President Trump just gave a phenomenal speech at the annual Israeli American Council (IAC) summit hosted in Hollywood Beach, Florida.
The President’s close to one-hour speech was filled with pearls of truth, one after another.
Trump: “We have to get the people of our country, of this country, to love Israel more, I have to tell you that. We have to do it. We have to get them to love Israel more. Because you have people that are Jewish people that are great people — they don’t love Israel enough.”
“After eight years of which our alliance was undermined and neglected, I am happy to report the United States-Israeli relationship is stronger now than ever before… The Jewish state has never had a better friend in office than your president.”
As Adam Milstein, outgoing chairman of the IAC, tweeted:
“President @realDonaldTrump uses his talk at the IAC, his first-ever speech for a non-political Jewish organization, to attack his predecessor, Barack Obama, put down the Democratic party and praise his efforts for the Jewish state.”
THIS: @POTUS speech at #IAC2019 last night.— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) December 8, 2019
Thank you @realDonaldTrump for your unwavering support & solidarity with #Israel. Indeed we have never had a greater friend in the White House! 🇮🇱 🙏 🇺🇸
cc. @USAmbIsrael @IsraelinUSA @netanyahu @AdamMilstein pic.twitter.com/7wGlsELW4h
“International law does not prohibit settlements in the West Bank,” he said, touting the recent announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that “the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not, per se, inconsistent with international law.” The announcement undid the Obama-era stance.
Regarding the embassy move to Israel’s capital Jerusalem, Trump said that he wanted to do “what no president has done… They never did it, because when they thought I was going to do it, I started getting calls from everyone. I got calls from presidents and prime ministers, ‘Don’t do it! Don’t do it, please. It will be terrible if you do it.”He recalled how some countries that “you never even heard of before” were calling him as the 2018 embassy move grew closer. Eventually, he said, he stopped taking their calls and told leaders he would get back to them soon, after the move was formally announced.He noted that he was warned of “massive violence,” but massive violence never came.
The president recognized Rachelle Frankel and Bat Galim Shaer, who were in attendance at the event in Hollywood. They are the mothers of Naftali Fraenkel and Gilad Shaer, Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas terrorists in 2014.
The President also mentioned his decision to sign the Taylor Force Act into law, which intends to put a stop to American economic aid to the Palestinian Authority until they cease funding the pay-to-slay program that financially rewards terrorists and their families!
The President then turned to Iran. He said, “We must never allow a regime that chants ‘death to America’ or ‘death to Israel’ to obtain a nuclear weapon.”Trump said that the Iranian regime espouses the “most heinous antisemitism,” recalling how Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called Israel a malignant cancer that must be removed and eradicated from the face of the Earth. However, he noted that “America will always stand with the Iranian people and their righteous struggle for freedom.”