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Shaked compares Trump to Churchill

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked calls US President Donald Trump the “Churchill of the 21st Century” for relocating the American embassy to Jerusalem.

Speaking at a Orthodox Union event in Jerusalem ahead of the ceremony opening the embassy, Shaked says that with his move Trump has “reversed Chamberlain’s policy of capitulation” and shown the world that “the landowner has returned.”

Shaked appeared to be comparing that policy to British prime minister Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement of the Nazis prior to World War II, suggesting Trump was like his successor, Winston Churchill, who led the war effort.

Shaked also bashes Europe for, in her words, not learning from history. She says it “closed its eyes to the strengthening of the Nazis; today it is choosing to close its eyes to the strengthening of Iran.”

— AP

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