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US Embassy officially opens in Jerusalem

May 14, 2018

  Today was an historic day because the United States officially opened our embassy in Jerusalem. Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel but for decades United States Presidents–while promising to do so–were too afraid to recognize  the obvious.

  That changed when Donald Trump became the President because he kept his campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announced the United States would move the embassy to the Israeli capital.

  This was met with condemnation by the mainstream media, the Democrats, and some Republican establishment elitists who claimed this would make us less safe. It was also met with condemnation by many countries in the Middle East but that was to be expected.

  Here is part of what Benjamin Netanyahu had to say:

“What a glorious day,” Netanyahu said. “Remember this moment.”

“This is history,” Netanyahu said. “President Trump, by recognizing history you have made history.”

“All of us are deeply moved,” Netanyahu said. “All of us are deeply grateful.”

“Today the embassy of the most powerful nation on earth; our greatest ally — the United States of America,” Netanyahu said. “Today its embassy opened here.”

“Thank you, President Trump, for having the courage to keep your promises,” Netanyahu said.

 Here is some of what Donald Trump had to say in a pre-recorded message:

“Exactly 70 years ago, the United States under President Harry Truman became the first nation to recognize the state of Israel. Today we officially open the United States Embassy in Jerusalem. Congratulations! It’s been a long time coming,” Trump said in pre-taped remarks that were broadcast at the U.S. embassy’s opening ceremony.

“Today Jerusalem is the seat of Israel’s government. It is the home of the Israeli Legislature and the Israeli Supreme Court and Israel’s prime minister and president. Israel is a sovereign nation with a right like every other sovereign nation to determine its own capital. Yet, for many years we failed to acknowledge the obvious, the plain reality, that Israel’s capital is Jerusalem,” he said.

“On December 6, 2017 at my direction, the United States finally and officially recognized Jerusalem as the true capital of Israel. Today we follow through on this recognition and open our embassy in the historic and sacred land of Jerusalem, and we’re opening it many, many years ahead of schedule,” the president said. “As I said in December, our greatest hope is for peace.”

  The day was marked with violence, as expected, but with the exception of the United States embassy now being located in Jerusalem nothing else has really changed because, as I stated above, Jerusalem was already the capital of Jerusalem for all intents and purposes. We just were not supposed to admit it.

  As regular readers of America’s Watchtower know, (and this has cost me readership) I am not a person who blindly follows Donald Trump and everything he does or says, and I do not agree with him on every issue, but on this issue I back him 100%!

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

 

 

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2018 8:45 pm

    This was a good lesson for Iran and NK…. He has no fear regarding his foreign policy… I have hope for NK. Rocket Man is a young man. All I see around him are unhappy old men, old enough to be his grandfather. He did go to school in Switzerland so he knows there is more out there than his hermit country. I can’t imagine he wants to spend his life as it is. Played the right way, I think he could come around.

    Liked by 2 people

    • May 15, 2018 5:27 am

      I think Trump is showing all these other countries he will not be intimidated and I think this is something these countries needed to see from a US President.

      Liked by 3 people

  2. petermac3 permalink
    May 14, 2018 9:06 pm

    The Palestinians who were organized by Hamas (the heroes of MSM and all leftists alike) to stage a violent protest were then then used as cannon fodder as many were killed by Israeli forces. We can probably look forward to Obama and Kerry’s Iranian pals sponsoring increased terrorist activities around the globe. You know, theose Iranians are, the same guys Obamaran tried desperately to give the green light to build their nuclear weapons in order to give them parity with the evil west.

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    • May 15, 2018 2:15 am

      Might like this:

      Liked by 4 people

      • May 15, 2018 5:38 am

        She nailed it!

        Liked by 3 people

    • May 15, 2018 5:31 am

      I wouldn’t be surprised Peter! Kerry already tried to subvert the President on the Iran deal and I don’t doubt he would do it here as well.

      Liked by 1 person

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