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Gingrich: I'd Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/11 | Elad Benari

Posted on 12/07/2011 11:09:08 PM PST by Eleutheria5

GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich promised Republican Jewish activists on Wednesday that, if elected President, he would move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The Washington Post reported that Gingrich also promised to use U.S. dollars to fund “every dissident group” in Iran and said he would appoint former UN Ambassador John Bolton, a conservative favorite, to head the State Department.

Gingrich’s pro-Israel speech was made as part of a gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington. All GOP presidential candidates except for Rep. Ron Paul spoke during the gathering and all expressed strong support for the Jewish state, The Washington Post said.

In his address Gingrich said, “Can you imagine if our next-door neighbor were firing missiles at us and we said ‘Oh, can we come to the table?’ How about saying to Hamas: ‘Give up violence and come to the table?’”

He added, “It’s always Israel’s fault no matter how bad the other side is, and it’s got to stop.”

Another presidential candidate who addressed the crowd was Mitt Romney....

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(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: embassy; jerusalem; newt; telaviv
Newt will move embassy

Mitt will visit

Ron will cheer while mushroom cloud forms

Isn't it great to be popular?

1 posted on 12/07/2011 11:09:13 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

“.....he would move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”

I found it amusing that Newt said this the other day.... then this morning, Perry was saying that he’d do it. Copycat. LOL


2 posted on 12/07/2011 11:43:41 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: Eleutheria5

Move the UnTIED Nations there and you’ve got my vote!


3 posted on 12/07/2011 11:44:43 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Since Obama's only challengers in 2012 are in the GOP debates, include him the next 15.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I like the Bolton idea a lot.


4 posted on 12/07/2011 11:45:22 PM PST by karnage
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To: Eleutheria5

GW Bush made the same promise — but never did it. Neither will Newt — and he knows it. He SHOULD, but it would start a war. Newt isn’t going to upset his friend Nancy Pelosi like that.


5 posted on 12/07/2011 11:46:04 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: a fool in paradise

Move them to Cairo to the tune of I Don’t Want Her, You Can Have Her, She’s Too Fat For Me.


6 posted on 12/07/2011 11:53:47 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5

ROTFLMA!!!!

That’s great Newt!


7 posted on 12/07/2011 11:54:35 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Eleutheria5

ROTFLMA!!!!

That’s great Newt!


8 posted on 12/07/2011 11:55:15 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Eleutheria5

Move the United Nations to Haiti and if we are lucky the island WILL tip over.


9 posted on 12/07/2011 11:56:16 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Since Obama's only challengers in 2012 are in the GOP debates, include him the next 15.)
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To: Gator113

Newt Gingrich has said this all along.

Nothing new for Gingrich.

He said it’s one of his Executive Orders he will issue on day one.


10 posted on 12/08/2011 12:06:58 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: a fool in paradise

In that case, Tortuga off Cuba is the place for it. Keep the Navy using the island for artillery practice, and forget to tell them about the big new building.


11 posted on 12/08/2011 12:58:11 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Gator113
Dec 7, 2011:TRANSCRIPT: Remarks By Rick Perry At Republican Jewish Coalition Forum

Perry has a long history of support of Israel. In 1989, then Agriculture Commissioner Rick Perry began the Texas-Israel Exchange. He talks of his trips to Israel in the speech linked above. It's a dynamite speech.

12 posted on 12/08/2011 1:03:26 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Eleutheria5
Newt Gingrich promised Republican Jewish activists on Wednesday that, if elected President, he would:

(a) move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

(b)use U.S. dollars to fund “every dissident group” in Iran and

(c)appoint former UN Ambassador John Bolton, a conservative favorite, to head the State Department.

Might be simply pandering to Con and Jewish vote, but gotta LUV his bold, "in your face Obama, and State Dept Socialists" promises.

Can't imagine ANY Freeper would obejct to any of those proposals???

Don't know if he will get the "R" nod (and I'm still undecided, though leaning more and more towards Newt) but can anyone NOT imagine how Dear Leader would be put on a spot if asked during a debate WHY he has not supported Iranian dissidents (and in fact, pandered to and appeased Iran's Mad Mullahs) or moved the embassy to Jerusalem.

That any many other issues would make for very interesting debates and I'm convinced, Newt would "Neuter" the Community Agitator in Chief.

13 posted on 12/08/2011 3:38:52 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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Fine, but I've heard this from GWB and Colin Powell, and it's been in the GOP Platform. If he's serious about Bolton, he'd probably do it. But as we enter Arab winter, Islamic spring, the impact won't be what it would have been a decade ago.

14 posted on 12/08/2011 7:21:07 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims¬óDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: Eleutheria5
Ha ha. I should be so prescient regarding love and money.

Here's a FR post about Gingrich dragging Jonathan Pollard into the political fray earlier today.

Newt Gingrich: U.S. should consider clemency for Jonathan Pollard
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2817966/posts

My Comment at the post (#3) 6:28 PM Today
I support Israel with the best of them but Gingrich is scooping near the bottom. Soon, very soon, he’s going to demand we move our embassy to Jerusalem.

15 posted on 12/08/2011 8:09:30 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:The bastard offspring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: patriot preacher
He SHOULD, but it would start a war.

Uh, dude there's already a war. All this would do would put the US on the right side of it for a change.

16 posted on 12/08/2011 8:14:53 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: patriot preacher
He SHOULD, but it would start a war.

Uh, dude there's already a war. All this would do would put the US on the right side of it for a change.

17 posted on 12/08/2011 8:18:37 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: patriot preacher
He SHOULD, but it would start a war.

Uh, dude there's already a war. All this would do would put the US on the right side of it for a change.

18 posted on 12/08/2011 8:18:57 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Gator113

Well, didn’t Bachmann say it first at a prior event?


19 posted on 12/09/2011 6:46:17 AM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!! c)
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To: Lurker

Uh, dude there’s already a war. All this would do would put the US on the right side of it for a change.


No, dude, what’s going on right now is a low intensity, violent interlude of unrest. A WAR is what would happen if the Embassy was moved to Jerusalem.... The next President should do it ANYWAY — but, it WOULD be a real war then.... And no President will actually do it.


20 posted on 12/09/2011 9:05:50 AM PST by patriot preacher
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To: patriot preacher
what’s going on right now is a low intensity, violent interlude of unrest.

Ummm....launching missiles across a border is what's known as an "act of war". The arabs are doing that weekly from the protection of Egyptian territory, Gaza.

You can call it what you like, but it's the text book definition of war.

21 posted on 12/09/2011 9:09:53 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

Ummm....launching missiles across a border is what’s known as an “act of war”. The arabs are doing that weekly from the protection of Egyptian territory, Gaza.

You can call it what you like, but it’s the text book definition of war.


Yes, I get that. My point is that what’s happening NOW is NOTHING in COMPARISON to what WOULD happen if the US actually MOVED it’s Embassy to Jerusalem. IMHO, we should have done it YEARS ago, and it’s the RIGHT thing to do NOW. But the STORM that WOULD burst forth as a result of THAT would make what’s going on NOW look like a a lite spring shower.


22 posted on 12/09/2011 8:07:08 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: a fool in paradise

“Move the UnTIED Nations there and you’ve got my vote!”

My dad’s said for years that the UN ought to be on an island somewhere in the ocean and NEVER should’ve been on our soil, threatening our security in many ways along with all these thugs having diplomatic immunity. I agree definitely.


23 posted on 12/18/2011 9:58:47 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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