Conservative podcast host Ben Shapiro gave President Donald Trump a huge shoutout on Friday for keeping his promises in relation to Israel.
Shapiro has often challenged many of President Trump’s ideas in the past so the gesture to thank the President for keeping his promises to Israel speaks volumes.
“Promise made, promise kept. Thank you for this historic and brave move, President Trump,” Shapiro praised in his tweet.
Promise made, promise kept. Thank you for this historic and brave move, President Trump. pic.twitter.com/fr6eXHxOdM
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 11, 2019
Shapiro and President Trump disagree on many topics, however one topic that they always seem to agree on is the United States’ historic ally, Israel considering Shapiro is Jewish and is a strong supporter of the Jewish nation.
On Thursday during “The Ben Shapiro Show,” Shapiro doubled down on his support for the Jewish community by commenting on the recent synagogue shooting in Germany and how anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe.
During the podcast, he talked about the attack in Germany and how he is currently in Israel:
Now I happen to be in Israel right now, and I will just note that many of the same people who claim that Israel is the rationale for anti-Semitism — the reason people hate Jews is because of Israel, because Israel is so cruel and terrible, and because of how they treat the Palestinians and all of us — these are the same people, where if Israel didn’t exist, people would still be shooting Jews, there would just be no place for Jews to go. The fact is that thousands of Jews every year are leaving Europe, and good for them, because Europe is becoming a hellhole for Jews.
Everybody knows this. The Wall Street Journal has reported on it, the New York Times has reported on it. It is not safe for Jews in places like France. It is increasingly not safe for Jews in places like Sweden, places like Germany, [and] places like Great Britain. People are leaving en masse, [and] where they are going is to the state of Israel because the state of Israel is still a safe haven for the Jewish people. And the same people who are claiming that it’s only Israel’s presence that is causing anti-Semitism seemed to forget that Jews were killed in the millions when Israel didn’t exist, specifically because no country would take in the Jews, and because the Jews had no place to go. The British Empire was banning the Jews from entering the nascent State of Israel, before it was the state of Israel — from entering British Palestine during the actual holocaust itself.
So for all the talk about why Israel was bad, why it shouldn’t exist, why Israel is terrible and horrible and all of us; the reason that Israel exists is because of stuff like this. It’s because Jews have been the victims of anti-Semitism, will continue to be the victims of anti-Semitism, and so long as people keep maintaining the absolute stupid fiction that if Israel didn’t exist everybody would be nice to the — You know how historically accurate you’d have to be to actually believe that if Israel didn’t exist everyone be nice to the Jews?
Within living memory, three-quarters of the Jewish population on planet Earth was slaughtered. So I’m going to go “no” on that. The state of Israel wasn’t there then. It’s a “no” on that. It’s just it’s absurdity at the highest level. Israel is not the cause of anti-Semitism; Israel is a place where people are fleeing anti-Semitism, and that continues to be the truth, certainly in Europe.
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