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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Taking a Poll: Will The USA Move its Embassy to Jerusalem?

Donald Trump isn't the first American President to have said he'd move the United States Embassy to Jerusalem. That pledge seems to be a pre-election requirement, though ignoring it is an accepted post-election given.

I'm listing four choices here. Please record your vote in the comments, thanks:

  1. Yes, Trump will move the embassy to Jerusalem before he leaves office.
  2. No, Trump won't move the embassy to Jerusalem.
  3. Trump will make moving the embassy to Jerusalem the candy to bribe Israel to accept his "peace deal."
  4. None of the above aka "other." Please elaborate, thanks.

American Flag flying over new Jerusalem Consulate


Anonymous said...

4 - Trump will go on saying he would moove the embassy, until the next Middle East big crissi will occur: war between Israel and Gaza, or against Hezbola, or both, or worse..., or maybe a 4th intifada... Then Trump will just have to say "this is not the right time, we cant moove by now"...and then, we'll get another POTUS...

Batya Medad said...

Any other opinions?

Anonymous said...

I think people need to realize that US presidents really don't have the power that people think they do. They get their orders and every time they promise moving the embassy, it should be an understood that is what they have to say but it's a given it won't be done, even if that particular president would want. The main thing is Israel itself has to stand firm and strong against all pressures from the outside. Living and acting according to the Torah is the only choice for Yisrael!

Batya Medad said...

Good point

Shiloh said...

Living and acting like Hebrews, not defanged Jews is the only answer. We decide and create out destiny, not like the current situation of the world deciding.

sheldan said...

He will eventually do so. He's gone so far on that branch that he cannot go back.

It's a shame he didn't do so after the inauguration or after the first six-month period (when he could have refused to sign the waver). This "new" peace-process notwithstanding, the evidence is in that no matter what the situation, leaving the embassy in Tel Aviv has not brought peace.

Maybe I'm an idealist, but this time continuing to delay the move will have real consequences. The passing of the bill by Congress represents the will of the people to move the embassy. That succeeding presidents have refused to abide by it shows cowardice on their part because of "what the Arabs will think" or "how it will affect the peace process." Well, those excuses are no longer applicable. This particular president will have to put up or shut up, because he made such a big deal about how different he would be.

We will need to keep up the pressure to make this president fulfill this promise. It's time for realism to come to Middle East politics, and moving the embassy will tell the world it's no longer 1947. There is no reason to treat Jerusalem as an "international entity" or pretend it is anything but the capital of the Jewish people. Don't give up this fight because you think it's going to be "the same thing."

Batya Medad said...

Sheldan, Gd willing

Shiloh said...

What people simply refuse to see is that Trump is no friend of Israel, and its all talk by the "deal maker". His policies are the same as Obama, Bush etc. He is arming our enemies with huge weapon deals, he is the deal maker, remember! When you have very powerful forces like the Vatican who will continue this fight of keeping Jerusalem under their control, and it is because we cannot do as pleased, we need to stop listening to the politicians on any side. Its all talk. We keep relying on Esav, we are alone, will we ever wake up, doubtful.