01/11/2017

Trump Reportedly Moves Ahead With Plans To Relocate U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Journal

The incoming White House team has already begun informing U.S. allies in the Middle East and Gulf about President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to a report by CNN.

The Jerusalem Embassy Act, passed in 1995, stated that “the United States Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999.” An inbuilt waiver authority allowed the president to postpone the move, in the interests of “national security,” for six-monthly periods. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama have all issued waivers at six-month intervals ever since. The last waiver was issued on December 1, 2016.

In his address to AIPAC last March, Trump promised to “move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.” In a position paper on Israel, released six days before the election, Trump’s advisors, David Friedman and Jason Greenblatt – both of who were appointed to positions that will deal with the matter – suggested that even before negotiations take place between Israel and the Palestinians, “the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the eternal and indivisible capital of the Jewish state and move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.”

Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry and the Palestinian Authority recently warned Trump about the high price the U.S. would pay if it moves ahead with the plan to relocate the embassy. Senior Palestinian officials have warned that the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s 1993 recognition of Israel is in danger of being revoked if Trump moves ahead with the embassy relocation. In a letter sent to Trump, President Mahmoud Abbas warned that moving the embassy “will likely have [a] disastrous impact on the peace process, on the two-state solution and on the stability and security of the entire region, since Israel’s decision to annex East Jerusalem contradicts with international law.”

But according to several media reports, Trump is determined to follow through on his campaign promise, albeit a specific date has not been revealed.

Read full article



You May Also Like:

Media Fail: Trump More Popular Than James Comey And FBI John Nolte, Breitbart

Report: Taxpayers’ Money Going To Islamic Charity Group With Ties To Terrorist Groups Eric Liebertman, The Daily Caller

The Big Lie: Leftists Care About Children Tom Trinko, American Thinker

Confession Of An Anti-GMO Activist Mark Lynas, The Wall Street Journal

Democrats Face Trouble From Population Losses In High-Tax Blue States [Watch] Douglas E. Schoen, Fox News

George Will Endorses Nancy Pelosi For Speaker Of The House But Does Anyone Care? streiff, RedState

The Children’s Crisis Isn’t Working Scott McKay, The American Spectator

Was Einstein A Racist? Kyle Smith, National Review

Katie Arrington Injured In Fatal Car Crash, Faces Surgery Karen Townsend, Hot Air

Macron’s Next Good Fight Editorial Board, The Wall Street Journal

Seth Rogen Refused To Take A Picture With Paul Ryan [Watch] Bruce Haring, Deadline via Page Six

For More go to the Home Page >>>

Join Our Email List



section

Bookshelf

FreeMarket Central

Some titles recent, all recommended -

Special Video Feature

FreeMarket Central

Voices From The 2017 International Students For Liberty Conference

section

In Search Of History

The Reagan Tax Cuts Worked

Thanks to "bracket creep," the inflation of the 1970s pushed millions of taxpayers into higher tax brackets even though their inflation-adjusted incomes were not rising. To help offset this tax increase and also to improve incentives to work, save, and invest, President Reagan proposed sweeping tax rate reductions during the 1980s. What happened? Total tax revenues climbed by 99.4 percent during the 1980s, and the results are even more impressive when looking at what happened to personal income tax revenues. Once the economy received an unambiguous tax cut in January 1983, income tax revenues climbed dramatically, increasing by more than 54 percent by 1989 (28 percent after adjusting for inflation).

 

-- Daniel J. Mitchell,

Shadow Stats Snapshot


FreeMarket Central

ShadowStats alternate economic indicators are based on the methodology of noted economist John Williams, specialist in government economic reporting.

  • Unemployment:
    FreeMarket Central BLS: 3.93%
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 21.5%
  • Inflation:
    FreeMarket Central May Year-to-Year: 2.46% (CPI-U*)
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 9.9%

*[cpi-u is the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation rate for all urban consumers]

section