Photo, above: No one was happier to see Donald Trump elected President of the United States than Benjamin Netanyahu, who understood that he finally had a dear friend and ally in the White House
We reported yesterday that President Trump would announce today that he is moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, officially recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. As expected, he made the announcement just a short while ago and Democrats have predictably gone apoplectic, screaming that this is a “horrible tragedy.”
Peace between the Israelis and Palestinians is a joke, a pipe dream. It is never going to happen. The reason it will never happen is that the Palestinians have no interest in peace. They only care about killing Jews and evicting them from their rightful home.
The Israelis have bent over backward to make peace with the Palestinians, who have rejected Israel’s every effort to implement a two-state solution. The Palestinians demand a one-state solution and the existence of Israel is not a part of that solution.
While the world has gifted the Palestinians with billions of dollars to take care of its people, the Palestinians, proud members of the “religion of peace,” have used that money to weaponize themselves, build bombs, buy and manufacture rockets, and build elaborate tunnels into Israel to sneak terrorists across the border, assigned missions of mass murder for which they become martyrs and heroes.
Many are applauding President Trump for his courage in making this unprecedented, bold, and courageous move, which it certainly is. But more than anything else, President Trump’s decision is the right thing to do. Enough appeasing Muslims. They consider it weakness and laugh about it.
I recall vividly the congratualatory video from Prime Minister Netanyahu the day after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. Link…. Bibi congratulates President-Elect Trump
BizPac Review reports that Democrats are really not happy about President Trump’s decision on Jerusalem.
Chief among the offended is Democratic National Committee vice chairman, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)–who called the President’s plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital a “horrible tragedy.”
“I believe in a two state solution, an Israeli state and a Palestinian state side-by-side in peace and security,” Ellison said. “And so issues of where the capital will be has always been something that is going to be negotiated in the course of a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians.”
Ellison went on to claim moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will make it more difficult to negotiate peace between Israel and Palestine.
“This unilateral departure from that is really upsetting. You know, the idea that we’re going to have a negotiated settlement. It is simply something that’ll delay peace. It’ll make it much more difficult to obtain peace in the Middle East. And it is again another dramatic departure from diplomacy, from negotiated settlements. It’s just Trump, you know, stomping all over what we’ve been trying to do as a nation to foster a negotiated two-state solution for many, many years. So it’s really a horrible tragedy.”
Palestine and Israel have been in conflict for decades even without the recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
Ellison has been seen as a polarizing figure in the Democratic party. The Muslim congressman’s stance on Israel provoked opposition to his bid for DNC chair earlier this year, particularly from prominent Jewish Democrats like Alan Dershowitz.
Dershowitz, in fact, praised President Trump on the issue of Jerusalem.
Alan Dershowitz praises President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (via ‘Hannity’) pic.twitter.com/mremrKQxsQ
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) December 6, 2017
The left’s support of Islam is creating a divide between pro-Israel and pro-Palestine Democrats.
The White House said it will take several years to complete the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem.
Conservatives cheered the news that the Trump administration will recognize Israel’s historic and traditional capital city.
If Ellison thinks it’s a huge mistake then Trump is making the right decision!
— Ev 🇺🇸 (@EvOConnor15) December 5, 2017
"what we have been doing for many many years"…
Apparently that isn't working
— bossblt (@bossblt) December 5, 2017
To Democrats,support of Israel is an impeachable offense.
— Joseph Meliambro (@JosephMeliambro) December 5, 2017
For 3 decades every president has spoken about doing this. Now trump has the balls to do it! Look at a historical map. IT BELONGS TO ISRAEL!!
— Linda B (@lindasb117) December 6, 2017
President Trump keeps another campaign promise… The world will get over it! This is the way it should always have been… I've been in Israel and the two state solution is nonsense.
— Lois Marie (@LoisMarieHille1) December 6, 2017
It’s OUR embassy, we can put it where we choose. Since GHW Bush, presidents have kowtowed to Saudi Arabia, I’m frankly sick of it. I admire @POTUS for keeping his word. Courage under fire is an admirable trait. Thank you President Trump.
— Nancy🍀 (@free2meetu) December 6, 2017
To me, this is the most telling expression yet from Trump that he is going to keep his campaign promises. I've said from Day One, if he keeps his promises from the campaign, noone will beat him in 2020. Agree or disagree with him, but don't call him a lying politican
— Honorary American (@honoraryamerica) December 6, 2017
— Tim (@cynica1idealist) December 6, 2017