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The Trumportunity for Israel

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Op·por·tu·ni·ty: a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.

Trump·or·tu·ni·ty: A set of circumstances created by the improbable victory of Trump, which makes it possible to further many issues in the US and the world, especially in Israel and the Middle East.

Three Upsets

Just as the world seemed to be progressing towards a post-national, post-family, post-God globalism, three stunning upsets proved that there was a rebellion afoot against those values.

First, Netanyahu won big in the last Israeli election and established a right-wing government, despite serious US intervention and dire predictions of failure. Then, the British people rejected Europeanism and chose Brexit, despite major European pressure and dire predictions of failure. Finally, Trump won while facing a relentless, super-hostile media and dire predictions of failure. These three events were really referendums on the Euro/Obama worldview. Global voters gave a clear response — we want our countries back; we want our values back.

If we are smart and focused, we can make powerful progress in Israel under this new zeitgeist. In particular, the new Trump administration — with its strong ties to Israel, and even to Judea and Samaria, and its repudiation of the Obama worldview — offers three big Trumportunities:

The death of the two-state paradigm

In the Six-Day War, Israel was under threat of total annihilation. And then, providence handed the Jewish heartland back to the Jewish people, and Israel’s enemies fell to the IDF in an incredible victory.

But we blew it. We did not annex the heartland. Instead, in time, we allowed an alternative anti-Israel atmosphere and narrative to metastasize in that land and later globally. Later on, instead of fixing the problem and making Israeli law the law of the land, the Jewish state drank the Palestine Kool-Aid, and entered a process of giving away the land to a terrorist organization dedicated to Israel’s destruction.

This was in spite of the fact that “two-state” was never going to work. There was never a way to split the tiny landmass of Judea and Samaria, rip it away from its rightful residents — the Jewish people — and instead empower the jihadists to fight the rest of Israel from the strategic high ground. Yet this is precisely the formula that Israel’s leadership went for, and which subsequent US administrations have adopted. The two-state solution has been taught ad nauseam as the only solution to the conflict, and has been stuffed down Israel’s throats by every US administration since Jimmy Carter was president.

But change is on the horizon. Recently, the Republican party unanimously voted to drop support for the two-state solution in its national platform; rejected the notion of Israel as an “occupier;” and “specifically recognize[d] that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (“BDS”) is antisemitic in nature and seeks to destroy Israel.”

In a recent Statement from Trump’s Israel Advisory Committee, Jason Dov Greenblatt and David Friedman, wrote: “The US cannot support the creation of a new state where terrorism is financially incentivized, terrorists are celebrated by political parties and government institutions, and the corrupt diversion of foreign aid is rampant.”

With the Trump election, a window is opening to finish the work of the Six-Day War and to further a plan of action to assert Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria and dismantle the PA. The first step towards that aim is clear: If freezing construction in those areas was a concession to President Barack Obama, then now is the time to rectify that sin and build, build, build. Maybe we can even put up a Trump Tower in Kiryat Arba.

Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem

The first clear test of the Trump administration will be the promised move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and thereby recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Actually, Trump won’t have to do anything to make that happen. The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 is a US law — passed by the 104th Congress on October 23, 1995 — for the purpose of relocating the Embassy of the United States in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The act also called for Jerusalem to remain an undivided city and for it to be recognized as the capital of the state of Israel. The law was adopted by the Senate (93–5) and the House (374–37). Nevertheless, it has never been implemented, because of opposition from presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, who have consistently claimed the presidential waiver on national security interests.

All Trump has to do is not sign that waiver and the law — the will of the American people — will be fulfilled. This is a Trumportunity to instantaneously erase the disgrace of Israel’s great ally not recognizing the Jewish right to Jerusalem.

Push back Iran and Jihad

This is what Trump’s Advisory Committee on Israel has written:

“Despite the Iran Nuclear deal in 2015, the US State Department recently designated Iran, yet again, as the leading state sponsor of terrorism  — putting the Middle East particularly, but the whole world at risk by financing, arming and training terrorist groups operating around the world including Hamas, Hezbollah and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The US must counteract Iran’s ongoing… quest for nuclear weapons.”

Indeed, the Netanyahu, Brexit and Trump victories are signals from us global voters that we are tired of concessions to jihad — and we want it pushed back. In the UK and and the US, people want an end to dangerous unchecked immigration, and here in Israel we must demand of our leaders to strike at the jihadist infrastructure that exists within the borders of our country. The Obama era encouraged Iran and global jihad; the Trump era is an opportunity to push that dark genie back into the bottle.

But jihadist are not only waging war in Iran, Syria and Gaza. They are also on American campuses and in the media. Much of the intellectual force of jihad against Israel actually sits in offices like those of the New York Times and on campuses like Berkeley — places that affect millions with their incessant teaching and broadcasting of the delegitimization of Israel. In response, Trumps advisers on Israel have written: “The Trump administration will ask the Justice Department to investigate coordinated attempts on college campuses to intimidate students who support Israel.”

Indeed, there is now a Trumportunity to counteract anti-Israel sentiment throughout the world as Trump’s election is, in part, a repudiation of “progressive “ ideology, and within that, of course, is anti-Israelism.

Opportunity to work hard

The Trumportunity is by no means a guarantee. The opportunity here is just that, an opportunity. Just as in the Six-Day War, it can be harnessed or squandered. Now is the time for us Israelis to push hard on our leadership to maximize this moment. Now is the time for pro-Israel Americans to hold the Trump administration to its promise to fulfill its pro-Israel mandate and the Republican platform. Now is the time for all of us to get out and push this wagon all the way home. The victories of Netanyahu, Brexit and Trump are a good start, but nothing here is going to happen automatically. Let’s get to work and take hold of the Trumportunity. May God give us strength to succeed.

Yishai Fleisher

Turkey Warns Citizens Against Travel to United States Due to Violent Protests

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Turkey has warned its citizens against traveling to the United States in an advisory on the website of its Foreign Ministry posted Saturday.

The warning comes in the wake of the coast-to-coast protests by supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton that have taken place in some two dozen major American cities following Tuesday’s election of Donald J. Trump as the next president of the United States.

The ministry said in its warning, “It has been understood from protesters’ social media accounts that the protests will continue for a while.”

The ministry also advised Turkish citizens to be “calm” about possible “xenophobia and racist abuse” and to “contact local security forces in the event of such incidents.”

Turkish media has been closely watching events in the United States.

“In Indianapolis, some protesters began chanting threats including “Kill the Police,” and officers moved in to arrest seven demonstrators. Police briefly fired pepper balls into the crowd during the confrontation,” reported the Hurriyet Daily News.

“Protesters rallied at New York’s Union Square before taking their cause up Fifth Avenue toward Trump Tower, where they were held back by police barricades. The Republican president-elect was holed up inside his tower apartment, working with aides on the transition to the White House.

“Among those railing against him was filmmaker Michael Moore, who tweeted a demand that Trump ‘step aside.'”

The new president-elect was reported to be “making some headway in forming a new administration.”

Hana Levi Julian

An Electrifying Trump [video]

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Real? Fake? Don’t know.

Funny? Think so.

Make America Electric Again!

Video of the Day

PM Netanyahu Congratulates US President-Elect Donald Trump [video]

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

President-elect Trump, my friend,
Congratulations on being elected President of the United States of America.
You are a great friend of Israel.
Over the years, you’ve expressed your support consistently, and I deeply appreciate it.
I look forward to working with you to advance security, prosperity and peace.
Israel is grateful for the broad support it enjoys among the American people, and I’m confident that the two of us, working closely together, will bring the great alliance between our two countries to even greater heights.
May God bless America.
May God bless Israel.
May God bless our enduring alliance.

Video of the Day

Stephen Colbert’s Post Election Recovery Session

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

It looks like the late show writers are going to have an easy 4 years, once they recover from their shock.

Video of the Day

Settlement Mayors Congratulate Trump on Historic Victory

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

By Andrew Friedman/TPS

Yochai Damari, head of the Mount Hebron Regional Council, congratulated US President-elect Donald J. Trump Wednesday, saying the election had “stunned the world.”

Damari added that the “revolution of 2017” brought to mind the Likud Party’s first election victory in 1977, known in Israeli politics as “the revolution.”

“There is no question that Trump’s statements are the most supportive of Israel and the settlement movement in recent years. I hope this change leads to a revolution – a revolution in consciousness, a revolution in thought and a revolution in action regarding our approach to settlement in Judea and Samaria. That sort of consciousness could serve as an opening and an opportunity towards real peace,” Damari wrote.

In Gush Etzion, acting Mayor Moshe Savile invited the president-elect to visit the region, “the place where the greatest leaders of the Jewish people emerged.

“Trump was successful by connecting with people on the ground. Here in Gush Etzion, he will find the simple people who are building future collaborations.

“I hope this leads to a new beginning, brave and connected to reality, not one that is built on the winds blowing in the halls of a variety of government offices.”

*This is a developing story. TPS will provide additional details as they become available.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Why Trump Won and Why He Is The Loud Mouth America Needs

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

The results are flowing in and  Trump has done what every press channel called impossible. 

Correction! It was the press along with the Clinton camp that gave Donald Trump this election. As I followed the continuous bashing and digging to find something in Trump’s past to shadow over the actions of Hillary and the actual problems America faces, it became abundantly clear to me what was going on here.

From the onset of this election it was clear just how desperate the liberals were to discredit Trump and the press played along almost as if they were the mice that were following in line and marching in perfect formation as Hillary and company were playing the flute.  It started with a claim that Trump is planning on kicking out all Mexicans when what he actually said was there must be better border control and the criminals coming in from Mexico must stop.

It went on with “Trump said kick out all Muslims” when what was actually said was, no more Muslims from radical countries will be allowed in till the US can fix the security issues.

Then the liberals tried to frighten Jews by taking what Trump did not actually say and throwing hints out that it could be the Jews next.  Watch this piece of garbage propaganda.

Let me explain what happened here.

There are actual problems in the US and one of the threats is the influx of radical Islamic activists masquerading as refugees.

Just in case you don’t understand what this threat is all about, please watch!

There are liberals out there who will call me a racist just for showing this video. They will attempt to blur up the actual problem and say I hate Muslims. NO! There is a REAL problem of radical Islamic terrorists infiltrating the West under the cover of refugees.

Are there others who are really suffering? Absolutely!

Should the world help Muslims who are suffering? Absolutely!

Should the West put their own security at risk? Absolutely NOT!

So the Democrats took what Trump said, perverted it and then put out a video based on what they lied about Trump’s actual statements.

The Democrats don’t want to talk about  the problems, they blur them with fake quotes and personal attacks. They constantly bring up stories with half truths. They talk about a rape case where an anonymous person claimed Trump raped them and even though the claim was dropped, the Democrats needed no proof.

Of course, if the victim was real and Trump did rape someone he would not have gotten my vote!

But that’s exactly the point, it did not happen and this was a clear attempt at scaring people into voting for a crook.

All of a sudden the Democrats forgot about the laws of democracy when it comes to innocent until proven guilty.

That law only exists when talking about Hillary as the FBI closed a blind eye to the email scandal, top secret info sent over private servers, Benghazi tragedy and of course her belligerence towards women her husband raped and took advantage of. 

If you dare mention these actual cases the democrats would simply tell you you are full of ****.

The Democrats were calling Trump a bully and then the tapes of the insane Clinton supporters were released with everything from violence to flag burning and the Democrats responded with, “Trump is a fascist!” 

Then the Democrats excused the violence with claims that Trump is a racist, bigot, anti semite and then some which justified this kind of “righteous” struggle.

 Unfortunately for them, they had absolutely nothing to back up their charges against Trump. Then they brought in the KKK and claimed that Trump supports it. The KKK can vote for whomever they choose, but Trump made it perfectly clear that he categorically condemns racism and certainly the KKK.  OOPS!

Trump is an anti semite? Are you kidding me! 

He must have been very disappointed that both his kids married Jewish and that his daughter converted and is living a Jewish Orthodox life.

Give me a break!

Israel? Nothing to talk about! 

While Clinton was busy shaking her finger at Israel for building in Jerusalem and calling Jews in Judea illegal, Trump was running an event in Jerusalem that called Jerusalem the eternal capital of Israel and promised to move the embassy to Israel’s capital.

While Clinton hires anti Israel advocates such as Blumenthal and Abedin (family ties with the Muslim Brotherhood), Trump’s Israel advisors are Jews who see Jews in Judea as a blessing. Check out this (modified) Jstreet video bashing Trump for being too pro Israel.

Women’s Rights? 

Well, Trump almost lost this one with his big mouth from 11 years ago. His comments were simply disgusting and the kind of talk one hears in a bar. Of course it was a decade ago and the Democrats tried to tie together Trump’s verbal attack against 2 TV personalities who attacked him with the comments from 11 years ago. Have any of you ever played BS? Yup! We called it and Clinton lost the hand! Of course the fact that Clinton took millions from Saudi Arabia, a country that beats women who drive, did not seem to bother the Democrats who waved their hands and dismissed the fact as stupidity.

Bottom line, this was an election between the new religion called liberalism and traditionalism. It is true that Trump is not the best role model for traditionalists, but the difference is, he simply did not buy into the liberal, everything goes philosophy.

NO to abortion NO to making peace with those who seek America’s destruction NO to supporting regimes that burn American flags! NO to illegal immigration YES to focusing on America YES to stopping the flood of cash out to China YES to a strong military YES to strong borders

TRUMP STILL HAS A BIG MOUTH!

But that does not change the fact that he is better for America, Israel and the world. If I had to choose between a big mouth and someone who lies her way through politics, I choose Trump! If I had to choose between a business person who has financial cases against him and a person who got rich on the public’s back in politics, I chose Trump!

If I had to chose between someone who is being charged with making disgusting statements and someone who has actually been involved in so many scandals (sexual through financial) I choose Trump!

America just saved itself from #Libertardation and rock bottom corruption! Let’s hope Trump does what he says he will do and #MakeAmericaGreatAgain!

This Israeli Jew blesses the United States of America!

#GodBlessTheRedWhiteandBlue!

@israel_shield

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