[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Stop Treating Government With Respect

Pepe the Frog's creator wins a $15,000 copyright settlement against InfoWars

African migrants pass through San Antonio and swiftly fan out across the country

Alex Jones losing credibility more rapidly than ever by continuing to shill for Trump, and now pushing for war with Iran on his radio show

Tennessee Cop Calls for Execution of Gay People Photographed at Pride Events

The Music Industry is Fake! Here's the Evidence

Fascist You Tube still purging conservative channels; tries to purge 'Black Pigeon Speaks' conservative-truth channel for no reason -- then must eat crow after yuge blacklash-support, reinstatement!

Why Gillibrand Is the Most Vapid Clown in the Car

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Rock This Cover

Dire Straits’ Breakthrough Debut Album @41

DHS Frees 8.5K Illegal Aliens in Eight Days; 204.5K Released in Half a Year

Veterans Who Work In the Legal Cannabis Industry Are Being Denied Benefits

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: White House press secretary to resign

Hydrogen station explodes, Toyota halts sales of fuel cell cars, is this the end?

Federal watchdog recommends Kellyanne Conway be given the axe for Hatch Act violations

Why Kids Still Need Analog Clocks

A new moon race is on. Is China already ahead?

Mom who chose CBD to treat her daugher after chemo didn't work being chased by the State.

Asset Forfeiture Funding Has Little Impact on Solving Crimes, Says New Study

Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Showing Kindness to Immigrants

Pediatrician on How Transgender Propaganda Harms Children

Masterpiece Cakeshop Was Just Sued For ‘Discrimination’ For A THIRD Time

Millennial Dads Vs. Baby Boomer Dads: Millennials’ DIY Skills Are “Pathetic” By Comparison

The Number One Reason Adults Are Interested In Legalized Cannabis

Amazon, Law Enforcement Joining Forces To Turn Your Front Door Into An Integral Part Of The Surveillance State

Instead of Ticketing Elderly Woman for Tall Grass, This Cop Mowed it For Her

Former Senator Murdered in Her Home After Reportedly Uncovering Gov’t Child Trafficking Ring

You Can Get 5 Years in Prison for Selling Llama Poop, and Other Ludicrous Laws

Oct 1 eyewitnesses confirm: Five Middle Eastern men dressed in black, single file line, AR-15 assault rifle with shoulder strap

The Omnipresent Surveillance State: OrwellÂ’s 1984 Is No Longer Fiction

Tokyo 2019: The PARADOX of (GAY) PRIDE in the FAR EAST (G-Rated as compared to degenerate XXX-Rated 'Pride' in the West)

Noah's Flood and Catastrophic Plate Tectonics (from Pangea to Today)

The Reliability of the Bible (Proof-Positive Provided?)

Sicko Cop Sodomizes Man on Video Over Paper License Plate—Taxpayers to Be Held Liable

Punished Regardless

A Tow Truck Driver Repossessed an NYPD Officer’s Car. Then, He Ended up in Handcuffs.

TYRANT COP EGO FAIL - Police Raid My Yard Sale

Eyewitness saw a second shooter firing an “automatic high-powered rifle” outside Route 91 venue on 1 October, FBI documents reveal

U.S. military assets used to attack Pentagon on 9/11: Video proof

Video Shows What Riding Your Bike to Work In a Police State Looks Like

Trump Just Can't Quit Afghanistan

52nd Anniversary of Israel’s Attack on the USS Liberty

WHO TOOK MY MONEY? (Social Security)

Christian School Hit with SWAT-Style Raid, CA Demands They Allow Sexual Exploration or Be Shut Down

Adam Schiff Threatens “Enforcement Action” Against Attorney General Barr

O'Rourke hammers Trump on tariffs: The damage 'has already been done'

Trump Cares About Two Things – Empire and the Stock Market

America's rural radio stations are vanishing – and taking the country's soul with them

TSA is letting illegal aliens fly on U.S. airlines WITHOUT proper documents while Americans suffer humiliating searches

Experts Call Bullshit After Coroner Says Healthy Woman Died in First-Ever 'THC Overdose'


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

International News
See other International News Articles

Title: Trump to Israel: "It's been a long time coming"; Schumer: I applaud Trump
Source: HotAir
URL Source: https://hotair.com/archives/2018/05 ... trump-israel-long-time-coming/
Published: May 14, 2018
Author: Ed Morrissey
Post Date: 2018-05-14 12:51:39 by Tooconservative
Keywords: None
Views: 1624
Comments: 83

“Thank you, President Trump,” Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed, “for having the courage to keep your promises!” Netanyahu declared the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem as a “great day for Israel, a great day for America,” but also “a great day for peace.”

See Also: Make China great again? We must find a way to save Chinese jobs at ZTE, says Trump

Trump pre-empted the praise with his own prerecorded speech for the ceremony, declaring that “it’s been a long time coming,” and “that for many years, we failed to acknowledge the obvious”:

“This city and this entire nation is a testament to the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people,” he said. “The United States will always be a great friend of Israel.”

The president went on to express his hope for peace in the region in the video message.

“We extend a hand in friendship to Israel, to Palestinians and to all of their neighbors. May there be peace. May God bless this embassy. May God bless all who serve there, and may God bless the United States of America,” Trump said.

Netanyahu followed Trump’s presentation with a longer address, in which he also personally thanked Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. Continuing on a personal reflection, Netanyahu recalled his boyhood days in this same neighborhood, long before it got built up into its modern form. He told the crowd that his mother warned him not to wander too far into the neighborhood as it sat near the green line, and its streets were exposed to sniper fire. “What a difference!” Netanyahu proclaimed:

“We are here in Jersualem,” Netanyahu declared, “and we are here to stay!” That’s been obvious for decades, even as outside militaries and terror groups have tried to push Israel off its land and out of its capital. After the 1967 war, in which Jordan and Syria both lost territory (West Bank and Golan Heights, respectively) after attempting to relieve Egypt by opening new fronts in the east, it’s been clear that Israel (a) saw that territory as a necessary buffer after three separate attempts by Arab nations to invade through them, and (b) would never go back to agreeing that Jerusalem was an “open city.” Pretending otherwise made everyone look foolish and perpetuated false hopes in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

As Jeff B noted earlier today, the most virtuous aspect of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is the discarding of 50 years of ignoring reality:
I grudgingly hand it to Trump – never in 100yrs did I think the U.S. Israeli embassy would actually be moved to Jerusalem per his campaign promise but by gum he went and did it and demonstrated how pointless the longstanding refusal to acknowledge reality on the ground there was.

— Jeff B. (@EsotericCD) May 14, 2018

As Trump himself said, we refused to acknowledge the obvious for more than fifty years. It’s possible that this will exacerbate tensions and make peace more difficult to achieve, but … what has the fifty years of fantasy diplomacy achieved? We still have Mahmoud Abbas spouting nonsensical genealogical arguments to paint the entire state of Israel as illegitimate and no movement at all on numerous peace proposals offered by previous administrations that played along with Abbas’ nuttiness.

We’ve tried pretending for fifty years. Maybe a hard dose of reality is worth trying at this point. It certainly couldn’t do any worse.
Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. By finally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the United States has chosen fact over fiction. And fact is the only true foundation for a just and lasting peace. https://t.co/u4wNzgrYP4

— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) May 14, 2018

And count Chuck Schumer as one of the people cheering Trump in this instance:
Schumer: In a long overdue move, we have moved our embassy to Jerusalem. Every nation should have the right to choose its capital. I sponsored legislation to do this two decades ago, and I applaud President Trump for doing it.

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 14, 2018

Well, it has been a long time coming. We should have done this after Yasser Arafat’s launch of the intifadas. Better late than never, though.

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

Begin Trace Mode for Comment # 36.

#5. To: Tooconservative (#0)

And count Chuck Schumer as one of the people cheering Trump in this instance:

No surprise there. Chuckie has always put Israel first. It's what keeps getting him re-elected.

sneakypete  posted on  2018-05-14   13:19:16 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: sneakypete (#5)

No surprise there. Chuckie has always put Israel first. It's what keeps getting him re-elected.

It was killing him not to be there personally to try to grab more glory for himself. It had to gall him to have to thank Trump for it though. Those had to be tough words to swallow for that schmuck.     : )

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-14   13:24:10 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#34. To: Tooconservative (#8)

It had to gall him to have to thank Trump for it though. Those had to be tough words to swallow for that schmuck. : )

Yeah,but he HAD to imply he was a part of the deal to keep the contributions and the votes rolling in.

Chuckie is nothing more than a ugly old male whore.

sneakypete  posted on  2018-05-14   19:07:54 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#36. To: sneakypete, misterwhite, no gnu taxes, Vicomte13 (#34)

Turkey recalled their U.S. ambassador about an hour ago, per the AP.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-14   19:37:18 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


Replies to Comment # 36.

#37. To: Tooconservative (#36)

Turkey recalled their U.S. ambassador about an hour ago, per the AP.

Snit fits all around. Then normality will return.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-14 20:59:20 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#54. To: Tooconservative (#36)

Turkey recalled their U.S. ambassador about an hour ago, per the AP.

Ok.

Why should we care?

sneakypete  posted on  2018-05-15 12:00:32 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#60. To: Tooconservative (#36)

Turkey recalled their U.S. ambassador about an hour ago, per the AP.

COOL! Have we told them they can keep him yet?

sneakypete  posted on  2018-05-15 12:22:00 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


End Trace Mode for Comment # 36.

TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com