It remains to be seen whether Rabbi Shmuley Boteach inadvertently revealed Trump’s agenda on a variety of issues, including his decision on moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, one of America’s most famous, albeit controversial, spiritual leaders, may have let the cat out of the bag regarding the new Trump administration’s plans, particularly with regard to the president’s plans for the US embassy in Israel.
Boteach, who had dubbed himself “America’s Rabbi” and is known for his self-promotion tactics, attended a White House event on Tuesday in celebration of Israel’s Independence Day, where he posted selfies on Twitter with several high-profile individuals, including White House strategist Steve Bannon.
The photo with Bannon, however, was taken with a whiteboard in the background, revealing what appeared to be a “to do” list, with some items checked off and others not. Included on the list, for example, were “Iran Deal,” “Pledges on Obamacare,” Pledges on Tax Reform,” and “Pledges on Immigration.”
Also on the list were the words “Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” apparently referring to President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign promise to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the Israeli capital.
Trump is set to visit Israel later this month, but has not announced whether he intends to go through with that promise. Like previous US leaders, he hopes to broker a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. On Wednesday, he held his first meeting at the White House with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who insists that any final agreement must include a division of Jerusalem, with the eastern part, including the holy sites, as capital of a Palestinian state.
By: World Israel News Staff