Leaks to news outlets say President Trump is poised this week to recognize reality: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
It remains to be seen whether, if such an announcement is indeed made, he goes further and directs the U.S. embassy in the Jewish State to be moved to that capital city from its present location in Tel Aviv.
For decades, successive winning presidential candidates of both parties have promised to exercise existing statutory authority to move the embassy, only to recoil from doing so once in office. Usually, this bait- and-switch was justified by fear of Arab threats of violence if America effectively endorsed Israel’s claim to Jerusalem.
Not only should President Trump honor his repeated pre-election commitment and relocate the embassy. While he’s at it, he should also close the Washington office of Israel’s abiding enemy – and ours, the Palestine Liberation Organization.