Al-Aqsa Imam Threatens War

In yet another act of aggression towards jews and Israel, Al-Aqsa imam and Supreme Muslim Council Head Sheikh Ekrima Sa’id Sabri has threatened that there will be war if President Elect Donald Trump moves the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
During his campaign, Trump repeatedly promised that he would move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, a move that is highly contested. Israel’s enemies respond to strength, and it is an act of strength to declare and recognize Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish people while proving that the United States is in charge, which is why under a Donald Trump presidency, the embassy will likely be moved to Jerusalem.

According to Sabri, Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is equivalent to declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Sabri responded by urging Muslims in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem to take action. More at Geller Report.

War on Trump or on Muslim Friends? by JONATHAN S. TOBIN

The boycott of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Chanukah party is growing. The event is being held at the Trump International Hotel in Washington and the initial reaction from several left-wing groups and the Reform movement was that they wanted no part of an affair held at one of the president-elect’s properties. Though they claimed it was a protest against the appearance of a conflict of interest, they made little secret of the fact that their stance was intended to show that there would be no business-as-usual policy toward an incoming administration they despise.

As Haaretz reports, the Anti-Defamation league, the American Jewish Committee, Hadassah, and the Jewish Federations of North America are also staying away. It appears that they, too, don’t want to send a signal—however vague—to their donors that they tolerate the new Trump rules or that the next president should be given the same benefit of the doubt accorded his predecessors.

There’s another problem here that these groups ought to consider as they give vent to their animus for Trump. The co-sponsor of the party is the Embassy of Azerbaijan. Indeed, it was the embassy and not the Conference that chose the venue. The decision of one of the republics of the former Soviet Union to throw a party with American Jews may seem odd to some, but it was in fact timed to coincide with the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to the Central Asian nation this week.

That Netanyahu got a royal welcome from the Azeris is no small thing. The willingness of a largely Muslim country to not merely have normal relations with the Jewish state but to treat its leader with such respect is a genuine breakthrough for Jerusalem. Read more at Commentary Magazine.


A Trumpian Israeli initiative image By Caroline B. Glick

US President-elect Donald Trump won’t even take office for another month, but he has already killed the status quo.

During the election campaign, Trump trounced the untouchable consensus on NATO’s post-Cold War purpose. Questioning the purpose of an alliance formed to fight a war that ended 25 years ago is indisputably a reasonable thing to do. But until Trump came around, no one did.

For 37 years no US president would speak with the president of Taiwan. And then President-elect Trump took a call from Taiwan’s President-elect Tsai Ing-wen.

Then of course, there is Jerusalem. Since 1948 the US has refused to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – or even as part of Israel.

When Trump promised to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, his words were greeted with cynicism.

But then this week his senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said Trump is serious about moving the embassy to Jerusalem.

In one fell swoop, the 68-year-old consensus is gone. Read more at The Jewish World Review