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Exactly right. Unlike career politicians, Trump keeps his campaign promises. Let's face it: the Palis are nothing but trouble and nobody in the world likes them. Even Putin says Jerusalem is Israel's capitol.
Trump, who is said to be a neophyte at politics, takes the advice of a bipartisan 90% of the US Senate, and Washington, DC, the Pope, etc. all lose their minds.
Senate resolution passed June 5, 2017 with (90-0) vote:
Reaffirms: (1) that it is long-standing U.S. bipartisan policy that the permanent status of Jerusalem remains a matter to be decided between the parties through final status negotiations towards a two-state solution; and (2) the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 as U.S. law, and calls upon the President and all U.S. officials to abide by its provisions.
The "sane" people of international relations call for doing the same thing again hoping for different results and are aghast that the President might mix it up a bit by announcing the US embassy will be moved to the part of Jerusalem under Israeli control by the 1948 peace agreement.
I too feel strongly that Jerusalem belongs to neither group. HOWEVER, Trump is absolutely right to acknowledge that none of our leaders have ever had the courage to either pass a law stating that forever more our embassy would be in Tel Aviv,nor did they have the courage to confront the Israeli representatives ever, ever, ever. I mean to confront them with threats and the ability to make them stick--things that would help the Israelis feel a little differently about getting their way by holding out. What is this nonsense of "re-newing" every six months for 20 years? How tough a negotiating position is that? So, though I hate it, I am willing to acknowledge that our leaders never once intended to confront with conviction, so WTH why not? What will be interesting is to watch and see how the NYT, or the LA Times slowly, but immediately start to pull back their incessant attacks on the president. $20 bucks anybody?