Ben Shapiro Has High Praise For Trump's Decision On Israel Capital

This week, President Donald Trump announced his much-anticipated decision that the United States would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. As with all decisions handed down by the commander-in-chief, reaction to it fell along party lines. According to Democratic leaders and numerous mainstream media outlets, the decision was presented as if it was a completely irresponsible one that was made by an unhinged leader that doesn’t understand the consequences.

According to members of the GOP, this was a perfectly acceptable move as it stemmed from decisions that had already been made by previous administrations without being completely implemented. There was some crossing of party lines this time around, but the general response went as expected. However, there was plenty of over the top reaction from both sides.

As Fox News Insider shares, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro demonstrated an example of that during an appearance on ‘Fox & Friends.’ While the program is about as pro-Trump as they come, Shapiro pushed the envelope even further by noting that the decision was an act of "political bravery" and "moral courage."

While that’s certainly one way to look at things, it’s at least a bit on the hyperbolic side. Regardless of what decisions the commander-in-chief hands down, he’s well aware of the fact that he’s going to receive some backlash. While it may take some bravery and courage to deal with that on a long-term basis, it’s par for the course and comes with the territory of the job.

That said, Trump does deserve credit for not wavering from promises he made on the campaign trail. Regardless of whether you agree with his politics or not, it’s refreshing to see an elected official that actually takes what they say to heart. He made it clear that he was going to hand down this decision if elected, and he’s now following through on it.

Beyond showering POTUS with praise, Shapiro did provide some interesting perspective on the decision itself.

"What President Trump is doing is not just a recognition of reality, it's also an act of political usefulness," Shapiro said. "For President Trump to recognize that this isn't going anywhere, that the freedom of Israel is just inherently connected with the freedom of Jerusalem ... it's a recognition of a reality that's necessary in order for real peace to be achieved in the region, not based on false stupidities that have been promulgated for the last couple decades."

That sums things up quite well. Previous administrations have acknowledged that Jerusalem is the rightful capital of Israel, but the can was kicked down the road so that no official designation was made as far as the US is concerned. As opposed to giving the can another swift kick, Trump has picked it up and dealt with it. Could there be some short-term problems as a result of the decision? Perhaps, but those that are treating it as the latest sign of the end of the world as we know it would be wise to tone down the drama at least a little bit.

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