Jerusalem

Why Jerusalem Matters

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

Both radical Muslims (including the Palestinian leadership) and the far left deny Israel's historic bond with its homeland and hope desperately to stop public recognition of that bond. If Israel exists because Jewish connection pre-existed everything else, then Israel isn't a new outpost of the West; it's the oldest center of the West. That's why Trump's announcement is important: It's a recognition that the West was founded on Jerusalem, rather than the other way around.

Israel at 70: Bibi's Troubled Hour of Power

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The Palestinians may have been abandoned by Arab rulers and the wider world. Yet, history teaches that people forced to survive in such conditions eventually rise in rebellion and revolution, take revenge, and exact retribution for what was done to them and their own. Republican leaders often say that we cannot permit "any daylight" between the U.S. position and that of Israel. But can the country that decried for decades the panicked reaction of an Ohio National Guard that shot and killed four students at Kent State University sit silent as scores of unarmed protesters are shot to death and thousands are wounded by Israeli troops in Gaza?

Evangelicals Celebrate Opening Of Jerusalem Embassy

Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas gave the opening prayer Monday at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Pastor John Hagee, the founder of Christians United for Israel, delivered the benediction at the ceremony.

Jerusalem Embassy Opens, What’s Next?

T.E. Lawrence described how to earn the respect of the Arab tribesmen he helped rally to defeat the Ottoman Turks this way: The Arab respected force a little: he respected craft more, and often had it in enviable degree: but most of all he respected blunt sincerity of utterance… It doesn’t get much blunter than moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

Nikki Haley: Biggest Surprise Of 2017

When Nikki Haley was announced as President Trump’s choice for UN ambassador we looked at her ties to the Republican establishment and announced ourselves as, to say the least, skeptical, but Haley has proven to be one of President Trump’s more inspired personnel choices and her success in that role is the biggest surprise of 2017.

Trump Fulfills Promise To Jews And Christians: Moves US Embassy To Jerusalem

While previous presidents have made moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Yesterday, Donald Trump delivered on his promise to Christians and Jews and announced the historic move.

Jerusalem: Trump and Congress Challenge the Palestinians to Grow Up

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Anyone who actually cares about the Palestinians as people should welcome what America is doing now. It is perhaps the last best chance for the Palestinians to grow up, break free of their endless pattern of self destruction, and give up looking for excuses for another pointless intifada. Unfortunately, too many of those players enjoy the status quo, profit from it, or resist change in general, like the self-righteous European leadership.

Obama Holdovers Successfully Sabotaging Trump's War Against ISIS

Until President Trump rids himself of those officials and advisers who do not share his foreign policy goals the internal coup against him will continue to the detriment of our war with the Islamic State and the broader success of his administration.

Time to Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem to Save the Two-State Solution

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Many U.S. presidential candidates have promised to move our embassy to Jerusalem, including, amazingly, Obama, yet none have followed through. I suspect Trump will. And here's the irony. Although they don't know it yet, and most likely will never admit it, this is the best news that the Palestinians have had in years.

Solicitor Gen.: Israel Has No Claim to Jerusalem

Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon

Lawyers for the Obama admin. compared Israel’s control of Jerusalem to Russian claims over the Ukrainian territory of Crimea during oral arguments this week before the SCOTUS in a case concerning the rights of US citizens to list Jerusalem as part of Israel on their passports.