In an age when deceit and falsehood are taken for granted as axiomatic and immovable, all it takes is one man or woman strong enough to speak the truth and stand for it, and the house of cards of lies and disinformation starts to tumble down. When Ronald Reagan said that the Soviet Union was an “evil empire” that would soon come to an end, the political class was appalled and embarrassed. This rube was upsetting all their arrangements. He risked angering the Soviets and plunging the world into a new world war. When he demanded that Mr. Gorbachev tear down that wall, he did it again.
But he was right. When one man stood up to evil, its weakness was revealed, and others began to stand against it as well. And within a few years, the Soviet Union was gone, to the abject confusion and astonishment of those who just a few years before that had been dismissing Reagan as an ignorant yahoo and confidently predicting that the Soviet Union would be a player on the world stage for generations to come.
This is another moment like that one. President Trump, if he stands firm, has a chance to challenge the whole “Palestinian” narrative of lies and deceit that the world has accepted as axiomatically true for decades. He could send this house of cards tumbling down, and be the herald of a new dawn of freedom, as Reagan was.
If he stands firm.
While the Trump administration has been hit with a barrage of warnings that is stands to throw the Middle East into chaos if it recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the possible move has garnered support among Israel’s allies in Africa.
In interviews with i24NEWS on Tuesday, parliamentary leaders from Tanzania and Ghana visiting Israel to celebrate their collaboration as part of the “Power Africa” initiative, expressed support for an American policy shift on the holy city.
Speaker of the National Assembly of Tanzania, Job Ndugai, began his interview by emphasizing the importance of being in Jerusalem, where the Israeli parliament sits, and later expressed his outright support of Israel’s capital as an appropriate place for foreign embassies.
“It is a very commendable decision to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. I believe it will be followed suit by several African countries, Tanzania included, to move said quarters from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, because we believe where the parliament is — I am a speaker of parliament — then the government should be there and embassies should be there too.”
When asked about the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the speaker of Ghana’s parliament Aaron Mike Oquaye also affirmed that country’s support for Israel on the issue, saying, “whatever Israel wants, we in Ghana will go by that, because that is essentially an internal decision.”…