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By Purple Haize
#542328 So moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem is kind of a big deal. Publicly acknowledging it as the Capital is even more Bigly Yuger
By thepostman
#542337 I'm not sure how it is short sited. If we haven't been increasing our deficit our entire lives than maybe I could buy that but we are coming dangerously close to imploding fiscally speaking. We can't continually have faith that sone theoretical new investments/business, etc will somehow help reverse the incredible damage our leaders have caused by growing the government as quickly as they have since the world wars.
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By Class of 20Something
#542358 I have done a little background reading on our support of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Can someone break down the implications in a neutral view then separately from a Christian world view?
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By Purple Haize
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Class of 20Something wrote:I have done a little background reading on our support of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Can someone break down the implications in a neutral view then separately from a Christian world view?


There is East Jerusalem and West Jerusalem. The East is part of ‘occupied territory ‘ and thus part of a hoped for future Palestinian State. West Jerusalem is controlled by the Israelis. We have Consulates in both E and W Jerusalem (Nice new ones since I was there). By calling Jerusalem the Capital Of Israel it A) Legitimizes Israel when a group of people still want to wipe it off the face of the Earth B) Negates it from becoming a part of a new Palestinian State.

That’s a very very short synopsis. Lots of nuance in there. Hopefully it was somewhat helpful