CNN announced this morning that Donald Trump is the front runner for the Republican Party. Several pundits talked about him in their shows, something that is quite common.
The Prophet, Samuel had the duty of selecting the next King of Israel, and chose David while he was a child. David was an excellent shepherd and worked hard to keep all the sheep alive. I'm no prophet, but was right when I said that Obama would not be a wise choice for us as President of the USA. I wrote my reasons for this in 2008 and again in 2012 and felt he would be very bad for Israel. What I did in that election was view all the candidates and write about each one. Today I continue to see that I was right on.
He also said that Jewish people were "good negotiators," which again is describing a whole group with one adjective. Not all are good negotiators, Trump. Haaretz mentioned in the Israeli newspaper his comment that he would not accept their donations because he is mostly funding his campaign himself, and therefore cannot be bought. He was implying that those that donate expect something in return.
Israelis in Israel also took his statement with offense, and were not happy with him since he has declined to support Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the country, something the USA keeps on refusing to accept.
|Outside the Knesset in Jerusalem, the Menorah|
Yes, Trump. I wouldn't back any candidate monetarily who didn't back Israel. That's why I didn't want to vote for Obama, but then I'm an anomaly among American Jews. Most have to have rock solid evidence of this negating Israel's rights, and I just saw it coming with little evidences appearing. You're giving out rock solid evidence with your words at this meeting.
|Jerusalem, capital of Israel|
What have the others already written on their webpages about Israel? Off-hand, I know that former governor Mike Huckabee is a big-time backer of Israel. Other governors, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Jim Gilmore, John Kasich, and George Pataki must be researched. As for senators, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Rick Santorum also need to be researched for another article. Off-hand, I'd say right now that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are supporters. Carly Fiorina is a supporter. I think Ben Carson is also, but just made the funny by calling Hamas as Hummus-the dip all Israelis enjoy eating. Oy! Ben!
I hope Trump will learn a lot on his trip to Israel and his meeting with Netanyahu. Either way, front runner or not, a little education can't hurt!