If Trump is King of Israel, then he should resign his office as President of the United States. We could not have a king here in the US.
Never in my life did I expect a sitting president stand up and declare himself the “King of Israel”, i.e. the King of Jews declaring his first loyalty to Israel and to the more than 500,000 Americans with dual citizenship with Israel. Of course he said that as a challenge to the American Jewish community who are for the most part “Democrats” to abandon the Democratic Party and join his Republican Party as the party of the “Jewish Community”.
We have heard Bibi Netanyahu referred to as “King of Israel” and we have heard many of the criminal murdering political and military leaders of Israel hailed as the “Kings of Israel” but for sitting US President of the United States to declare himself “King of Israel “ this is a first, unforgivable treasonable crime pledging loyalty to a foreigh country.
My problem with this declaration is that Trump is doing his best to corral all the “American Jews” to his Republican Party challenging them to abandon the Democratic Party which in his view have failed to take stronger action against the two member of Congress for their anti-Israeli view, which in his views are blasphemous and treasonable for anyone to dare to criticize Israel.
The strange this about all of this is that Trump failed to see that most of his White Nationalists, his main base, hate Arabs, Muslims, Hispanic, Brown, Blacks, Asians and Immigrant also have a very strong dislike for Jews, even going as far as being Anti-Semitic.
Now how will this will fair with his basic constituents is hard to predict but then the “Right: is well known for its support of Israel but have hate for Jews at the same time.
President Trump once again, shows us the ugly corrupt face of American politics where the catering to a Benjamin’s and to the American Jewish community takes a priority.
I like to end this with a declaration that one of the Democratic candidates the presidency made recently. Cory Booker the Senator of New Jersey, who hail from poor run down Newark that never recovered from its glory days of the 50s, declared that he “decided to run for the senate to defend Israel”. Now is this the most stupid thing anyone running for the US presidency can say? Almost without exception presidential candidates are prostrating before American Zionists to the exclusion of the rest of the American public. How Main Street America will vote for its next president or for the “King of Israel” is up for grab.
Sami, a Palestinian-American and a US Army Veteran (66-68), recipient of the “soldier of the month award and leadership award from the 6th Army NCO Academy, is an international legal and business consultant with over 40 years of international experience, in construction, hospitality services, conservation and defense, in the Middle East, Europe and North Africa. Sami is a holder of BA, MPA in Public and Environmental Affairs, Jurist Doctor from Indiana University. While at IU he was elected class president, student government president and chairman of the Indiana Students Association,
Active in peace movement as a co-author of the pre-amble for the One State for All of its people and voluntary service program SalamNation. A frequent contributor on national and international affairs. He resides in the United States.