Donald loves the Jewish state and we love him

This speech was written by Jared Kushner and his orthodox friends (except for Trump’s irritating ad-libs). The speech caught the attention of 3.3 million CUFI evangelicals who turned out in record numbers and voted for Trump.

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  1. Only another 26 hours and 22 minutes remain before Trump is sworn into office as president and Pence as vice president. But the coming of sunlight to America will overshadow the darkness not only of Obama’s America but that of every administration since the retirement from office of Ronald Reagan.

    Those of my fellow commenters on Israpundit who have been following this presidential campaign will recall hat I have supported Trump since the very first of the Republican candidates debate in the summer of 2015. In that, my opinion never has wavered.

    If I have read him correctly, Trump is a keeper of intentions, because intentions count for something more substantial than mere promises of a political campaign. I think that, measured over time, all that shall be borne out.

    And this will be the start of a great era of fulfillment for M’dinat Yisrael and Am HaYehudit.

    Arnold Harris, Outspeaker

  2. Thank You Mr. Trump for such an inspiring and strait from the heart speech.
    After many years of wandering in a cloud of uncertainty and danger, America and the world
    is grateful for your decision to take over the helm of your beautiful nation, Amen.
    This Canadian Jew, a staunch Conservative and Republican wishes you and your
    amazing family long long happy and health life, full of blessings.
    Shalom, Mazal Tov, Amen

  3. @ ArnoldHarris:
    “He’ll be better than Reagan”. That wouldn’t be hard. After reading these articles, I must ask, was Reagan any better than Obama with regards to Israel, and if so, in what way?

    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Peace/reaganplan.html

    http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/96492/the-most-anti-israel-president

    “…It is the United States’ position that – in return for peace – the withdrawal provision of Resolution 242 applies to all fronts, including the West Bank and Gaza…I want to make the American position clearly understood: the purpose of this transition period is the peaceful and orderly transfer of domestic authority from Israel to the Palestinian inhabitants of the West Bank and Gaza. ..we will not support annexation or permanent control by Israel…self-government by the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza in association with Jordan offers the best chance for a durable, just and lasting peace…The United States will not support the use of any additional land for the purpose of settlements…”
    – Ronald Reagan, 1982.
    from https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Peace/reaganplan.html

    “…Under Reagan, the United States had withheld promised warplanes from Israel to punish it for destroying Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor in June 1981 and voted to condemn the action in the United Nations Security Council. It had publicly criticized Israel’s July bombing of the PLO headquarters in Beirut and the ensuing civilian casualties. And it had suspended discussion of a memorandum of strategic cooperation after the Knesset voted to extend Israeli civil law to the occupied Golan Heights…”

    http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/96492/the-most-anti-israel-president

  4. @ Sebastien Zorn:
    “In return for peace.” Talk about adding insult to injury. Israel didn’t get “peace” through the UN, the US or any other external agency but solely through her own independent force of arms. Nor will she in any other way in the future. All any American President can do to help is stay out of Israel’s way and keep others out of the way, as well. That’s what Trump promised to do. So far, he’s kept his word. Twice. And that’s before the inauguration, even. Trump is going to be the very first Pro-Israel President. If Bill Clinton was America’s first “Black” President, Donald J. Trump will be America’s first “Jewish” President. More Jewish and more of a friend to Israel and the Jewish people than any Jew in public office would dare to be. See, he has nothing to prove (except to himself) and nobody and nothing to fear (except his children and grand-children’s disapproval or disappointment. Because he loves them.) Bully for him.

    P.S.

    Oh, yeah, anybody remember Bitburg?

    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/US-Israel/bitburg.html

  5. @ Sebastien Zorn:
    SZ, no, I haven’t forgotten the Bitburg incident, when Reagan allowed Kohl, the West German chancellor in power in 1985, maneuvered the US president into taking part in a memorial cemetery in which 49 bodies of wartime Waffen SS soldiers had been buried alongside bodies of German army, navy and air force men had been buried.

    I also clearly remember the graceful but forceful way the unforgettable Elie Wiesel, the Nazi hunter, put down the President of the United States for disgracing our flag that day.

    On the other hand, I am not so certain the Waffen SS troops, in contrast to the murderers of the Totenkopfverbande committed war crimes any different in scope than the other armed forces of Nazi Germsny whenever their high command chose to use them for purposes of outright murder of civilians and surrendered allied soldiers. There was a notable case of a unit of ordinary civilian polizei from Hamburg who were sent to help carry out the work of one of the German extermination camps in Poland. Nost of them, despite personal qualms, performed their assigned jobs of mass murder; probably because none of them wanted to let down their buddies in the same unit. As an American soldier during and aster the Korean War (1952-1955), I remember the way we were all taught to back up each other as if they really were our blood brothers.

    One hour and thirty-four minutes and Trump is our 45th President of the United States.

    Arnold Harris, Outspeaker

  6. True, but that’s what the Waffen SS specialized in. In light of all of this, not just Bitberg, isn’t it time we lay our reverence of Reagan as a strong supporter of Israel to rest? Nixon was a much stronger supporter. Neither could be called a friend. And wasn’t poor Jonathan Pollard railroaded under Reagan? Reagan appointed the anti-semitic Weinberger and let injustice take its course. I give Reagan credit for bringing down The Soviet Union and Apartheid, and for promoting the idea of “Star Wars” which an Israeli scientist actualized (Iron Dome), and for advocating making America great again after the Carter years. But not for supporting Israel.

    By the way, since you fought in Korea, was my cousin’s name familiar to you?

  7. @ ArnoldHarris:
    I’m assuming you read the article. I didn’t know a lot that was in there. Reagan’s remarks drawing a moral equivalence between murdered Jews and fallen German soldiers was inexcusable. He also said, that contemporary Germans aren’t old enough to remember the war and shouldn’t be shouldered with any guilt. And that’s the Germans!
    I remember when I sat in a classroom with my mother, listening to a seminar by Robert Thurman (Uma Thurman’s father, the official authority in the West, after the Dalai Lama on Tibetan Buddhism, and the founder of the Buddhist Studies Dept. at Columbia University – I always wondered if it was a coincidence that so many of her roles involve sex and/or violence). He, applying the standard 2500 year old Buddhist view, the Tibetans apply it to their own tragedies too, well no, not really, as it’s ongoing (though its not genocide on the same scale, ok, it was hypocritical, as well as mind-bogglingly insensitive at best), said to a room of hitherto enthusiastically receptive mostly older Jews, that we should get over the Holocaust and move on. Have you ever seen a room explode? Metaphorically speaking. Though the Dalai Lama was not speaking and he is certainly not an anti-semite. I wonder if he would be that insensitive. Certainly lacked “skillful means,” a term of art in Buddhism*. The events detailed in this book
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jew_in_the_Lotus

    ironically, while serving as an ecumenical bridge and celebration of the commonalities of Judaism and Buddhism, also served as the means for that ex?-Marxist Jewish Quisling, Michael Lerner of the so-called Jewish Renewal movement (calls himself a rabbi, rabid is more like it) to become a mouthpiece for our enemies in our name. Pre Jstreet. See, that’s the problem with relaxing the rules in Israel. No way to keep the enemy out.

    * http://buddhism.about.com/od/mahayanabuddhism/fl/Upaya.htm

  8. @ Sebastien Zorn:

    You asked about me fighting in Korea. Despite that I served three years duing and after the Korean War (1952-1955), I never got any closer to Korea than Fort Carson, Colorado,

    I joined a US Army Reserve unit, the 85th Custer Division shortly after finishing high school in summer 1952, Then in spring 1953, I was called up to active duty with the 31st Dixie Division at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. There I served as a cadreman, which was a basic training assistant in a unit of new draftees. Within a few months, the shooting stopped in Korea, so instead of trainees being shipped as repleacements to Korea, the Army was sending home to us combat veterans waiting out theor ETS dates (that refers to the time a soldier’s enlistment ran out.) Later, our entire division was shipped across the country to Fort Carson, Colorado.

    In any case, I did wha every other US soldier did, whoch was to receive orders and carry them out. And no, I wasn’t gung-ho enough to look forward to getting my ass shot off. But I would have followed orders wherever they sent me.

    Arnold Harris, Outspeaker

  9. @ Sebastien Zorn:
    I don’t want to sound ignorant, but who was your cousin and what was his name?

    At the time in question I was only a 19-year-old Private First Class in a basic training unit, assigned to help officers and high-ranking NCOs to train raw recruits for duty in the three infantry regiments and supporting artillery and tank units that made up the strength of a US Army infantry division during the Korean /war period.

    The US Army didn’t tell me anything I didn’t need to know for purposes of doing my assigned jobs, and one of the things I learned was to avoid asking too many questions about things I didn’t need to know.

    Arnold Harris, Outspeaker

  10. @ ArnoldHarris:
    I posted something about him a long time ago, in response to Ted’s asking me about myself. Well, he’s completely forgotten now and I didn’t know him personally but I understand he was pretty famous at the time. I remember being told by my mother when I was growing up that her mother’s first cousin was the only Jew at West Point when he went there and that he eventually became a general. His name was Krulewich. Well, I looked for something for years with no result because I was mispelling his name, “Cruelevich” but I recently found him. Must be him. I found a listing of all Jewish Generals and Admirals in the history of the U.S. Armed Forces and there was only one Krulewich, so it has to be him.
    Major General Melvin L. Krulewich. He wrote an autobiography which I picked up from Amazon for a penny plus $3.99 shipping.
    It’s entitled, “Now that You Mention It.” He fought in both World Wars, Israel’s war of Independence and Korea. Dropped out of his second year of Columbia Law School to enlist in the Marines as a private the day we declared war on Germany in WWI. As the highest ranking soldier (he was promoted to Sergeant when still in boot camp) among the eleven survivors of his 200 man company which was decimated by shelling and mustard gas at the battle of Belleau Wood, he led them back into battle, and despite a dud that landed in their midst as they were charging, took the German position. In WW2, as an officer in the Marine Corps reserve, he fought throughout the Pacific theater. As a Lieutenant Colonel, he led a division at Iwo Jima. He led a support company for the company that planted the flag at Mt. Suribachi. He was the first American to take Japanese prisoners on Japanese soil. He served as an adviser in Israel’s war of independence in 1948. He served in Korea during the third Korean engagement on special assignment and made it back to his lines in sub-zero weather. He presided over a court-martial in which he exonerated the defendant after independent investigation. He founded the NY Marine Corps Reserve Office which originally operated out of his law office. He was a public utilities lawyer and chairman of one of the Major Jewish charities. He ran unsucessfully for Borough President of Manhattan as a Republican and then served as the NY State Athletic Commissioner, in which capacity, he battled the mob, refusing to uphold Sonny Liston’s title because of his mob ties, and upheld Mohammed Ali’s title despite pressure to take it away due to his religious conversion and name change for most of Nelson Rockefeller’s two terms in office. On the fiftieth annniverary of the Battle of Belleau Wood, he gave a talk, in French, to a French audience on the heroism of the marines that day. The flyleaf of his book, which came out in 1973, describes him as the last surviving marine who fought at Belleau Wood, Iwo Jima, and the third Korean campaign. He was the most highly decorated New Yorker of his generation and the only Marine General from New York. He was the highest ranking Jewish officer in the Marines during WWII. He was decorated by both American and Korean governments. When he retired from the Marine Corps reserve in 1955, he was promoted to Brigadier General by President Eisenhower. The following year, he was promoted to Major General by Act of Congress. Major-General Melvin L. Krulewich. 1895-1978. Another tale of Jewish heroism that would make a good movie, if anyone who knows Nancy Spielberg is listening. Woody Allen said 90 percent of success is just showing up. That’s what they call in philosophy a necessary but insufficient condition. Actually it’s confidence, morale. I read that Leon Uris wrote “Exodus” because he was sick of reading self-hating, self-deprecatory, “Jewish” literature. We need our heroes. Desperately. One of the reasons we elected President Trump. We want to be great again.

  11. @ Sebastien Zorn:
    You’ll find him on Wikipedia, but his name is spelled Krulewitch.

    Actually, according to a history book I read, Stalin had 100 or more Jews of general officer rank in the Red Army and their navy and air force in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.

    The US Marine Corps had a number of Jewish leathernecks in combat units in the USA’s Pacific Ocean, and Southwestern Pacific theaters of operations. One of my older cousins, a tough little monkey of a guy who joined the Marines right after Pearl Harbor, was Haskell Cahan, who was involved in the vicious and seemingly endless fights in the Solomon Islands. After the war, I understand it took him quite a while to overcome the jungle rot which had infected his feet. He grew to be rich and famous enough as an auto dealer with agencies in and around Chicago and Palm Springs, California, where he dealt with the immortal Frank Sinatra, among others of the Hollywood crowd.

    Haskell’s younger brother, Nissen Cahan, joined the US Army Air Force, where, as an aerial radio operator, he flew supplies across the Himalyan Mountains “Hump” into China. For those whse C-47 and C-54 cargo aircraft went down in those mountains, few were ever heard from again. There were helicopter rescues in that war. In any case, he lived to come home, and earned a university degree in engineering, with tuition paid for by the “GI Bill of Rights”, which I too used some time later to cover most of the costs of my two university degrees.

    Both these cousins are long dead now, but I haven’t forgotten them.

    Arnold Harris, Outspeaker

  12. @ ArnoldHarris:
    I initially found him here:

    http://seymourbrody.com/generals/gen-adm71.htm which is part

    (I see I made a mistake, he spoke on the 54th anniversary before a French audience in French. I said, 50.)

    of

    http://www.seymourbrody.com/

    But just entering the name with right spelling a lot comes up.
    But I doubt many people have heard of him today. Had you? at the time, since you are of that generation of veterans? Are your cousins listed in their somewhere? He tells the story of so many heroes. It takes the breath away. And I understand anti-semites accused us of shirking. I wonder if they still do. See, I live in a part of the country where most people don’t value military service much, so I wouldn’t know. There is a scene like that in the film, “Best Years of Our Lives”
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036868/
    My father, a Holocaust survivor and resistance fighter/rescuer who escaped from Communist Hungary, came here, and saw it in a theater the year it came out, identified very strongly with Dana Andrews’ character in that film. There is a scene where Andrews throws his job out of the window and punches out an anti-semite who insinuates that Jews were cowards who stayed behind and manipulated others into fighting for them (which is what happened with Iraq, where Bush asked Israel to stay out of it, which she did, even after Saddam Hussein fired scud missiles into Israel, Israel was more worried about Iran anyway and didn’t agree with the war, but anti-semites blamed it on Israel). He was my father’s favorite actor.

  13. @ ArnoldHarris:
    I see the Wikipedia article, like the NY Times obit, leaves out that he led his ten surviving men back into battle and took the enemy position despite a dud that went off as they were charging. And most of his other accomplishments. The liberal’s idea of a hero is merely a survivor. Or a victim. Not a winner. Hence this goldstar family nonsense about Clinton’s Jihadist at the convention. (They even somehow had the nerve to try to present Soros and his father as heroes. And Kerry.). Trump was right about McCain. He was an honorable survivor. But not a hero. Heroes win battles against the odds. And we know why they are fighting and what they are fighting for, unlike this Sharia-Supremacist’s fallen son. Or Kerry. That’s why they’re heroes. They inspire us to follow their example. Duh.

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