Trump delivers
Trump delivers

Yes of course President Trump came through and delivered as promised on Jerusalem. He said he would. 

He said he would name Jerusalem the capital of Israel (later the Embassy, but that’s just detail)…and skeptics beware. This man, this president, means what he says.

He’s a New Yorker. New Yorkers do not welch on a bet.

I intend to become rich from all the skeptics who bet against him…and me. I kept saying he’d do the right thing.
Speaking of which – I am owed. I intend to become rich from all the skeptics who bet against him…and me. I kept saying he’d do the right thing. 

No one said it as often, nor as emphatically, as reporters and columnists throughout the pages of Arutz Sheva. 

We knew it was coming, and it did. Indeed, mark Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 1 p.m., as a date that will live in glory between the two great powers of Liberty; the United States and Israel…owed largely through the grit and courage of this singular president, Donald Trump. 

“Today,” he said, “I am delivering.”

On capturing Jerusalem, King David did it his way, through might and through prayer; Trump did it his way, overcoming every obstacle in his path.

Oh how they whine…and what hypocrites!

Abbas says this move from Trump is an impediment to “the peace process.” Ditto some Muslim leaders as from Jordan and from Turkey…likewise France and the Europeans…and from the United States the Democrats and the Democratic-led news media. What a joke! There never was s peace process.

There was no peace process before, during or after the 1993 Oslo Accords. From the Grand Mufti onward to Arafat and Abbas, Palestinian Arabs participated in thousands of killing sprees against Israelis, civilians – up to this very moment. Only a few days ago Abbas reminded the world that he intends to keep funding his terrorists and their families.

This, murdering Jews – this they call peace and a peace process. 

Defiling history, they work up front and behind the scenes at the UN to deny Israel its rights to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

This too they call a peace process. 

Trump saw straight through their lies, their double-talk, their deceit, their treachery and their hypocrisy.

He knew that whatever you gave them it would never be enough. He knew that Olmert offered them everything including the kitchen sink – Jerusalem.

That still wasn’t enough. Spokesmen from the PA, the PLO and the rest of them complained that Olmert wanted to retain a sliver of Jerusalem for Israel

Too much, they said. “Ninety nine percent isn’t enough or us,” Erekat said.

Now they get zilch.

Was there a downside to Trump’s announcement? If we want to get picky we can say we could have done without his (mild) support for a two-state solution.

But remember – he added; “if both sides agree.”

Bottom line?

Peace can only come after the Palestinian Arabs are convinced that they are owed no state and no share of Jerusalem.

Trump did not quite make that point, but what he did was enough – plenty.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva. Engelhard wrote the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and the ground-breaking inside-journalism thriller “The Bathsheba Deadline.” His latest is Megyn Kelly unzipped in “News Anchor Sweetheart.” He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: