Love him, or hate him, there is no disputing that US President Donald Trump has taken unprecedented steps to demonstrate an unwavering American support for Israel to which past presidents often paid lip-service, but only rarely put to practice.
Trump finally followed through on the US Congress’ decades-old decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he withdrew from the disastrous Iran nuclear deal in large part because of Tehran’s continued threats against Israel, and, just a few months ago, he recognized Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights.
More than that, Trump’s boldness on these issues has resulted in a number of other world leaders following suit, indicating that countries other than the United States have long been ready to side with Israel on these matters, but were always too afraid to rock the boat of international diplomacy.
Last month, Israel sought to thank the US president by announcing a new settlement named after him on the Golan Heights.
“Trump Heights” is little more than a sign at this point, but plans are being drawn up for a new community that will no doubt draw a great many Israeli residents.
After all, as YouTuber Hananya Naftali put it, whether you like him or not, in Israel, Trump is a rockstar.