
Naturally, the feckless, terror-supporting, anti-Semitic United Nations soon banded together to denounce the U.S.A. for its decision to move the embassy.
BREAKING: UN General Assembly votes 128-9 to declare US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital `null and void'
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 21, 2017
The whole thing also has the Arab world — led by the so-called “Palestinians” — in a furor because they don’t recognize Israel’s sovereignty over east Jerusalem and the Old City, which Israel conquered in the Six-Day War in 1967.
But, the fact is, Jerusalem was always Israel’s capital, even going back thousands of years.
Further more, there is not now, nor has there ever been, any such “country” as “Palestine,” nor any such people as “Palestinians.” The Muslim people who live in the area are Jordanians, not “Palestinians.”
Palestine is a city, certainly. And even in Roman times it was a regional name. But there has never, ever been a nation or a nationality called “Palestinian.” Never. This “Palestinian” business is a fiction foisted on the world by Jew-hating Muslims whose only goal in life is to kill Jews and wipe Israel off the face of the earth. Supporting “Palestinians” is by definition a support of terrorism.
[Note: This post was written by Warner Todd Huston]