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Days of Media Rage about Jerusalem (The bad arguments against recognizing Israelís capital)
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 6, 2017 1:48 pm | Noah Pollak

Posted on 12/07/2017 5:20:48 AM PST by Texas Fossil

I lived in Jerusalem, Israel, for two happy years, and much of my work ever since has involved U.S.-Israel relations. I should know better, yet still I am surprised at the rending of garments and apocalyptic predictions pouring forth from western pundits over something that will not change a single stone in the holy city, or a single person’s access to its holy sites, or a single border—and that overwhelming majorities of Congress and virtually every president and presidential candidate has endorsed for decades. Chalk it up in part to the hysteria that has characterized our political debates in the past two years, and also in part to the enormous influence that former Obama administration officials have in setting media narratives and frames for covering issues on which the current president repudiates the approach of the previous one. So here are some notes of calm, in no particular order:

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KEYWORDS: agrument; jerusalem; media
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The press and the career diplomat crowd are constantly repeating:

"Oh No!"

"Oh No!"

"Oh No!"

"That cannot possibly work."

Headshake.

The past does not predict the future. Accurate assessment of reality is essential. So, here we are.

It is time for thinking out of the box of the past.

1 posted on 12/07/2017 5:20:48 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Donald Trump did it differently this time and broke from the ranks of the political insiders.

Its good to support Israel this way.

Three cheers for Donald J. Trump on this move.


2 posted on 12/07/2017 5:24:05 AM PST by Spiridon
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To: Texas Fossil

Did you see that idiot Tom Friedman? He said Trump gave up a bargaining chip. Did Tom write the Art of the Deal? I don’t think so.


3 posted on 12/07/2017 5:26:22 AM PST by Lisbon1940 (No full-term Governors (at the time of election!)
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To: Texas Fossil

Are you kidding?

This is a catastrophe!

Stirring up the muslims over a refusal to “submit” to them will force the pundits to address the validity of their “Islam is peace” doctrine, and that is just UNACCEPTABLE !


4 posted on 12/07/2017 5:37:24 AM PST by papertyger (Bulverism: it's not just for liberals anymore.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Muzzies are always mad. They wake up mad. Their first thought is “how many Jews can I kill today?” This won’t make them madder, but the media will use it to excuse the savagery.


5 posted on 12/07/2017 5:47:47 AM PST by I want the USA back (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. Orwell.)
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To: Texas Fossil

The muzzies are chimping out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_brYh06qUkc


6 posted on 12/07/2017 5:48:16 AM PST by Original Lurker
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Days of Media Rage about Jerusalem
(The bad arguments against recognizing Israel’s capital)

http://freebeacon.com/blog/days-of-media-rage-about-jerusalem/

FR Comments: https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3611492/posts

We must stay the course.


7 posted on 12/07/2017 6:00:19 AM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Original Lurker

Opps. I was thinking the wrong thread.


8 posted on 12/07/2017 6:01:22 AM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

CBS headline, “international outrage!!”


9 posted on 12/07/2017 6:18:12 AM PST by Luke21
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To: Lisbon1940

My now X-son-in-law once gave me a copy of Tom Friedman’s “The World is Flat”.

It was total Globalist crap.

Trump is the right man for the time. He knows how to cut through the nonsense and make good decisions.

The Left will never get over hating him.

So be it.


10 posted on 12/07/2017 6:18:37 AM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: I want the USA back

Some countries in the Middle East actually side with us. Not out of ideology, but out of practical survival.

This does a good job of blowing the nonsense smoke away.


11 posted on 12/07/2017 6:20:09 AM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Luke21

Well, what should we expect? From CBS?


12 posted on 12/07/2017 6:20:56 AM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

Now he has a new one: Thank You for Being Late. Some tripe about the age of acceleration. I hope you don’t get it for Christmas.


13 posted on 12/07/2017 6:32:59 AM PST by Lisbon1940 (No full-term Governors (at the time of election!)
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To: Lisbon1940

No, I buy books. Not so many lately. Few people give me books because most of my family know my interests, smile.


14 posted on 12/07/2017 6:49:55 AM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

The arguments against are irrelevant

The moving of the embassy has been decreed and is in process.


15 posted on 12/07/2017 8:55:53 AM PST by bert (K.E.; N.P.; GOPc;WASP .... The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column)
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To: Texas Fossil

Spot on sentence from the column:

“The United States cannot allow Middle Eastern rent-a-mobs to exercise a veto over our foreign policy.”


16 posted on 12/07/2017 9:01:41 AM PST by KyCats
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To: Texas Fossil

It actually doesn’t matter what the MSM or Europe thinks about this. Jerusalem was made the Capital of Israel by a much higher Power.


17 posted on 12/07/2017 1:25:50 PM PST by R Rogers
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To: R Rogers

Absolutely correct.


18 posted on 12/07/2017 5:25:20 PM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: KyCats

Yes. The US need not ask permission of Israel’s enemies.


19 posted on 12/07/2017 5:27:29 PM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: bert

It is within Trump’s authority. And he is a decisive leader. That is why the Globalist pukes and the Left hates him.

He is effective.


20 posted on 12/07/2017 5:29:14 PM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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