Wednesday, December 6, 2017

On Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

Kudos, hosannas, and praise be unto President Trump for his announcement today that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. It is long past time that this recognition occurs.

For the moment, the American Embassy remains in Tel Aviv. The President has directed "...the State Department to begin preparation to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem", which could in actuality, mean a slow roll with respect to actually implementing this change. Which would of course, be quite Trumpian.

It is going to be interesting to see how this plays out. I have a feeling it is going to be a bloody Christmas in the Holy Land. I don't think this will (in the short run) be a good thing for the Middle East. But in the long run, buttressing support for our closest ally in the region (Israel) could have the impact of convincing recalcitrant parties in regional peace talks that they won't be able to run out the clock on the US/Israel relationship, and that the Jews are in Jerusalem for the distance.


"The Hammer" said...

Hey CW, maybe you can get yourself a spot on "Morning Joe" (or as I like to call him 'Pussy-Whipped Joe'). George Will, Peggy Noonan, never ending stream of ex-Bush functionaries, the perfect place for a guy like you....anti-Trump central. And later, when we have a President Michelle Obama or Elizabeth Warren, then everybody can migrate back to Fox News and bitch some more. It's perfect. Of course the country will be fuqed but who cares? Rome fell and we're still here. Besides, the world has gone GLOBAL so it's not like the 'quality' people will be affected.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

You are the perfect Trumpkin, Hammer. You're not even smart enough to know when I'm throwing you a bone.

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