new day has dawned in the Middle East. On the heels of President Trump’s first visit to Israel as President of the United States, it is evident that the game has changed. America is right back where it belongs: at Israel’s side.
America and Israel are both two great democracies, committed to an unbreakable bond rooted in shared values of freedom.
Yet for President Trump, his friendship with Israel transcends politics – it is personal.
The President’s historic decision to become the first sitting President to visit the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s holiest sites, was a highly symbolic political and personal gesture. President Trump took it upon himself to share that personal and meaningful moment with his family.
First lady Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, the President’s daughter, and Jared Kushner, the President’s senior advisor and son-in-law, also prayed at the Western Wall. It has even been reported that Ivanka Trump was so touched that she wiped away a tear while praying at this sacred site.
The mere optics of President Trump’s visit to Israel have introduced a new chapter for renewed hope that some measure of stability and clear-headedness can emerge in this very troubled region.
By cultivating powerful alliances with the Sunni Arab nations, which will ultimately serve to better safeguard Americans from the threat of terrorism, President Trump is taking a long overdue stance against Iranian smugness and support for terrorism. Whereas President Obama’s catastrophic nuclear accord only served to embolden the Iranian regime, the world’s largest state-sponsor of terrorism, President Trump unwaveringly reiterated during his visit to the Middle East that Iran must never obtain a nuclear weapon.