When President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a firestorm erupted around the world. People in predominantly Muslim countries marched against that recognition. But why?
Just naming a building as an embassy doesn’t mean there have to be no other buildings so designated. Dumb liberals and Muslims would have people think different but here is a very important fact NO ONE WANTS TO RECOGNIZE.
The US has a building in Tel Aviv that is referred to as our embassy but it also already has a U.S. consulate-general in Jerusalem, just around the corner from the Prime Minister’s residence—and it handles diplomatic relations with the Palestinian Authority so there is NO difference.
In fact that consulate-general could handle any and all Jerusalem problems and diplomatic needs and has done so since 1844. It was designated a Consulate General in 1928. It now represents the United States in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip as an independent mission, with the Consul General serving as chief of mission and includes a diverse staff.
Rights of Sovereign Nations to choose their capital cities and seats of government
Muslims in different countries across the world would have us believe that Israel has no rights to even exist much less be given the same respect any independent nation is allowed. Other countries in the EU and around the world who have themselves felt the bite of hatred and bias but broken away to become their own states simply are choosing to hide their heads in the sand and hope the storm will go away.
- The federal capital of Malaysia since 1963 was and continues to be for a time Kuala Lumpur. The Parliament of Malaysia and the official residence of the King were also located in Kuala Lumpur. It was their right to name their capital after they were recognized as an independent state.
- The capital of an independent Indonesia since 1950 is Jakarta. The city is currently the seat of the ASEAN Secretariat as well as important financial institutions such as the Bank of Indonesia, the Indonesia Stock Exchange, and the corporate headquarters of numerous Indonesian companies and multinational corporations. It is their right as a sovereign nation to recognize whatever city they have chosen as their capital.
- The federal capital of Australia is recognized as Canberra since 1913 after it became an independent nation in 1901.
- The capital of Austria is Vienna. It became an independent country again in 1955. Its sovereignty and right to decide its capital were acknowledged by the UN when it joined in 1995 without problems.
- The capital of Libya is Tripoli. It became an independent nation in 1951 after centuries of rulers. Its capital and government was recognized by the UN when it joined in 1955.
Currently Muslims around the world are ranting like deranged animals because our President has chosen to acknowledge our consulate as an embassy – what lunacy. They are not citizens living in that country so should have no right to protest. Muslims in the US should be more worried about assimilating here or if not RETURN to their country of origin. By protesting as Muslims, these actions in other countries than Israel or Palestine clearly indicate that they are part of the STATE OF ISLAM and will never assimiliate into their current countries. They should be returned to those countries of origin if this is so.
Here are but a few examples:
The Hill – “UN Security Council nations denounce Trump’s Jerusalem decision”
The Times of Israel – “Muslims pray outside White House to protest Trump Jerusalem move”
Fox News – “3 people arrested in fire-bomb attack on Swedish synagogue”
North Jersey – “Hundreds fill Times Square to protest Trump’s Jerusalem decision”
Reuters – “Palestinians to snub Pence during visit over Jerusalem move”
Historical Perspective of Israel
This has been an ongoing problem for centuries. Jerusalem has been historically a holy location and seat of governance for the Jewish people for over a thousand years — long before Islam was ever established. Archeologists have been sifting through areas of the city for many years and each time they come upon more that points to this as fact. Even the most current finds of coins suggest that Muslims recognized and lived peacefully for years beside those of the Jewish faith. In fact, in the last few days the UN Ambassador of Israel presented real proof in the coinage just discovered before the UN to show this.
In 1917 just as WWI ended, England recognized Israel as a nation in the Balfour Declaration. “His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people…
According to the “mandate” system created by the Versailles Treaty of 1919, Britain was entrusted with the temporary administration of Palestine, with the understanding that it would work on behalf of both its Jewish and Arab inhabitants.
The borders with Lebanon, Syria and Jordan are based on those drawn by the United Kingdom and France in anticipation of the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in the First World War and the subsequent partition of the Ottoman Empire’s Middle East provinces between them. Finalized in subsequent agreements, these borders are referred to as the 1923 Paulet-Newcombe Agreement borders and were those of the British Mandate of Palestine.
Prior to termination of the Mandatory Palestine Mandate , on November 29,1947, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 181. On the last day of the Mandate, the creation of the State of Israel was proclaimed.
“In Palestine as of Right and Not on Sufferance …”
“When it is asked what is meant by the development of the Jewish National Home in Palestine, it may be answered that it is not the imposition of a Jewish nationality upon the inhabitants of Palestine as a whole, but the further development of the existing Jewish community, with the assistance of Jews in other parts of the world, in order that it may become a centre in which the Jewish people as a whole may take, on grounds of religion and race, an interest and a pride. But in order that this community should have the best prospect of free development and provide a full opportunity for the Jewish people to display its capacities, it is essential that it should know that it is in Palestine as of right and not on sufferance.”
British Secretary of State for the Colonies
In the aftermath of World War II and the terrors of the Holocaust, growing international support for Zionism led to the official declaration in 1948 of the State of Israel. Israel has always recognized Jerusalem as its capital even in 1948. Yet the Arab Muslims so strongly objected that they immediately engaged in the Arab/Israeli war. There have been at least eight major wars and conflicts since that time concerning the establishment of the country of Israel and Jerusalem as its capital.
United Nations Resolution 181 was passed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1947. It called for the partition of Palestine into Arab and Jewish states, with the city of Jerusalem as a corpus separatum (Latin: “separate entity”) to be governed by a special international regime. The resolution—which was considered by the Jewish community in Palestine to be a legal basis for the establishment of Israel, and which was rejected by the Arab community—was succeeded almost immediately by violence.
The 1949 Armistice Agreement established the armistice lines between Israel and its neighbours, also known as the Green Line. This was Israel’s initial fight for independence and led to recognition as its own independent state. It claimed Jerusalem as its seat of governance.
The 1967 Six Day War significantly expanded Israel’s territorial boundaries including eastern Jerusalem. United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 was adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council on November 22, 1967, in the aftermath of the Six-Day War. But in the last know revision as United Nations Security Council Resolution 1860, adopted on January 8, 2009, recalled earlier resolutions 242 (1967), 338 (1973), 1397 (2002), 1515 (2003) and 1850 (2008). It is to be noted that the US abstained from this resolution.
The actual State of Palestine did not emerge until 1988. It declared Jerusalem as its capital. Most of the areas claimed by the State of Palestine have been occupied by Israel since 1967 in the consequence of the Six-Day War. To date the State of Palestine has only been recognized by 136 of 193 UN members as a legitimate state. The US has not to this date recognized Palestine.
Palestine never specifically mentioned Israel in its declaration of independence but referred to the Treaty of Lausanne (1923) and UN General Assembly Resolution 181. The borders of the state are not specified. The population of the state was referred to by the statement: “The State of Palestine is the state of Palestinians wherever they may be”. The state was defined as an Arab country by the statement: “The State of Palestine is an Arab state, an integral and indivisible part of the Arab nation”.
Following the withdrawals of Egypt from Sinai and Gaza (1982) and Jordan from the West Bank (1988), the State of Palestine proclaimed its independence on November 15, 1988 by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Algiers as a government-in-exile. Since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, the Palestinian National Authority was formed the following year to govern the areas A and B in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Gaza would later be ruled by Hamas in 2007 after Israel withdrawal from Gaza two years prior.
So again we see the United Nations at the center of stupidity and determined to put their two cents into the establishment of a country. How ridiculous. Had they not become involved in this matter, it is might have long ago been solved.
They obviously never read the story of King Solomon and the disputed child.
One can’t divide nor micromanage the division of lands if one is not a party involved in said dispute.
The UN chose to ignore the right of England and the countries in 1919 to establish as they saw fit the lands that England had acquired control over after WWI and the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire. In the July 24, 1922 Mandate of the League of Nations was established Israel’s right of existence and right of the Jewish people to rebuild its National Home.
Article 5 specifically mandated that the League be responsible for seeing that no Palestine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of, the Government of any foreign Power.
They chose to ignore the same in 1947 in their meddling. Only ISRAEL was declared the state set up by the Mandatory Palestine Mandate. The State of Palestine should never have been recognized at the UN as declaring the same capital or the same lands according to the Article 5 of the League of Nations.
They demanded Jerusalem be under “INTERNATIONAL” control and yet they abdicated their rights by not establishing embassies and a UN office in the city.
The UN itself has created a great deal of this mess by their interference. They are as responsible for the bloodshed and wars in this area as any single country in the Middle East.
The UN declares there is only one solution to this conflict, but I see another. If as in the 181 they wanted to have an international influence in the area, then having the UN, US and other countries set up embassies there makes perfect sense. I sincerely doubt this would have a calming effect on Muslims — nothing short of an entire world made up of Muslims would please them. It might though provide a small cushion between the two warring factions and provide an international “eye” on what is really happening in the region. I also doubt that the UN presence there would be any less than inflammatory now since they are obviously being taken over in many of their pursuits by Islamic members or sympathizers.
So again — tell me why our spending billions upon billions of our taxpayer dollars to help the United Nations is reasonable or good economics? All I see is that the US more than most nations is funding the many dictatorial directives of an out-of-control wanna-be world government body.