May 22, 2017
Trump, Netanyahu, and Middle East Peace

Israel has a historic peace opportunity because of two world leaders: the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.  They both share the same worldview of moral clarity…or simply put, good versus evil.

They both have similar heroes, Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan, and they are both despised by the liberal left media. 

Both are determined to drain the swamp.

Israel’s 9th President, Shimon Peres, and I met with Pope Francis in June of last year.  The Pope spoke about the morality of leadership, noting that the chaos the world is facing can only be resolved by moral leaders.

Who could have imagined the historical alliances that Israel has built globally because of Netanyahu’s initiatives, extending even to Saudi Arabia?

Or a president who picked America’s most pro-Israel political leader, Mike Pence, to be his Vice President, whose senior advisor is his Orthodox Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and who chose a pro-Israel Orthodox Jew, David Friedman, as the U.S. Ambassador to Israel?

And who could have imagined a U.S. president coming to Israel in the first six months of his term of office and boldly going to the Western Wall—something no president has ever done before while in office?

Israel and America have suffered at the hands of moral relativists who reject standards of good versus evil. In their view, man is capable of perfection; humanity is on the path of enlightenment.  Secular humanists make excuses for evil, or even worse, deny its very existence and coddle evil-doers by refusing to confront them.

The Left believes that a perfect world is a weak and anemic America and Israel that embraces the perpetrator of the crime and castigates its victims.

It took Barak Obama five years before he came to Israel at the start of his second term, while he embarked on his “apology tour” to Egypt.

The Sunni nations viewed Obama as a man who abandoned America’s allies like Hosni Mubarak and supported America’s enemies like Iran and the “demon of Damascus,” Bashar al-Assad.

In Trump’s worldview, Israel is attacked because it is a Jewish State, and America is attacked because it is a Christian nation.

Donald Trump won the election because of a historic evangelical voter turnout…the largest in American history.  Evangelicals tend not to be monolithic, except on two issues: the Supreme Court and Israel.  I know because I am a member of the Trump Founding Faith Board.  President Trump promised us he would recognize Jerusalem and move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.  We wholeheartedly believe that this promise is non-negotiable and will happen while he is president.

King Cyrus of Persia would never be remembered if it had not been for his willingness to let the Jews return to their homeland.  Harry Truman would have not have been remembered as such a great president if it had not been for his recognition of Israel as the Jewish homeland.

We pray that Donald Trump will be remembered in that historic Hall of Fame together with Benjamin Netanyahu.

“Who knows but that you have come to the Kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14).

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