The US Embassy has been moved! UCI Representative and author of Harry and Eddie, the Friendship that Changed the World, Beverly Boulware, shares images of the atmosphere the media refuses to cover.
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There’s a reason why the inscription before the new US Embassy in Jerusalem reads “United States Square – The strongest democracy in the world. Israel’s greatest friend” and it makes many Israelis very happy to know they have a national friend in the USA.
1 – US officially opens embassy in ‘historic and sacred’ Jerusalem – JNS Staff – CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE IN A SEPARATE TAB
“Today, we follow through on this recognition and open our embassy in the historic and sacred land of Jerusalem,” U.S. President Donald Trump said in a video greeting.
The United States officially opening its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, fulfilling a key promise made by its president, Donald Trump.
Trump, who did not attend the ceremony, issued a video greeting to the attendees. “Jerusalem is the seat of Israel’s government; it is the home of the Israeli legislature and the Israeli Supreme Court, and Israel’s prime minister and president,” he said.
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2 – The Privileged Palestinian “Refugees” – Efraim Karsh – CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE IN A SEPARATE TAB
Singled out for Privilege – World War II created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. In Europe alone, more than 16 million refugees and displaced persons languished in search of a solution to their plight. This included some 13 million Germans expelled from Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and other East European countries; nearly 2.5 million Poles, Ukrainians, Byelorussians, Russians, and Lithuanians driven from their homelands to their newly demarcated states; some 250,000 Jewish Holocaust survivors herded in overcrowded camps (mainly) in the country that had just slaughtered six million of their brothers; and over 400,000 Finns driven from Soviet-occupied Karelia for the second time in half-a-decade.
Not only has UNRWA not helped to resolve the Palestinian refugee problem, it has amplified the problem. UNRWA was initially envisaged as a short-lived agency, but its mandate was perpetuated by declaring Palestinian “refugee” status hereditary, allowing its application to descendants of the original refugees.
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3 – White House blames Hamas for Gaza protester deaths: “Israel has the right to defend itself” – Robert Spencer – CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE IN A SEPARATE TAB
White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah addressed the deaths of more than 50 Palestinian protesters at the White House press briefing just now and blamed the militant group Hamas for their deaths.
“The responsibility for these tragic deaths rest squarely with Hamas,” Shah said, adding that “Hamas is intentionally and cynically provoking this response.”
What Raj Shah said is true, but it is startling to see it come from the White House after so many years when Israel was always the one to blame there.
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4 – Hamas incites violence to hide its own shortcomings – Amos Yadlin, Ari Heistein – CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE IN A SEPARATE TAB
Op-ed: As self-interest appears to be Hamas’ only guiding principle, it seems appropriate to warn the group that if they continue to escalate tensions with Israel as a way to deflect from their own failures, they run the risk of losing control of the situation and being dragged into a war they do not want and cannot win.
As the May 15 culmination of the Gaza protests approaches, Israel continues to strive to minimize casualties on both sides while Hamas aims for the opposite.
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5 – Transcript of the Speech by PM Netanyahu at the Opening of the Embassy of the United States in Jerusalem – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE IN A SEPARATE TAB
“We have no better friends in the world. You stand for Israel and you stand for Jerusalem. Thank you. Your presence here today is a testament to the importance of this occasion, not only for the Trump administration, but in a very personal way for you. For you, each of you, for the pursuit of peace, and for President Trump himself. Thank you.”