Why the fuss over Donald Trump saying Jerusalem is the capital of Israel?


There was much fuss made over Donald Trump stating the obvious, that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and that he would move the US Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Protests ensued, but I wonder where were the protests when, Bill Clinton in 1992, George W Bush in 2000, Barack Obama in 2008 all of whom stated that Jerusalem would remain the capital of Israel and that it should be undivided.

All that Donald Trump has done is match words with deeds. That is exactly what he promised to do and is now doing it.

So why the fuss and bother? It can only be Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Before anyone can say that Hillary Clinton would have done something entirely different I point you to a speech she made in 1999:

First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton says she considers Jerusalem to be the “eternal and indivisible capital of Israel” and will be an active advocate — if elected to New York’s Senate seat — to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

In a letter that became public Thursday, Mrs. Clinton wrote: “If I am chosen by New Yorkers to be their senator, or in whatever position I find myself in the years to come, you can be sure that I will be an active, committed advocate for a strong and secure Israel, able to live in peace with its neighbors, with the United States Embassy located in its capital, Jerusalem.”

Perhaps opponents might like to check out this video:


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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