It truly was one for the history books…a game changer like none before…when on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 1:10pm President Trump officially announced that Jerusalem…an undivided Jerusalem…is the capital of the Jewish State of Israel alone, and that our ️embassy will soon move there.
Having the courage and fortitude to rightfully do what other presidents have either refused to do or had the courage to do…Trump sent a powerful message to both the Arab world and the world at large that the knife Barack HUSSEIN Obama had dug deep into Israel’s back has now been removed, and that the United States will not be told what to do, when to do it, or cower in fear of threats.
“After more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. It would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result,” President Trump said adding that, “Therefore, I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”
See President Trump’s full recognition of Jerusalem here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGS7VqwS-vM
And with those words spoken, condemnation against President Trump’s announcement started almost immediately, but some stood strong in their support of both he and Israel. In fact, the Czech Republic became the first country to follow suit in announcing that they too recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In a statement released by the Czech Foreign Ministry within hours of Trump’s announcement, their spokesman stated that, “The Czech Republic currently, before the peace between Israel and Palestine is signed, recognizes Jerusalem to be in fact the capital of Israel in the borders of the demarcation line from 1967.”
And while adding that, “The Czech Republic together with other E.U. member states, following the E.U. Foreign Affairs Council Conclusions, considers Jerusalem to be future capital of both states, meaning the State of Israel and the future State of Palestine,” in no way do those words take away from the fact that they alone broke ranks with E.U. member nations who remain adamant that Jerusalem should not be recognized as Israel’s capital until a final status agreement is reached. In fact, E.U. foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini stated that Trump’s decision was “harmful to the peace process”…words so foolishly endorsed by the U.K., France, Italy, and Germany…the very countries currently at the center of an ongoing islamic invasion.
So why did the Czech Republic willingly jump on Trump’s bandwagon…some little known facts are that when called Czechoslovakia they were one of the first countries to stand with Israel and supply them with weapons. Also flying bombing missions over Egypt during Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, Czechoslovakia was one of 33 countries to both vote in favor of the 1947 U.N. Partition Plan recommending the establishment of a Jewish state, and was one of the first to recognize the Jewish State of Israel.
Also within hours of Trump’s announcement, Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte sent a message to Israel that he too wanted to move his country’s embassy to Jerusalem and wanted to visit the Jewish State. And both Tanzania and Ghana are on the side of Israel and the U.S. In fact, Tanzania’s Speaker of the National Assembly, Job Ndugai, stated during an interview the importance of his country’s embassy being in Jerusalem where the Israeli parliament sits, and that he supported Israel’s capital as “an appropriate place” for his country’s embassy. And the speaker of Ghana’s parliament, Aaron Mike Oquaye, also affirmed his country’s support for Israel saying, “whatever Israel wants, we in Ghana will go by that, because that is essentially an internal decision.”
And expect other African countries to soon recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital after Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent trip to Africa for the swearing-in of Kenya’s new president, Uhuru Kenyatta. While there, Netanyahu also met with the presidents of Gabon, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Botswana and Namibia, and with Hailemariam Desalegn, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia as Israel sees rising African economies as potential new markets. It’s even being reported that he signed lucrative arms deals with several of said countries…deals that will help those countries stand strong against pressure to disavow Israel.
Pressure indeed and it’s coming from the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, and Hezbollah. In fact, Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah stated that all Middle East negotiations must be halted until President Trump “walks back his declaration,” which he said was an “undisguised American aggression” against the Palestinian people, which mirrors the words of Hamas’ leader Ismail Haniya that, “This decision has killed the peace process, has killed the Oslo [accord], has killed the settlement process” and that this is a “war declaration against Palestinians.”
And of course the never silent troublemakers in the Muslim Brotherhood chimed in saying in a statement on the Ikhwanonline.info website that, “The transfer of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem classifies America as an enemy state and all its interest will be subject to the political position of the interests of the Zionist entity.” And these words in turn led Muslim Brotherhood supporting Congressman Keith Ellison, who is also the Deputy Chair of the DNC, to say, “Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a horrible tragedy.”
No…it’s not a tragedy at all for it’s not Jerusalem itself per se that is the touch point for all the hate and threats, but it’s the ‘so-called’ Palestinians that are the true issue. And if we put aside Biblical claims that Israel…that Jerusalem…belongs to the Jews…being God’s gift to His chosen people…if we ignore the fact that nowhere in the qur’an is there a muslim claim to Jerusalem let alone the name Jerusalem itself while Jerusalem is mentioned 823 times in the Bible (669 times in the Old Testament and 154 times in the New Testament)… and if we deal only in tangible realities, truths, and facts, the question becomes do the ‘so-called’ Palestinians have any right or claim to Jerusalem let alone to the land that is Israel…I think not.
Why…because the ‘so-called’ Palestinians are nothing but an invented people…an invented people that were, according to Newt Gingrich, “artificially carved out” of the Arab population of what became ‘Greater Syria’ after the dissolving of the Ottoman Empire in 1923…a historically correct fact. And why is this correct…because as witnessed by this map…which is one of many maps depicting the actual Ottoman Empire in 1914…there is no country on it called Palestine…no country called Israel…just a generalized region with what is now called Israel…and with what is now claimed to be Palestine… being nothing but a part of the then Ottoman Empire…an empire that became ‘Greater Syria’ which included now present-day Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan. And this means that what some call Palestine and what some call its current residents, as in the Palestinian people, were ‘invented’ about 94 years ago.
Now let’s fast forward to when the Jewish State of Israel was born in 1948 up to the 1960s. During that time Israel’s battles with her enemies were always referred to as the Arab-Israeli conflict, not the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, because not even the anti-Israel media called Israel’s enemies Palestinians…Israel’s enemies were always called Arabs. In fact, up until the ’67 Six-Day War there was no call whatsoever for a Palestinian State, let alone one in Gaza and the West Bank. And again why…because until Israel reclaimed all of Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank…as was their right as the victors of war…Jordan ruled over East Jerusalem and the West Bank, and Egypt ruled over Gaza.
Only after losing all to Israel in the ’67 War did then PLO leader Yasser Arafat turn those living in said areas into what we call Palestinians, using them as pawns to push forward his anti-Israel/pro-PLO agenda…push it forward to such a degree that he turned down the chance to create a Palestinian nation to garner the “rewards”…as in personal wealth…from playing the victim.
And so battle lines were drawn…the enemy renamed…and the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic media became and remain to this day their flag bearers…flag bearers whose mantra is that militarily powerful Israel is guilty of oppressing and beating down the Palestinian people no matter that Israel sees rockets lobbed into their country almost daily by jihad bases in Gaza and the West Bank…no matter that Israel is surrounded by 22 Arab League countries hell-bent on their demise. Well…maybe that number can be knocked down a peg or two as certain alliances are forming with Israel what with Egypt and Saudi Arabia realizing the common threat they all face…Iran.
So coming full circle back to why all the fighting over a claim by some to have Jerusalem split between those who have a rightful claim to it and those who want it as capital of a country that does not now or ever did exist… these folks must understand that it’s a history, borders, a language, a culture, a currency, and other factors that comprise the fabric of an independent country…the very things Israel has had for over 3,000 years are the things that the non-existent country of Palestine and their non-existent people…the Palestinians…never had.
Want more proof…how about the words of some of their Arab own…
1. As per then PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein in 1977: “The Palestinian people do not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.”
2. The words of former Jordanian King Hussein in 1948: “Palestine and Jordan are one…” His words in 1981: “The truth is that Jordan is Palestine and Palestine is Jordan”*… meaning if the ‘so-called’ Palestinians want a homeland it already exists and it’s called Jordan. The king knew this and never wavered in his words nor hesitated to speak the truth…too bad his son King Abdullah has come down on the wrong side.
3. “The question of borders doesn’t interest us…From the Arab standpoint, we mustn’t talk about borders. Palestine is nothing but a drop in an enormous ocean. Our nation is the Arabic nation that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea and beyond it…The P.L.O. is fighting Israel in the name of Pan-Arabism. What you call Jordan is nothing more than Palestine.” So said Yasser Arafat himself in 1970.
4. As per noted Arab Columnist Joseph Farrah: “So with Palestine never exist – before or since – as an autonomous entity. It was ruled alternately by Rome, by Islamic and Christian crusaders, by the Ottoman Empire, and briefly by the British after World War I. The British agreed to restore at least part of the land to the Jewish people as their homeland. There was no language known as Palestinian. There was no distinct Palestinian culture. There has never been a Palestine governed by the Palestinians. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc.”
And yet the Arabs…and know the ‘so-called’ Palestinians are just regular run-of-the-mill Arabs…still refuse to see said truth and continue living and acting upon their reality of lies. In fact, after President Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is indeed the capital of Israel, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag added these words to those of the afore mentioned Hezbollah and Hamas spokespeople: “Declaring Jerusalem a capital is disregarding history and the truths in the region, it is a big injustice/cruelty, shortsightedness, foolishness/madness, it is plunging the region and the world into a fire with no end in sight.”
But as always actions do speak louder than words and the only people plunging the world into fire is the ‘so-called’ Palestinians themselves coupled with fellow Arab malcontents. They know the truth yet perpetrate the hate…they riot and kill in the name of allah and in their quest of wiping Israel off the map. Jews are their enemy and so are Zionists no matter their faith…Donald Trump sided with the Jews so he is now the enemy too…an enemy they’ve turned into yet another calling card for violence.
And that violence (intifada)…perpetrated by those still living in the 7th century but with 21st century weapons… playing out for all the world to see is fueled on by the recent Arab League’s statement that, “The decision has no legal effect…it deepens tension, ignites anger and threatens to plunge region into more violence and chaos.” But know that while U.S. missions and Israel herself are witness to angry protests, rock throwing, fires started, and rockets lobbed all because President Trump did the right thing, the fact is that U.S. embassies do belong in any given country’s capital. And while it’s been 22 years since Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, that right thing will become a reality for our embassy in Israel.
A reality no matter that the U.N. security council called an emergency meeting last Friday to “discuss” Trump’s decision, because eight countries that do not like us very much…sadly including the UK, Italy and France…sided with the Arabs against Trump’s recognition saying it was a breach of international law and U.N. resolutions…which it was not. In fact, after the meeting the ambassadors from France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and the U.K. issued a joint statement of opposition to Trump’s move saying that, “The status of Jerusalem must be determined through negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians leading to a final status agreement.”
“There are major moments in the history of Zionism: the Balfour Declaration, the founding of the state, the liberation of Jerusalem and Trump’s announcement yesterday,” Netanyahu said in a video posted to social media. You can see that video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIO_vLsueRc
President Trump did the right thing not just for Israel but for the hope of any future peace and stability in the region no matter that Jerusalem’s status has been a major stumbling block in the many years of on again-off again Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Trump’s announcement reflects the fundamental truth…the fact…that with Jerusalem being the seat of the Israeli government, its courts, and the home of its leaders, it sees other cities who meet that criteria being their country’s capital so should it be the case with Israel whether the Arabs like it or not. And know that without a basic truth told an accepted peace will never be possible…especially with fear and threats of violence holding nations for ransom.
And while important Middle-East allies…like Jordan and Egypt…disapprove (but with Egypt said disapproval could be the face it puts on for the public alone), claiming that Jerusalem being Israel’s capital would make it harder for them to work with the U.S. to advance our interests in the region and that it would put U.S. diplomats in the region at risk…maybe now the Arabs will finally understand Prime Minister Netanyahu words that, “There is no peace without the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” and move forward from there for one stumbling block can be overcome if peace is what is truly wanted…major resistance in defiance of both facts and truth cannot.
On Tuesday, December 19th in a ‘Recognition of Reality’…Part Two, I will delve into documented historical fact and the tangible realities, via archaeological proof found, of why both Jerusalem and Israel itself belongs solely to the Jews.
* Modern-day Jordan occupies 77% of the original Palestine Mandate, and with Jordan’s population density being less than 61 people per square mile, that there is plenty of room for Jordan to absorb back into its population its Arab/Palestinian blood brethren…brethren who already make up more than 2/3 of today’s Jordanian people.
** To read two interesting articles on archaeological finds that proves Israel’s rightful claim to both Israel and Jerusalem itself see the article in the Patriot Factor: Proof That Israel…That Jerusalem…Belongs Solely to the Jews
and in THE GELLER REPORT: Second Temple coin at the UN Security Council
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