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Updating the True American Commitment to Israel Will Be Permanent When the Embassy is in Jerusalem

Reader comment on item: The Solace of Poor U.S.-Israel Relations

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), May 25, 2017 at 15:46

After years and years of political mismanagement and mistrust flowing between Israel and the United States in spite of the overt calls of friendship, it may be worth noting that even as President Trump presents words of alliance and shared values, there are still elements in the United States Bureaucracy that do not necessarily share the glowing sentiments, since the bureaucracy is institutionalist and not necessarily representative of the electorate that selected Trump to align with their values, not the political institutions that are still seemingly sympathetic to the previous administration's chilly relations with Israel.

It is in the entrenched Bureaucratic morass of international relations as was left by the 44th Chief Executive's political machine that 'Palestinian' head Abbas was encouraged and bolstered into the mindset that 'statehood was still a stepping stone to evicting Israel, a hope he potential expects to nurture under the Trump presidency.

While the words left behind in Jerusalem were 'heart-warming' and filled with an expectant sense of renewed alliances, getting the reluctant congress and the rest of the government to not mess this up is another thing. What colors this first presidential expedition of this Administration is the stay list of who was visited first, third, fourth and fifth, all resoundingly compromised with elements of international calls to diminish Israel's right to their own land, let alone her right to exist in any fashion according to the predications of all whom outright hate her. Everyone who has/had a limited view of Israel as a viable nation Jewish state has looked at the Trump expedition with their own takes on how effective he might be in putting forth yet another version of a 'Palestinian' solution; but the one thing that will be the true defining moment is the placement of the American ambassadorial presence in Jerusalem and telling the world-here it is; and here it will remain. Then we will see how permanently viable any peace solution will be.

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