Trump Doubles Down on Support of Israel, Mar-a-Lago Hosts Special Event


If there is one aspect of the presidency of Donald Trump that is indisputable, it is his outspoken and warm support for the nation of Israel on behalf of America.

The Israeli people know they have a true friend and ally in Trump, which may explain why his south Florida Mar-a-Lago resort was chosen to act as host to a special gala marking the 70th anniversary of the nation of Israel, according to The Times of Israel.

The event, scheduled to take place in late March with an estimated ticket cost of $1,000 per table, will be hosted by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

It is currently unclear if President Trump will attend the gala, but featured speakers that have been announced thus far include Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley and former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The news of the location of the 70th anniversary gala was first reported by Haaretz, which pointed out that the organization hosting the event was one of few that still wanted to hold an event at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

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Following the media meltdown in the aftermath of the fatal clash of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August of 2017 — when Trump issued remarks condemning both sides of the conflict that were deliberately misconstrued as his supporting the far-right white supremacist faction — numerous organizations withdrew plans to hold events at the resort.

But some pro-Israel organizations didn’t bow to the pressure from the left to disassociate themselves from Trump, and aside from the upcoming 70th anniversary gala, another important anniversary for the Israeli people will be marked at Mar-a-Lago in late February.

That event will mark the 45-year mark since 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by terrorists at the Munich Olympics. The group hosting that event specifically moved it to Mar-a-Lago to show support for the president, according to Newsmax.

“Everyone is taking a stand as to why they don’t like (Trump),” explained Steven Alembik, a Boca Raton communications executive who helped organize the Truth About Israel Gala. “We’re taking a stand that we do.”

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“We support Israel. We support our president,” Alembik stated. “He is our commander-in-chief. He’s doing a great job.”

Regarding the other groups that have canceled planned events at Trump’s resort, Alembik said, “They’re pulling out because they’re afraid some of their donors might be thin-skinned. In my world, you either stand up for something, or you will fall for anything.”

Speakers at the gala include Olympic gold medalist swimmer Mark Spitz, who won seven gold medals in Munich, as well as Republican Florida Reps. Ron DeSantis and Brian Mast, Republican New York Rep. Claudia Tenney, among others.

“I wanted to say, ‘Thank you, Mr. President, for being a supporter of the state of Israel, our only ally in the Mideast,'” Alembik concluded.

Odds are, that is that same mindset shared by the organizers of the 70th anniversary of Israel gala in March, and is a tribute to the unshakable support Trump has displayed for our nation’s greatest ally in the Middle East.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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