The news gets sicker day by day. One day it’s a “yes” and the very next day it’s a “no”. Who is the unknown idiot in President Trump’s delegation who made outlandish and arrogant comments prior to the presidential visit to our country on the 22nd of this month?
When the Prime Minister’s Office requested that Bibi Netanyahu should accompany President Trump on his very brief visit to the Kotel HaMaaravi…our historic ancient western wall… the request was denied by the American man responsible for the president’s schedule.
In his total ignorance he declared that the Western Wall is located on the West Bank and is therefore not Israeli territory ! Can any sane person believe that?
For 2,000 years, we have prayed for the return to our promised land and for the right to praise God and to petition Him in our prayers at the last remaining vestige of the glorious Temple which once stood on Har HaBayit…the Temple Mount.
Can any Bible-reading human being deny the Jews’ right to return from forced exile, first by the Babylonians in 586 BCE and again by the Romans in 70 CE? Do they read the promises in the Books of the Prophets? Do they not witness Ezra and Nehemia’s return from captivity at the goodwill of Cyrus the Great, Persian conquerer of Babylonia who permitted the Jews to return to Israel and to rebuild their holy Temple ?
Are they unaware of the labors of Theodor Herzl and the Proclamation of Lord Balfour which stated that “Palestine” (Israel) belongs to the Jews?
Do they not remember that from 1948 to 1967, for nineteen years of Jordanian occupation, Jews were denied permission to enter the Old City of Jerusalem to offer their prayers at the Western Wall?
In their small minds they still resent our glorious victory in 1967 when Jerusalem was liberated by our brave army. The city no longer divided, the barricades and barbed wire pulled down, and access to our holy places returned to us in glory and rejoicing.
In the current administration in Washington, there are members of the president’s advisers who are blatantly anti-Semitic including white supremicists and a Hungarian neo-Nazi. Shamefully the American public has not risen up in protest to demand their resignations or firings.
How can any normal person openly declare and believe that our Western Wall is not in Israeli territory?
Will President Trump remain silent? Will he allow himself to be accompanied by our Prime Minister as he approaches the Wall? Will he agree that Prime Minister Netanyahu may speak when the two stand on the heights of Masada? And will the man “who never breaks a promise” keep his campaign promise to move the American Embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem where it rightly belongs?
Donald Trump is a complicated man. Not even members of his own family understand his motives on all things. But one thing that he must do, and do it swiftly, is to discharge the official who declared that the Wall does not belong to us. This every Jew everywhere must loudly demand of him.
The stones in the holy Wall are wet with the tears of millions of worshippers over centuries. Let no one ever declare that the Kotel HaMaaravi is not Israeli Jewish territory. It is and will be forever !