COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — As President Trump continues his first international trip, beginning in Saudi Arabia and Israel, Dr. James Dobson issues the following statement:
“By speaking truthfully about Iran, by naming terror what it is and by calling upon Islamic nations to do more than they have in the fight against extremism, President Trump has taken a bold and refreshing stance, one that lays the groundwork for something altogether new in the Middle East— a coalition of nations finally ready to take a stand for peace.
“Likewise, in Israel, he has made an equally seminal statement. By visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and then becoming the first American President to visit the Western Wall—the holiest place in Judaism and a place rightly belonging to the State of Israel—he marks a new chapter in the modern Middle East, one that places faith at the center of any future peace.
“By his actions in the Middle East, President Trump has made it clear he has no intention of giving a single inch to any of those who would oppose Israel’s absolute right to sovereignty.”
Dr. James Dobson is a celebrated psychologist, Christian leader, and Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.” He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family. Dr. Dobson served as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine for 14 years and on the attending staff of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for 17 years in the divisions of Child Development and Medical Genetics. He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised four U.S. presidents on family matters. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967) in the field of child development. He holds 18 honorary doctoral degrees, and was inducted in 2008 into The National Radio Hall of Fame. He is married to Shirley and they have two grown children, Danae and Ryan, and two grandchildren. The Dobsons reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.