Future Presidents May Thank Trump for Acknowledging Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

(Washington Post) Ed Rogers - President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital was the right thing to do on several fronts. To begin with, the simple act of aligning campaign rhetoric and government policy is something we need more of - not less. That Trump's decision to stand with Israel has been greeted with protests around the world and a high-profile vote of disapproval at the UN was certainly a teachable moment. Anti-Semitism in Europe is on the rise, and the fashionable boycott of Israel continues to be exploited by the ignorant. If PA President Mahmoud Abbas wants to end discussions with the U.S. over this, so be it. If something positive were going to happen under his leadership, we would know it by now. He has stayed in office long after his expiration date. Trump may be criticized, but he is putting American foreign policy in an honest place. Future presidents may thank him for calling out the timid, the pretenders, and the malicious to stand up and be counted. Remember, U.S. support for Israel generally has remained overwhelmingly bipartisan. Congress has - on several occasions - voted in support of moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

2017-12-28 00:00:00

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