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"The LORD said unto Abram ... 'I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee ...
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed
(Genesis 12:1-3)

"Thus saith the LORD God of Israel ... 'The LORD liveth ... which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country,
and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land
(Jeremiah 23:2,8)

"Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep" (Psalm 121:1-4)

USA's Recognition of Jerusalem
(December 2017 / May 2018)

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Jerusalem has been the capital city of Israel for over 3,000 years

"My friends ... you can only build peace on truth.
And the truth is that Jerusalem has been, and always will be, the capital of the Jewish people
... God bless Jerusalem: the eternal, undivided capital of Israel"

[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, May 2018]

"[I]n 1948, Israel designated the city of Jerusalem as its capital - the capital the Jewish people established in ancient times
... Today, we officially open the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem ... Israel's capital is Jerusalem"
[US President, Donald Trump, May 2018]

"There is no greater view in the world than that of Jerusalem from the top of the Mount of Olives.
There isn't a more wonderful picture of world history, of rhythm and harmony, of political breadth and religious magnificence.
The Holy City is a labyrinth of streets and alleys surrounded by fortifications and battlements, all bowing toward the Temple at the obstinate heart.
It is a rigidity and inflexibility which stood against invaders for a thousand years ... And Jews have been weeping over it for two millennia"

"And when [Jesus] was come near, He beheld the city, and wept over it"
"...and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled"
(Luke 19:41; 21:24)

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee"
(Psalm 122:6)


Videos and YouTubes

YOUTUBE:  PM Netanyahu's Remarks at Dedication Ceremony of US Embassy in Jerusalem  (14 May 2018)

"Dear friends, what a glorious day! ... In Jerusalem, Abraham passed the greatest test of faith and the right to be the father of our nation. In Jerusalem, King David established our capital 3,000 years ago. In Jerusalem, King Solomon built our temple which stood for many centuries. In Jerusalem Jewish exiles from Babylon rebuilt the Temple which stood for many more centuries. In Jerusalem, the Maccabees re-dedicated that Temple and restored Jewish sovereignty in this land. And it was here, in Jerusalem, some 2,000 years later, that the soldiers of Israel spoke three immortal words: [Hebrew] 'The Temple Mount is in our hands.'  Words that lifted the spirit of the entire nation: we are in Jerusalem and we are here to stay! ... Last December President Trump became the first world leader to recognise Jerusalem as our capital, and today the USA is opening its embassy right here in Jerusalem. Thankyou, thankyou President Trump for having the courage to keep your promises. ... My friends ... [This] is a great day for peace ... and for truth. The truth and peace are inter-connected. A peace that is built on lies will crash on the rocks of Middle Eastern realities. You can only build peace on truth. And the truth is that Jerusalem has been, and will always be, the capital of the Jewish people; the capital of the Jewish State. ... May the opening of this embassy in this city spread the truth far and wide. And may the truth advance a lasting peace between Israel and all our neighbours. God bless America and God bless Jerusalem: the eternal, undivided capital of Israel..."

YOUTUBE:  President Donald J. Trump's Message Upon the Dedication of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem  (14 May 2018)

"Exactly seventy years ago, the U.S. ... became the first nation to recognise the State of Israel. Today, we officially open the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Congratulations. It's been a long time coming. Almost immediately after declaring statehood in 1948, Israel designated the city of Jerusalem as its capital - the capital the Jewish people established in ancient times. So important. Today, Jerusalem is the seat of Israel's government, it is the home of the Israeli legislature and the Israel supreme court, and Israel's prime minister and president. Israel is a sovereign nation, with the right, like every other sovereign nation, to determine its own capital, yet for many years we've failed to acknowledge the obvious, the plain reality: that Israel's capital is Jerusalem..."

YOUTUBE:  PM Netanyahu's Remarks on US President Trump's Statement  (06 December 2017)

"This is a historic day. Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years. It's been the capital of Israel for nearly 70 years. It was here that our temples stood, our kings ruled, our prophets preached. Jerusalem has been the focus of our hopes, our dreams, our prayers for three millennia. From every corner of the earth, our people yearned to return to Jerusalem, to touch its golden stones, to walk its hallowed streets. So it's rare to be able to speak of new and genuine milestones in the glorious history of this city. Yet today's pronouncement by President Trump is such an occasion. We're profoundly grateful for the President for his courageous and just decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to prepare for the opening of the US embassy here. This decision reflects the President's commitment to an ancient but enduring truth, to fulfilling his promises, and to advancing peace. The President's decision is an important step towards peace, for there is no peace that doesn't include Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel..."  

YOUTUBE:  President Trump Gives a Statement on Jerusalem  (06 December 2017)

"Thank you. When I came into office, I promised to look at the world's challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past. All challenges demand new approaches. My announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. In 1995, Congress adopted The Jerusalem Embassy Act, urging the Federal Government to relocate the American Embassy to Jerusalem and to recognise that that city - and so importantly - is Israel's capital..."



USA Recognition of Jerusalem


Jerusalem  (14 May 2018)

"The Jerusalem Embassy Act was passed into Law in 1995 by the United States 104th Congress on October 23, 1995. Today this Law has finally come to fruition. For thousands of years Jerusalem has been and always will be the capital of the Jews. This notion that the city belongs to anyone else is nonsense. It's like saying Athens is not the Greek capital, or Cairo is not the capital city of Egypt, ... Today we Americans celebrate Israel, we acknowledge Jerusalem as its eternal Capital as we open our Embassy in the city where it belongs..."


Trump's Great Gifts to Israel and America  (08 December 2017)

"Trump's gift to Israel is not merely that 68 years after Israel declared Jerusalem its capital, the US finally recognised Israel's capital. In his declaration, Trump said, 'Israel has made its capital in the city of Jerusalem, the capital the Jewish people established in ancient times.'  In stating this simple truth, Trump fully rejected the anti-Israel legacy of his predecessor Barak Obama..."


Statement by President Trump on Israel  (06 December 2017)

"Thank you. When I came into office, I promised to look at the world's challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past. All challenges demand new approaches. My announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. In 1995, Congress adopted The Jerusalem Embassy Act, urging the Federal Government to relocate the American Embassy to Jerusalem and to recognise that that city - and so importantly - is Israel's capital..."


US to Finally Recognise Jerusalem as Israel's Capital  (06 December 2017)

"President Donald Trump today plans to upend decades of U.S. policy by formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and ordering the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to that city, senior aides said..."


Urgent Call to Prayer for Jerusalem  (05 December 2017)

"We are currently at a very critical moment as US President Donald Trump is seriously considering a change of American policy on Jerusalem, a decision that is facing stiff opposition even within his own government. On Monday, he let pass the deadline for signing a waiver to delay the move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem, and on Wednesday he is expected to deliver a speech outlining his new position on the city..."






Thank you, Mr President, for Jerusalem's Day of Joy  (15 May 2018)

"Seventy years ago yesterday the modern state of Israel was created. Thanks to Donald Trump this date now has another joyous significance for Jews. For May 14 will also be known as the day when the US embassy relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, cementing the historical truth that this city of light and faith is Israel's eternal capital. The significance of this move should not be understated. It strengthens Israel's geopolitical position and bolsters Jewish sense of identity and connection with Israel. For too long we Jews have been denied our claim to Jerusalem by Islamists and their Western useful idiots. But from yesterday we entrench our relationship to what is rightfully ours - a city for which we have yearned for more than two thousand years..."


Still Don't Think the U.S. Embassy Belongs in Jerusalem? Get Over It  (14 May 2018)

"The inauguration of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem is an important recognition of Israel's inherent right to govern itself. It is also the start of a new era, one in which the international community's relationship is based on reality and fact, not fantasy and fiction. ... We would never question Britain's Germany's or Canada's choice of their capital city. So we would never dream of locating our embassies anywhere but London, Berlin or Ottawa. Capital cities are determined by the governments of the states, not by outsiders or visiting diplomats. Yet even though Israel has long made clear that Jerusalem is its capital, we have been disrespected and our decision ignored. Today, that starts to change..."


'Thank you President Trump' on Walls of Jerusalem on Eve of Embassy Move  (13 May 2018)

"In the modern center of the city, American flags and Israeli flags hung side-by-side, along with signs thanking President Trump and declaring him a 'Friend of Zion'. 'Trump is number One!' shouted one Israeli ... It was a sentiment widely shared in a country that has seen so much hardship and struggle, and which feels that it finally has a friend in the White House..."


Netanyahu Welcomes U.S. Delegation to Jerusalem on Eve of Embassy Opening  (13 May 2018)

"Netanyahu welcomed President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem and transfer the embassy there: 'It's been the capital of the Jewish people for the last 3,000 years. It's been the capital of our state for 70 years. And it will be our capital for all time,'` he said. He also thanked Guatemalan foreign minister Polanco for her country's decision to open its embassy in Jerusalem two days after the U.S. And he thanked the President of Paraguay, who is expected in Jerusalem later this month to open his country's embassy as well..."


Israel Celebrates Trump's Declaration About Jerusalem  (07 December 2017)

"US President Donald Trump gave a televised address Wednesday afternoon at the White House in which he formally declared that the US recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He has also given instructions to the State Department to begin firm planning for moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem as soon as possible..."


SWC Applauds Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital  (06 December 2017)

"The SWC applauds President Trump for his historic decision for the US to correct a 69 year-old travesty and finally recognise Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the State of Israel. 'Every nation in the world has the right to designate its own capital - except for Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East ... President Trump's decision should inspire leading nations of the world, led by Canada, Germany, Russia, France, China, Japan, and the UK to follow suit'..."




History of Jerusalem


Why Jerusalem Matters  (16 May 2018)

"This week, the Trump administration inaugurated the new American embassy in Jerusalem. The celebration in Israel was palpable; the embassy move came amidst the national celebration of the 70th anniversary of the creation of the state ... both radical Muslims ... and the far left deny Israel's historic bond with its homeland and hope desperately to stop public recognition of that bond. If Israel exists because Jewish connection [to Jerusalem] pre-existed everything else, then Israel isn't a new outpost of the West; it's the oldest centre of the West. That's why Trump's announcement is important: It's a recognition that the West was founded on Jerusalem, rather than the other way around..."


Here We Fight  (10 December 2017)

"For the last few days, I have suffered in silence as I read the words of others, as I heard them express one of several absurd and inaccurate comments. Most prevalent, and most annoying s the one where people suggest that the US should not move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem because of the threat of violence. This is nothing short of appeasement and will end as badly as it did in the 1930s with Hitler. You cannot appease evil. Not then, not now, not ever. Suggesting that we live in fear of what the Arabs might do, is nothing less than a formula for disaster. We lived that reality for 2,000 years ... Jerusalem is ours by right ... How dare you, who live on distant shores, offer to sacrifice Jerusalem for us. It is MY son on the front line defending this land, defending Jerusalem from the north, as my city defends it from the east. You have no right and more, you have much wrong..."


Jerusalem: Stating the Obvious  (07 December 2017)

"The definition of 'double standard' is declaring the capital city of just one country - of the 193 United Nations member states - 'invalid'.  Compounding the absurdity is that this particular city - Jerusalem, dedicated 4,000 years ago by Abraham - predates every other capital city on the planet ... Why is acknowledging a basic fact of history, correcting a historic injustice, expressing the obvious, and refusing to deny reality, suddenly deemed 'earth-shattering news'?..."


Backgrounder: The Jerusalem Embassy Controversy  (07 December 2017)

"President Trump announced yesterday that the U.S. government recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will begin preparations for establishing the American embassy there. The decision was swiftly and roundly condemned throughout the world as injurious to prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace and detrimental to American interests. However, research by MEF staff and fellows over the years shows that this two-pronged conventional wisdom is deeply flawed..."


The Whole World Should Recognise Jerusalem as Israel's Capital - Simply Because It Is  (06 December 2017)

"The USA has decided to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital city. Or, if you prefer, Donald Trump has decided to honour his campaign pledge to the Zionist Jewish lobby. Whether you agree or not with this decision largely determines which of these reasonings you favour. In a sense, it doesn't really matter: Israel has always regarded Jerusalem as its capital city, whether or not the rest of the world recognises it..."


YOUTUBE:  The Truth About Jerusalem  (14 February 2017)

"Danny Ayalon, Founder of the 'Truth About Israel', Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Israeli Ambassador to the United States explains the facts about Jerusalem and the Jewish People. Ayalon explains why President Trump's promise to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, Israel's Capital, is firmly based on the ongoing historical, religious, cultural and physical connection of the Jews to their holy capital..."




Arabs and Muslims


The Gaza Mob Are Terrorists, Not Protestors  (16 May 2018)

"The people of Gaza, or at least a sizeable number of them, embarked on suicidal activity earlier this week when they objected to the opening of the new American Embassy in Jerusalem. Their objection has been described as a 'protest' in certain news reports. In others, it has been described as a 'riot'. ... There have been reports of Palestinian 'francs-jeteurs' using the crowds as a cover to throw incendiary bombs at Israeli soldiers..."


Who's Responsible for the Gaza Deaths? The Hamas and Their Western Media Enablers  (15 May 2018)

"The toll in today's Gaza riots (according to Hamas) currently stands at around 55 Arabs dead (amongst whom, say the Israelis, are at least ten Hamas terrorists); ... The [UK] media has [been] calling what's been happening at Gaza's border with Israel ... 'unarmed' demonstrations or 'protests against the US embassy move' ... Mrs May's government continues to help the Arabs weaponise the issue of Jerusalem ... by refusing to accept today's game-changing US embassy move to Jerusalem ... Now also we can see the profound anti-semitism of Amnesty International and others..."


Turkish Twitter Explodes with Genocidal Jew-Hatred  (31 December 2017)

"Although U.S. President Donald Trump's December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital drew condemnation from much of the Muslim world, one reaction stood out - that of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 'Those who think they are the owners of Jerusalem today will not even be able to find trees to hide behind tomorrow,' he said, during a Human Rights Day in Ankara on December 10. Erdogan was referring to a hadith (a reported saying by ... Mohammed) about Judgement Day:..."


What the War Over Jerusalem is Really About  (11 December 2017)

"Hamas has announced that President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has opened the 'gates of hell'.  Its Muslim Brotherhood parent has declared America an 'enemy state'. The Arab League boss has warned that the Jerusalem move 'will fuel extremism and result in violence.'  The Jordanian Foreign Minister claimed that it would 'trigger anger' and 'fuel tension'.  'Moderate' Muslim leaders excel at threatening violence on behalf of the 'extremists'..."


Trump's Courage Will Live On in Jewish History  (10 December 2017)

"'The earth is round!' trumpets Donald Trump. 'How dare he claim the earth is round! Everyone respects the status quo that the earth is flat!" Pope Francis shoots back. ... 'The flat earth position is a red line for Muslims' Turkish President Recep Erdogan retorts on television. Saudi Arabia's King Salman ... tells him that to claim the earth is round is 'a flagrant provocation of Muslims all over the world'. Angela Merkel's spokesman tweets ... that the status of the earth as flat or round 'can only be negotiated within the framework of a two-state solution'. Theresa May says the Israelis and Palestinians should divide the earth between them - then Israel can say its half of the earth is round, while the Palestinians can maintain that their half is flat. Is truth to be decided by the tyranny of the majority?..."


Trump and Jerusalem - A Brave and Moral Move  (08 December 2017)

"The Islamic world, and Western useful idiots, are complaining that this has destroyed the peace process. What peace process? For decades Israel has been forced to negotiate with those who seek its destruction ... In response to Trump's announcement Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah Party has called for a million martyrs to march on Jerusalem. The Palestinian 'Three Days of Rage' is also a perverse and violent reaction. Acts such as these lead Israel to question the true motivations of those who profess to be its peace partners. Syria, Jordan and Lebanon have subjected their Palestinian citizens to deplorable conditions and used them as pawns in their war against Israel while reassuring them that their situation is temporary because one day Israel will be destroyed. Trump's announcement defies this and confirms that Israel is here to stay. Now wonder we hare hearing such panicked rhetoric and grandstanding from the Islamic world..."


Israel Bracing Itself for Palestinian 'Day of Rage'  (08 December 2017)

"Security teams were busily deploying throughout Jerusalem and the surrounding areas Friday in preparation to confront a 'day of rage' announced by Palestinian factions following Wednesday's announcement by US President Donald Trump ... Hundreds of Palestinians assembled Friday morning at the Damascus Gate plaza on the eastern edge of the capital's Old City, chanting 'Jerusalem is Arab and Palestinian'..."


Palestinians and Arabs React to Trump's Statement  (07 December 2017)

"Ismail Haniyeh, Politburo Chief for the Islamist terror militia Hamas, issued a statement late Tuesday demanding that the Palestinian people launch an 'Intifada' or armed uprising in response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel..."


Trump's Move Frees Palestinians to Focus on Peace  (07 December 2017)

"A year ago, when members of Donald Trump's transition team first said they intended to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, I was skeptical. Like most of the foreign policy establishment, not to mention America's Arab and European allies, I thought such a move was too risky. You will see that argument a lot today. ... I have since changed my mind. there are a few reasons..."






Grassroots Letter to President Trump  (19 December 2017)

"Dear President Trump, We congratulate you on honoring your campaign promise to the American people by officially recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel and instructing the US State Department to start making plans to relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem..."


ICEJ Welcomes US Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital  (06 December 2017)

"The ICEJ wholeheartedly welcomes today's courageous landmark decision by US President Donald Trump to finally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American embassy here to this extraordinary city. This is a long overdue step which goes to the core of the historic national identity of the Jewish people ... For seven decades now Jerusalem has served as the capital of the reborn state of Israel, even when it was precariously surrounded by enemies and even though the nations refused to officially recognise it as such..."




The UK


Theresa May Flakes on Israel, Opens Up Another Front with Trump's America  (06 December 2017)

"Following the announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump to move the country's Israeli embassy to Jerusalem and recognise it as the capital of Israel, PM Theresa May has vowed to confront him, arguing Jerusalem must be shared between Israelis and Palestinians..."


PM Statement on US Decision to Move Embassy to Jerusalem  (06 December 2017)

"Prime Minister Theresa May has released the following statement on the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem. The PM Theresa May said:..."




Other Countries


Paraguay to Move Embassy to Jerusalem  (30 April 2018)

"Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes told attendees at a special event marking Israel's 70th anniversary that his country would relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Cartes said he hoped to perform the relocation before the end of his term in mid-August..."


Honduran Lawmakers Vote to Move Embassy to Jerusalem  (15 April 2018)

"Lawmakers in Honduras voted on Thursday to relocate the country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ... Honduran lawmakers approved the measure 59-33, which now must be approved by the executive branch..."


Guatemalan President Says Recognising Jerusalem is 'Right Thing to Do'  (05 March 2018)

"Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital 'is an honor and it is the right thing to do'.  [Guatamala] was the first [country] to follow America's lead in recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ... like the US, Guatamala's embassy will be relocated to the Israel capital in May..."


Romania Considers Following Trump with Embassy Move to Jerusalem  (24 December 2017)

"Romania is seriously considering following the US in moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the head of the country's parliament stated..."


Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic Among Those Defying EU Consensus Abstaining from UN Jerusalem Embassy Vote  (21 December 2017)

"The move is not the first time the Czech, Polish, and Hungarian governments have not been lockstep with other members of the political bloc on the Jerusalem issue. The three nations were also joined by Croatia, Romania, and Latvia ... The leader of the populist Austrian Freedom party ... has also expressed a desire to move his country's embassy to Jerusalem..."


Czech President Ridicules European 'Cowards' Over Jerusalem Stance  (10 December 2017)

"Czech President Milos Zeman ... said Friday her was happy about Trump's announcement and that he had himself spoken in favor of Prague moving the Czech embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv on a visit four years ago..."




European Union / United Nations


Time to Defund the UN  (27 December 2017)

"Last week, Democrats and many in the mainstream media became highly peturbed by the Trump administration's suggestion that the US might tie continued foreign aid to support for its agenda abroad. Foreign dictators agreed. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who spent the last year arresting dissidents, announced, 'Mr. Trump, you cannot buy Turkey's democratic free will with your dollars, our decision is clear.'  Herein lies the great irony of the United Nations:..."


If I forget Thee  (27 December 2017)

"Don't under-estimate the importance of the recent UN vote. It's about a lot more than merely Jerusalem and an embassy. It's depressing to have to state the obvious. But it's too maddening to remain silent. So please forgive me if I revisit what many have said but few have heard..."


America Standing Alone and Proud at the UN  (25 December 2017)

"Nikki Haley warned: 'The US will remember this day ... when we are called upon to once again make the world's largest contribution to the UN. And we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more ... When we make generous contributions to to the UN, we also have a legitimate expectation that our good will is recognized and respected' ... That fair affronted the little darlings. US contributions to the UN are a taxpayer-funded job creation scheme for anti-Americans. How dare Nikki Haley threaten to turn the tap off. And so they lined up - the human rights violators, the cowards of western Europe, and all the lesser nations of the world - to preach and posture, living symbols of the degradation of once noble ideals..."


US Vetoes Anti-Israel UNSC Resolution  (19 December 2017)

"'This is not something that the United States does often', US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said of the US veto after the vote. 'We do it with no joy, but we do it with no reluctance.' She added that Washington 'will not be told by any country where we can put our embassy'..."


YOUTUBE:  US Vetoes Security Council Resolution Criticizing Recognition...  (18 December 2017)

"It is highly regrettable that some are trying to distort the President's position to serve their own agendas ... what is troublesome to some people is that the US had the courage and honesty to recognise a fundamental reality: Jerusalem has been the political, cultural, and spiritual homeland of the Jewish people for thousands of years. They have had no other capital city. But the US recognition of the obvious: that Jerusalem is the capital and seat of the modern Israeli government is too much for some. First, some have threatened violence - as if violence would somehow improve the prospects of peace. Now, today, buried in diplomatic jargon, some presume to tell America where to put our Embassy. The US has a sovereign right to determine where, and whether, we establish a US embassy. I suspect very few member states would welcome Security Council pronouncements about their sovereign decisions. And I think of some who should fear it..."


Europe's War Against the Jewish State  (15 December 2017)

"Europe is the epicenter of the political war against Israel. Europe fights Israel on the streets of Europe. Europe fights Israel in the corridors of power in Brussels, other Western European capitals and the UN. Europe fights Israel in Israel itself. Europe's war against Israel is a passive-aggressive campaign fought and denied simultaneously. But in recent years, the mask has fallen over and over again. In the days that have passed since US President Donald Trump's dramatic announcement ... Europe's war against Israel has again become impossible to deny or ignore. Europe's response to Trump's announcement has been extreme, violent and more outspoken than the response of the Arab world..."


Two-State Manny Strikes Again  (11 December 2017)

"Hosting Israel's PM Netanyahu, France's President Macron took the opportunity to hector his guest on Middle Eastern politics. By recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, he explained, Trump's administration threatened peace. Even worse, that heinous act jeopardised the two-state solution. The polymath Brigitte, Manny's foster mother, clearly has her pedagogic work cut out ... she should ... run him through a simple Socratic process along these lines:..."


Netanyahu in Europe Amidst Fallout Over Jerusalem Announcement  (11 December 2017)

"Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu ... address[ed] ... the EU parliament in Brussels. ... 'You know where the EU stands,' EU Foreign Policy chief Frederica Mogherini said ... 'Jerusalem is Israel's capital, nobody can deny it,' Netanyahu replied. '...recognizing reality is the substance of peace, the foundation of peace'..."


EU Denounces US Recognition of Jerusalem  (08 December 2017)

"EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini declared on Thursday that Wednesday's announcement by US President Donald Trump that the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital 'has the potential to send us backward to even darker times than the ones we are already living in'..."




The Mainstream Media


President Trump: The Courage to Act  (11 December 2017)

"The reaction around the world in recent days has been a reminder of the one central truth of the whole conflict. Those who cannot accept that Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel tend to be exactly the same as those who cannot accept the State of Israel. Consider the expert whom the BBC's flagship current affairs programme Newsnight chose to bring on the receive the soft-ball questions on the issue..."


Direct Messaging  (10 December 2017)

"Haaretz, Israel's equivalent to the Guardian, featured a column on Thursday by Allison Kaplan Sommer wherein Ms. Sommer considered the possibility (in her view) that Donald Trump is succumbing to Jerusalem Syndrome..."


Fire and Brimstone: European Media Describe Trump 'Opening Hell' After Stating Jerusalem is Israeli Capital  (07 December 2017)

"European media have exhausted every fiery metaphor to convey their collective leftist dismay that President Donald J. Trump stood by his campaign pledge to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the U.S. embassy there..."


A World of Sugared Lies  (07 December 2017)

"This morning every organ from The Guardian to Hamas - whose spokesmen often seem interchangeable - to Russia Today, CNN, the EU and the EU's spokesmen in this country who go by the name of the BBC, has condemned Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ... Why are they unanimous in their condemnation of Donald Trump's decision?..."



The World Will Pay the Price

Extract from the article: What the War Over Jerusalem is Really About

"'The world will pay the price,' warned Mahmoud Habash, the Palestinian Authority's Supreme Sharia judge. ... [He] warned Trump that moving the embassy is 'a declaration of war on all Muslims.'  Why all Muslims?  Because the 'Palestinians' are a myth. Islamic conquests are collective. And it's not as if any of the Muslim leaders disagree.

"Why is Jerusalem their business? It's not empathy for the 'Palestinians'.  Kuwait ethnically cleansed huge numbers of them. They aren't treated all that much better in other Arab Muslim countries. It's not about them. The Muslim settlers in Israel are just there as 'Ribat'. They're the frontier guard of the Islamic conquest. Much like the Sharia patrols in the No-Go Zones of Europe or the Jihadists in Kashmir, the Rohingya in Burma and all the other Islamic Volksdeutsche variants of occupying colonists.

"Sunni may fight Shiite. Muslim countries, tribes and clans may war with each other. But the land they're fighting over belongs to all of them collectively. It can never belong to non-Muslims. That is the essence of Islam where conquest is religion. That's true of Jerusalem. And of the entire world.

"This is what is truly at stake in the war over Jerusalem. When countries refuse to move their embassies to Jerusalem, they are submitting to Sharia law and Islamic supremacism. The issue at stake is the same one as drawing Mohammed. It's not about a 'piece of land'. It's about the supremacy of Islam.

"Refusing to move the embassy doesn't prevent violence. Islamic terrorism continues to claim lives in Jerusalem. And Islamic violence has been a constant before Israel liberated Jerusalem or before there was even a free Israel. The Arab League, the Jordanians, the Saudis and the rest of the gang aren't promising an end to the violence. Instead they warn that if we don't obey, it will grow worse. That's not diplomacy. It's a hostage crisis.

"President Trump made the right decision by refusing to let our foreign policy be held hostage. We don't win by giving in to terrorists. We win by resisting them. Or else we'll have to live our lives as hostages of Islamic terror. ... President Trump sent a message to the terrorists that America will not be terrorised.

"Previous administrations allowed the terrorists to decide where we put our embassy. But Trump has made it clear that we won't let Islamic terrorists decide where we put our embassies, what cartoons we will draw, or how we live our lives. That is what real freedom means"


Jerusalem is the Eternal Capital of Israel

Extract from the article: Trump's Courage Will Live On in Jewish History

"The Hebrew Bible mentions Jerusalem more than 660 times.  There are around 150 occurrences of Jerusalem in the New Testament.  Israel's history has everything to do with Jerusalem.  Jerusalem has been Israel's capital for more than 3,000 years.  The Jerusalem Temple is God's dwelling place on earth.  For Jews, it is the centre of the universe.  Jesus [was] crucified in Jerusalem.  The Holy Spirit descend[ed] on the apostles at Pentecost in Jerusalem.  Jesus, Paul, Peter and John pray[ed] in the Temple in Jerusalem. ...

"The monumental irony is that the post-Christian West, wallowing in its own rejection of religious belief, has swallowed the Islamic pill of pious fiction and fabricated history in the name of fake peace, fake consensus and a fake status quo. The so-called scientific West now believes the world is flat because Muslims are insisting that the world is flat.

"With Trump's morality, truth and principle have trumped fiction, politics and religion. Trump will live on in Jewish history as one of the most courageous goyim (Gentiles) to recognise Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. I join in praying Psalm 137 with my Jewish brethren: 'If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning [skill]'."


Jerusalem: Peace, Completeness, Wholeness, Soundness

Extract from the article: It's BECAUSE It's Successful - Stupid!

"King David ... made his capital in the old Jebusite city of Jerusalem in the 9th century BC. His son Solomon built the first temple there, and the reigns of those two monarchs are well-documented in the Old Testament books Kings and Chronicles. We know also that Jerusalem was captured by the Babylonians in 586 BC and the people were carried off into exile: 'By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept when we remembered thee, O Sion (i.e. Jerusalem)' (Psalm 137:1).  [In] the second millennium BC ... 'Melchizedek, King of Salem (Jerusalem) brought forth bread and wine and he was the priest of El Elyon (The Most High God)' (Genesis 14:18).

"So the Israelis can claim an association with Jerusalem that goes back many centuries, and so it's not surprising that they should now declare the ancient city to be their capital once again ...

"The second and dominant part of the name Jerusalem connects with the word shalom, meaning peace, while the root of this word, shalem, denotes completeness, wholeness, and soundness. In Greek, the first part of the name Jerusalem resembles the words hieros, meaning sacred, and hiereus, meaning priest. Back to Melchizedek, the legendary priest-king whose name means King of Righteousness."





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