Last night in Jerusalem there was a small celebration for the historic one year anniversary of the US Embassy opening in Jerusalem. US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman spoke and mentioned Israel’s “secret weapon” – “Israel has one secret weapon that no other country has. Israel is on the side of God and we don’t want to underestimate that”.
We are eternally grateful to US Ambassador David Friedman, President Donald Trump and his whole administration for standing strong for Israel, understanding our “special weapon”, the special bond between Israel and the USA as well as understanding that a strong Israel helps America be strong.
‘#Israel has one secret weapon that no other country has. Israel is on the side of God and we don’t want to underestimate that,’ @USAmbIsrael tells a crowd at the #Jerusalem embassy move anniversary: pic.twitter.com/sPqGWYWoPg— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) May 14, 2019
New York Times Backlash to US Ambassador to Israel
This was an amazing statement by an Ambassador who understands the deep historical and Biblical connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel.
Apparently, this was too much for some on the left. The New York Times attacked US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman for claiming that Israel was “on the side of God”. They didn’t like it one bit. The Times referred to Friedman’s comments as “the latest sign of an anything but evenhanded approach to the conflict by the Trump administration”. Yet, the Ambassador’s comment has nothing to do with the “conflict” and everything to do with acknowledging historical and Biblical fact.
Friedman continued to defend his remarks, saying that “billions of people around the world accept the Old Testament as part of their faith.” He explained that the Old Testament chronicles the Jewish people’s initial arrival and subsequent exiles from the land of Israel.“Most of the prophecies are about the return of the nation of Israel to their land. And it is happening in our lifetime,” Friedman said, adding, “Just being in this room is evidence that the prophecy of Ezekiel and others have come true. So where am I off in saying that God is on the side of Israel? The fact that God has fulfilled his prophecies and delivered the people of Israel to their land is demonstrably true.”
JNS.org reports that Israel Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, who recently called the Times a “cesspool of hostility” to Israel, Friedman fired back sharply at the paper, stating, “If anyone speaks to the editors of the Times, they should tell the Times to spend a little less time to defending terrorists, and spend a little more time defending the truth.”
President Trump’s Support
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel. Our beautiful embassy stands as a proud reminder of our strong relationship with Israel and of the importance of keeping a promise and standing for the truth.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2019