"They have eyes but they don't see" (Psalm 115:5). Although King David was speaking about idols, the same applies to the mainstream media groups - right and left oriented, in Israel and abroad - especially in their coverage of President Trump's formal recognition of Jerusalem and his intent to move the USA Embassy in Israel there from Tel Aviv.
The left-oriented media continues in its habit of condemning President Trump at every opportunity, having a field day with its doomsday scenarios of what might be, blaming President Trump for the world's ills in general and increased Middle East tensions in particular.
The right-oriented media is sparing no words in its praise of President Trump, crediting him with changing the course of history and other such superlatives.
What is it that the media doesn't see?
They don't see Hashem. As the Rambam teaches us in our first principle of emuna, He alone did, does and will do every deed.
Do you realize what that means? It's not President Trump who recognizes Jerusalem, it's Hashem. The President is only the loudspeaker; Hashem wrote the speech.
That's great news despite the fact that a new intifada seems to be brewing with riots going on now in East Jerusalem and bomb sirens, which we haven't heard for months, thank G-d, now in Ashkelon and Sderot. Why? As our beloved teacher Rav Shalom Arush teaches in the Garden of Emuna, Hashem does everything for the best.
Have no doubt - this unexpected move that was seemingly done on President Trump's own initiative is totally for our ultimate good because Hashem did it. Sure, there are many "good and logical" reasons that we could have given President Trump to discourage this decision, before it was made. But, once it was made, we cast logic aside in favor of emuna, because this is what Hashem decided and it's definitely for the best. This is just one more piece in the puzzle of the Geula, the full redemption of our people. Hashem has his timetable, and it looks like - in line with the prophecies of Isaiah, Ezkiel, Zechariah and Daniel - it is surely coming soon. Shabbat Shalom!