Following the strike, Israeli citizens have raised hundreds of thousands of shekels to assist the children and families threatened by Assad’s brutal attack on his people.
Last week, U.S. Navy ships in the Mediterranean bombarded Syrian government airbases.
According to reports, President Donald J. Trump unleashed 60 Tomahawk missiles, and the air base was used as a staging ground for chemical attacks by the Assad regime.
The President has earned praise from many quarters. Even Hillary Clinton recommended the strikes, just hours before they occurred.
But importantly, the move seems to have bolstered America’s relationship with Israel, which was severely strained during the Obama administration.
About the strikes, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heaped praise on President Trump:
“In words and actions President Trump sent a strong and clear response: The use of chemical weapons is unacceptable,” Netanyahu stated.
“Israel fully and unequivocally supports the presidents decision and hopes the clear message will reverberate not only in Damascus but also in Tehran, Pyongyang and other places.”
President Reuven Rivlin echoed Netanyahu’ statement calling the US airstrike a “fitting and appropriate response” to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
“In acting as it has, the United States serves as an example to the entire free world, which must support any step required to bring the atrocities in Syria to an end,” Rivlin added.
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According to the Jerusalem Post, the Trump administration gave advance notice to Israel before the strike as well as Russia.
— Anna Ahronheim (@AAhronheim) 7 April 2017
The IDF was notified ahead of time of the US cruise missile attack against #Syria and expressed our support for it.
— Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) 7 April 2017
Netanyahu clearly had disdain for former President Obama, and the feeling seemed to be mutual. In fact, Obama even used taxpayer money to try to defeat Netanyahu in the last Israeli election. (These are the same people screaming about how Russia helped defeat Hillary, with no hint of irony.)
It’s good to know that, once again, America’s friends are our friends, and our enemies are our enemies.
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