2017-12-20 / Letters

Thanking President Trump for Jerusalem statement

Dear Mr. President,

Ever since both houses of the Congress passed a law stating the US recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel, every president has cowardly hid behind a waiver option to put off implementation of moving the US embassy, fearing to offend the Arabs. In effect, giving the Arabs a veto over passed US law.

For liberals who are fearful of offending sensitivities, I remind them that [Russian President] Putin declared in April that West Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and no Arab leader showed offense or disrespect.

I applaud you for being a man of your word by making a tough decision and showing the entire world that Jerusalem is and always was the capital of Israel for the last 3,000 years.

I firmly believe that there are millions of Americans who respect your conviction as opposed to your predecessors who were paranoid about the consequences of doing the right thing.

I believe in years to come you will remembered for this decision as the starting point for serious negotiations that ultimately brings about a two-state solution.

G-d bless you and your entire family.

Nelson Berman
Cherry Hill

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