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Obama Drops Key Clause in Jerusalem Embassy Memo
The Washington Times ^ | June 5, 2009 | Watercooler Blog

Posted on 06/05/2009 8:00:31 PM PDT by Abakumov

Late on Friday The Washington Times' Christian Bourge obtained a copy of Presidential Determination 2009-19, latest in a series of pro forma memos to the Secretary of State entitled "Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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Trying to slip past the weekend press deadlines, the Obama administration released a major policy shift regarding Jerusalem late Friday. The new approach is sure to please the Palestinians and their supporters.
1 posted on 06/05/2009 8:00:32 PM PDT by Abakumov
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To: Abakumov

Thanks to those who voted for this devil.


2 posted on 06/05/2009 8:04:39 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Nachum; HollyB; F15Eagle; Saoirise; SJackson

Ping

(I’m really getting tired of this. Stand strong Bibi!)


3 posted on 06/05/2009 8:05:14 PM PDT by 444Flyer (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.--Orwell)
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To: Abakumov

Dreadful.


4 posted on 06/05/2009 8:05:23 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Abakumov

Our muslim in chief in action.


5 posted on 06/05/2009 8:05:47 PM PDT by doc1019 (The invitation for salvation always requires an RSVP.)
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To: Abakumov

Link says subscribe. Got another?


6 posted on 06/05/2009 8:07:45 PM PDT by 444Flyer (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.--Orwell)
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To: Abakumov

Sorry. My bad! It’s working now.


7 posted on 06/05/2009 8:08:58 PM PDT by 444Flyer (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.--Orwell)
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To: doc1019

The Ayatollah Ibn As*hola..


8 posted on 06/05/2009 8:09:12 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Abakumov

The majority of Jews in this country supported Obama. Clearly he is not a supporter of Israel. Go figure.


9 posted on 06/05/2009 8:09:45 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: 444Flyer

The current administration edited the following phrase out of a “legally required waiver under to continue to delay the May 31, 1999 deadline for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”

“My Administration remains committed to beginning the process of moving our embassy to Jerusalem.”

Therefore, Obama has no intention of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. Pallies will be very happy.


10 posted on 06/05/2009 8:11:09 PM PDT by callisto (It's the three T's: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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To: ladyjane

Israel needs to cut loose on Iran!


11 posted on 06/05/2009 8:11:20 PM PDT by my small voice
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To: Abakumov

Good.


12 posted on 06/05/2009 8:11:27 PM PDT by killjoy (Life sucks, wear a helmet.)
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To: Abakumov

Nearly identical memos like this have been issued every six months for the last decade. Standard procedure, no big deal, right? Well in the Bush years the memo contained the sentence,

“My Administration remains committed to beginning the process of moving our embassy to Jerusalem.”

The Obama team has edited that passage out. This explains the Friday evening release. Congress should revisit the Jerusalem Embassy Act and remove the loophole that has allowed this charade to continue for ten years. Meanwhile the president should explain exactly what his policy is on this issue, and why he is not committed to beginning the process of moving the embassy.


13 posted on 06/05/2009 8:11:59 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Abakumov

read the article.

Can someone expand please?

What is the end result?


14 posted on 06/05/2009 8:12:42 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: callisto
He wants the Palestinian capital to be Jerusalem.
15 posted on 06/05/2009 8:13:09 PM PDT by 444Flyer (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.--Orwell)
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To: Abakumov

marker


16 posted on 06/05/2009 8:13:14 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Abakumov

Means nothing. U.S. Jews will support Obama in overwhelming numbers no matter what his policy is toward Israel. Death wish.


17 posted on 06/05/2009 8:14:13 PM PDT by randita
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To: Tamar1973

Ping.


18 posted on 06/05/2009 8:14:59 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: ladyjane

Guess he sounds so good not supporting them that they can’t help themselves from supporting him. /s


19 posted on 06/05/2009 8:16:33 PM PDT by LucyJo ("Yep, son, we've met the enemy and he is us.")
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To: kinsman redeemer

They need to explain EXACTLY why they took that sentence OUT, and if they hem and haw about it and say it was a “clerical error,” they need to say exactly when they will put that sentence back IN.


20 posted on 06/05/2009 8:17:32 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Abakumov
Barrack Hussein "Marxist" Zer0Bambi, The New Saladin...
Defender Of Radical Islam.

21 posted on 06/05/2009 8:18:25 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid / deadly things happen... :^)
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To: randita
But what about the 23% who didn't vote for O’Dumbo? They deserve to be recognized for not buying his B.S. no?
22 posted on 06/05/2009 8:18:58 PM PDT by 444Flyer (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.--Orwell)
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To: Abakumov
Barrack Hussein "Marxist" Zer0Bambi, The New Saladin...
Defender Of Radical Islam.

Coming to a locale near you...

23 posted on 06/05/2009 8:20:11 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid / deadly things happen... :^)
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To: randita

These are no longer Jews, they have all assimilated, Jews by birth only...nothing more... i dont get it...Muslims killed thousands of Americans of the years and American president extends a hand to those same people...I dont get it??? i guess violence gets you what you want.... China is tough


24 posted on 06/05/2009 8:24:01 PM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: Abakumov

Hussein visits Buchenwald, says a few words, then spits in the face of Israel.

Liberals are disgusting.


25 posted on 06/05/2009 8:25:07 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: kinsman redeemer

Everyone’s safer in Tel Aviv.

All hell is about to break loose in Jerusalem.


26 posted on 06/05/2009 8:25:15 PM PDT by Palladin (George Tiller will never kill another baby.)
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To: Abakumov

The jury is no longer out: The One is THE WORST President of all time. Carter was stupid and inept. The One is evil but not stupid or inept. No longer a tie with Carter. Obama now truly is THE ONE!


27 posted on 06/05/2009 8:25:18 PM PDT by Rembrandt
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To: Quix
And he waits for Sabbath to start here before announcing it. It appears to be an attempt at an extra punch in the gut.
28 posted on 06/05/2009 8:26:53 PM PDT by 444Flyer (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.--Orwell)
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To: Abakumov
Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, [both] he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.

Obama's pride will be his undoing. Unfortunately, I'm afraid that our country and that of Israel will also come under God's wrath.

29 posted on 06/05/2009 8:27:16 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: Abakumov

Warning signs of the War of Gog and Magog? ...Israel is abandoned by her allies...


30 posted on 06/05/2009 8:28:02 PM PDT by John123 (Turn on your teleprompter Obama and read your lips... "No New Taxes!!")
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To: randita

Speilberg, Geffen, Katzenberg and probably Ronny Howard (Opie) will fight each other to make a tribute film to Hussein and Iran after they nuke Israel. Barbara Streisand will sing on the title track for the film.

Madness. Liberal American Jews would vote for the corpse of Hitler or Arafat if they had a D after their name.

Liberal Notre Dame baby killing Catholics would vote for the biggest abortion doctors if they had a D after their name.

Sick.


31 posted on 06/05/2009 8:28:09 PM PDT by Frantzie
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To: Abakumov

This is the one of the latest times the memo was issued by Bush, with the lines Obama deleted shown ...

Bush Uses Thirteenth Waiver to Avoid Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

(December 12, 2007)


SUBJECT: Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act

Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 7(a) of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-45) (the "Act"), I hereby determine that it is necessary to protect the national security interests of the United States to suspend for a period of 6 months the limitations set forth in sections 3(b) and 7(b) of the Act. My Administration remains committed to beginning the process of moving our Embassy to Jerusalem.

You are hereby authorized and directed to transmit this determination to the Congress, accompanied by a report in accordance with section 7(a) of the Act, and to publish the determination in the Federal Register.

This suspension shall take effect after transmission of this determination and report to the Congress.

GEORGE W. BUSH


Source: White House
32 posted on 06/05/2009 8:29:06 PM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: Abakumov; dennisw; SJackson; Thunder90; Tailgunner Joe; Zionist Conspirator; American in Israel

Obama and the people behind his telepromter will get what they deserves for this move...and American will get what it deserves unless America does something about it!!!


33 posted on 06/05/2009 8:30:54 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: Abakumov; editor-surveyor; metmom; Alamo-Girl; betty boop; GourmetDan; MrB; valkyry1; ...

FYI


34 posted on 06/05/2009 8:31:56 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: randita
Means nothing. U.S. Jews will support Obama in overwhelming numbers no matter what his policy is toward Israel. Death wish.

Including Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, George Soros......lots of brain dead quisling Jews who are humping for 0booooooobmashiite and the Palestinians to drive Israel into the sea.

Heck, the largest problem that Israel has is the same self-loathing, appeasing, capitualing, leftist libtard, socialist citizens & politicians within their own country (just like the U.S.) who roll over and grovel at the feet of uzzlims & Palistinians threatening to kill them.

35 posted on 06/05/2009 8:33:53 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Abakumov
The Little Horn has arrived on the scene.
36 posted on 06/05/2009 8:34:35 PM PDT by NoPrisoners ("When in the course of human events...")
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To: ladyjane

“The majority of Jews in this country supported Obama. Clearly he is not a supporter of Israel. Go figure.”

The majority of blacks, hispanics and gays also supported him. They haven’t gotten squat from him either.


37 posted on 06/05/2009 8:36:15 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Climate change alarmists are Warm-Mongers. Now that's funny right there. I don't care who you are.)
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To: killjoy
Good.

Any 'good' reason for that?

38 posted on 06/05/2009 8:36:44 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea Totaler)
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To: ladyjane
The majority of Jews in this country supported Obama. Clearly he they is are not a supporter of Israel. Go figure.

Fixed it for you

39 posted on 06/05/2009 8:38:20 PM PDT by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: NoPrisoners

Why do you believe he is the little horn?


40 posted on 06/05/2009 8:38:59 PM PDT by Blogger (It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. - Ben Franklin)
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To: Abakumov
Yes, they are trying to bury this news.

It is our responsibility now to make it THE headline on talk radio, FR, the blogs, etc. and not let this tragedy pass quietly.

41 posted on 06/05/2009 8:43:13 PM PDT by TitansAFC (The retarded 1950s GOP of today still thinks the public wants statesmanlike losers. We want fighters)
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To: Rembrandt
CARTER AND HISTORY
42 posted on 06/05/2009 8:43:19 PM PDT by odin2008 (Everything in the universe is subject to change.)
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To: Libloather
Any 'good' reason for that?

Many. Besides the cost involved, doing things that you know are just going to make the situation in the Middle East even worse is not a good idea.

43 posted on 06/05/2009 8:43:33 PM PDT by killjoy (Life sucks, wear a helmet.)
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To: Blogger
Just a gut feeling at this point, plus the similarities noted in my post. I can't explain it, but the guy seriously creeps me out. Great, soothing, almost hypnotic voice...and his very sudden popularity. The tremendous blindness of his followers. The synchronicity of our one-party government. You get my drift I'm sure.
44 posted on 06/05/2009 8:45:22 PM PDT by NoPrisoners ("When in the course of human events...")
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To: GodGunsGuts

Thanks for the ping!


45 posted on 06/05/2009 8:50:53 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Safrguns
Can someone expand please?
What is the end result?

Background (from Wiki):

The United States Jerusalem Embassy Act, passed by Congress on October 23, 1995, states that “Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel; and the United States Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999”.

The act asserts that every country has a right to designate the capital of its choice, and that Israel has designated Jerusalem. Jerusalem is defined as the spiritual center of Judaism. Furthermore, it stipulates that since the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, religious freedom has been guaranteed to all.

However, U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have argued that Congressional resolutions regarding the status of Jerusalem are merely “advisory”, stating that it “impermissibly interferes with the President's constitutional authority”. The U.S. Constitution reserves the conduct of foreign policy to the President and resolutions of Congress which make foreign policy are arguably invalid for that reason. The U.S. Congress, however, has the “power of the purse”, and could prohibit the expenditure of funds on any embassy located outside Jerusalem. The U.S. Congress has not taken this step.

In the course of its history, Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times.

Today, the status of Jerusalem remains one of the core issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem has been repeatedly condemned by the United Nations and related bodies, and Arab Palestinians foresee East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. In the wake of United Nations Security Council Resolution 478 (passed in 1980), most foreign embassies moved out of Jerusalem, although some countries, such as the United States, still own land in the city and pledge to return their embassies once political agreements warrant the move.

My interpretation: Obama withdrew his "executive" support for having a US Embassy in Jerusalem, meaning (in my eyes) he is trying to de-legitimize and de-recognize Israel's right to be in Jerusalem (in part and/or in whole) ...
46 posted on 06/05/2009 8:51:19 PM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: ladyjane
"The majority of Jews in this country supported Obama. Clearly he is not a supporter of Israel. Go figure."

Yes, about 85% STILL supported him at his 100th day, according to Jerusalem Post.

47 posted on 06/05/2009 9:00:57 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Elections, like erections, often have similar consequences!)
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To: randita

Means nothing. U.S. Jews will support Obama in overwhelming numbers no matter what his policy is toward Israel. Death wish.
_________________________________-

I agree. There is no hope for people possesed.

It is very frustrating to even carry on an intelligent conversation with them.


48 posted on 06/05/2009 9:02:42 PM PDT by unkus
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To: BP2

So in essence Obama is asserting that Israel does not have the right to claim Jerusalem as their capital.

Thanks


49 posted on 06/05/2009 9:05:57 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: John123

You are on the mark with that one. That is the next major event to unfold in prophecy.


50 posted on 06/05/2009 9:07:11 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Yo Barry, IF FOR 20 YEARS YOU STAY IN THE PEW, IT'S BECAUSE YOU SHARE THE VIEW!!!!!)
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