The ghost of Emperor Hadrian, sits in the shadows and laughs as the world struggles with the conundrum he has left to us. During the Roman occupation of Israel he decreed that the area would be called Palestine, after the enemy of Israel, the Philistines, who vanished from history 600 years earlier. The Jews are the only unified people who have laid claim to Israel from a thousand years before Hadrian’s decree, and for two thousand years since. This guy……Donald Trump has verbally declared recognition of the disputed Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the relocation of our Embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem. This move got cat-calls from most leaders in the middle east. In its typical peace-loving and cosmopolitan manner the response was a call to arms by the Palestinian authority for “3 days of rage”. Wooo! We are all so surprised! It is a gutsy move on Trumps part but this move has been promised by every president for several administrations. Trump has had the audacity to do what no one else has…he has done what he said he would do.
This good. Thank you for supporting the only democracy in the mid-east; Mr. President!