Claiming to care about Israel’s security, moving the embassy to Jerusalem etc are common applause lines when campaigning. Apparently it gets them votes, too. But once elected their tunes change. That’s the routine we’d all been used to. But everything changed when Donald Trump was elected President of the United States.
Suddenly and for the very first time, The State of Israel found itself with a friend and ally in the United Nations.
It took almost a year, but President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel. That speech wasn’t even here in Israel, where many American Presidents make very pro-Israel speeches, which are filled with empty promises. And now Vice President Pence is here visiting and continuing to show that this American Administration is like no other when it comes to the State of Israel. Apparently the timetable for “moving” the embassy to Jerusalem, or transferring staff in order to make the consulate building the embassy and visa versa is to be before the 2020 presidential elections.
May the Trump-Pence administration be blessed with good health in order to complete their terms and more.