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After 40 Years, U.S. Avoids Jerusalem Reunification Day
www.israelnationalnews.com ^ | 25 Iyar 5767, May 13, '07 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 05/13/2007 1:44:12 PM PDT by Esther Ruth

25 Iyar 5767, May 13, '07

Published: 05/13/07, 11:09 PM

After 40 Years, U.S. Avoids Jerusalem Reunification Day

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

(IsraelNN.com) The United States will avoid Jerusalem Unification Day festivities this week despite a 12-year-old Congressional bill calling for the American embassy to be located in the capital. Since then, every President has exercised a waiver in the bill allowing the move to be deferred for a renewable period of six months.

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni insisted that the "connection between Israel and Jerusalem is inseparable" despite the boycott by the U.S. and most of the international community. Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski went further and declared, "Anyone who doesn't recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel does not recognize the State of Israel." Anyone who doesn't recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel does not recognize the State of Israel.

American officials, including former Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, have stated that moving the embassy is not likely to happen until there is a final peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority (PA).

The U.S. did not issue an official statement explaining why the current Ambassador, Richard Jones will not be attending the ceremonies, but Ambassador Dr. Harald Kindermann from Germany, which heads the European Union (EU) this year, specifically said his country will not participate because of Arab claims of sovereignty over eastern Jerusalem, which includes the Old City.

The Foreign Ministry said Sunday it is "unhappy and disappointed that some missions have announced they were not coming" to the festivities but added that officials from several embassies will attend.

Two American lawmakers have launched an effort to put a stop to the continuing deferral of the Congressional bill to move the embassy from Tel Aviv. Republican House of Representatives members Joe Wilson and Mike Pence recently introduced a resolution stating that Jerusalem "must remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected as they have been by Israel during the past 40 years." Jerusalem must remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected as they have been by Israel during the past 40 years.

The new resolution "strongly urges" American President George W. Bush to stop exercising the waiver to delay the move of the embassy. It also calls on him and American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to "repeatedly affirm publicly, as a matter of United States policy, that Jerusalem must remain the undivided capital of the State of Israel."

The congressmen also noted that the 2003 Foreign Relations Authorization Act directs the Secretary of State that the birth of any U.S. citizen born in Jerusalem should be recorded as "Jerusalem, Israel" upon the request of the citizen or his or her guardian.

That requirement has never been implemented, and the city is listed without the designation of being in Israel.

Israel officially incorporated all of Jerusalem into the municipality in 1980, a move that caused virtually all of the embassies that had been located in Jerusalem to move away. The last holdouts were El Salvador and Cost Rica, which pulled out several months ago.


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; jerusalem; us

1 posted on 05/13/2007 1:44:14 PM PDT by Esther Ruth
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To: Esther Ruth; Salem; Alouette; SJackson; All

Esther man the state dept are bunch of WIMPS


2 posted on 05/13/2007 1:45:17 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Esther Ruth

And this from the most pro-Israeli President since Reagan.
I can’t wait to see what the next one will do.


3 posted on 05/13/2007 1:46:17 PM PDT by rbg81 (1)
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To: Esther Ruth

Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee:


4 posted on 05/13/2007 1:46:56 PM PDT by Esther Ruth
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To: Esther Ruth
ANd this from ynet
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1832905/posts

US, Europe to shun Jerusalem Day celebrations
Ynetnews ^ | May 13, 2007 | Ronen Bodoni

Posted on 05/13/2007 1:23:21 PM CDT by West Coast Conservative

European Union countries will not take part in the celebrations marking the 40-year anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification, EU president Germany said Thursday in a diplomatic letter sent to the Foreign Ministry and the Knesset.

US Ambassador to Israel Richard Jones will also not participate in the events. Diplomatic sources told Ynet that the event was not on the ambassador’s timetable.

Ambassadors of all EU countries will not show up for the special Knesset session which will be on Jerusalem Day on Wednesday.

European countries do not recognize Jerusalem’s reunification. As far as they are concerned, east Jerusalem, which was occupied during the Six Day War, is an occupied territory.

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5 posted on 05/13/2007 1:51:25 PM PDT by Esther Ruth (Happy Mother's Day All! God Bless all FR Moms and may all their babies serve, honor, worsphip HIM)
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To: Esther Ruth

I always wondered why Israel didn’t insist on keeping its embassy in Philadelphia, and not in Washington—why recognize our capital when we insist on keeping our embassy in Tel Aviv?

I also think Israel should call for the withdrawl of American settlements in Texas and California and the formation of the independent state of Aztlan in the occupied territories. . .


6 posted on 05/13/2007 2:03:08 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Esther Ruth

Imagine the the obscenity of having Jerusalem as the capital of the barbaric “Palestineans”, and the caretakers of Christian and Jewish religious heritage.


7 posted on 05/13/2007 2:03:28 PM PDT by angkor
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8 posted on 05/13/2007 2:04:48 PM PDT by Alouette (It is reminiscent of the world-famous Jewish conspiracy, now extended to also include Jews.)
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To: CondorFlight

“As far as they are concerned, east Jerusalem, which was occupied during the Six Day War, is an occupied territory.”

Actually, I think it’s worse than this. If you are an American and have a child born in WEST Jerusalem—which has been Israeli since 1948—I think the US birth certificate will only list your birthplace as “Jerusalem”, but not, “Jerusalem,Israel”. (Maybe that has been changed by now, but I doubt it.)


9 posted on 05/13/2007 2:05:36 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight
I always wondered why Israel didn’t insist on keeping its embassy in Philadelphia, and not in Washington—why recognize our capital when we insist on keeping our embassy in Tel Aviv?

Because we pay Israel's bills, not the other way around.

10 posted on 05/13/2007 2:05:48 PM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: CondorFlight

I apologize for my ignorance, but in from what city does Israel run their national government?


11 posted on 05/13/2007 2:11:01 PM PDT by ca centered
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To: CondorFlight

sorry again.from or what,not both


12 posted on 05/13/2007 2:13:29 PM PDT by ca centered
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To: ca centered

Jerusalem methinks.


13 posted on 05/13/2007 2:14:23 PM PDT by SolidWood (Islam is an insanity cult that makes everyone act Arab)
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To: Esther Ruth; Alouette
Unfortunately, all the political noise about moving the US embassy from Tel 'Aviv to Jerusalem is just that--noise. No one really believes the embassy is going to relocate (thanks to the power and influence of Arab governments), but the bills demanding this be done give politicians the opportunity to tell pro-Israeli constituents that "well, I did my part!"

Unfortunately, the Bush Administration, despite its chr*stian Zionist reputation, is in reality something different. It may be the most pro-Israel administration in history, but it isn't what many Israel-supporters perceive it to be . . . unfortunately.

14 posted on 05/13/2007 2:16:04 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ve'adabberah ve`edoteykha neged melakhim velo' 'evosh.)
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To: Esther Ruth

Get ready for a bumpy summer


15 posted on 05/13/2007 2:16:54 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: Esther Ruth; SJackson; yonif; Simcha7; American in Israel; Slings and Arrows; judicial meanz; ...
"American officials, including former Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, have stated that moving the embassy is not likely to happen until there is a final peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority (PA)."



"...Rabin in short made a shattering mistake, which his successors then repeated. One does not, in fact, make peace with one's enemy; one makes peace with one's former enemy—former enemy. Peace nearly always requires one side in a conflict to give up its goals by being defeated. Rather than vainly trying to close down a war through goodwill, the way to end a war, Mr. Chairman, is by winning it."  [Professor Daniel Pipes, testimony before Hearing of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, February 14, 2007 - Next Steps in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process. ]













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16 posted on 05/13/2007 2:24:08 PM PDT by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: Hacksaw

“Because we pay Israel’s bills, not the other way around.”

You have a source for that? (be sure to include the billions we give to Egypt, etc...)


17 posted on 05/13/2007 2:30:25 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: Esther Ruth

There will be serious repercussions for this slap in the face to Israel.


18 posted on 05/13/2007 2:47:27 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Fortunately for the Arab's there's always a "next" American President, even a "next" Republican President, so commitments, even moral and legal commitments, can always be defere.

It is important for the United States to support and honor Israel, the only true democracy in the Middle East. We will ensure that Israel maintains a qualitative edge in defensive technology over any potential adversaries. We will not pick sides in Israeli elections. The United States has a moral and legal obligation to maintain its Embassy and Ambassador in Jerusalem. Immediately upon taking office, the next Republican president will begin the process of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel's capital, Jerusalem.


19 posted on 05/13/2007 3:53:41 PM PDT by SJackson (Arab leaders don't give a damn whether the refugees live or die, R. Garroway, UNWRA director, 8/58)
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To: Esther Ruth
I don't know about presence of Serbian ambassador in Jerusalem, but in Serbia capitol, Belgrade, gala concert will be held in Sava Centar to mark Jerusalem Reunification day.
20 posted on 05/13/2007 4:15:16 PM PDT by kronos77 (-www.savekosovo.org- and -www.kosovo.net- Save Kosovo from Islam!)
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To: Esther Ruth

They should just do it now while “Hate America” is popular. Why wait until a peace agreement (which will never happen anyway) and then move and tick everyone off all over again?


21 posted on 05/13/2007 5:07:20 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Yehuda

Egypt doesn’t claim to be a high-tech, advanced economy.

Israel does - yet, it apparently still needs a $10 billion handout from the American taxpayers every year.


22 posted on 05/13/2007 5:10:07 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: ca centered

Tel-Aviv


23 posted on 05/13/2007 6:09:50 PM PDT by diverteach
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To: diverteach

Then where the US has it’s embassy is a seperate issue.


24 posted on 05/13/2007 6:34:19 PM PDT by ca centered
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To: Esther Ruth

WWHD?

What would Hillary do, if, God Forbid, she got back in the White House?.


25 posted on 05/13/2007 7:07:17 PM PDT by Cincinna (HILLARY & HER HINO :: Keep the Arkansas Grifters out of the White house.)
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To: canuck_conservative
“Israel does - yet, it apparently still needs a $10 billion handout from the American taxpayers every year.”

BS.

Israel doesn't need or receive any “handout” from American citizens (of which you aren't one anyway).

Someday you might learn how to do math (without going to pro-jihad websites) and someday you might figure out the difference between a “handout” vs. LOANS to America’s (AND CANADA’S) ONLY DEMOCRATIC ALLY IN THE MIDEAST.

26 posted on 05/13/2007 10:17:50 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: CondorFlight
I also think Israel should call for the withdrawl of American settlements in Texas and California and the formation of the independent state of Aztlan in the occupied territories...

Which of the PAID for "settlements" or "occupied territories" would that be? As far as I know, between the Hildalgo and Gadsen Agreements and Treaties, they're bought and paid for.

:O)

P
27 posted on 05/13/2007 10:29:10 PM PDT by papasmurf (Patience is, not only, a virtue...it's also a weapon. Be patient FRed!)
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To: canuck_conservative
I detect a bit of disdain there.

Know this. Israel does not get nor need a "handout" and, Israel has done much for our Country and yours. Israel is a friend, one I hope we never lose or betray.

:O)

P
28 posted on 05/13/2007 10:34:31 PM PDT by papasmurf (Patience is, not only, a virtue...it's also a weapon. Be patient FRed!)
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To: Esther Ruth

I wonder more and more every day exactly what the State Defartment does to help this country. Talk about a terrible waste of our tax dollars.


29 posted on 05/14/2007 4:42:31 AM PDT by unionblue83 (Note to Dems:"Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser." -Gen. Patton)
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To: Esther Ruth
this thread wouldn't be complete without

but the administration has no problem recognizing 40 year veteran terrorists. even serves them rice....maybe when OBL turns old and learns that lying about his intentions is a more affective way to achieve his on-going holy war's goals than issuing threatening videos, he will be recognized too..

30 posted on 05/14/2007 9:41:44 AM PDT by APRPEH (Hillary probably wouldn't approve, but I can live with that....)
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To: Esther Ruth

“Occupied by whom”? Would they prefer to give it back to the Arab/palestinkian terrorists?


31 posted on 05/14/2007 10:24:24 AM PDT by juliej (vote gop)
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To: Hacksaw

I see a troll alert - obviously you are an anti-Semite who does not believe in the holiness of Jerusalem the Golden.


32 posted on 05/14/2007 10:27:15 AM PDT by juliej (vote gop)
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To: juliej

Psalm 125:2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.


33 posted on 05/14/2007 8:42:39 PM PDT by Esther Ruth
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