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Is President Trump like King Cyrus the Great?
Following President Trump’s proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared the American leader to Cyrus the Great. During the signing ceremony at the White House, Prime Minister Netanyahu established the historical significance of the Golan decision. “In the long sweep of Jewish history,” declared the Prime Minister, “there have been a handful of proclamations by non-Jewish leaders on behalf of our people and our land: Cyrus the Great, the great Persian king; Lord Balfour; President Harry S. Truman; and President Donald J. Trump.” It is surely significant that the US president recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights and we are grateful that he declared Jerusalem to be the eternal capital of the Jewish People. However, for President Trump to truly earn the comparison to Cyrus the Great, there is one final piece of real estate that deserves his attention. Watch Rabbi Tuly explain or read his recent Op-Ed in The Jerusalem Postoutlining why President Trump isn’t Cyrus, just yet.
Rabbi Tuly’s Article in The Jerusalem Post: Trump Isn’t Cyrus, Yet