LETTERS
Trump is a true friend

ALTHOUGH it is getting somewhat tedious having to defend President Trump from his detractors, on this occasion I feel compelled to respond to the spurious allegations levelled at him by Richard Baum.

He makes the assertion that the president is not a true friend of the Jewish people. This is an utter fallacy.

So far the president has shown himself to be a better friend of the Jews than any other American president.

He has surrounded himself with numerous Jewish advisers, such as his son-in-law Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, the American ambassador to Israel, to mention but a few.

However, actions speak louder than words and the president’s record in defending Israel is outstanding.

1. Recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his decision to move the American embassy there.

2. Withdrawing from the corrupt, hypocritical United Nations Human Rights Council.

3. Recognising Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights which is an essential strategic bulwark against attacks from Syria and Iranian proxies such as Hezbollah.

4. Abrogating the nuclear weapons treaty with Iran and imposing fresh sanctions on the regime for their continued clandestine efforts to work covertly to produce nuclear weapons and for attempts to destabilise the entire Middle Eastern region.

5. Recently declaring the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (al-Quds Brigade) to be a terrorist organisation.

6. Withdrawing funding from the Palestinian Authority leadership for paying stipends to the families of convicted terrorists and “martyrs” who have blood on their hands.

I must also take issue with your correspondent’s disparaging remark branding Prime Minister Netanyahu as an authoritarian right-wing politician.

Let him ask the majority of Israelis what they think of Netanyahu and Trump, where a street and town on the Golan are to be named after Trump. Netanyahu is a world-class statesman.

Finally, to accuse Trump of hatred of Muslims is ludicrous.

He has only recently invited the president of Egypt, Abdul Fattah el-Sissi, to America and has excellent relations with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates who all have a common enemy with the Muslim Brotherhood and, of course, Iran.

The final remark in Mr Baum’s letter that “tomorrow he will come for us” is beyond belief.

Instead of railing about Trump coming for us, he should be concerned about a Labour government.

Neville L Brown,
Whitefield,
Manchester.

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