President Trump, I just need 5 minutes of your time to talk about Israel

Donald Trump, Walking, Thumbs Up
Donald Trump, Walking, Thumbs Up

Shalom from Israel, President Trump. The Holy Land of Israel is prepping for your arrival, You have done amazing work in the first 100 days of your Presidency, including fulfilling many of your campaign promises. I would like to request an official meeting with you to talk about your promises to Israel and especially to the Americans that live here who supported your campaign.

I understand how busy you will be during the duration of your trip. All I am requesting is 5 minutes of your time to give you a quick presentation. A presentation that I, a United States Army Veteran who was deployed to Afghanistan for multiple year-long deployments. With my security clearance, I attended intelligence briefings with the deployed units. I have now lived in Israel for several years and studied the Israeli Arab conflict for quite some time.

I am not a politician and I am not afraid to speak the blunt truth. I don’t have security like the politicians have when they are out in the public. I am just a citizen, with a family, who is concerned for the safety for my family and fellow Israeli citizens are.

Here are my concerns that I believe both need and deserve your attention:

The Israeli Arab conflict and 2 state solution. This conflict existed long before the rebirth of the State of Israel. I am well aware you do have advisors on this hot issue, but they may blame the Settlements or land, and that is far from the truth. Israel has, over the years, given up land for peace and it brought radical Islam closer to harm Israelis. Facts do not lie or care about feelings. I know you want to make the deal of a lifetime, but you must understand the root of this problem. This is a holy war declared by radical Islamists who are intent on wiping the Jewish State off the map. I would like to remind you of the promise you made to us… that you would be neutral and let Israel run itself.

The United States Embassy move to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. This one of the promises you made which many American Israelis counted on as a basis for their decision to vote for you in the election. What a statement this would make. Arab countries have no right or say so as to where the U.S. Embassy should be located, since it is owned by the United States and Israel. Most of the Israeli government officials, including Prime Minister Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett, support this move. This would show the friendship between both countries because friendship is not about money or war but a bond that supports each other and stands up for each other.

I truly would appreciate this opportunity to speak with you on behalf of Israeli citizens. I know you care about Israel and I continue to defend the false claims accusing you of being anti-Semitic. I feel that you need to hear this message from the people of Israel and remind you of the promises you made, not only to Make America Great Again, but supporting Israel in making Israel great again. Thank you for your time.

David Weissman was born in Queens, NY and served 13 years in the U.S. Army as a chaplain assistant, including two deployments to Afghanistan. Upon being honorably discharged he made the Jewish right of return (Aliyah) and moved to the city of Ashkelon in Israel where he experienced the war with Hamas in the summer of 2014. David is now a freelance writer living in the city of Efrat in the Jerusalem district.