Gatestone Institute: There are striking similarities, as well as important differences, between the investigations being conducted against American President Donald J. Trump by the US Congress, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was just indicted.
The most striking similarity is that both are being investigated for actions that their legislatures have not explicitly made criminal. Moreover, no legislature in any country governed by the rule of law would ever enact a general statute criminalizing such conduct. The investigations of these two controversial leaders are based on using general laws that have never previously been deemed to apply to the conduct at issue and stretching them to target specific political figures.
Netanyahu has been indicted for bribery on the ground that he allegedly agreed to help a media company in exchange for more positive coverage and/or less negative coverage. There are disputes about the facts, but even if they are viewed in the light least favorable to Netanyahu, they do not constitute the crime of bribery.
President Trump is also being investigated for alleged bribery. Originally the Democrats thought they could impeach him for non-criminal conduct, such as alleged maladministration, abuse of office or immoral conduct. I think they have now been convinced by me and others that no impeachment would be constitutional unless the President were found guilty of the crimes specified in the Constitution, namely, “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
So the Democratic leadership has now settled on bribery as an offence for which they can impeach President Trump. The problem with that approach — similar to the problem with the Israeli approach against Netanyahu — is that it is simply not a crime for a President to use his power over foreign policy for political, partisan or even personal advantage. Read more …
Opinion: The battle between nationalism and globalism is on full display. The secular left of both the US, Israel, EU, and UN are in a panic on how to get rid of these two men. Both are enormously popular with Evangelical Christians, conservative Jews, and the working man, and both are a threat to the coming new world order.
Every politician running against these men is a secular globalist and according to the world’s agenda they have committed capital offenses and must not stay in office.
- Both men love Israel
- Both men love their country
- Both men are against globalism
- Both men believe in religious freedom
- Both men see the hypocrisy of the Arab/Palestinian position
Add to that, Netanyahu, like most religious Jews, knows the origin of the hatred Israel faces.Last May, on our visit to Israel we asked our Jewish cab driver, Eli, how long the conflict with Arabs had been going on, he responded “Thousands of years”. When I asked him who started the conflict he quickly responded, “Esav, the brother of Yaakov”, and Eli added “of course”.
Donald Trump is against virtually every socialist scheme from gun control to climate change to universal healthcare to freedom of speech, and economy killing taxation.
The love both men have for Jacob (Israel) has awakened evil powers …
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” Ephesians 6:12.