On Saturday, his first official day as president, Donald Trump visited the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Langley, Virginia, taking the opportunity to declare war on the Islamic State (ISIS).
As Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, several representatives of Judea, Samaria, and the Temple Mount will be on hand to bear witness to the historic event many hope will usher in a new era of close relations between the US and Biblical Israel.
Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, observant Jews, received special Rabbinic permission to travel in a car on the Sabbath in order to attend the inauguration of her father, President elect, Donald Trump on Friday afternoon.
In the wake of his administration’s recent refusal to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements, departing President Barack Obama sought to downplay the impact of his administration’s decision on U.S.-Israel relations.
According to a Pew Research Center survey conducted between January 4-9 and published on Thursday, 74 percent of Republicans sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians, while only 33 percent of Democrats feel the same way. This is the largest difference in that statistic since 1978.
In marked contrast to outgoing President Obama’s platform that it is illegal for Jews to live in Judea and Samaria, President elect Donald Trump invited leaders of the Yesha (Judea and Samaria) Council to attend his inauguration on January 20.