President Donald Trump landed in Israel amid high hope for a renewed Middle East peace the president met with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders. This trip marked the first time in history a President of the United States picks Israel as his first trip abroad after being inaugurated into office.
During the trip, the President made a stop at the holiest site in Jerusalem, the capital of Isreal. He stopped at the Western Wall. While there he briefly snuck away to say a prayer and wrote a note of his own for the wall, as is customary to do in when you visit the holiest of places.
Because nothing can ever stay sacred we later learned what he had written on that note he left behind and it’s wonderful.
Haaretz reported more on the note that President Donald Trump left for the Western Wall: “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wrote a note to be placed in the Western Wall.
According to Israeli news site Ynet, Trump wrote the note following a conversation with his daughter, Ivanka Trump, who is Jewish.
It reads: “May you bless the United States, our armed forces and our allies. May your guiding hand protect and strengthen our great nation.”
The handwritten note was given to a Jewish adviser of Trump to be delivered to the holy site.
Trump’s staff photographed the note and sent it to the Israeli Hebrew-language daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth.
In 2008, Israeli paper Maariv published the note Barack Obama left at the Western Wall when he visited Jerusalem during the presidential election. “Lord, protect my family and me,” Obama wrote. “Forgive me my sins and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will.”
Talks about the differences in letters between President Trump and former President Obama likely took place on social media. Some supporters believed that President Trump’s letter was more endearing as it included all of the American nation and even the allies across the world. It was a very short, but sweet, letter that tried to include as many people as possible rather than focusing on one’s self. With the letter being part of a religious tradition, it made more sense for it to include more people, particularly the military who are tasked with some of the most gruesome jobs in the world.
Trump’s supporters seemed to appreciate the letter and many spoke very highly of his inclusiveness for all Americans. His short letter spoke volumes and said it all about his character and how much he seems to appreciate his position of power.
President Trump has indeed been the best U.S. President to Israel who has ever sat in the Oval Office. It’s a blessing to know we finally have a president who keeps his promise and who actually, although even most Israelis thought otherwise, he had the U.S. Embassy moved to Jerusalem, which has been forever and will always be the capital of the Jewish State of Israel.
My only question is what took the U.S. so long? Since Bill Clinton, every U.S. President has promised to follow through with this and none ever did. Not even Geroge W. Bush who was also a great friend to Israel. In a way, it’s sad to see that presidents from both parties didn’t have the guts to do what was right, so an outsider like Donald Trump had to make move. And because of this, as stated in the Bible, God will bless both President Donald Trump and The United States of America!
Although I bet a lot of Trump supporters wanted to see something like this, a joking picture that mentioned Trump’s idea for a border wall to help protect the immigration laws.