By Martin Oliner, JPOST—
Zionist visionary Theodor Herzl wrote in his utopian novel Old New Land that when it came to the establishment of a Jewish national home in the Land of Israel, “If you will it, it is no dream.”
The book was published in 1902, 46 years before the founding of the State of Israel, when centuries of dreams of Jews around the world came true.
The impressive successes of Israel over the past 71 years undoubtedly surpass the state’s founders’ wildest dreams.
But Israel has never enjoyed a moment of true peace, and has been under the microscope of the overly critical international community from day one.
After decades of pressure from the world to make concessions that would endanger Israel’s future, it is understandable that there are those who would doubt that a foreign leader would take genuine steps to improve Israel’s security.
But President Donald Trump has consistently proven himself to be different from all of his predecessors and all other leaders around the world, so the peace plan he is expected to announce soon should neither be doubted nor dismissed.
When Republican Jewish Coalition chairman Norm Coleman recounted President Trump’s help for Israel at the RJC conference in Las Vegas last month, he did so in a new version of the Passover song “Dayenu.”
And indeed, every single monumental step the president made for Israel must be appreciated and celebrated.
Last week, Israel marked the first anniversary of the move of the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. American administrations promised that step for 25 years before Trump, resisting tremendous pressure, implemented it. Continue Reading….