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Trump Chose Courage at the UN over Jerusalem

December 24th 2017

At the UN General Assembly on Dec. 21, President Trump courageously had the US stand with Israel against virtually the entire world. President Trump chose to stand with Israel and to chastise America’s other allies for their hypocrisy. He did more than that; he said that actions have consequences and that America would financially penalize those nations who opposed the US recognition of Israel’s capital and the US moving its embassy to Jerusalem. The US media did not focus on the fact that a record 65 states abstained from voting in favor of the resolution. Instead the media highlighted that our European allies voted against the US, without pointing out how these nations have become hostages to their growing Muslim populations and threats of terrorism.

Jewish critics of President Trump love to heap praise on Ambassador Nikki Haley as if her clear voice in support of Israel at the UN reflected anything other than the policies of the president of the US. Ambassador Haley is President Trump’s representative; she is not a free agent. It is Trump’s policies she expounded when she said at the UN:

“America will put our embassy in Jerusalem. That is what the American people want us to do, and it is the right thing to do. No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that. But this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN. And this vote will be remembered.”

American Jewish communal organizations were quick to denounce the UN vote; but they could not bring themselves to praise President Trump for his courageous stand. By their partisan actions, they forfeit their right to speak for the communal interests of American Jews. Their failure makes it crucially important that we coalesce in grassroots organizations to speak out. Over the opposition of the rest of the world, President Trump Chose the Jews. Thank you, Mr. President.


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