Is US Refusing to Recognize Jerusalem as Capital of State of Israel?
I am a confused American citizen. Am I living in a free republic that follows its constitution or am I living in a lawless country?
In 1995 a law was put in place in the US to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israel, or else. It is the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which is a public law that was passed, almost unanimously, by the 104th Congress, on October 23, 1995. Till now, no US president has yet to obey this Law.
Talking about dishonesty... this last week in March 2012, the State Department, speaking to us though the mouth of its spokesperson Victoria Nuland, makes it crystal clear that it refuses to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of the state of Israel. It goes even further to the extent that the US administration refuses to put Israel, as the birth place, in the passport of an American citizen born in Jerusalem.
How undemocratic can it get when three Presidents ignored OUR representatives and our country's law?!
Friends, almost sixty four years have passed since Israel was declared the sovereign nation state of the Jewish people. Until 1967, the Jerusalem city Israel built side by side to the old city that was stolen from her for nineteen years, was not recognized as its capital. Now, after 1967, the confusion remains and appears to be growing; Jerusalem is still a runner up to be Israel's capital, not the finalist.
It is up to us, the people, to demand that the United Stated, unwaveringly, recognizes Jerusalem as the State of Israel's capital city.
For heaven's sake, the US government recognizes Teheran, Tripoli, Damascus and Pyongyang; even Ramallah receives more recognition than Jerusalem.
What is going on? Where is the respect the United States should show its truest ally, Israel?
We no longer can allow the American administration's breathtaking insults and disrespect for Israel's sovereignty to go on un answered.
It is Israel that decides where foreign embassies can open their offices. If South Sudan can open an embassy in Jerusalem, so can the United States; so can all countries that have an embassy or consulate representation in Israel. Like all capitals in the world time for Israel to have a embassy row avenue in Jerusalem.
Where is our voice to demand of our representatives to implement the law that they, themselves, passed?
Where is the official demand of the government of Israel that every country sets up its embassy in Jerusalem and nowhere else will be approved?
I am outraged. Are you?
Obama's State Department will not say that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel:
We say, Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Jewish people only and the city is not ownerless; apart from Israel no one has the right to decide about Jerusalem's fate.
Nurit Greenger sees Israel and the United States equally, as the last two forts of true democratic freedom and since 2006, has been writing about events in these two countries. Contact her by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org Read more stories by Nurit Greenger.
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