US President Donald Trump awards Miriam Adelson the Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
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“Would it be too much to pray for a day when the Bible gets a ‘Book of Trump,’ much like it has a ‘Book of Esther’ celebrating the deliverance of the Jews from ancient Persia?

By Terri Nir, United with Israel

US-Israel ties are at their strongest ever, and Dr. Miriam Adelson, publisher of the Israel Hayom daily, penned an article crediting President Donald Trump for the feat.

She likened the relationship to a marriage –in particular, her own. Born and raised in Tel Aviv, the American-Israel- physician married Boston-born business magnate Sheldon Adelson. The two philanthropists were mega-donors to Trump’s 2016 election campaign.

“Like even the best of marriages, the US-Israel relationship has suffered the occasional rough patches – domestic tiffs misperceived as serious rifts. But, writ large, this special relationship has only deepened and flourished, thanks to shared values and destiny,” she says.

Adelson, who was in Israel this week for the Israel Hayom Forum on US-Israel Relations, held in Jerusalem Thursday evening, lists the promises Trump made during the campaign vis-à-vis Israel vis-à-vis Israel and the fact that he kept true to his word. As a “service to historical justice,” she notes, he recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and officially recognized Jerusalem as capital of the Jewish State. And, “in service to the security of Israel and the whole world,” he withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.

“In nuptial terms, our countries celebrated their ‘golden anniversary’ more than 20 years ago,” she continues. “We are now at platinum – a miracle of preciousness, radiance, and endurance. And the man who most deserves credit for this is President Donald Trump.”

Adelson continues to be perplexed by the lack of support for the president among the majority of American Jews – as opposed to most Israelis, who greatly appreciate Trump’s friendship – calling it an “oddity that will long be pondered by historians.”

“Scholars of the Bible will no doubt note the heroes, sages, and prophets of antiquity who were similarly spurned by the very people they came to raise up,” she says.

“Would it be too much to pray for a day when the Bible gets a ‘Book of Trump,’ much like it has a ‘Book of Esther’ celebrating the deliverance of the Jews from ancient Persia?

“Until that is decided, let us, at least, sit back and marvel at this time of miracles for Israel, for the United States, and for the whole world,” Adelson concludes.