This is one of the most significant things President Trump has done. All the mainstream analysts insisted it was a terrible idea, that moving the embassy would inflame the “Palestinians” and other Muslims, and lead them to riot and kill. They were, in effect, saying yet again that the U.S. must bow to violent intimidation and submit to bullying. In going ahead and recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Trump showed that the U.S. is no longer going to be manipulated in this way. If free societies survive into future generations, historians will hail this as a decisive moment in the defense of freedom.
“US confirms Jerusalem embassy opening in May,” by Michael Wilner, Jerusalem Post, February 23, 2018:
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will officially relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, timed with Israel’s 70th Independence Day, a State Department official confirmed to The Jerusalem Post on Friday.
“We’re planning to open the new US Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May,” the US official told the Post. “The Embassy opening will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary.”
“The Embassy will initially be located in Arnona, on a compound that currently houses the consular operations of Consulate General Jerusalem,” he continued. “At least initially, it will consist of the Ambassador and a small team.”…