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What Trumpís Decision on Jerusalem Means for Israel and the Middle East
The Daily Signal ^ | December 6, 2017 | James Phillips

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 Israel’s 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 America’s 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 Israel’s 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 president’s 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.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: embassy; islam; israel; jerusalem; jordan; muslims; palestinians; peace; reaction; recognition; trump; trumpmiddleeast; unrest
Good article. Read the whole thing if you have time.
1 posted on 12/07/2017 2:57:12 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: All

“And what rough beast,
its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?”


2 posted on 12/07/2017 3:03:22 PM PST by BipolarBob (At one time I held the world record as the worlds youngest person on the planet.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


3 posted on 12/07/2017 3:04:15 PM PST by NonValueAdded (#DeplorableMe #BitterClinger #HillNO! #cishet #MyPresident #MAGA #Winning #covfefe)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I'm no expert but I've always found the whole charade of not recognizing Jersusalem to be of suspect value. First, the Isaraelis will never ever deal away Jerusalem so if we were holding back on recognition thinking that might leave it open as a bargaining chip, forget it unless we planned to march in and take it from them. So set that aside. Then it's down to whether it inflames the muslims. Well, what doesn't? Gee I hope it doesn't make them so mad they do something desperate like turn to terrorism. Oh, wait...
4 posted on 12/07/2017 3:06:18 PM PST by pepsi_junkie
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To: NonValueAdded

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.


5 posted on 12/07/2017 3:22:10 PM PST by taterjay
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To: BipolarBob; SkyPilot; Roman_War_Criminal; metmom; SVTCobra03; Maudeen; firebrand

[“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.


6 posted on 12/07/2017 3:22:32 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: SaveFerris

It goes to show the depths of the delusion God is sending on this world.


7 posted on 12/07/2017 3:44:34 PM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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To: metmom

It just keeps no coming. We are not surprised, of course.


8 posted on 12/07/2017 3:45:08 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
It means CUCK the Palecuckstinians, they were never a real people anyways.

ISRAEL NOW AND FOREVER!

9 posted on 12/07/2017 3:51:36 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

bkmk


10 posted on 12/07/2017 3:53:17 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I would support moving U.N. to Jerusalem
They would be more motivated to find peace


11 posted on 12/07/2017 4:31:38 PM PST by jonose
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To: jonose

Dynamite idea (in more ways than one).


12 posted on 12/07/2017 10:26:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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