What gives our president the right to defy a United Nation’s vote and declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel?
Israel is barely 70 years old. It was made a state in 1948. Jerusalem has been in existence since 3,000 B.C. and has been a central city and holy shrine for centuries to many religious groups around the world.
“No other place on earth can claim significance to three major religions. Each day Jews pray at the western wall. Muslims bow in prayer at the Al Aqsa mosque and Christians worship at the church of the Holy Sepulchre.”
So what gives Israel exclusive rights to the city? What gives Trump the right to proclaim Jerusalem as the capital of Israel? This is an act of aggression and disrespectful to all the other nations who held sacred claims to the city long before Israel even existed as a legal entity!
Trump’s decision breaks with decades of U.S. policy and defies a United Nations vote of 128 – 9. How does Niki Haley, America’s representative to the United Nations, dare to say that “it is the will of the American people” when the American people have had no voice in the matter. It is solely an aggressive act by a bully purporting to lead the nation.