It’s a “maybe” because this brilliant idea still has to make it through the moribund brains of the GOP NeverTrumpers in the Senate who are determined to deny PDT the slightest success. But we can be hopeful that common sense will play at least a minor role and they’ll realize that Jew hatred is the oldest and most despicable hatred in the world. Forcing hard working American tax payers to support it with their tax dollars is contemptible.
The House on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would cut off U.S. taxpayer aid to the de facto Palestinian government if it continues to aid terrorists.
With unanimous consent, the swift passage of the Taylor Force Act brings the United States one step closer to stripping American funding from the Palestinian Authority until it ends its “pay to slay” policy, which distributes $300 million to terrorists and their families annually. The legislation now heads to the Senate for a floor vote.
The bill should get some support from Democrat senators and will identify who are the anti-semites of both parties in the Senate. Nobody will be allowed to hide behind their NeverTrump stance on this one.
Other good news is that PDT has signaled that the U.S. Embassy will be moved to Jerusalem. Trump’s National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, who won’t even admit that the Western Wall is in Israel, is probably grinding his teeth about now. Deal with it, General.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the Trump administration on Tuesday that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a “red line” for Muslims.
Erdogan, while speaking to Parliament, said such a step by President Trump would force Turkey to cut off all diplomatic ties with Israel. He pledged to rally other Muslim countries to oppose any move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
I believe (and fervently hope) that Trump maintains his resolve and does allow this Hitlerian madman who has overturned all of Attaturk’s reforms that brought Turkey into the modern world, the little mustachioed Jew-hating dictator that has remade Turkey from a Democracy to Theocracy, to intimidate him.
Jerusalem is has for been the identity of Jews and Judaism for 4,000 years. Even Russia has acknowledged it and has declared that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
Jerusalem was an undivided city until the Jordanians’ illegal occupation in 1948. Historically, Jews have been living in Jerusalem continuously for more than three millennia. Jerusalem has never been the capital of any sovereign nation except of the Jewish people. Jerusalem is not mentioned even once in the Koran. Despite the forced diaspora of most of Jerusalem’s Jewish population after the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans in 70 CE, Jews have been living continuously in Jerusalem and constituted the largest single group of inhabitants in Jerusalem since at least the mid-1800s. Muslims pray towards Mecca. Jews not living in Jerusalem pray towards Jerusalem. The Palestinians, with the aid of UNESCO and other UN organizations, have tried to literally re-write history to airbrush out any Jewish ties to the holy sites of Jerusalem. President Trump’s moves would help to reverse the tide.
Stick to your guns Mr. President. Don’t let them re-write history.