Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Donald Trump’s Jerusalem Triumph
By Rich Lowry
May 15, 2018
White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump (R) and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (L) arrive to the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images,)
In the second century , Jewish rebels who had stunned the Romans and liberated a portion of Judea overstruck imperial coins with images and a message of their own, “Year One of the Redemption of Jerusalem.”
The Roman emperor Hadrian had planted the seeds for the rebellion with his ambitions to remake Jerusalem, including the construction of a temple to Jupiter built on the site of the old Jewish Temple.