Skip to comments.What Trumpís Decision on Jerusalem Means for Israel and the Middle East
Posted on 12/07/2017 2:57:12 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
President Donald Trump on Wednesday kept his campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital and ordered the State Department to make plans to eventually move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv.
The long-delayed, symbolic move addressed a historic injustice: Israel is the only country in the world not allowed to choose its own capital. Trump also exercised Americas sovereign right to recognize the capital of a close ally and choose the location of its own embassy.
In recent years, the refusal of many nations to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israels capital has become an integral part of the international campaign to de-legitimize Israel.
By recognizing Israeli sovereignty and historic ties to its capital city, the president not only struck a dramatic blow against this campaign, but reaffirmed the importance of close Israeli-American ties.
The presidents announcement also corrects a longtime historic anomaly: that the U.S. has a consulate general in Jerusalem to conduct diplomatic relations with the Palestinians, but no embassy in Jerusalem for engaging Israelis.
The commitment to move the embassy was already a longstanding U.S. policy. Congress voted by a bipartisan majority to pass the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which called for moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by 1999, but allowed presidents to waive the move on national security grounds.
Every president since then has signed the waiver due to fear of provoking a backlash that would threaten U.S. interests and reduce the prospects for a final settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
But the Oslo peace process stalled anyway, primarily due to continued Palestinian terrorism that undermined Israeli willingness to make increasingly risky concessions in exchange for Palestinian promises that often were not kept.
“And what rough beast,
its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?”
Any peace “process” that takes 70 years to run with next to nothing to show for the effort is just that, all process. Lifetime employment for useless diplomats.
More exposure of the do nothings. Trump gets up and says here is what we are doing. All of a sudden the last 3 presidents look very weak.
[And what rough beast,
its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?]
Yeah, I don’t know why this world continues to think a “final status” peace deal is gonna solve anyting.
If they could comprehend Daniel 8:23-25, they’d realize what is coming.
But they don’t.
It goes to show the depths of the delusion God is sending on this world.
It just keeps no coming. We are not surprised, of course.
ISRAEL NOW AND FOREVER!
I would support moving U.N. to Jerusalem
They would be more motivated to find peace
Dynamite idea (in more ways than one).
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