Next Year Today in Jerusalem UPDATE :  Democrats put God & Jerusalem back in the platform…kicking and screaming

by Datechguy | May 14th, 2018

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Next Year Today in Jerusalem UPDATE :  Democrats put God & Jerusalem back in the platform…kicking and screaming

Today Don­ald Trump does some­thing that pres­i­dents have promised for decades but have never done. today the US embassy in Israel moves to Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Post notes the day shouldn’t be as big a deal as it is:

It shouldn’t have had to be so bold. Every coun­try ought to have the right to choose its own cap­i­tal. But that basic polit­i­cal rule applies to each nation on earth, save one.

Think about it. The other 192 United Nations mem­ber states pick the site for their cap­i­tal and it’s no one else’s business.

No doubt, diplo­mats assigned to Aus­tralia would pre­fer to be sit­u­ated in Mel­bourne or Syd­ney, but the polit­i­cal choice was Can­berra and that was that.

Nor did any­one utter a peep when Ger­many, fol­low­ing reuni­fi­ca­tion, moved its cap­i­tal from Bonn to Berlin, com­pelling gov­ern­ments around the world to spend a for­tune to find new premises in Berlin.

The same goes for Kaza­khstan, which decided to move its cap­i­tal from Almaty to Astana in 1998, again dis­rupt­ing the lives of every coun­try that had a diplo­matic post in the Cen­tral Asian nation.

Or take Nige­ria, which chose to leave Lagos and cre­ate a new cap­i­tal city, in dis­tant Abudja, in 1991.

But Israel, and Israel alone, has found itself in the unique posi­tion of hav­ing its self-​declared cap­i­tal in Jerusalem, while other nations insist it’s in Tel Aviv, where they locate their embassies and residences.

But it IS a big deal and it’s a big deal because Don­ald Trump had the courage to keep his word, and because he had that courage oth­ers are find­ing it as well:

Vik­tor Orbán’s Hun­gary, sup­ported by the Czech Repub­lic and Roma­nia, blocked an EU motion con­demn­ing Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s deci­sion to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, accord­ing to Israeli news anchor Barak Ravid.

Appar­ently not every­one in the EU have been cow­ered by Islamists:

“The Hun­gar­i­ans didn’t want to poke Trump in the eye and the Czechs and the Roma­ni­ans are con­sid­er­ing to move their embassies to Jerusalem against the EU posi­tion,” a source told the Israeli.

EU offi­cials frus­trated by Trump’s actions are prov­ing just as impo­tent as the media which is also derid­ing Trump’s move com­pletely unable to cope with a man will­ing to stand by his word against the crowd.

If the Pales­tini­ans are smart they will take notice and make a deal now while they can, because I sus­pect that the best offer they will get from Trump will be his first, because if in 18 months Korea, Syria and Iran have all played against Trump and lost how much less likely are the Pales­tini­ans going to do better.

It will be a lot of fun to watch Democ­rats cam­paign against the idea of Jerusalem being Jew­ish, par­tic­u­larly after the fiasco of 2012 but the irony is I sus­pect they would have been look­ing for such an excuse any­way pretty soon.

Update: for those who have for­got­ten this story: Democ­rats put God & Jerusalem back in the platform…kicking and scream­ing an excerpt:

Did I actu­ally see the Democ­rats need three tries to add “God” & “Jerusalem” back to their platform?

Did I actu­ally see the Democ­rats lose their voice vote three times to change their plat­form and only pass their amend­ment due to a tin ear.

Did I actu­ally see CNN focus on Arab Democ­rats very Angry?

Did I actu­ally hear the hall BOO THE INSER­TION OB GOD BACK IN THE PLAT­FORM ON INTER­NA­TIONAL TV?

I’m sorry as the 11th Doc­tor said when first meet­ing the Vam­pire Ladies in Vam­pires of Venice “It’s Christmas”

Today Donald Trump does something that presidents have promised for decades but have never done. today the US embassy in Israel moves to Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Post notes the day shouldn’t be as big a deal as it is:

It shouldn’t have had to be so bold. Every country ought to have the right to choose its own capital. But that basic political rule applies to each nation on earth, save one.

Think about it. The other 192 United Nations member states pick the site for their capital and it’s no one else’s business.

No doubt, diplomats assigned to Australia would prefer to be situated in Melbourne or Sydney, but the political choice was Canberra and that was that.

Nor did anyone utter a peep when Germany, following reunification, moved its capital from Bonn to Berlin, compelling governments around the world to spend a fortune to find new premises in Berlin.

The same goes for Kazakhstan, which decided to move its capital from Almaty to Astana in 1998, again disrupting the lives of every country that had a diplomatic post in the Central Asian nation.

Or take Nigeria, which chose to leave Lagos and create a new capital city, in distant Abudja, in 1991.

But Israel, and Israel alone, has found itself in the unique position of having its self-declared capital in Jerusalem, while other nations insist it’s in Tel Aviv, where they locate their embassies and residences.

But it IS  a big deal and it’s a big deal because Donald Trump had the courage to keep his word, and because he had that courage others are finding it as well:

Viktor Orbán’s Hungary, supported by the Czech Republic and Romania, blocked an EU motion condemning President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, according to Israeli news anchor Barak Ravid.

Apparently not everyone in the EU have been cowered by Islamists:

“The Hungarians didn’t want to poke Trump in the eye and the Czechs and the Romanians are considering to move their embassies to Jerusalem against the EU position,” a source told the Israeli.

EU officials frustrated by Trump’s actions are proving just as impotent as the media which is also deriding Trump’s move completely unable to cope with a man willing to stand by his word against the crowd.

If the Palestinians are smart they will take notice and make a deal now while they can, because I suspect that the best offer they will get from Trump will be his first, because if in 18 months Korea, Syria and Iran have all played against Trump and lost how much less likely are the Palestinians going to do better.

It will be a lot of fun to watch Democrats campaign against the idea of Jerusalem being Jewish, particularly after the fiasco of 2012  but the irony is I suspect they would have been looking for such an excuse anyway pretty soon.

Update:  for those who have forgotten this story:  Democrats put God & Jerusalem back in the platform…kicking and screaming an excerpt:

Did I actually see the Democrats need three tries to add “God” & “Jerusalem” back to their platform?

Did I actually see the Democrats lose their voice vote three times to change their platform and only pass their amendment due to a tin ear.

Did I actually see CNN focus on Arab Democrats very Angry?

Did I actually hear the hall BOO THE INSERTION OB GOD BACK IN THE PLATFORM ON INTERNATIONAL TV?

I’m sorry as the 11th Doctor said when first meeting the Vampire Ladies in Vampires of Venice “It’s Christmas”

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