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Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

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Submitted by There is NO Santa Claus (United States), Jun 17, 2018 at 12:05

In many ways, moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem was a simple task. The law requiring the move has long been in force. I'm not certain moving the Embassy serves any deep Machiavellian purpose other than complying with U.S. law and fulfilling a campaign promise. As far as fulfilling campaign promises, this one turned out to be rather simple, easy and quick.

The Embassy is on the Israeli side of the green line. Countries name their capitals; the rest of the world recognizes the right and establish their embassies in the capital. The Israel exception is due to the fact that Israel is The Jewish State. As such, the countries of the world are content to tolerate anti-Semtism and leave their embassies in Tel Aviv (if they have one at all).

If moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem has any deeper meaning, it is this: The move is the greatest non-violent protest against anti-Semitism by the United States government in my lifetime.

The Palestinian Arabs are angry about it. Gaza is ramping up violence in response. What a surprise! Eh?
The news media could not milk this story for long. Recent news reports on violence in Gaza usually omit mentioning the Embassy move.

Even the President's worst critics in Congress couldn't shout this one down. Most Democratic Party leaders voted in favor of the law requiring the move.

The move to Jerusalem was long overdue. I'm glad the President wasted little time to do it.


There is NO Santa Claus


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