Dr Mike Evans

Trump says recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital was his greatest accomplishment

I was on a conference call last week with former US president Donald Trump. When he was asked what was his greatest accomplishment as president, he said he believes it was what he did for the State of Israel.

Trump was the most pro-Israel president, with an outstanding record. Most importantly, he made it a priority to impose massive sanctions on Iran, to thwart its progress on developing nuclear warheads for the missiles with which Teheran threatens to annihilate Israel. The sanctions also served to curb its sponsorship of world terrorism.

Standing up to the jihadist mullahs of Iran also meant backing up Israel’s defenses against Teheran’s proxy terrorists of Hezbollah and Hamas.

Of equally great importance were Trump’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2018, and brokering peace between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.

His shutting down the PLO legation in Washington D.C. and the Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem was a wakeup call to Mahmoud Abbas to face reality. It was the first time an American president actually contributed to the so-called peace process, by forcing the Palestinian Authority to confront the corruption of a leader who has refused to accept Israel’s hand extended in peace several times: Abbas now in the sixteenth year of the four-year term he was elected to in 2005.

I served as an unofficial adviser to former president Trump on Israel and 100 percent agree with him. His help for Israel was without a doubt his greatest accomplishment and he will go down in history as the greatest president in American history in support of the State of Israel.”

When Donald Trump came to Jerusalem on his first trip, the Friends of Zion museum put up 220 massive billboards proclaiming “Trump is a friend of Zion” and “Trump make Israel great.” He also hosted the Jerusalem gala for the new embassy’s dedication at the Waldorf Astoria, including Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Steve Mnuchin, Senators Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz, the late Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, and other dignitaries.