According to Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, President Donald Trump’s moving of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was a fulfillment of biblical prophecy.
Pirro called the move a “truly historic moment in Israel’s history” and described it as one unanimously celebrated by citizens of Israel. She used Trump’s decision to officially break form established American policy as evidence that he was more trustworthy than his presidential predecessors (Obama, Bush Jr., and Clinton had all delayed the embassy move.)
“what I think Pres. Trump has delivered is not just keeping a promise…but delivering leadership. We are living in a world where there is very little leadership…and Pres.Trump has delivered that leadership over and over again.”-Former Israeli ambassador to the UN Dan Gillerman pic.twitter.com/JSEPF9BP8G
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) May 13, 2018
“Trump has assured the world that his word is worth more than any former U.S. president,” Pirro said Saturday. “His word is more than any treaty and stronger than any UN resolution.”
The pundit’s statements were met with severe backlash from Palestinians and the European Union, who felt that recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would only incite conflict in an already unstable region.
Pirro then drew parallels between Trump and the ancient King Cyrus. “Donald Trump recognized history, he like King Cyrus before him, fulfilled the Biblical prophecy of the God worshipped by Jews, Christians and, yes, Muslims, that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish state and that the Jewish people finally deserve a righteous, free and sovereign Israel,” she said.
Her remarks were met with a wide range of opinions.
Others praised Pirro for her opening remarks and called them “refreshing” and the move itself “momentous” and “long-overdue.”
The new US embassy is set to open 4 PM Monday, local time, and will be attended by Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and other top White House officials. It is expected to be met with protests from Palestinians, just as Trump’s decision did initially when he announced it last year. According to Huffington Post, though several countries are supporting the move and plan on sending government officials to the opening, many more are not.