A very big day for Israel - www.jewishaz.com: Opinion

A very big day for Israel

Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:31 am

In its struggle for international acceptance of its historic capital, Israel has a definitive champion in President Donald Trump. On Monday, the United States finally fulfilled a promise made by the U.S. Congress more than 20 years ago — as well as a personal pledge made by Trump throughout his campaign — and turned a consular office in Jerusalem into the U.S. Embassy.

The timing of the event — on the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence, at least according to the Gregorian calendar, and one day after Yom Yerushalayim, the date on the Hebrew calendar marking Jerusalem’s reunification in 1967 — couldn’t have been more symbolic.

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