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  • Jerusalem finally recognized as the capitol of Israel

    Jerusalem now the capitol of Israel. Always has been, now it's "official."

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    DEC. 6, 2017

    Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israels Capital and Orders U.S. Embassy to Move

    President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and setting in motion a plan to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested Holy City.

    The president cast his decision as a break with decades of failed policy on Jerusalem, which the United States, along with virtually every other nation in the world, has declined to recognize as the capital since Israels founding in 1948. That policy, he said, brought us no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/w...l-capital.html

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    "Palestine"

    If you are a Muslim, I am sure you are probably offended by the mere suggestion that Jerusalem was NEVER a Muslim holy city or an Arab capital of any kind, but since you cannot hurt me or blow me up, youre going to have to face these historical truths and be content with writing violent reactions in the comments section below.

    Some facts . . .

    While Jerusalem is mentioned in the Bible (Tanach) over 500 times, it is NEVER mentioned in the Quran, not once! Many Muslims claim this is a lie and claim the word Al Aqsa means Jerusalem. Al Aqsa literally means The Farthest Mosque and in no way does it mean Jerusalem.

    The Quranic passage that talks about the night journey of Mohammad to the farthest mosque took place sometime in the year 621 while the mosque in Jerusalem was not built till the year 705 CE! Which means, to whichever mosque Mohammad flew, it certainly was NOT in Jerusalem!

    Lets say for arguments sake that I were to accept Mohammads flight and lets say I also accept for some reason that it was to the small sanctuary in Jerusalem, that still does not make the City of Jerusalem holy to Muslims, but rather a small mosque that didnt actually exist at the time!

    Muslims turn their back on the Temple Mount when they pray.

    While Jews face ONLY Jerusalem and while we mention Jerusalem in every prayer and when we say grace after meals, the Muslims do NOT consider Jerusalem as a holy city, EVER!

    Jerusalem Was Never An Arab Capital

    While King David made Jerusalem the capital of the Land of Israel, never in the history of the world was Jerusalem ever a capital city of an Arab country, certainly not one called Palestine which NEVER existed!

    You show me a single Arab country in the history of the world who held Jerusalem as its capital, I take down the Israel Shield blog!

    Whether youre Jewish, Christian or Buddhist, you treat your temples and churches with respect and violence is simply not allowed in a place of worship. Watch these Muslims actually destroy furniture and carpets from the Mosque on the Temple Mount. Their lack of respect is witness to the fact that they clearly know that there is nothing holy to them and that the only reason they are holding on to that site is because they are fully aware that it is where the Jewish Temple once stood and will soon stand again. The mosque located on the Temple Mount was originally called Bayt al-Muqaddas which literally means built on the Mikdash (the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem)

    There is one more historical fact that proves Jerusalem was NOT a Muslim holy city and that is, IT WAS A JEWISH ONE!

    No one who disputes the fact that King David was the first to make Jerusalem a capital city.
    No one disputes that Davids son Solomon built the first Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.
    No one disputes the second Temple was also built on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem
    No one disputes the fact that the Romans ransacked the Temple, slaughtered the Jews and kicked them out of Israel.
    No one disputes that Muslims forcible conquered and occupied Jerusalem and built their mosque on the place of the Jewish Temple

    The fact is, Jews were in Jerusalem before Islam ever existed. Jerusalem was the Jewish capital of Israel before Washington was called the capital of America or London was the capital of England and Paris was the capital of France, so before you demand we give our Holy Capital City to those who come with a fictitious claim backed with terrorism and Jihad, I would ask you to give your capitals to those who call for your destruction as well!

    For those of you pointing a finger at Israel, you are not only strengthening lies, you are actually motivating those who burn your flags and behead those who believe in freedom.

    Binyamin Netanyahu - The French build in Paris, the English build in London and Israel builds in Jerusalem. Should we tell Jews not to live in Jerusalem because it stirs things up?


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    http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/isr...al/2014/10/30/

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    Palestine has never existed . . . as an autonomous entity. There is no language known as Palestinian. There is no distinct Palestinian culture. There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc.

    Talk and writing about Israel and the Middle East feature the nouns "Palestine" and Palestinian", and the phrases "Palestinian territory" and even "Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory". All too often, these terms are used with regard to their historical or geographical meaning, so that the usage creates illusions rather than clarifies reality.

    What Does "Palestine" Mean?

    It has never been the name of a nation or state. It is a geographical term, used to designate the region at those times in history when there is no nation or state there.


    The word itself derives from "Peleshet", a name that appears frequently in the Bible and has come into English as "Philistine". The name began to be used in the Thirteenth Century BCE, for a wave of migrant "Sea Peoples" who came from the area of the Aegean Sea and the Greek Islands and settled on the southern coast of the land of Canaan. There they established five independent city-states (including Gaza) on a narrow strip of land known as Philistia. The Greeks and Romans called it "Palastina".

    The Philistines were not Arabs, they were not Semites. They had no connection, ethnic, linguistic or historical with Arabia or Arabs. The name "Falastin" that Arabs today use for "Palestine" is not an Arabic name. It is the Arab pronunciation of the Greco-Roman "Palastina" derived from the Peleshet.

    How Did the Land of Israel Become "Palestine"?

    In the First Century CE, the Romans crushed the independent kingdom of Judea. After the failed rebellion of Bar Kokhba in the Second Century CE, the Roman Emperor Hadrian determined to wipe out the identity of Israel-Judah-Judea. Therefore, he took the name Palastina and imposed it on all the Land of Israel. At the same time, he changed the name of Jerusalem to Aelia Capitolina.

    The Romans killed many Jews and sold many more in slavery. Some of those who survived still alive and free left the devastated country, but there was never a complete abandonment of the Land. There was never a time when there were not Jews and Jewish communities, though the size and conditions of those communities fluctuated greatly.

    The History of Palestine

    Thousands of years before the Romans invented "Palastina" the land had been known as "Canaan". The Canaanites had many tiny city-states, each one at times independent and at times a vassal of an Egyptian or Hittite king. The Canaanites never united into a state.

    After the Exodus from Egypt probably in the Thirteenth Century BCE but perhaps earlier the Children of Israel settled in the land of Canaan. There they formed first a tribal confederation, and then the Biblical kingdoms of Israel and Judah, and the post-Biblical kingdom of Judea.

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    http://www.indaweb.com/oil/editorial...service01l.htm

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    But the united nations generally don't like it.

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    The day the U.S. called out UN back-stabbers

    A total of 128 nations voted Dec. 21 to support a UN resolution condemning the U.S. for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel capital, The Associated Press reported after the vote.

    Eight nations joined the U.S. to vote against the resolution, 35 countries abstained, and another 21 delegations were absent.

    Condemnation of the United States wavers at the UN, where the U.S. enjoys influence, but the international body is known for its blatant hatred and condemnation of the Jewish State while defending the Palestinians.

    ...With the vote looming, Trump voiced the decades-long complaints of many Americans that the U.S. helps countries around the world that were planning to stab the U.S. in the back at the UN.

    "The United States will remember this day," Haley said, "when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit."

    A post-vote editorial at The Washington Examiner newspaper points out that the U.S. funds 22 percent of the UN operating budget, 35 percent of the World Food Programme budget, and more than $2 billion annually to the UN peacekeeping budget, among other programs. The editorial observed:

    We recognize that many frontline U.N. programs do important work in saving and improving lives. But Trump is right to expect a measure of gratitude for this nation's commitments. Instead, he is receiving scorn and rebuke for practicing the most basic right of sovereign power to decide, in concert with a host nation, where to locate an embassy.

    The view of the U.S. at the UN, the editorial surmised, is "American taxpayers, write us a check, then shut up and listen while we educate them about their nation's inadequacies."

    Asked about Trump's vote-related threats, and if the U.S. has the "political will" to follow through on them, Banks tells OneNewsNow that willpower exists on both sides of the aisle.

    "I think so," he replies. "It's a bipartisan statement that we made in the House of Representatives. We have Democrats who are as pro-Israel as we have Republicans who are pro-Israel."


    https://www.onenewsnow.com/national-...-back-stabbers

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      You can generally expect the UN to oppose any type of real leadership. They are all about kicking the can down the road.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by OldmanDan View Post
        You can generally expect the UN to oppose any type of real leadership. They are all about kicking the can down the road.
        Up until today I actualy thought Haley might be the one person in the administration who didn't have her head up her ass. Wrong again. https://www.news4jax.com/news/politi...over-jerusalem

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        • #5
          Originally posted by redrover View Post
          Up until today I actualy thought Haley might be the one person in the administration who didn't have her head up her ass. Wrong again. https://www.news4jax.com/news/politi...over-jerusalem
          As always it depends on how one defines having ones head in that place. Some might say you do, others like yourself, would say she does.

          So, beyond this what are your thoughts about Jerusalem finally being recognized as the capitol of Israel ? It really always has been, now it's just official.

          This is bad why ?

          Because it's going to make some Arabs mad ? ... They're very nature seems to be madness, it's never seemed to matter what anyone does for them, they're going to bomb, torch, behead, fly planes into buildings etc etc etc... UNLESS of course everyone on Earth submits (that's the meaning of Islam - submission) to Islam.

          .... and if I remember correctly you don't believe in God. Do you believe in Allah then ? No ? Maybe you better ! You'll irritate some Arabs if you don't ! You've seen what they do to non-believers ! So what is it ? What are your thoughts on this really ??? Besides Trump sucks and Haley has her head somewhere it shouldn't be ....

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Captain Trips View Post

            As always it depends on how one defines having ones head in that place. Some might say you do, others like yourself, would say she does.

            So, beyond this what are your thoughts about Jerusalem finally being recognized as the capitol of Israel ? It really always has been, now it's just official.

            This is bad why ?

            Because it's going to make some Arabs mad ? ... They're very nature seems to be madness, it's never seemed to matter what anyone does for them, they're going to bomb, torch, behead, fly planes into buildings etc etc etc... UNLESS of course everyone on Earth submits (that's the meaning of Islam - submission) to Islam.

            .... and if I remember correctly you don't believe in God. Do you believe in Allah then ? No ? Maybe you better ! You'll irritate some Arabs if you don't ! You've seen what they do to non-believers ! So what is it ? What are your thoughts on this really ??? Besides Trump sucks and Haley has her head somewhere it shouldn't be ....
            I see that Israel is going to re imprecate by making Mira Lago the capital of the US.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by redrover View Post
              I see that Israel is going to re imprecate by making Mira Lago the capital of the US.
              Again, what are your thoughts about Jerusalem finally being recognized as the capitol of Israel ? It really always has been, now it's just official.

              This is bad why ?

              Because it's going to make some Arabs mad ? ... They're very nature seems to be madness, it's never seemed to matter what anyone does for them, they're going to bomb, torch, behead, fly planes into buildings etc etc etc... UNLESS of course everyone on Earth submits (that's the meaning of Islam - submission) to Islam.

              .... and if I remember correctly you don't believe in God. Do you believe in Allah then ? No ? Maybe you better ! You'll irritate some Arabs if you don't ! You've seen what they do to non-believers ! So what is it ? What are your thoughts on this really ??? Besides Trump sucks and Haley has her head somewhere it shouldn't be ....

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              Carefully read the last couple of underlined sentences. We have the subject of your dislike, hate, morbid fascination, sick fetish etc. with president Trump covered, so we don't need to waste time telling everyone that we think Trump sucks etc.

              No, we can redirect our energies and attempt to answer the items above those two underlined sentences. Everyone's well aware that you think Trump sucks.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Captain Trips View Post

                Again, what are your thoughts about Jerusalem finally being recognized as the capitol of Israel ? It really always has been, now it's just official.

                This is bad why ?

                Because it's going to make some Arabs mad ? ... They're very nature seems to be madness, it's never seemed to matter what anyone does for them, they're going to bomb, torch, behead, fly planes into buildings etc etc etc... UNLESS of course everyone on Earth submits (that's the meaning of Islam - submission) to Islam.

                .... and if I remember correctly you don't believe in God. Do you believe in Allah then ? No ? Maybe you better ! You'll irritate some Arabs if you don't ! You've seen what they do to non-believers ! So what is it ? What are your thoughts on this really ??? Besides Trump sucks and Haley has her head somewhere it shouldn't be ....

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                Carefully read the last couple of underlined sentences. We have the subject of your dislike, hate, morbid fascination, sick fetish etc. with president Trump covered, so we don't need to waste time telling everyone that we think Trump sucks etc.

                No, we can redirect our energies and attempt to answer the items above those two underlined sentences. Everyone's well aware that you think Trump sucks.
                So you think it's a good idea to bend over backwards to irritate Palestinians along with our European allies What does the US gain from Trump's show boat move.? Do you really think this will adance the peace process?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by redrover View Post

                  So you think it's a good idea to bend over backwards to irritate Palestinians along with our European allies What does the US gain from Trump's show boat move.? Do you really think this will adance the peace process?
                  During the 1992 presidential election Bill Clinton promised that his administration would "support Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel" and criticized President George H.W. Bush for having "repeatedly challenged Israels sovereignty over a united Jerusalem...

                  .In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which declared the statement of policy that "Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel."[3] The bill also stated that the American embassy should move to Jerusalem within five years.[2] Backing the legislation was viewed by some as reflecting American domestic politics. Clinton opposed the Jerusalem Embassy Act and signed a waiver every six month delaying the move.[2]

                  In 2008, then Democratic candidate Barack Obama called Jerusalem the 'capital of Israel'. On June 4, 2008, Mr. Obama told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), in his first foreign policy speech after capturing the Democratic nomination the day before, that "Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided." However, he backtracked almost immediately.[4]

                  During the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, one of Trump's campaign promises was to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which he described as the "eternal capital of the Jewish people."[5] On June 1, 2017, Trump signed a waiver on the Jerusalem Embassy Act, delaying the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem for another six months. The White House stated that this would help them negotiate a deal between Israel and Palestine, and that the promised move would come at a later time.[6]"
                  So, Trump is the first one to actually keep his promise.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by OldmanDan View Post



                    So, Trump is the first one to actually keep his promise.
                    I've noticed how great Trump is at keeping his promises. I Still don't see how this a big winner for the US.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by redrover View Post

                      So you think it's a good idea to bend over backwards to irritate Palestinians along with our European allies What does the US gain from Trump's show boat move.? Do you really think this will adance the peace process?
                      Nothing has advanced the peace process so far. Jimmy Carter with his hand-shakes at Camp David certainly didn't, and nothing else since has advanced anything. All countries that recognize the state of Israel should follow this lead and recognize their capital city. Lets stop pussy- footing around with the Arabs. They have absolutely no legitimate claim to Jerusalem, and its time the US and the western allies stopped encouraging them to think otherwise. Sooner or later, one would hope, the so-called Palestinian people will come to understand that they are simply pawns in a larger conflict, and that their best interests are not even on the table.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by redrover View Post
                        So you think it's a good idea to bend over backwards to irritate Palestinians along with our European allies What does the US gain from Trump's show boat move.? Do you really think this will adance the peace process?
                        There's no such thing as a "palestinian," there's no such place as "palestine." Educate yourself.

                        This isn't about a "peace process," it never was. It's about discerning the differences between the truths and lies of history.

                        Palestinians are a fictional people, an invented group.

                        [ "Regional Arabs in and around Israel adopted the national namesake "Palestinian" in the aftermath of the Six Day War, composing a national narrative with guidance from the Soviet Union in order to afford political advantage with Western leftists. The "Palestinian" national identity is a reaction to Zionism. Without Zionism, there are no "Palestinians."" ]

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                        Theres no such thing as a Palestinian, said Mark Levin on Monday, while broadcasting from Israel. Theyre Arabs. Im sorry, they can call themselves Palestinians, or Palestinian Arabs - I dont even know what that means.

                        Levin rejected the narrative in which Palestinians are framed as a distinct group of people constituting a nation; a narrative upon which the Palestinian claim to self-determination and independence via statehood is predicated.


                        Levin noted that contemporary Arab states are not grounded in preexisting national identities, but on borders drawn by the victorious European powers following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after the First World War.

                        The meaningful social fault lines of the Middle East and North Africa are typically not congruent with the regions states, with few exceptions such as Iran. Various minority nations across the region do not have independence via statehood, such as Kurds, Copts, Bahais, or Assyrians. CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, and The Washington Post do not agitate for the independent statehood of any of the aforementioned groups.

                        Newt Gingrich expressed a similar statement in 2011 in an interview with The Jewish Channel, describing the Palestinians as an invented people.

                        Left-wing and Democrat-aligned news media outlets regularly frame "Palestinians" as a distinct group of people composing a nation, entitled to self-determination and independence via statehood on territory in and/or around Israel. Jews in Israel, conversely, are framed as foreign occupiers whose state displaces the ostensibly indigenous "Palestinians."

                        Regional Arabs in and around Israel adopted the national namesake "Palestinian" in the aftermath of the Six Day War, composing a national narrative with guidance from the Soviet Union in order to afford political advantage with Western leftists. The "Palestinian" national identity is a reaction to Zionism. Without Zionism, there are no "Palestinians."


                        https://www.dailywire.com/news/16784...bert-kraychik#


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                        They are the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians.

                        They are indistinguishable from those Arabs who live in the surrounding artificial states such as Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia or the other entities throughout the Middle East created by the colonial powers, France and Britain. Both powers were victorious after the Ottoman Turkish Empire lay defeated at the end of World War I.

                        Both of these European powers carved artificial borders across the corpse of what had been Turkeys empire in the Middle East, and both France and Britain have left a resulting legacy of war and violence ever since. One such territory, previously occupied by Ottoman Turkey for 400 years, was the geographical entity known sometimes as Palestine.

                        But there is no such thing as a Palestinian people; no such thing as a Palestinian history; and no Palestinian language exists. There has never been any independent, sovereign Palestinian state in all of recorded history let alone an Arab independent state of Palestine.

                        You will search in vain for Palestinian Arab coinage or Palestinian Arab archaeological artefacts specifically related to any Palestinian Arab king or ancient leader. But what you will find are coins, pottery, ancient scrolls, all providing conclusive, empirical and millennial evidence of Jewish civilization dotting the land known correctly as Israel not Palestine.

                        The present-day so-called Palestinians are an Arab people sharing an overwhelmingly Muslim Arab culture, ethnicity and language identical to their fellow Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa, with few if any distinctions.

                        Yasser Arafat, the arch-terrorist, who imposed himself undemocratically upon the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians, was fond of repeating the absurd myth that Palestinian Arabs were descended from the Canaanites and the Philistines. As we know, the bigger the lie, the bigger the number of people will believe it. And so Arafat twisted history in order to disinherit the indigenous native people of the land: the Jews.

                        Canaanites, without doubt, were the first known inhabitants of the Land of Israel before the first Hebrews, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their wives, settled there, and before Moses brought their descendants back to the Promised Land during the Exodus from Egypt.


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                        https://www.israelnationalnews.com/A...cle.aspx/14126

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                        The world has been "bending over backwards" trying to please these Islamic nutcases for a very very long time. What have we gained from it ?

                        We've earned more terrorism, we've earned more hateful acts aimed at those that don't bend over to Islamists. We've earned even more wild rhetoric coming from even more wild Islamist "leaders" calling for the annihilation of Israel and the death of America !

                        Maybe if America stops pretending to be Mr. Rogers to these murderous thugs, things will improve. We've been down that road and off that cliff .... doesn't work, just makes things worse.
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                        Hard-line members of Irans parliament shouted Death to America after the billwhich will increase the countrys military budget by almost $800 millionpassed with an overwhelming majority.


                        http://www.newsweek.com/iran-lawmake...million-650396


                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUkm4llCDic

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by redrover View Post
                          I've noticed how great Trump is at keeping his promises. I Still don't see how this a big winner for the US.
                          It's showing actual leadership and not just pandering to the world.

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                          • #14
                            Our support for this "U.N." business, should seriously change or completely come to an end.

                            It looks like some change is occurring at least.

                            Strangely enough the recognition of Israels capitol has helped remedy this problem.

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                            Ambassador Nikki Haley's work to cut millions of dollars from the United Nations' budget sends an important notice that it has become a "place of hate" when it comes to the United States and Israel, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Monday.

                            "It's about time we sent a message to the U.N., which has become a place of hate when it comes to the United States and Israel."

                            On Sunday, the United States applauded a $285 million cut that had been made in the U.N.'s core budget, after the General Assembly adopted a $5.396 billion budget for 2018-2019, just below the $5.4 billion that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had sought.

                            The United States provides for 22 percent of the U.N.'s core budget, and Haley commented in a statement that "inefficiency and overspending" were "well known" at the world agency.

                            "You know that Israel's representative to the U.N. once said that if Algeria introduced a resolution that the Earth was flat, and that Israel flattened it, it would win by a vote of 120 to 63, with 28 abstentions," Dershowitz said Monday. "There has to be consequences for this kind of voting."

                            President Donald Trump did the right thing in recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Dershowitz said, as it "struck the balance that President [Barack] Obama had undone when he changed the status quo at the end of his presidency by declaring the Western Wall, the Jewish quarter."

                            "What President Trump did was to restore balance and everybody should have recognized that," he said. "That vote at the Security Council and the General Assembly should be responded to and Nikki Haley, who has become a real hero, did exactly the right thing."

                            Dershowitz said he also believes more countries will decide to move their embassies to Jerusalem following Trump's action. Already, Guatemala has decided to move its embassy.

                            "There will be a lot of pressure not to do it," Dershowitz predicted. "Israel has established very good relations with some central and South American countries. African countries, India, China, they are not going to vote with Israel right away. But they are seeing a closer relationship."

                            Many of the Arabian Gulf states are also now seeing Israel as a possible ally against Iran, he continued, blaming Obama for creating a stronger Iranian regime by "handing over so much money" during the nuclear agreement with that country.

                            "Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and America's strongest ally in the Middle East," Dershowitz said. "The United States and other countries ought to be supportive. The capital of Israel has always been Jerusalem.


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                            https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/al.../25/id/833615/

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Captain Trips View Post
                              Our support for this "U.N." business, should seriously change or completely come to an end.

                              It looks like some change is occurring at least.

                              Strangely enough the recognition of Israels capitol has helped remedy this problem.

                              ----------------------------------------------------------

                              Ambassador Nikki Haley's work to cut millions of dollars from the United Nations' budget sends an important notice that it has become a "place of hate" when it comes to the United States and Israel, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Monday.

                              "It's about time we sent a message to the U.N., which has become a place of hate when it comes to the United States and Israel."

                              On Sunday, the United States applauded a $285 million cut that had been made in the U.N.'s core budget, after the General Assembly adopted a $5.396 billion budget for 2018-2019, just below the $5.4 billion that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had sought.

                              The United States provides for 22 percent of the U.N.'s core budget, and Haley commented in a statement that "inefficiency and overspending" were "well known" at the world agency.

                              "You know that Israel's representative to the U.N. once said that if Algeria introduced a resolution that the Earth was flat, and that Israel flattened it, it would win by a vote of 120 to 63, with 28 abstentions," Dershowitz said Monday. "There has to be consequences for this kind of voting."

                              President Donald Trump did the right thing in recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Dershowitz said, as it "struck the balance that President [Barack] Obama had undone when he changed the status quo at the end of his presidency by declaring the Western Wall, the Jewish quarter."

                              "What President Trump did was to restore balance and everybody should have recognized that," he said. "That vote at the Security Council and the General Assembly should be responded to and Nikki Haley, who has become a real hero, did exactly the right thing."

                              Dershowitz said he also believes more countries will decide to move their embassies to Jerusalem following Trump's action. Already, Guatemala has decided to move its embassy.

                              "There will be a lot of pressure not to do it," Dershowitz predicted. "Israel has established very good relations with some central and South American countries. African countries, India, China, they are not going to vote with Israel right away. But they are seeing a closer relationship."

                              Many of the Arabian Gulf states are also now seeing Israel as a possible ally against Iran, he continued, blaming Obama for creating a stronger Iranian regime by "handing over so much money" during the nuclear agreement with that country.

                              "Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and America's strongest ally in the Middle East," Dershowitz said. "The United States and other countries ought to be supportive. The capital of Israel has always been Jerusalem.


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                              https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/al.../25/id/833615/
                              You may not have noticed Israel is not very popular with their neighbors so they don't win us any friends and they don't even have any oil. I'm not sure what we get out of the deal beyond some intelligence Trump can share with hid Russian masters.

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