Rabbi Jacobs wonders: Is our relationship with our Israeli siblings, like that of Joseph and his brothers, in the pits?
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The decision to deprive other people who have the same visceral connection to an ancient holy site seems uncharitable and selfish and soulless.
“A declaration from the United States government that appears to endorse sole Jewish proprietorship over Jerusalem adds insult to ongoing injury.”
Trump’s announcement to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital may become “a slow-moving disaster” if proper actions aren’t taken.
“There is no more fitting or beautiful gift, as we approach 70 years of the State of Israel’s independence,” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said.
“Peace is never beyond the grasp of those willing to reach it,” the president said.
Trump made clear that his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital should not be taken as the U.S. taking a position on any final status issues.
“Remember, you go in favor of breaking up Jerusalem, you’re gouging against the direct word of Jesus. God is not going to let anyone break that.”
The Reform Jewish movement called the announcement “ill-timed but expected.”