Fake news from the NZ Herald today

The front page of a newspaper with the headline “Fake News” which illustrates the current phenomena.

The New Zealand Herald made this FAKE news claim in an article today. Quote.

The Trump Administration turned its back on decades of US policy by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv in May. end quote.

This is is completely untrue. Jerusalem was recognised in law as Israel’s capital by Congress in 1995 and has been official policy since. quote.

The Act recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and called for Jerusalem to remain an undivided city. Its purpose was to set aside funds for the relocation of the Embassy of the United States in Israel from its location in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, by May 31, 1999. For this purpose it withheld 50% of the funds appropriated to the State Department specifically for “Acquisition and Maintenance of Buildings Abroad” as allocated in fiscal year 1999 until the United States Embassy in Jerusalem had officially opened. End quote.

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