It’s the only smart thing to do, which is the very reason they’ll refrain from doing it until pushed, hard.
10. Once all foreign embassies move to Jerusalem, Israel’s enemies will realize that their war against the Jewish state has failed, and that all they can do is admit to that failure and accept Israel as a fait accompli, one there is no reason to fight anymore. This, by the way, is the definition of “peace” in the Middle East. For that reason, relocating all foreign embassies to Jerusalem will serve as a significant step forward in the quest for peace between Israel and the Arab and Islamic world.
20 reasons why every foreign embassy should move to Jerusalem
Telling the world what it should have realized a long time ago.
Dr. Mordechai Kedar
Dr. Mordechai Kedar is a senior lecturer in the Department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University. He served in IDF Military Intelligence for 25 years, specializing in Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the Syrian domestic arena. Thoroughly familiar with Arab media in real time, he is frequently interviewed on the various news programs in Israel.
Arab and Muslim leaders and spokespersons have been trying to frighten the entire world in order to prevent other nations from recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – Trump’s declaration notwithstanding – and from relocating their embassies to Jerusalem. It’s time to tell the world what it should have realized a long time ago.
1. Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish people’s state, is one of the most ancient capitals in the world. It became the capital of Israel’s monarchy during the reign of King David – that is in 1003 B.C.E., 2030 years ago, when the capitals of the countries who refuse to recognize it were still boggy swamps, leafy forests or arid deserts. The history of the oldest nations of Europe, the Greeks and the Romans, proves without a doubt that Jerusalem was already the capital of the Jewish nation in ancient times.
2. The Jews are the only indigenous people of the land of Israel and lived in Jerusalem for 1613 years before the birth of Islam, which occurred in 610 C.E. Putting it bluntly, the Jews lived in Jerusalem when Islam’s forefathers were still pagan nomads in the Arabian Peninsula, so what gives the Muslims of today the right to oppose Jerusalem’s being recognized as the capital of the Jewish state?
3. Can anyone imagine Muslim threats of terror attacks, demonstrations or uncontrolled rioting having enough clout to limit or direct the political decisions made by world powers?
4. Is there any other country in the world that accepts the dictates of other states regarding the location of its capital city?
5. Why doesn’t the world recognize Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem despite Israel’s liberation of Jerusalem’s eastern sector from illegal and illegitimate Jordanian occupation that was unrecognized by the world?