Who is more important to the United States – Israel and the Jews or Palestine and the Palestinians?
If you are honest, you would have to say that Israel and the Jews are more important.
Israel is a long-time ally of the United States while the Palestinians are known for terrorism and their hatred of America.
The Palestinians were in an uproar when President Trump announced that he was moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in a move to recognize Jerusalem as the rightful capital of Israel.
Starting today, the Trump administration is also downgrading its missions to the Palestinians by combining US embassy in Jerusalem with the US consulate, also in Jerusalem.
Aljazeera (yes, I know who this is but thought their report worthy of mentioning) – US downgrade of Palestinian mission to ‘take effect on Monday’ While US says merger of its offices is meant to improve ‘efficiency’, Palestinians see it as another move against them.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday said the announcement to merge the two offices in October was intended to improve “efficiency and effectiveness” and did not constitute a change in policy.
But Palestinian leaders have seen the decision as yet another move against them by US President Donald Trump‘s administration, which they froze contact with after his 2017 decision recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital…
Palestinians that they are the rightful owner of Jerusalem and continue to demand that Israel return the city to them.
However, the Jews occupied the city of Jerusalem by about 1,000 BC, when King David established it as the capital of the Jewish nation and 40 years later, King Solomon commissioned the building of the First Temple.
Palestine was the name given by Greek writers to the land of the Philistines, which was somewhere in the area of modern day Tel Aviv around the 12th century before Christ.
Truly, the Jews have a more historic claim to the city than the Muslims and Palestinians.
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