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The Jerusalem Embassy to-do: spineless, unprincipled antisemitism by most of the world's leaders.

Reader comment on item: The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem: What's Next?

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Apr 14, 2018 at 04:25

The recognition of Yerushalayim as the capital of Ysrael is of symbolic religious importance. As a practical matter, however, it is less important than, say, the recognition of Taipei as the capital of China. Interestingly, some of the states intending to move their embassies to Israel, namely, Guatemala, Honduras and possibly Paraguay, recognize the Taiwanese in spite of a concerted effort by Beijing to convince them to do otherwise.

Jerusalem is 41 miles from Tel Aviv, a 56 minute drive. I commuted daily over a greater distance than that for several years, while I attended university. Also, the consulate-general of the Marshall Islands (a perennial ally of Israel) to the US is in Springdale, Arkansas. To my knowledge, though, there hasn't been an uproar in the UN since the 1970s about recognition of the Chinese capital; and never has been about the Marshall Islands' choice of location. Daniel was spot on, in saying this is nothing but bloc voting by UN countries -- countries, I might add, that are unprincipled and cowardly in all matters, besides being antisemitic: countries like the UK and France, for instance.

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