Jerusalem’s mayor recently posted a video to YouTube in which he praises incoming president Donald Trump and criticizes President Obama.
Mayor Nir Barkat did not mince words in the video. He unequivocally condemned the Obama administration’s policies toward Israel, particularly regarding the recent United Nations decision not to sanction Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
"During the last eight years the Obama administration has pushed for a settlement freeze, has surrendered to the Iranians and radical Islam and has abandoned Israel to a hostile UN resolution," said Barkat in the video.
Barkat has a much more favorable opinion of Trump, and praised Trump’s proposal to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
"This week, President Donald Trump enters the White House. Let's all welcome him together -- as our friend -- and thank him for his intentions to move the US embassy to Jerusalem thereby conveying a clear message to the world that Jerusalem is Israel's undivided capital. Join me, in signing a letter supporting President Trump's decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem and his decisions supporting the state of Israel."
Barkat ends the video by saying, “Let’s make the U.S.-Israeli relationship great again.”
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Publication date: January 20, 2017