The United States will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. To the casual American, it’s a confusing decision. He thinks, “What’s going on over there?” or “Is Donald Trump crazy?” For what it’s worth, I have been to Jerusalem several times. So the Major will throw his two cents into the cup…
But first, a brief review of history is needed:
Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the Western world. It’s the home of Jesus, Mohammed and the Jews. And for thousands of years, the most powerful nation of its respective era was in control of the city. For example, when the Romans were in power, they ruled over Jerusalem. When the Turks gained control, they took over the city. And after World War 1, Jerusalem was given to the British – the most powerful European nation after the Great War.
Long story shot…Jerusalem is a prize that’s given to the most powerful nation of the Western world. Think of it as a trophy, handed over to the winner of a particular century.
The United States has been the most powerful nation in the Western World since World War 2. Therefore, the “baton” of Jerusalem should go to them.
President Trump realizes this fact, and he is placing the United States into its rightful place in world history. He’s doing what he knows is right, despite the anger of his detractors. Note that there are two important things to remember about his decision, since many people will view the move as an “invasion” or a type of “foreign intervention”:
1.) Jerusalem is in Israel. However, the security of Israel is based on its alliance to the United States. If Israel was only supported by Haiti, for example, it would no longer exist. It would have been wiped out by its hostile neighbors. Therefore, Israel can only exist with the support of the United States.
2.) The Palestinians are, generally speaking, a barbaric culture. They don’t deserve to be given a trophy that is, historically, only awarded to the pinnacle civilization of an era. It would like giving the Nobel Prize to a misbehaving child. Liberals that continually empathize with Palestinians would, if given the chance, live as far away from them as possible.
Summary: President Trump has an incredible pair of stones. Moreover, he has a solid understanding of history and the place of the United States in this unfolding drama. More importantly, he refuses to let America live in fear of the Palestinians.
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