Category Archives: Jerusalem

The false narrative of Middle East peace being hampered by embassy moving to Jerusalem

Fact: we are no closer to true peace between the Palestinians and Israelis than we were two decades ago. During that time, we had president after president delay the promise we made before the turn of the millennium to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move our embassy there from Tel Aviv. It hasn’t worked so far. Why keep doing it?

Now promote expanding Israel’s borders and watch the Muslims lose their minds.

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Hamas threatens ‘intifada’ over US moves on Jerusalem

Reports in Washington have suggested US President Donald Trump may on Monday fulfill a campaign pledge on the American embassy, which like all other foreign missions is currently located in the coastal city of Tel Aviv.

“We warn against such a move and call on the Palestinian people to revive the intifada if these unjust decisions on Jerusalem are adopted,” Hamas said in a statement.

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A Call on All Christians to Defend Their Birthplace and the Homeland of the Jewish People

Christians’ collective consciousness must stop the planned peace conference in Paris on January 15-17, and prevent the presumably intended UN Security Council (UNSC) vote on a Palestinian State as a 22nd Muslim state, in the midst of the one Jewish State. We need to ensure that there will be no capitulation to the Islamization of the Middle East and Europe. We need to ensure that the Old City of Jerusalem, the heart of Judaism for more than 3,000 years and the seat of Christianity for 2,000 years, will not be allowed to be Islamic as part of what would soon be an Islamic state, and very likely a terrorist one. In such a state, all polls show, the next vote will be to install the terrorist group Hamas. That would mean the eventual destruction of all Judeo-Christian heritage, as we have been seeing throughout the Middle East.

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Jordan: US embassy move to Jerusalem ‘red line’

Jordanian Information Minister Mohammed Momani warned that the US moving its diplomatic mission in Israel to Jerusalem would lead to “catastrophic” shockwaves in the region.

Momani asserted that moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would be a “red line” for the Amman government and could potentially “inflame the Islamic and Arab street” and serve as a “gift to extremists.”

Well, isn’t that precious?

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Israeli Police and Palestinians Clash in Jerusalem

Israeli police and Palestinians clashed on Sunday at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound, where violence in recent weeks has raised international concern.

No injuries or arrests were initially reported, after Palestinian youths, chanting “God is great”, threw rocks at police in riot gear, who responded with what a spokeswoman described as “appropriate riot dispersal means”.

She declined to elaborate, but said calm had been restored. Israel Radio said police had fired rubber bullets.

Palestinians have said they fear that increasing visits by Jewish groups to the holy compound, revered by Jews as the site of Biblical temples, are eroding Muslim religious control there.

Israel has pledged to maintain Muslim prayer rights at al-Aqsa, but, citing security concerns, has frequently banned young Muslim men from entering the area, which it captured when it seized East Jerusalem and the West Bank in a 1967 war.

There have been similar days of unrest at al-Aqsa over the past several weeks during a period coinciding with the onset of major Jewish and Muslim holidays.

Sunday’s incident occurred on the eve of the Jewish festival of Sukkoth and the end of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. An Israeli ban on Jewish visits to the compound, imposed several days ago in a bid to lower tensions, was still in effect.

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Jerusalem, Israel

In October 2002, Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky was delivered to his parents Ari and Naomi in Shaare Zedek Medical Center, located in a part of Jerusalem squarely inside the Green Line.

Menachem’s parents had recently made aliya from America in the midst of the second intifada, with suicide bombers blowing themselves up on buses and in cafes throughout the capital. They hoped that their only child born in Israel, the Jewish state, would have that fact reflected proudly on his US passport.

This fall, Menachem will celebrate his bar mitzva, but his US passport will continue to state his place of birth solely as “Jerusalem.” No mention can be made of Israel…

h/t Elder of Ziyon


And don’t miss the supposed satire (not really, in this case): US Supreme Court Upholds Presidential Prerogative To Conduct Crappy Foreign Policy

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U.S. top court backs Obama, invalidates Jerusalem passport law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a law that would let American citizens born in Jerusalem have Israel listed in passports as the country of their birth, saying it unlawfully encroached on the president’s powers to set foreign policy.

The 6-3 ruling, a victory for President Barack Obama, comes at a time of strained relations between Israel and the United States, the Jewish state’s most important ally. The Obama administration had said if the law were enforced it would have caused “irreversible damage” to America’s ability to influence the region’s peace process.

Writing for the court in an important ruling on separation of powers within the U.S. government, Kennedy said the U.S. Congress, which enacted the law in 2002, has a role to play in foreign policy but cannot make decisions on recognizing foreign governments. That is the president’s “exclusive power,” Kennedy wrote…

Related: Michael Oren slams US court decision

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