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Monday, May 14, 2018

The Jerusalem Embassy

Today, the US formally opens the new embassy in Jerusalem. The response of the Palestinians in Gaza, egged on by Hamas, was predictable. Violence. The Israelis, protecting their border with Gaza, have killed approximately 50 Palestinians, three of whom were reportedly trying to set off a bomb.


http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/05/14/dozens-palestinians-dead-in-border-clashes-with-israel-as-embassy-opens-in-jerusalem.html

Let me say this: I welcome the change in embassy to Jerusalem, which is Israel's capital. Previous weak-kneed US administrations, both Democrat and Republican, had kept the embassy in Tel Aviv.
Imagine if some country had insisted on keeping its embassy in Chicago because there was a political objection to Washington.

President Trump has sent an unmistakable signal to the Palestinians that we are an ally of Israel. We stand ready to facilitate peace whenever the Palestinians decide they want a peaceful and final resolution with Israel, bit that is not the case now. Similarly, the mullahs in Iran should  know that if they did attempt to go to war with Israel that America stands ready to do whatever is necessary to back Israel.

As far as the Palestinians and their violent reaction to the embassy move, I shed no tears for those who were killed trying to attack Israel's border. These people lost my sympathy back in the 1960s when they turned to terror to achieve their goals. That's when they decided to call themselves Palestinians even though no such nation has ever existed.

As for reactions from Europe, I could care less. They have never treated Israel fairly, preferring to kow-tow to the Arab world. Now they have their own problems to deal with (for which they have no clue).

Here at home, we can expect the usual crying and moaning from the Pro-Palestinian lobby especially on our campuses. The brown shirts of Students for Justice in Palestine and the various Muslim Student Association chapters can cry all they want. They can set up as many mock "apartheid walls" as they want. This week's events demonstrate why Israel built that wall in the first place-to protect its citizens from terrorists.

I support Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump because they understand that strength is the only thing the Palestinians understand.



2 comments:

Squid said...

This is a new day in the US and a new day for Israel. The POTUS has spoken and the world now hears what America has to say about recognizing JerUSAlem as the Capital of Israel, which it has been for over 3000 years. The Torah (Five Books of Moses) mentions Jerusalem 600 times. The Koran mentions Jerusalem zero times. As you say, it is clear that the Palestinians know that an attack on Israel, is an attack on the US.
Further more, the MSA, throughout American colleges and universities had best take care, with their anti-Semitic screed and violation of 1st Amendment rights of We the People. Trump may just go ahead and declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization and that would be the end of the MB sponsored MSA.

Squid

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Imagine if some country had insisted on keeping its embassy in Chicago because there was a political objection to Washington.

There being no history of international objection to Washington DC or of embassies locating in Chicago, I have a better analogy:

Imagine if the confederacy had secured its independence and was joined by Maryland, so the U.S. government had to decamp to Philadelphia, or even Cincinatti. So the confederate government moved to Washington DC, and the U.S. government prevailed upon most nations in the world to continue setting their embassies in Richmond, because Washington was the once and future U.S. capital?

JerUSAlem as the Capital of Israel, which it has been for over 3000 years.

Umm, you seem to have forgotten a period of nearly 2000 years during which Jerusalem was definitely NOT the Capital of Israel.

Who cares how many times anyone's holy write mentions the city? We're talking about 20th and 21st century diplomacy, not religious doctrine.