The Trump administration made good today on its promise to move the US embassy in Israel to its rightful place in Jerusalem.
Prime Minister ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu beamed, “What a glorious day!”
What most don’t know is that Congress made this decision nearly a quarter-century ago.
But unrest in the Middle East replete with threats from the PLO and other fellow terrorist travelers put a damper on that move.
The official opening came under fire, as we might have expected.
Palestinian insurgents continued their attempted breach of the border along the Gaza Strip which resulted in dozens of casualties.
It’s just another reminder that radical Islam is a religion of peace just as long as full submission and compliance are the terms of agreement.
The US must continue its resolve, regardless of the terms of engagement.
Here’s more from JPost…
Sixty-nine years after Israel declared Jerusalem as its capital, and 23 years after the US Congress passed a law mandating that Washington move its embassy there, the US formally opened its embassy in the city on Monday afternoon, in a move Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called “courageous” and “momentous.”
“What a glorious day. Remember this moment!” Netanyahu entreated the applauding crowd. “President Trump, by recognizing history, you have made history. All of us are deeply moved. All of us are deeply grateful.”
“Last December, President Trump became the first world leader to recognize Jerusalem as our capital, and today, the United States of America is opening its embassy right here in Jerusalem,” Netanyahu said. “Thank you President Trump, for having the courage to keep your promises!”