Two days after taking the office of the Unitied States presidency, Donald Trump was on the phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The PM asked to "work closely" with Trump, especially in matters that relate to Israel's security, including Iran, the Palestinians and "other issues." He also asked for restoration of the US policy, abandoned by Obama, of "no daylight" between Israel and the US.
While Donald Trump was being inaugruated as the 45th president of the United States, Pope Francis was giving a lengthy interview. Regarding Trump, Francis said, let's "wait and see." He then compared Trump's election to the populism that sought a "savior" and so elected Adolph Hitler.
Who needs fiction? This weekend, binge on the real "Game of Thrones." All the videos, including an embedded livestream, are here. Watch Trump's inauguration. Then put it in the context of Israel. Witness real cutthroat maneuvers by world governments to demonize Israel and dictate "peace" so they can move in to "supervise" Jerusalem. See Israel's Danny Danon boldly confront the nations, declaring that nothing and no one will ever remove Jews from Jerusalem. No need to surf the Internet. The Jerusalem Journal has done it for you. The videos are here. All you have to do is make the popcorn.
Despite Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions (BDS) calls to boycott goods produced in Judea and Samaria, a recent report reveals that its goods are in demand more than ever before.
"Of course I remember what I told you about Jerusalem. Of course I didn't forget. And you know I'm not a person who breaks promises."
The Jewish State has issued a compelling challenge to the world as it moves into the year 2017. Delivered by Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon, the essence of that challenge is this: pursue genuine peace, not empty words, keeping in mind that nothing, and no one, will ever remove the Jewish people from Jerusalem.
Israel has not been idle while Iran has stockpiled weapons grade plutonium and upgraded its arsenal of high-tech rockets. This week, the IAF took delivery of a system designed to intercept intercontinental missiles outside the earth's atmosphere. Dubbed "Arrow 3," this is how it works.
The United Nation's Security Council is meeting today in New York. The declared subject is, "Open Debate - Middle East." According to the Council's president, Olof Skoog, he hopes the meeting will "trigger action towards a two-state solution" between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Will it? Live-streamed here, see for yourself.
While Jerusalem officials say the softened final declaration of the Paris conference is because of successful diplomacy, John Kerry has called Netanyahu telling him, in essence, don't worry.
Only days away from swearing in as the 45th president of the United States, Trump is not waiting to jump into international policy matters, including Israel and the nations in its neighborhood.