Truth as defined by the dictionary is: That which is true or in accordance with fact or reality. It’s funny how political truth is so very different from the dictionaries definition.
Recently there has been an immense amount of pressure put on Israel by America’s leaders. On a recent trip to Israel, Vice President Biden was quoted as saying, “I condemn the decision by the government of Israel to advance planning for new housing units in East Jerusalem,” ( as quoted in Arutz Sheva)
At the recent AIPAC policy conference, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Israeli settlement construction “undermines America’s unique ability to play a role” in the Middle East peace process. She also added that “our credibility in this process depends in part on our willingness to praise both sides when they are courageous, and when we don’t agree to say so, and say so unequivocally.” (quoted from ICEJ News article Monday March 22, 2010)
So what is all the hubbub and where can we find the truth? First, Vice President Biden was very upset when he learned that Israel’s Ministry of Interior plans the building of 1600 apartments in Jerusalem. Why in the world should he care? Because the Arab community considers Jerusalem to be their territory and want it returned to them. Secretary of State Clinton became so angered that she raked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the coals on the phone for over 40 minutes. How unprofessional is that! Is it really all about building in Jerusalem? Or could it be that they don’t remember history and feel the need to support the Arabs? I guess you would have to ask them but as for truth, we can find that if we dig deep.
- In 1967 the Six Day War – Israel fought and won the battle for Jerusalem and agreements were signed with Jordan and all of Jerusalem was in Israel’s hands. Unfortunately, over time the United States and every other country in the world pulled embassies out of Jerusalem with the exception of the unofficial embassy, called the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. The ICEJ has remained in Jerusalem since it’s inception in 1980.
- On October 1995 U. S. Congressional law to relocate the American embassy in the united capital was overwhelmingly passed in the House and Senate and signed into law. While the Embassy still remains in Tel Aviv, every President with the exception of President Obama has campaigned on the hope of moving the American Embassy back to Jerusalem. (of course I feel those are campaign promises used in order to get a certain populous vote. If they were sincere the law would be obeyed.)
Jerusalem belongs to Israel and that has been emphasized in U. S. documents, the area that VP Biden condemned is a Jewish area so build baby build! President Obama, VP Biden and SoS Clinton; read your history books please!
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