President Trump's Historic Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
Special Report with Bianca Zanini / i24News
December 6, 2017
Matthew RJ Brodsky joins a panel discussion on a "Special Edition" of i24News with Bianca Zanini on President Trump's historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Brodsky explains that this reflects the will of the American people whose representatives voted to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 1995. There is no compelling reason not to follow through on U.S. law by continuing to make an exception for Israel that exists with no other country. The decision Trump made reflects the fact that he is keeping his promise, unlike countless other American presidential candidates who made such promises to court the Jewish vote, only to back down once elected.
Rather than being a hurdle to the peace process, which hasn't existed for years, those strenuously opposed to the move simply do not recognize Israel's right to exist at all if they understand the facts involved. After all, if their position is that Israel's capital can't even exist in western Jerusalem, there's no reason for Israel to negotiate. Contrary to bulk of misleading mainstream media reporting on the issue, this official U.S. recognition does not prejudge the outcome of any future peace negotiation other than pouring cold water on those who believe Jews will be kicked out of all of Jerusalem. Those who maintain that viewpoint have no business at a negotiating table with Israel.
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