Trump’s Follies: Greenland—NO. Israel—Maybe?

No one really knows what the American president is smoking. Assuredly it must be something powerfully strong because it clouds his mind and makes his thinking irrational and his speaking controversial and insulting.

In his oft-repeated comments about the two Muslim Congresswomen in the Democratic party, he has made a racist statement that American Jews should not be fools to vote for the Democrats.

The American media has described him as being a racist, a white supremacist and an anti-Semite. I have no opinion regarding the first two accusations but I feel certain that Donald Trump is not an anti-Semite.

His daughter, son-in-law and his grandchildren are Jewish. Most of his business associates are Jewish. Many of his political appointments have been Jews. His lawyers and doctors have been Jews. There is nothing that can point to him being anti-Jews.

His remark about American Jews voting for Democrats was out of place. It is not uncommon for president Trump to speak from the cuff without thinking a priori the results of his remarks. He has questioned Jewish loyalty to him and/or to America for not supporting Republican policies.

He is not renowned for courtesy or dignity and too often his statements have offended too many Americans and Europeans as well.

An example of offensiveness to Europeans was seen only one day ago when he offered the Kingdom of Denmark to buy the Danish territory of Greenland. The Danish prime minister was deeply offended and responded to Trump in no uncertain terms that “Greenland is not for sale”.

The president’s trip to Denmark has been post-poned. For now, he is not welcome in Denmark. And his only present connection to anything Danish is reserved for the delicious Danish pastry which may be a part of his daily breakfast, probably.

He has insulted the Germans, criticized the French, refused to criticize Russia’s conquest of Ukrainian Crimea and responds in childish anger at people, leaders and nations which contradict his policies.

Now that he cannot buy Greenland from the Danish kingdom, perhaps he could take a look at Israel. Like Puerto Rico, an American commonwealth but not a state where all its citizens are American with all the rights and privileges of American citizenship, maybe Trump can persuade his bosom-buddy pal, Bibi Netanyahu, to turn the State of Israel from being a sovereign republic into an American commonwealth.

Consider that such a feat would make every Israeli citizen an American citizen, no travel visas required, American health care and most important of all— American defense. Any Arab aggression on Israel would be considered an attack on the United States of America which would retaliate with full force together with the Israeli military.

Think of it. An American commonwealth which would be free from terrorism, wanton stabbings and killings of Israelis, and a decrease of worrying parents concerned for the welfare of their sons and daughters in the IDF.

Of course it would mean that Netanyahu could no longer be a prime minister but surely he would insist on being the Governor of the Commonwealth of Israel.

He was educated in the United States, understands its laws and its political history. If elected, would he join the Democratic party or the Republican party? His loyalty obviously must be to Donald Trump.

Trump has made so many follies it is not so inconceivable that the crazy idea might appeal to his ego.

Greenland is out. Denmark is furious with Trump. But Israel…..maybe? After all, he is in Bibi’s pocket.

But my advice to president Trump is to forget the idea of an Israeli commonwealth of the USA.

He doesn’t need the aggravation of dealing with shameful scandalous Sara.

Greenland is out. How about offering to buy Iceland?

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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