Skip to comments.Rubio, Cruz sponsor bill to move U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
Posted on 01/04/2017 10:25:44 AM PST by Sean_Anthony
Consistent with Trump's campaign position that it belongs there
If they follow through, this would be almost as powerful a response to Obama, Kerry and the UNs Israel-haters as defunding and pulling out of the UN entirely - which is not to say the one should obviate the other. If you ask me, we should do both. But this appears to be the first serious attempt in Washington to have the location of our embassy reflect our official belief that Jerusalem is, in fact, Israels rightful capital
I would want to know that Israel is on board with this first. If they are, then definitely go for it. But if they think it will cause more problems than its worth I would honor their wishes.
I believe the bill concerns appropriations for the transfer. The embassy move was authorized long ago and was held up by presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama.
The US has suitable buildings in Jerusalem, so there shouldn’t be a delay for that reason.
Think about the logistics and re-think you statement.
Sadly, anything proposed by Cruz is suspect. I do not trust his motives.
His dad killed Kennedy!
I can think of no logistics which would change my statement.
If Israel is ready and willing, I am too. I’d be surprised if it ever really happens, but who knows, enough parties may want it, and Trump may mean what he says.
The security details would need to be enormous and ongoing.
All areas would need to be under surveilance, ground level, sub-ground levels, directly below and adjacent, air spaces over and adjacent. All roads leading to and leading out of that area.
The details you mention are already covered because of two US consulate buildings in Jerusalem.
Actually, they already had the land purchased for it - just south of the Old City. Buildingcould start as soon as the New Admin authorizes it. They already have a consulate in East Jerusalem (David Flusser St.) as well as a consulate annex in West Jersusalem west of the Mamilla Mall on Gershon Agron Street. Either could serve as a temporary Embassy until a new one is built.
Rubio’s trying to make up for helping McCain and Graham arm jihadis.
70 years overdue. FINALLY we will remove this ugly anti-Semitic STAIN from America’s policies. But... the Snake Department needs a thorough deNazification...and we need to deport the IslamoNazi moles spies and secret agents Obama has infested into our fine military and security and intelligence services!
CLEAN HOUSE! At Last, At Last! We’ve elected someone morally decent who will CLEAN HOUSE for us!
Praise the Lord!
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