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I’m very happy, but in the back of my mind, I’m also a little concerned about the upcoming announcement by President Trump, that the United States will finally be officially recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and moving the US embassy to our ancient capital city.

I’m not worried about the threats by the radical Islamists and the Palestinian Authority.


We’ve dealt with their violence and terror before and have suppressed it — once our leaders remembered that this is what they’re supposed to do.

I’m not worried about our local leftists who will double down their efforts to discredit us in the eyes of the world, in their anger at the move.

I’m worried about TANSTAAFL – There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.

What is the price that President Trump might potentially demand from Israel in return?

I sincerely hope that Trump is making this declaration and taking this action because he fully recognizes and understands that it is the right thing to do and he is doing Tikun Olam, fixing the ongoing injustice being done to Israel by the US not recognizing Jerusalem as our capital.

In which case, we’re all on the same page. President Trump is doing right by us, because it is the right thing to do.

But with all the previous noise about peace talks and ultimate deals, in the back of my mind I’m thinking down-payment – I gave you something huge, what are you going to give me in return?

I like to think the best in people, so until I see otherwise, Trump’s motivations are pure, and he’s doing what’s right for the US and Israel.

But, we should still be prepared for TANSTAAFL.