There is a great deal of hand wringing now that President Trump is officially recognizing reality: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, and that the U.S. embassy will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The Jew-hating Arabs warn that this recognition will cause violence.
The gutless EU warns that this move will derail the so-called peace process.
The fact is, the Arabs are always threatening violence if they don’t get what they want. Like children they pull temper tantrums in order to intimidate.
However, unlike children, Arabs kill.
Thus, Israel and the rest of the world will probably have to endure and overcome an initial spate of violence. But this is necessary, because like a good parent who sets boundaries for their bratty children, America is putting the Arabs on notice that their barbarism will no longer be allowed to set the agenda. By recognizing reality, President Trump is bringing forth a level of political maturity that has been absent from Middle Eastern policy for decades.
In a sense we can thank the Israel-hating Barack Obama for this new reality. By enabling the genocidal-yearning Iranians he forced Saudi Arabia to switch allegiances. The Saudis, the Egyptians, and every Sunni regime is terrified of Iranian hegemony, hence they must partner with the only reliable government that can be an effective counterweight to the mad mullahs of Iran. And that government is Israel. War makes for unlikely alliances.
As for the peace process. There is no such thing. On one side we have Israel who seeks to live in peace with her neighbors. On the other side we have the Arabs who seek to destroy the Jewish state.
The fact is that Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish state for over 3,000 years. King David made Jerusalem his capital city and every Jewish commonwealth has done the same. Jerusalem was the site of the two Jewish Temples because Judaism confers a unique holiness on Jerusalem that is unique in the annals of religion.
At the end of the Passover seder we exclaim: “Next Year in Jerusalem.”
This is not just a yearning of the Jewish soul, but a recognition that living a Jewish life is incomplete if not lived in the holy city of Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish state.
God bless President Trump.