Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday praised Donald Trump for “making history by recognizing history” at a ceremony dedicating the new US embassy in Jerusalem, while President Reuven Rivlin thanked the US president for “keeping his promise.”
“What a glorious day,” Netanyahu told the crowd at the new embassy building in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Arnona. “Remember this moment, this is history. President Trump, by recognizing history, you have made history.”
“Today, the embassy of the most powerful country on earth, our friend and ally, the United States of America, opens in Jerusalem,” he exclaimed.
No doubt history was made today, but it was met with a wave of Palestinian protestors and bloodshed. The reaction of world leaders is something else to watch as they seem to automatically side against Israel’s action to suppress the violence. Turkey is calling those who died martyrs. Some nations are withdrawing ambassadors. The Jerusalem Post headline deserves to be heard before the world points their finger at Israel: “IDF Thwarts Terrorist Attacks as 40,000 Takes Part in Gaza Protest.”
While I am exciting about the history making move, we must never forget the admonition from God’s holy word, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee” (Ps. 122:6). Read article