Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Obama Omits language Supporting U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem!

Obama Omits language Supporting U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem!

The Jerusalem Embassy Act (Public Law 104-45) enacted by Congress and signed by Pres. Clinton in 1995, provides that the U.S. Embassy should open in Jerusalem by no later than May 31, 1999. (It is currently in Tel Aviv.) The Act sets forth the Policy of the United States as follows:

Sec. 3(a) Statement of the Policy of the United States.

(1) Jerusalem should remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected. (2) Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel; and (3) the United States Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999.

Each country is entitled to designate its own capital city. After the Israeli victory in the 1967 "Six Day War," the State of Israel designated its capital as Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Embassy Act recognizes Israel's designation and that the President conducts foreign policy and that the Congress provides the funding, such that if the Embassy has not been moved from Tel Aviv and established in Jerusalem by May 31, 1999, that a Presidential suspension of the act and re-assessment be made every six months thereafter. These routine Presidential suspensions of the Act and reassessments have been made in a rather pro forma manner every six months. When President George W. Bush would sign these suspensions, he included the words, "My Administration remains committed to beginning the process of moving our embassy to Jerusalem."

Last Friday, June 5th, President Obama issued Presidential Determination 2009-19, likewise suspending and reassessing the Jerusalem Embassy Act for another six months. Notably, however, the language about his administration "remaining committed to beginning the process of moving our embassy to Jerusalem" is completely omitted in the Obama Determination. In other words, Obama is NOT committed to moving our U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and his deliberate omission of such language is a clear indication of his intent.

Obama is quite comfortable pandering to the Muslim world as he did in his Cairo speech last week, praising, for example, Islamic contributions to the United States. However, Mr. Obama fails to mention that there were No Muslims who landed at Plymouth Rock or Jamestown and none contributed to the political philosophy, writings and thought embraced by founding fathers. Indeed, Shari'a law is inimical to the secular republic democrat form of our government that recognizes certain individual rights granted by our Creator, thus, creating a limited form of government. It is true that Jefferson had a copy of the Qur'an; Jefferson no doubt read the Qur'an to discern what light this book could shed about Muslim military tactics, since Jefferson was considering the war he was about to launch against the Muslim Barbary Coast pirate slavers. (Rep. Keith Ellisen, (D-MN), a Muslim convert, was sworn in using Jefferson's copy of the Qur'an.)

Jefferson's military action against these Muslim pirates is forever enshrined in the Marine Corps Hymn - "From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli...."

It is clear that Obama no longer seeks to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, Israel's designated capital city. To all who believe that Obama is a "friend of Israel," .... wake up to reality and smell the "kahve." Get used to it -- Mr. Hussein Obama has declared clearly where his sympathies lie -- and they are Not for a U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. "Assalaamu alaykum."

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