President Donald Trump said Thursday that it was “too early” to discuss moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a potentially politically fraught plan that has been welcomed by Israel’s government and sparked threats from the Palestinians and parts of the Arab world.This may be the first time in American history wherein to not oppose the President of the United States makes one something akin to a cultural rebel.
“I don’t want to talk about it yet. It’s too early,” Trump told Fox News...
It's very odd, actually.
To march in the streets against Trump is to align oneself with the New York Times, the Washington Post, most of the mainstream television news programs, the Democratic Party, the European Union, and the Clintonesque / anti-Bernie global economic elite.
It is, on a certain level, to stand with Angela Merkel over the German people or to stand with political Islam over the rights of women, Gay people, Yazidis and Jews.
It is about as socially conformist as conformist gets.
Yet by simply giving the guy a chance to do right by the country we are made to feel like rebels among ideologically conformist sheeple trained to hate.
I have to say, however, that for me the question of the US embassy in Jerusalem is a litmus test.
If Trump comes through and moves the embassy in a timely manner - say within the next few months - then we will know that he honestly is a friend of Israel and, thus, a friend to the Jewish people.
If he strings us along, however, it means we've been had.
He's already despised by the great majority of American Jews because the intense campaign of hatred against the guy has done its job well.
Here is hoping that he doesn't lose the rest of us.