President Trump Anticipated To Follow-Through on 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act…

The TDS-media are fraught with misinformation on this issue.

In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, requiring the movement of the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The act said that Jerusalem should be undivided and be recognized as the capital of Israel. The legislation passed 93-5 in the Senate, and 374-37 in the House of Representatives. (link)

Following passage, all subsequent Presidents’ never carried through with the law; each signing national security waivers to delay moving the U.S. Embassy.

The most recent waiver lapsed at midnight last night; President Trump did not extend another waiver. It is now reported that President Trump has been in discussions with various mid-east leaders to notify them of his plan to follow through on the Jerusalem Embassy Act with a six month phase-in. President Trump will deliver a speech tomorrow outlining the plans.

Ironically, the opposition to President Trump is now claiming such a move will undermine his efforts at negotiating a peace-resolution between Israel and their Arab neighbors. The irony stems from those same voices claiming for a year that any Trump effort to negotiate a peace-deal was an exercise in futility. How can President Trump derail a peace-plan those same voices previously claimed never existed? See the pretzel-logic?

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – President Donald Trump told Arab leaders on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a decision that breaks with decades of U.S. policy and risks fueling violence in the Middle East.

Senior U.S. officials have said Trump is likely on Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital while delaying relocating the embassy from Tel Aviv for another six months, though he is expected to order his aides to begin planning such a move immediately.

U.S. endorsement of Israel’s claim to all of Jerusalem as its capital would reverse long-standing U.S. policy that the city’s status must be decided in negotiations with the Palestinians, who want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. The international community does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the entire city, home to sites holy to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian religions.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Jordan’s King Abdullah, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, who all received phone calls from Trump, joined a mounting chorus of voices warning that unilateral U.S. steps on Jerusalem would derail a fledgling U.S.-led peace effort and unleash turmoil in the region. (read more)

Remember an important aspect to international policy and engagement on this issue: ‘Each of the aforementioned voices has a domestic audience‘.  There is no doubt prior to this decision the primary members of the peace coalition held lengthy discussions on the topic.  Each would know it was a matter of when, not if, President Trump was going to fulfill this important campaign promise; accurate communication is one of President Trump’s strongest attributes.

Only President Trump is confident and strong enough to withstand the potential backlash.  Never forget what President Fattah Abdel al-Sisi previously shared about his view on the new dynamic President Trump brings to the region.

In the final analysis, the overarching trait that all players respect is ‘strength’.  However, President Trump is not approaching the move from a position of disrespecting the concerns of the partners.

[…] But U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Trump was expected to sign a national security waiver – as have his predecessors – keeping the embassy in Tel Aviv for another six months but would commit to expediting a move. It was unclear, however, whether he would set a date.

The Trump administration would need time to overcome logistical issues such as lack of a secure embassy building and staff housing in Jerusalem, according to one U.S. official. (more)

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245 Responses to President Trump Anticipated To Follow-Through on 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act…

  1. winky says:

    Watching Hannity and he said PTrump was fulfilling another campaign promise to move the embassy to Israel……why don’t I remember that? Did I miss that?

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  2. Pam says:

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  3. Publius2016 says:

    How can you have peace when you deny a nation’s destiny? Israel’s Capital is Jerusalem and the Palestinians are separate people. One in the West and one in the East. No other conditions for peace can exist. Like the Kurds, they will not be reunited in order to ensure peace of differing nations.

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    • mailmannz says:

      Slight difference between the Kurds and Palestinians is that the Kurds in Northern Iraq have spent the last couple decades building a viable nation state of their own, producing children who cherish peace and hard work over martyrdom and death!

      The Kurds WANT a State. The Palestinians want the State of Israel.

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      • cdquarles says:

        Also forgotten, it seems to me, is that the “Palestinians” are: 1, the 12 tribes of Israel and 2. the Arabic parts got their state. It is called Jordan. The people now called “Palestinians” are no such things. They are the descendants of thuggish people that even the Jordanians and Egyptians didn’t want in their countries but were willing to use them to kill Israelis.

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  4. 4sure says:

    I am elated w/this news.

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  5. I love it that this news is going to suck all the oxygen out of the room for the MSM.

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  6. I love hearing the msm breathlessly reporting that our President is putting middle east peace negotiations at risk, that people who hate Israel are not happy……
    Scuse me……. What peace? ??? What “process” ?
    Name 10, no 5, …….no 2 things the other peoples of the middle east have done positive for the world ?
    Gimme a break. Sheesh………

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  7. Rudy Bowen says:

    I’m listening to the sound track for Ben Hur, it seems appropriate to this news. If I had the tech know how, I’d share it.

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  8. Pam says:

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  9. sundance says:

    Check out how Dianne Feinstein (California) voted in 1995

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/104-1995/s496

    Hypocrisy much?

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  10. bessie2003 says:

    This topic comes up in the first question of today’s State Department press briefing. Here is a link to the entire briefing, the topic of moving the U.S. Embassy is in the first 8 – 10 minutes.

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  11. ZurichMike says:

    One-meme (The Wall) shrieker Ann Coulter is also not too pleased. Getiting so tired of pundits who have secret implementation timelines known only to to them.

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  12. I’m sure PDJT will take the towering intellect and sterling reputation of Di Fi into account whilst reading this well thought out missive……..

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  13. mailmannz says:

    Announce the move on the 25th of December.

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  14. Luke of the D says:

    Every nation has right to claim their own capital city. Israel has claimed Jerusalem as its capital city. There is no debate about this. Additionally, there is no nation on the planet known as “Palestine” but rather the territory claimed is the territory of nation of Israel.

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  15. TwoLaine says:

    I think that the ever wise, ever smiling Charles Hurt put it best last night when he said, President TRUMP Is only doing what he said he would do, and what many Presidents and Congressmen have pledged they would do before him and didn’t. They either lied (as usual), didn’t find it politically expedient (which President TRUMP doesn’t care about), or they just do what they always do and punt it. Nothing ever gets fixed, nothing ever gets done, and they all live on (on your dime) to fight about it and fund raise on it another day, another term, another decade, another generation. President TRUMP represents a new era where promises are kept and things get done because his sheer will of force makes sure that things get done and crossed off the list once and for all.

    THIS Is what he/we is/are up against. A bunch of bloodsucking idiots who don’t want to get things done. They like the status quo and arguing about the same things over and over again, until you forget and they can move on to their next b.s. promises.

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  16. dscottv says:

    I wonder how this fits in with the Presidents other initiates? Are the Saudi’s going to support this in private?

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  17. Trump just kept a promise Bush2 and BHO didn’t. Thank you Mr President!

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