An op-ed by Professor Kenneth Lasson hails President Donald Trump’s announcement this week that the United States now recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and will next year move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Other commentators have warned that Trump’s actions in one of the most sensitive areas of global diplomacy will undermine progress toward a two-state solution and set off violence.
“Is there any reason to believe that acquiescing to Arab demands will lead to peace? Not if you look at the facts over the past half-century – during which time the Palestinians have stated with remarkable consistency that they will never recognize Israel as a sovereign state, much less Jerusalem as its capital,” wrote Lasson in “Why Trump Is Right on Jerusalem,” which was published in American Thinker, The Daily Caller and New English Review.
Learn more about Professor Lasson, the author, most recently, of Defending Truth: The Quest for Honesty about Jews and Israel.