Moshe Feiglin on Trump’s Planned Jerusalem Announcement
If the unbelievable happens, and despite the fact that the entire world – including Israel – is opposed…If the miracle happens and nonetheless Trump will declare that Jerusalem – not just Western Jerusalem, but the united, complete Jerusalem – is the capital of Israel… If he will really and truly move the embassy – not just cosmetically, not upgrading the status of the consul that is already in Jerusalem or some other maneuver… If it will really happen, then it will be a true miracle, an historical event the magnitude of the Balfour Declaration – no less.
The first Balfour Declaration recognized the physical attachment between the Nation of Israel and the Land of Israel. An additional “Balfour”/Trump Declaration will be the next stage. It will be the recognition of the spiritual attachment of the Nation of Israel to the Land of Israel.
Because the question that asks to which of the monotheistic religions the Holy City belongs is actually the question that asks which nation heralds the message of G-d. The children of Yisrael (Yashar-El)? Or the children of Yishmael (Yishma El)?
Will the Jewish message of liberty, the message of dialogue with the Creator and the sanctity of life emanate from Jerusalem? Or will it be the Islamic message of absolute obedience, the message of servitude and the sanctification of death?
We are a nation that flees our message.
That is why we attempt to flee Jerusalem.
That is why we abandoned Jerusalem, which had already been liberated, during the War of Independence.
That is why we gave the keys to the Temple Mount to the Moslem wakf after it was liberated in the Six Day War.
That is why we removed the metal detectors from around the Temple Mount this past summer.
There is no Israeli pressure on Trump. On the contrary – there is thunderous silence. The only pressure is from the Evangelists, who want us to herald our message.
Will the miracle that Israel’s leadership does not want and which it does not have the vessels to contain – actually occur?
Don’t hold your breath.