Jerusalem, Israel!

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY DECEMBER 7, 2017

         AFTER A DELAY THAT HAS EXTENDED OVER SEVERAL ADMINISTRATIONS, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BOLDLY AND FINALLY ANNOUNCED THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN ISRAEL WILL BE MOVED FROM TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM, ISRAEL’S BIBLICAL AND ETERNAL CAPITAL. IT’S ABOUT TIME.

         CLAIMS BY THE SO-CALLED “PALESTINIANS,” WHO ARE REALLY A MIX OF JORDANIANS AND SYRIANS, THAT JERUSALEM IS THEIR CAPITAL ARE UNTRUE. THERE IS NO PALESTINIAN NATION AND DESPITE EFFORTS TO RE-WRITE HISTORY TO PIGGYBACK ON THE REAL HISTORY OF JEWS IN THE REGION, THE PALESTINIANS HAVE NO LEGITIMATE CLAIM TO JERUSALEM.

         THERE ARE THE PREDICTABLE THREATS THAT MOVING THE EMBASSY AND DECLARING JERUSALEM ISRAEL’S CAPITAL WILL FOSTER UNREST AMONG PALESTINIANS AND MUSLIMS WORLDWIDE. THEY NEED NO EXCUSE FOR RIOTING AND BOMBING. CONSIDER BENGHAZI, OR THE INTIFADAS, WHICH WERE LAUNCHED AFTER A PHONY CLAIM ABOUT AN ISRAELI ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG THAT IT WAS INVADING THE SACRED TERRITORY OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT.

         THE GOAL OF THE PALESTINIAN, ARAB, IRANIAN AND MUSLIM WORLD IS THE DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL. RECOGNIZING JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF THE JEWISH STATE IS A GOOD COUNTER-MOVE. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.