“Cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished.” Isaiah 40:2
That’s how the Book of Isaiah tells the faithful to speak to Jerusalem. But President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital and move the U.S. Embassy there did something else. Opposed by nearly all U.S. allies — but perhaps emulated by a few — the Wednesday announcement quickly sparked clashes between infuriated Palestinians, who consider the city occupied, and Israeli security forces. Two Palestinian men were killed in a border clash in Gaza, where Hamas then fired rockets before Israeli jets retaliated Friday.
Author: The Presidential Daily Brief