Donald Trump loves Israel. He’s very pro-Israel.

Just don’t ask him to be able to answer any questions about, you know, Israel:

Well, you know what they say: When in doubt, ask one of your Jewish friends. One of your many Jewish friends:

Of course he did.

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That’s great, Donald.

But let’s get back to the West Bank, shall we?


A Forward reporter had asked Trump what phrase he would use to describe the land east of Israel’s Green Line, which demarcates the country’s pre-1967 borders and is variously referred to as the West Bank, occupied territories, Judea and Samaria and Palestine.

It was a question meant to elicit a specific response on a politically freighted issue. Essentially, Trump didn’t answer.

The GOP candidate responded that there are “many words that I’ve seen to describe it,” before deferring to [Trump Organization chief legal officer Jason] Greenblatt.


That’s unpossible! He has a very good brain and he’s said a lot of things. He was probably just trying to give Greenblatt a moment in the spotlight.

He’s very generous that way.

Pretty much, yeah.

But at least Mr. Trump’s knowledge of Israel is consistent with his knowledge on other things a U.S. president should be familiar with:

Many different levels!

Well, to be fair, coherence isn’t exactly Trump’s strong suit.