Trump’s Reality Therapy on Jerusalem

President Donald Trump broke free of the self-absorbed fantasies of the “international community.” He spoke truth to it with his acknowledgment that it “was time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel” and adopt a new approach to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

Jerusalem was established as the Jewish capital by King David around 1010 B.C., and his son Solomon built the Temple in 964 B.C. Jerusalem was captured a number of times by invading armies from the Romans to the Crusaders and Arabs. However, it has for three thousand years always been a holy site for Jews, and the city is cited about 350 times in the Bible.