Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem
[Click above to embiggen: this is what my October Surprise would be for Democrats = promising, as President, that Donald Trump would declare Jerusalem to be the true capital of Israel and start moving our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.]
Someone asked me what I would tell Donald Trump if I had a minute with him in an elevator and had any ideas for how he could win this election.
The first thing that came to mind would be for Trump to declare that Jerusalem is the true capital of Israel and that once he is president he will move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
You might not realize this, but in 1995 the United States Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act that recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. But every president, including Bill Clinton, has been too scared (or, let’s just say it since everyone’s using the word these day, too much of a pussy) to actually enact this bill and put it into practice.
Jerusalem is the true capital of Israel. This is the will of the Israelis. I am 40 years old and for my entire lifetime the Middle East has been a perpetually dysfunctional and messed up hellhole…except for Israel.
I went to Catholic school my whole life and every teacher I had always taught us to love Israel and to admire the Israelis, who are the most industrious, hardest-working, and resilient people on the planet. Israel stands as the West’s bulwark against the madness of Islam. The Israelis are the guardians of the gates of Hell and are perpetually besieged.
Decades upon decades of doing whatever Muslims want has never gotten us anywhere. So why not break from these failures and stand with America’s only true friend in that hellhole of a region?
The Jerusalem Embassy Act is valid and is just sitting there ready to be used. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama could have used it. They chose not to.
Donald Trump should announce that one of the first things he does after becoming President is to put the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act into action and begin the process of constructing the new American Embassy in Jerusalem, with full United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel.
I think this move would cause massive internal destabilization on the Left. It would also cause all Leftists to meltdown. Their brains would literally melt, because it’s been the practice of our last three presidents to just ignore this act that Congress passed and pretend it doesn’t exist.
If Trump really wants to shake the Establishment to its core, he should side with the good guys (Israel) in the way that Harry Truman once sided with the good guys when Truman recognized the existence of Israel back in 1948.
What better way for Trump to make it clear to all Americans that he is the change candidate than showing that he is brave enough to defy the Establishment and move a chess piece towards an actual solution to the hellhole that is the Middle East. Once and for all resolving the question of Jerusalem is the first step towards a permanent border solution and the resolution of the endless squabbling that has monopolized US foreign policy focus longer than most of us have been alive.
Let Hillary Clinton try to explain why she’s against putting into practice a law that’s been on the books since her husband was in office, but the Establishment never wanted to put into play.
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