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Friday, October 03, 2008

Jerusalem Embassy

In last night's VP debate, Sarah Palin seemingly out of nowhere brought up the idea that under McCain/Palin the United States would build our Israel embassy in Jerusalem. My surprise at this goes to show that I am completely uninformed. This morning I Googled and discovered this in Wikipedia.
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The United States Jerusalem Embassy Act, passed by Congress on October 23, 1995 , states that "Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel; and the United States Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999".
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While this idea simply seems inflammatory to me, it has deep significance to both Jewish and Christian Zionists, thus Palin's little pitch last night in support of this Zionist idea.
What business is it of ours where Israel establishes its capital? If Israel passed legislation to make Manhattan the capital of the United States, do you suppose anyone would take notice? Do you suppose anyone would think that Israel had overstepped its bounds? If this doesn't show the power of Zionism over our federal government, nothing does.

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