An open letter to Donald John Trump

Dear Mr. President,

I have taken to the power of the press to reach you because letters to the White House, for the most part, are unread and the message of the writer is not conveyed.

Here your CIA has access to the foreign press and will of a certainty read my remarks. Maybe, if I’m lucky, they’ll bring a copy to your attention.

You campaigned on a whirlwind attempt to oust the incumbent Democratic party and to make America great again. A noble purpose in view of the fact that eight years of weakness have made America the laughing-stock of many nations, including her close allies.

The out-going president Barack Obama, born to a Kenyan Muslim father, was naturally sympathetic to the cause of the stateless Palestinians and remained quite distant in his formal relationship with our Prime Minister Netanyahu.

His parting act just hours before the end of his administration was to transfer 221 million dollars for Palestinian “aid”. There are whispers that you, President Trump, will reverse much of the Obama “gift”.

You campaigned constantly on a promise to transfer the American Embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem but you, like all your predecessors, have merely given lip-service and have back-tracked on your promise.

America is now a weaker country, regarded as powerless by many of its friendly nations. You made a promise before the eyes of the entire world and now you lack the strength to transform it into reality.

Jordan, Egypt, the Palestinians, the Muslim world and the fretful French have urged you not to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem. The Palestinians threaten to withdraw recognition of Israel. The Muslim world threatens a gigantic earthquake which will upset the stability of the entire Middle East and possibly the world.

Obama would have shivered in cowardice in face of these threats. But you, Mr. President, campaigned on making America stronger. Why then do you falter and fail in the eyes of international opposition.? You are obligated to do what is best for America. And maintaining a strong relationship with America’s best ally in the Middle East is a show of America’s strength and commitment to fulfill promises and pledges.

It may take some time until a suitable location in Jerusalem is found and the construction of the Embassy begins. In the meantime, you can follow in the footsteps of Vice President Pence who declared publicly that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel and of the Jewish people. God bless him.

If you lack the power to make that declaration in the name of the United States of America, you can certainly make it in your own personal name. Hearing the words from your mouth will give Israel faith in the ultimate fulfillment of your promise on Jerusalem. It will also make the Arab aggressors and terrorists aware that you mean business and will obligate them to concede to your promise in order to maintain lucrative relations with the United States. It will strengthen the United States in the eyes of the world. The nations of the earth will have to proclaim, like it or not, “President Trump is a man of his word. We may disagree with him but we respect his honesty. He is a man we can work with to better the world”.

So, Mr. President, I urge you to act as the strong man you were during the election campaign. Fulfill your pledges and promises. And remember, “he who blesses Jerusalem and Zion is blessed by God”.

I look forward with baited breath for you to reveal your strength in the face of international opposition.

I look forward to hearing you repeat the words of Vice President Pence: “Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel and the eternal capital of the Jewish nation”.

On that day, the awaited Messiah may arrive.


A son of Zion and Mother Jerusalem.

About the Author
Esor Ben-Sorek is a retired professor of Hebrew, Biblical literature & history of Israel. Conversant in 8 languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, English, French, German, Spanish, Polish & Dutch. Very proud of being an Israeli citizen. A follower of Trumpeldor & Jabotinsky & Begin.
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