Skip to comments.Trump Keeps His Promise on Jerusalem
Posted on 12/06/2017 1:33:28 PM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: Everybodys waiting on President Trump to show up at the microphones in the White House. Hes gonna announce that the official position of the United States government is that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Its simply a recognition of what already is. The Israeli government is in Jerusalem and our embassy is in Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv is the party town. If there is a party town in Israel, its Tel Aviv, and our ambassador is there and our embassy is there.
Whenever there are official government meetings in Israel, they have to travel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and stay in hotels, which are not as secure as the embassy. Theyre good, but theyre not as secure. Now, something you may not know. Bill Clinton promised in his campaign to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He didnt do it. Barack Hussein O promised. George W. Bush promised. Donald Trump promised and Trump is actually going to keep the promise.
For 20 years, every president has promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem as recognition that its the capital. The reason this is a big deal the short version of this is that there are four quadrants in Jerusalem. There is the Arab sector, the Israeli sector I mean, Jerusalem serves as a capital for a number of different peoples, and for the United States to come along and claim that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel is a major diplomatic step of recognition of the prominence of Israel, the Israeli government in Israel.
There are many Arabs that live in Israel, many Arab citizens, and they live in Arab sectors of Jerusalem and in other parts of the country. I find when I tell them about what I learned after spending some time in Israel, that people are stunned at some of this basic fact because its not commented on, certainly not reported. Theres a large Arab population in Israel. The Israeli government provides all the services. The Israeli government provides the electricity, the power, the water, the air-conditioning in the heated areas, the warm areas, heat and so forth. Its quite an unusual arrangement.
You would think that Israel is all Jewish and that every Arab in Israel hates Israel. But there are many Arabs inside Israel that like it, have no qualms. Its the Palestinians, the so-called Palestinians and Arabs outside of Israel that are really put off by this and angered by it. But Trump doing this Our friends over at Conservative Review have a piece. In Recognizing Jerusalem, Trump Shows America Is Leading Again. The point being that since Trump is actually going to do this and this will involve moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel, which means our diplomats will have to travel back to Tel Aviv to party.
Now they have to leave the party to go to Jerusalem to work. Im exaggerating a bit here. Jerusalem is where the Israeli government is, but our embassys in Tel Aviv. So in recognizing the capital of Israel is Jerusalem, our embassy will move there and other nations in the world are following our lead now. Look, its only common sense. But once again common sense has been overruled and trumped by diplomatic and Department of State concerns, and it actually is kind of a gutsy move.
Even Il Papa, Pope Whatsisname Im having a mental block. Pope Not X. Pope Francis is opposed to this. Pope Francis says, No, you dont touch Jerusalem. Jerusalems the capital of nowhere. Nobody gets to claim Jerusalem. I got a couple of audio sound bites. Does the name Hanan Ashrawi ring a bell? Shes the former girlfriend of Peter Jennings, the late Peter Jennings at ABC News. Peter Jennings used to be the ABC News foreign correspondent.
He had the best-looking trench coat of a foreign correspondent I have ever seen. I dont think theres ever been anybody that looked better in the official trench coat. You buy them at Burberry. You go to Burberry in London and there is a section of the store: Journalist Wear. So Peter Jennings, nobody looked better in one of these journalist trench coats. (interruption) They did. They named one the Peter Jennings model. You think Im making this up? Im not.
Anyway, when he was stationed over there, Peter was a ladies man. He really was. Peter could have been James Bond if he wasnt such a big lib. But, anyway, one of his shall we say female acquaintances, Hanan Ashrawi, has been a spokeswoman for the PLO, for the Palestinian Well, many different organizations. Right now, she is committee member of the PLO executive committee. Alisyn Camerota of CNN spoke with her today and said, Palestinian leaders are calling for three days of rage. What does that look like?
ASHRAWI: This is the, uhhh a popular movement. These are grassroots moves. We as Palestinian leadership are talking about taking more legal measures, more political measures. We are calling on the rest of the international community to recognize Palestine with its capital as Jerusalem. President Trump is not only encouraging violence; he is provoking violence. He is also provoking a religious war! He is provoking sectarianism. We are the voices of reason. We have tried to maintain a negotiated settlement. We have tried to, ehhh, legitimize peaceful revolutions to the conflict.
RUSH: (laughing) Are you kidding?
ASHRAWI: And they want to go out and protest? It is a right to protest.
RUSH: Cmon, Hanan! You cant
ASHRAWI: Theyre not talking about violence or attacking anybody.
RUSH: That went to the next page. Im sorry. I thought the transcript was over and she kept talking. Well, nothing unusual about that. But come on! What is this business, We have tried to maintain a negotiated settlement; we are the voices of reason? Every day is a day of rage for you guys, Hannan! Trumps not provoking anything here. What we have been doing for the last 50 years has been working how? Somebody tell me? (interruption) Thats exactly right. Whatever weve been doing the last 50 years hasnt been working, including not recognizing Jerusalem as the capital.
We have been deferring to the Arafats and the Abbases and all of these people of the world. Weve been deferring In fact, back when Clinton was president, he was so desirous of being the president that finally presided over a legitimate Palestinian peace which is not possible, folks, if words make it happen. Peace between the Israelis and Palestinians is simply not possible if its negotiated. Its never been the case. Its not gonna be the case now. Theres been never been a war won with words, except maybe a marriage here and there.
But Im talking about between states, nation states. No such thing. The negotiations happen after one side loses, and the winner tells the losers how its gonna be, and the losers are forced to sign on to how its gonna be. But other than that, words do not determine winners. So Clinton desirous of becoming the president that oversaw legitimate Middle East peace offered Yasser Arafat everything he had demanded, and Clinton was serious.
This was not a negotiating technique. Bill Clinton was prepared to give the PLO everything it was asking for. What did Arafat do? He ran for the nearest falafel. He wanted no part of it, because peace is not what these people want. It would be like offering the Reverend Jackson everything hes demanding. He wouldnt take it. Itd put him out of business. So negotiations arent gonna work here. These people have been running around enraged every day. Its been 50 years of rage, and weve been trying it the same way.
Here comes the Trumpster, and hes putting a new way on this, trying a new way to see if we cant get closer to what people claim they really want, and that is Middle East peace. They went next at CNN and they asked Fareed Zakaria GPS Fareed Zakaria Global Positioning Satellite. Last night on CNN, he spoke with Anderson Cooper. He said (paraphrased): Hey, Fareed, what do you think Trump acknowledging Jerusalem as the capital? What do you think thats really all about, using your expertise with global positioning satellites?
ZAKARIA: It makes no sense from a strategic point of view. I mean, if Jared Kushner is really trying to do the once-in-three-generation peace deal, why would he do this? I think what youre doing here is youre paying off or giving a favor or showing your loyalty to a group of people in the United States. What is the actual strategy here? What is the plan? How does this get us to peace? If somebody can explain to me how this move would get a peace deal, I would be willing to consider supporting it, but I dont even hear anyone making that argument.
RUSH: All right. So you know what Fareed Zakaria GPS is really saying, I think what youre doing here is youre paying off or giving a favor or, you know, showing your loyalty to a group of people in the U.S. Hes accusing people of paying off Jewish donors, supporters, and what have you, and Jared Kushner, who is Trumps son-in-law, is in that deal.
But where Fareed gets it all wrong you know, this is classic to me. What is the actual strategy? What is the plan? How does this get us to peace? Fareed, nothing in the last 50 years has gotten us any closer to peace! You know, in a real sense, this is one of the biggest wastes of time theres ever been, in terms of actually achieving a stated objective.
Trump: Israel's capital is now Jerusalem
All this has done is provide careers for a bunch of diplomats who are incapable of getting anything done. People at the State Department are no different than Yasser Arafat, the PLO. A solution is the last thing you want. If you solve it you dont need diplomats anymore. If you solve it, you dont need precious negotiations anymore. If you solve it, you dont need strategies anymore. They dont any more want to solve this than Arafat wants to solve it.
And I really mean this, particularly speaking about diplomats on our side. They exist to prolong instances. They exist to prolong circumstances. Diplomacy, by design, is trying to say what you mean without saying it and making sure nobody knows what you mean at the same time. Its like telling somebody they have an open mind instead of telling em they have holes in their head. But the last thing a diplomat wants to do is actually solve A president would like to be able to have said so because, man, history books, legacy, Nobel Peace Prize, all of that.
But the diplomats on the ground, this is such this is another scam, this whole Middle East peace process. And looking at it, common sense, Ive often wondered why do they lie to us about this? Or are they not and do they really think this is possible? Because there isnt a single instance in the world where hostilities like this have been solved with words, with doctors, with nurses, with clean water, with health care, with environmental responsibility. Sorry. Its never happened.
In the history of the world its never happened. The hostilities are not solved and won. Victors are not determined by the best negotiators. Theyre not determined by who has the best diplomats. Theyre determined by who has the best army and whos best able to kill people and break things. And thats how hostilities are solved, and thats the history of the world and its always gonna be the history of the world.
And after one side defeats the other militarily, thats when the words come into play. Thats when the winners dictate the articles of surrender and shove em in the face of losers and say, Sign this. This is what youre gonna have to do from now on. Thats why to this day Germany is not allowed to have a military. Thats why to this day Germany is prevented from having Japanese, too, because of the terms of surrender after World War II.
I mean, Germanys got a quasi-military, but Japan does not. Maybe there have been changes recently, they have National Guard type, I dont know. But those were the terms of the surrender back in the 1940s. And they lasted and may still in fact be in effect.
Do you think if MacArthur, on the deck of the battleship Missouri meeting with the Japanese emperor, said, We want you to basically disband your military forever, Japanese emperor would say, Fine, absolutely well do that. Before we dropped any bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, before we caused great damage to their? No. Thats not the way the world works. But why they think its gonna work here is beyond me.
But there are careers invested in this, diplomatic careers invested in this. There are think tank academics who specialize in the Middle East peace process. You know how we know this? Because every time a gun is fired, every time theres an explosion in Israel, these guys all pop up on TV as expert analysts and scholars to tell us what it all means. But they never have any answers and they never have any solutions. All they have is warnings for America and how were on the precipice of maybe doing something. Its a sham, scam, what have you.
Pray for President Trump!
Oh my...Hanan Ashrawi is still alive? Wow. I remember her blabbing on TV way back in the day.
Shep must be in tears today too?
No suprise here.
Florida as we speak is being inundated with eight hundred thousand Puerto Rican welfare sponges, but all you care about is posting articles on FR about Jerusalem. Yeah. MAGA alright. Jerusalem.
Yeah. MAGA alright. Jerusalem.
Thats a great impression of whiny snowflake you got there.
More common sense from Rush.
To those LOWLIFES, anyone who does that has to be crazy. They have only CONTEMPT for TRUTH and those who speak and honor it.
MESSAGE TO LOWLIFES: NO, LOWLIFES, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT PSYCHOTIC, UNHINGED, OR MORALLY IN THE SEWER! YOU ARE!
She posts lots of articles about lots of subjects. It’s a huge topic today.
What’s wrong with you???
A little short sighted, aren't we? Are you one of THOSE people who can only see relevance if it's within 50 feet? Trump has corrected a wrong that lasted way too long. In what other sovereign nation do other countries get to dictate what city it can have as a capital? And, Trump has now delineated to the Paliscumians that they should not get any ideas about having any part of Jerusalem in any future negotiations (as in vain as those are certain to be, since the Paliscumians have no legitimate claim to any land, having been tossed out on their butts by Jordan long ago). Why should Trump repeat decades of mistakes, not recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and then expect any different results in "peace negotiations"? And now he has kept yet another campaign promise. Now, I'm waiting anxiously for The WALL!
Your post is the digital version of someone stepping into a steaming pile of dog crap.
I hope it actually happens, he signed the 6th month waiver.
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