WASHINGTON, December 24, 2017: Not quite a year since taking the oath of office, President Trump has unsettled the international community by announcing he will keep his election promise and move America’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the holy city of Jerusalem.
Donald Trump and U.S. Foreign Policy
Let us recall that five months before the 2016 presidential election in the pages of POLITICO magazine, Ian Bremmer asked what the election of Donald Trump as president might mean for U.S. foreign policy :
“Might President Trump send U.S. ground troops after ISIL [ISIS]? Confront Vladimir Putin, or let him run loose? Sanction Mexico or Japan? Bomb China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea? Wage trade war on China? Attack Iran or North Korea? Would he tear up existing trade deals? Pull the U.S. out of NATO if allies don’t pay more? Use U.S. debt as negotiating leverage? What risks might any or all of these actions pose for Americans?”
Such predictions have since proved far-fetched indeed.
President Trump had a different card to play.
An anti-Israeli hive of scum and villainy
The U.S. decision, one promised for years by politicians running for president but never fulfilled, was carried out by a president known for his brazen lack of concern for the tender feelings of others, whether it be the cranky Rosie O’Donnell or the anti-Semitic New World Order convened at United Nations headquarters on the shores of New York City’s Turtle Bay.
And so, last Thursday, in a 128 to 9 vote, the UN General Assembly voted to condemn, in a non-binding resolution (is there any other kind of UN resolution?), the United States for its Jerusalem embassy decision.
Fair weather allies
American “allies” Britain and France joined with the Warner Brothers cartoon characters that make up the UN’s Islamic block in condemning the U.S. As at least a few may recall, the U.S. allied itself with England in the fight against Adolf Hitler; or, in the case of France, liberated the French people from the brutal yoke of Nazi occupation.
Yet these allies are now on record, binding or non-binding, as joining with Islamic regimes openly proclaiming their intention to fulfill Hitler’s “Final Solution.”
This week’s UN vote was a moment of crystal clarity for an organization long awash in a sea of meaningless diplomatic doublespeak, pointless paper shuffling and sheer corruption.
Israel, Jerusalem, America and Trump’s deplorables against the world
As the New York Times noted:
“Carrying out a promise to his base of supporters, Mr. Trump upended decades of American policy with his decision on Jerusalem, aggravating an emotional issue that has festered since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, when the Israelis occupied the entire city.”
In other words, Trump voters – dubbed “deplorables” by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton – have joined ranks with Israel in offending the cranky Rosie O’Donnell-like sensibilities of the uncivilized world, which includes the editorial board of the New York Times.
Moreover, the Times would have us cringe at having ruffled tender Arab sensibilities over America’s recognition that the “City of David” belongs to the Jews who built it around 1,000 B.C. They subsequently rebuilt it after its destruction by Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C.
Then once again in A.D. 70 after the Roman Emperor Titus leveled Jerusalem to the ground.
Jerusalem is the Jewish State Capital
Jerusalem would have remained a divided city had the crazed Egyptian dictator Gamal Abdel Nasser not invaded Israel in 1967. That disastrous misadventure ended in Nasser’s humiliating defeat a mere six days later at the hands of Israel’s military, making Jerusalem the victorious Jewish State’s capital once more.
Nikki Haley: Taking names
Speaking on behalf of the Trump administration and America’s deplorables, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, told the General Assembly:
“Unlike in some UN member countries, the United States government is answerable to its people. As such, we have an obligation to acknowledge when our political and financial capital is being poorly spent. We have an obligation to demand more for our investment.
“And if our investment fails, we have an obligation to spend our resources in more productive ways.
“… The president’s decision reflects the will of the American people. And our right as a nation to choose the location of our embassy. There is no need to describe it further.
“Instead, there is a larger point to make. The United States will remember this day, in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation.
“We will remember it when we are called upon to, once again, make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations. And we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.
“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 on the UN and how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN and this vote will be remembered.”
Slouching toward Jerusalem
At his last White House cabinet meeting of the year, President Trump added:
“Let them vote against us, we’ll save a lot. We don’t care… people that live here, the great citizens that love this country, they’re tired of this country being taken advantage of and we’re not going to be taken advantage of any longer.”
President Trump should redirect these new-found resources to the Israeli Defense Forces on behalf of America’s deplorables.
Meanwhile, the American Embassy will finally be moving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, reinforcing the President’s bold international diplomatic stand.