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GumboPot
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Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 lays out the historical context of the US initiative to locate the US Israel embassy in Jerusalem. Trump DID NOT make this decision in a vacuum. In fact under President Bill Clinton this law was adopted overwhelmingly by the Senate (93–5), and the House (374–37).

From the bill:


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The Congress makes the following findings:

(1) Each sovereign nation, under international law and
custom, may designate its own capital.

(2) Since 1950, the city of Jerusalem has been the capital of the State of Israel.

(3) The city of Jerusalem is the seat of Israel’s President, Parliament, and Supreme Court, and the site of numerous government ministries and social and cultural institutions.

(4) The city of Jerusalem is the spiritual center of Judaism, and is also considered a holy city by the members of other religious faiths.

(5) From 1948–1967, Jerusalem was a divided city and
Israeli citizens of all faiths as well as Jewish citizens of all states were denied access to holy sites in the area controlled by Jordan.

(6) In 1967, the city of Jerusalem was reunited during
the conflict known as the Six Day War.

(7) Since 1967, Jerusalem has been a united city administered by Israel, and persons of all religious faiths have been guaranteed full access to holy sites within the city.

(8) This year marks the 28th consecutive year that Jerusalem has been administered as a unified city in which the rights of all faiths have been respected and protected.

(9) In 1990, the Congress unanimously adopted Senate
Concurrent Resolution 106, which declares that the Congress ‘‘strongly believes that Jerusalem must remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected’’.

(10) In 1992, the United States Senate and House of Representatives unanimously adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution 113 of the One Hundred Second Congress to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, and reaffirming congressional sentiment that Jerusalem must remain an undivided city.

(11) The September 13, 1993, Declaration of Principles
on Interim Self-Government Arrangements lays out a timetable for the resolution of ‘‘final status’’ issues, including Jerusalem.

(12) The Agreement on the Gaza Strip and the Jericho Area was signed May 4, 1994, beginning the five-year transitional period laid out in the Declaration of Principles.

(13) In March of 1995, 93 members of the United States
Senate signed a letter to Secretary of State Warren Christopher encouraging ‘‘planning to begin now’’ for relocation of the United States Embassy to the city of Jerusalem.

(14) In June of 1993, 257 members of the United States
House of Representatives signed a letter to the Secretary of State Warren Christopher stating that the relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem ‘‘should take place no later than . . . 1999’’.

(15) The United States maintains its embassy in the functioning capital of every country except in the case of our democratic friend and strategic ally, the State of Israel.

(16) The United States conducts official meetings and other business in the city of Jerusalem in de facto recognition of its status as the capital of Israel.

(17) In 1996, the State of Israel will celebrate the 3,000th anniversary of the Jewish presence in Jerusalem since King David’s entry.


PsychTiger
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
They were for it before they were against it.


MrCarton
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
Nobody gives a shite about this stuff.
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bamarep
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
But....muh feelings say we shouldn't move the embassy.


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Gusoline
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
its a done deal so i have no idea why you all feel the need to continually discuss/justify/rally against it. nobody really gives a frick about it honestly.

cant wait to see 20 more threads on it today....
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Machine
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
if bill clinton was for it, it must be great?


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Pbhog
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
Well trump is about to start a new holy war in the Middle East. Congrats trumpflakes


GumboPot
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
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why you all feel the need to continually discuss/justify/rally against it.


I'm not against it.


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Collegedropout
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
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Senate (93–5), and the House (374–37).

Ignoring everything else about the situation, this alone tells me it was the wrong move


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PsychTiger
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
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Well trump is about to start a new holy war in the Middle East. Congrats trumpflakes


We know what side you're on, so why don't you nut up and go join your Muslim friends in Palestine.


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Homesick Tiger
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
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Well trump is about to start a new holy war in the Middle East.


What's new about it? Holy wars have been ongoing for centuries. I'm almost positive they have never stopped or we still wouldn't be fighting them.


GeauxxxTigers23
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
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Well trump is about to start a new holy war in the Middle East.


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tommy2tone1999
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
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Well trump is about to start a new holy war in the Middle East. Congrats trumpflakes


Bout time. There needs to be another crusade.


Collegedropout
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
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Holy wars have been ongoing for centuries.

21st century, 20th century. Before that?


GumboPot
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
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Well trump is about to start a new holy war in the Middle East.


I think you are wrong.

The dynamics have shifted in a major way in the ME since Trump has become POTUS.

ISIS is being crushed.

Hezbollah is being crushed.

IDK about Hamas and Fatah but I'm sure they too are majorly weakened because support from Iran is being seriously hampered.

Trump is fed up with CIA mingling over there.

And a little further east the Taliban and their CIA poppy fields are being crushed.

Aliances between the US, Saudis, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Qatar, part of Pakistan, part of Iraq, part of Syria, and the UAE have formed.

The dynamics have changed.


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GumboPot
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
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21st century, 20th century. Before that?


NYNolaguy1
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
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What's new about it? Holy wars have been ongoing for centuries.


Care to list them?


Collegedropout
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
America was doing nothing in the region prior to the 20th century. Or are you trying to suggest that we should police the world?


GumboPot
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
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Or are you trying to suggest that we should police the world?



No. I just pointing out that the region has been in conflict since the beginning of time.

LINK


GumboPot
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re: Historical basis for moving the US Embassy from Te Aviv to Jerusalem.
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Care to list them?


I tried to and the list went past the maximum number of characters allowed in one post (on TD).


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