US President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. (Rob Carr/Pool Photo via AP, File)

In Trump’s words at the Jerusalem Embassy opening were echoes of former US presidents, from Truman to Obama, who spoke in steadfast support of the Jewish state.

In his video remarks at the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, President Donald Trump echoed the words of US leaders since the estabishment of the Jewish state.

President Harry Truman, who recognized the modern State of Israel in 1948, was the first. Richard Nixon, another example, provided Israel with deperately needed arms during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Trump, however, had the courage to make history by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal capital.

Listen to the echoes of US presidents, past and present.


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Posted by Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday, May 14, 2018