Lots of Praise for Trump Decision to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

CRUZ: ‘Rectified what has been a historic injustice for far too long…’

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(Paul Chesser, Liberty Headlines) Several Republican members of both the House and Senate voiced their approval (with Democrats divided) of President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would follow United States law, stop endless delays by his predecessors, and move the nation’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, recognizing the Holy City as its capital:

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas: “I enthusiastically commend President Trump for today’s courageous and heroic decision.

“Roughly 120 years since a pioneer of the Zionist movement, Theodore Herzl, convened the first Zionist Congress in Basel, 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six Day War, and nearly 70 years after the United States was the first country to give recognition to the modern State of Israel, the President of the United States has for the first time formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“Today, December 6, 2017, the President also announced that he will move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“This day will forever be etched in the history books as one of the great moments in history.

“The strongest and most prosperous country in the world has rectified what has been a historic injustice for far too long, recognizing the ancient and sacred city that has been the eternal capital of the Jewish people for over 3,000 years, and the capital of the one and only Jewish State since 1948.

“This announcement recognizes the reality that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and sends a powerful message that rejects all those who wrongly seek to delegitimize Israel through falsifying and erasing the profound ties that exist between the Jewish people and Jerusalem.”

Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi: “President Trump’s courageous decision to relocate America’s embassy to Jerusalem is long overdue.

“I supported bipartisan legislation to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem in 1995 as a freshman member of the House of Representatives.

“I believe now what I did then: Jerusalem is the eternal and undivided home of the Jewish people.

“We should treat Israel like we do every other country and locate our embassy in its capital city.

“Concerns that moving the embassy will endanger negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians distract from the real and enduring threats to peace – the continued refusal to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist and the lingering hostility toward the Jewish state from Palestinian leadership and other groups around the world.

“A peace process that cannot withstand moving the location of America’s embassy was never serious in the first place.”


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Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas: “The president has rightly acknowledged the plain truth that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, as it has always been, and the only way to secure a just and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians is to build upon a foundation of truth.

“Twenty-two years ago, President Clinton signed into law a statute, passed with bipartisan support, that declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

“Even so, Israel was the only country in the world whose capital the State Department refused to recognize.

“Today’s decision corrects this glaring discrepancy, and I’m glad to see President Trump right this wrong.”

Sen. Mike Lee of Utah: “I applaud President Trump’s proclamation and join him in recognizing that both throughout history and today, Jerusalem is the true capital of Israel.

“The President has also been bold in directing that the State Department expeditiously begin to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following the international custom of having official diplomatic representation in national capitals around the globe.

“While a new location is being selected for the US Embassy, the US government will continue to serve American citizens in the region and Palestinians through our consulate in Jerusalem, just as it has done for decades since the US presence in Jerusalem was established as a consulate in 1928.

“We continue to hope for peace and longtime stability between Israelis and Palestinians, but the US can no longer wait to do the right thing in recognizing the nation’s rightful capital.”

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Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma: “After more than two decades of bipartisan requests from Congress, I applaud the President’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the start of a long process to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

“The Government of Israel officially resides in Jerusalem; ignoring the obvious physical location of the Israeli Knesset and the office of the Prime Minister in West Jerusalem does not bring the region closer to peace, it only placates those that want to destabilize the region.

“Israel is not the problem in the Middle East, it is part of the solution.”

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida: “I commend President Trump for following U.S. law and recognizing Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish state of Israel.

“The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which Congress passed during the Clinton administration, requires the United States not only to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but also to eventually move the American embassy to Jerusalem.

“Today’s announcement is an important step in the right direction. Unequivocal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will be complete when the U.S. embassy is officially relocated there.”

Sen. David Perdue of Georgia: “It’s long overdue we send a powerful message of support to one of our closest allies, Israel.

“I commend President Trump for taking continued steps to reaffirm the United States’ relationship with Israel after years of questionable policies from the Obama Administration.”


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Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, chairman of the Freedom Caucus: “What a powerful statement it is, on the 50th anniversary of reunification, for President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the true, undivided Capital of Israel.

“I applaud the President for this decision and for delivering on yet another key promise he made during his campaign.

“After 8 years of damage, constant undermining, and broken promises, the world will once again know that the United States stands, unwaveringly, alongside Israel.”

Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, Chairman of Homeland Security Committee: “Every American embassy should be located in the capital of that country, and Jerusalem is the undivided capital of the State of Israel.

“Congress spoke loud and clear on this issue with the overwhelming passage of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which states that Israel, as a sovereign nation, has the right to designate its own capital and our embassy should be located in that capital.

“I welcome President Trump’s historic announcement today, which both fulfills a key campaign promise and recognizes a longstanding reality.

“Furthermore, this announcement signals a new era in relations with our Israeli partners – relations that were significantly strained by the Obama administration.

“Make no mistake, the controversial and sensitive process ahead will come with its challenges.

“I urge President Trump to be mindful of this as he moves forward with the relocation of our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and ensure U.S. national security interests remain a top priority.

“I also urge all parties in the region to exercise restraint as we move forward, and trust that the United States, as the president highlighted, remains deeply committed to lasting peace in the region.”

Rep. Todd Rokita of Indiana: “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and the United States embassy rightfully should reside there.

“While presidents from both parties have called for this recognition of Israel, President Trump is the first president to take action.

“President Trump and I are strong allies of Israel and I will continue working to maintain and enhance this relationship.”

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Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona: “I applaud President Trump’s action to implement the 1995 decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move our embassy to its rightful place in the city.

“Jerusalem is the historic capital of the Jewish people. I pray for a peaceful transition.”

Rep. Ted Budd of North Carolina: “I applaud President Trump for fulfilling his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“Today’s announcement sends a clear signal to the world that in any coming peace negotiations we will not be pressuring Israel to give up its historic and religious capital.”

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  • Gregg Parker

    Feinstein was for it before she was against it and now she thinks it’s reckless. I can sum her conviction and change of position in two words… Donald… Trump… such depth of conviction from the Kali fornia senatora…

    • Mike

      Just like the individual mandate for Obamacare and republicans.

    • Marie Saqueton

      What else can we expect from a Democ?

  • RealAmerican407

    This is a victory for America as much as it is for our friends in Israel.

    It sends a message that America is still the tip of the spear and others follow.

  • Ken

    Of course the MSP talking heads are critical of the move. It will probably cause more turmoil but the Palestinians never stop that anyway.

    • Marie Saqueton

      Jerusalem has been taken over by many rulers, but from the beginning, God has granted that right to Israel and when the British drove the invaders out of Israel, they gave it back to the people of Israel. I saw Jews, Catholics, Greek and Russian Orthodox guarding the Holy city and they get along peacefully, except for the ISLAM people who want it all to themselves. I just got back from a two weeks Holy Land pilgrimage there and it was peaceful and beautiful.Our USA mainstream media are liars, they distort the news to demonize Pres. Trump. Now I know that they really spit out FAKE NEWS. Pres. Trump is correct in calling them fake news.

  • For those who do not like Jerusalem at the capital …Argue with God who established this capital.
    PS God never loss, is not losing and never will lose.

    • Marie Saqueton

      God’s Will , will prevail over His chosen land and people.

  • Colleen Meehan

    OMG- you rednecks are retards- for sure. This will set the peace process back 50 years. It’s Trump’s way of emasculating that cosmetology school training doll head of a son in law, Jared Kushner.

    • ImOffendedTreatMeSpecial

      If you believe the muslims want peace you must also believe in santa claus, the easter bunny, and hillary always tells the truth.

      • R_D_

        Trump is just as bad as Hillary…. just saying

        • Marie Saqueton

          “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” Remember the 8th commandment?

          • R_D_

            not everyone’s a christian…

  • ImOffendedTreatMeSpecial

    So the intolerant, violent, and perpetually offended followers of the pedophile false prophet (and their liberal pals in the US) are not happy. How does that make today any different than any other day. israel says Jerusalem is their capital and who is anyone to argue. It is their county and they can put the capitol anywhere they want.

    • R_D_

      the problem is that Palestine also says that Jerusalem is their capital…

      • Marie Saqueton

        Wrong, they invaded Israel and Jerusalem many years ago and drove the Jews out. The British got it back and gave it back to the Jews which is rightfully theirs.

  • Rich McIntyre

    I fail to see how this move will reduce the “prospects for peace”. The Palestinians don’t want peace with Israel, they never have. Their stated goal is to remove Israel from the face of the earth. Moving the embassy will not in any way affect the Palestinians view of Israel or the United States. President Trump could have moved the embassy to London and the effect on the Palestinians would have been the same, nothing! All the President did was fulfilling a promise that was made and approved by Congress over 20 years ago.

    • Marie Saqueton

      You are correct and he is the only one who had the guts to do it. I just came back from there three days ago and you can tell between Palestinian and Israel homes. Israel people are neat and clean around their homes and the Palestinian homes were full of garbage around their yards, even the hills adjoining their properties. The topography of the land in Jerusalem was very hilly and lots of limestone rocks which homes are made of also. The whole city is white because they never paint the rocks. The roofs of the Palestinian homes were flat, whereas the Israel people’s’ homes had red brick & pitched roofs. Interesting difference.

      • Rich McIntyre

        There was a news story some years ago about a green house business that was in a piece of land that Israel conceded to the Palestinians. The property was a profitable and productive grower of vegetables. The Palestinians trashed it. So what can you do for people who are either too stupid or too hateful to even help themselves? Throwing trash all over their property is just an indication of who you are dealing with.

        • Marie Saqueton

          I guess that is true with any race. Some just do not have pride in ownership and trash to them enhances the value of their home? Funny but true even here among us.

  • Marie Saqueton

    I just came back from a Holy Land pilgrimage in Israel, and we went to Jerusalem and parts of Jordan too, There was no civil unrest there, but CNN reported that there was and it is a big fat LIE. There were 217 pilgrims with us and we were all convinced of the CNN fake news as we have proven it.The day Pres. Trump made the announcement of moving the USA Embassy to Jerusalem, we were right in that city and even crossed the border to the Palestinian side. No display of riots at all, yet when we got back to the Ambassador hotel, CNN was showing riots. Where they got that news is beyond me. Now we have proven that CNN cannot be trusted at all.All of us 217 pilgrims were very disgusted of how CNN lies to all Americans.

  • Marie Saqueton

    Anyone who are not Jews are called Gentiles in the Bible. We are here and we do not hate Jews.

  • Marie Saqueton

    You have to forgive the mediocre minds brainwashed by the corrupt, lapdog mainstream media. I suggest she should travel to the Holy Land and get some intelligent and true perspective.