Skip to comments.State Dept. Again Refuses to Name Capital of Israel!
Posted on 09/06/2012 5:04:28 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The State Department today again refused to name the capital of Israel, even after being questioned by the press and even after the Democratic party (President Obama's party) voted yesterday to add language to its platform stating that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
Here's the remarkable exchange from today's press briefing, with reporters and press secretary Patrick Ventrell:
QUESTION: On Israel?
MR. VENTRELL: Yeah.
QUESTION: Which city does the U.S. Government recognize as the capital in the Israel?
MR. VENTRELL: Well, as you know, longstanding Administration policy, both in this Administration and in previous administrations across both parties, is that the status of Jerusalem is an issue that should be resolved in final status negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. So thats longstanding Administration policy and continues to be so.
QUESTION: I mean, no city is recognized as a capital by the U.S. Government?
MR. VENTRELL: Again, I just stated our position, and its one weve said here many times before.
QUESTION: That means Jerusalem is not a part of Israel?
MR. VENTRELL: What it means is that the status of Jerusalem must be resolved in final status negotiations.
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This administration speaks with forked tongue...
They’ve always been a bunch of forkers.
Do you suppose the American Jewish population has woken up yet? Do they get it? Every single Jewish person I know personally is a liberal and a Dem. What’s up with that????
That is LIBSPEAK. They can not tell the truth so they talk in circles. The entire obama regime speaks LIBSPEAK. Once their lies are revealed, it’s all over for them. And they know it.
The U.S. Congress voted in 1995 to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem since Jerusalem is Israel’s. That’s U.S. public law, not a matter of anyone’s opinion, not even the U.S. State Department. The Democrats have really shown beyond a shadow of a doubt their alliance with the enemies of American history and values. The State Department has been Arabist all along.
The State Department is a rathole that needs to be thoroughly cleaned out.
The U.S. Congress voted in 1995 to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem since Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. That’s U.S. public law, not a matter of anyone’s opinion. The United States State Department staff have long been apologists for Islamic expansionism and brutality. The Democrats have this time around really shown to the American people their alliance with the enemies of American history and values. That vote should tell one and all that they have gone over to the dark side and are supporting international terrorism.
“Are there any other countries in the world where the U.S. doesnt know what the capital is or wont say what the capital of a country is?”
Well, there’s Myanmar (Burma)... Not taking the side of the Palis but Tel Aviv is only about 55 miles from Jerusalem, an easy way out is to say the Embassy is in a Jerusalem suburb. Sort of like a foreign country putting an Embassy in Baltimore—it could be done and who would raise a stink? It’s not new, we are building new Embassies in suburbs all over the world. Look at the new one for London. But yeah...there’s the symbolism.