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Oh Jerusalem, Jerusalem

MarylousAmerica Wrote: Sep 08, 2012 5:57 AM
Because the Middle East Arabs would stop selling us oil, so the price of gas would skyrocket. We would be caught between the oil-exporting nations on one hand and the ‘greenies’ who refuse to let us drill on the other, and the politicians who were instrumental in moving the embassy would be out of a job.

We all know about the shocking, Democratic waffling on the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s (undivided) capital in the current party platform. But there’s another important issue that no one seems to be talking about: If Jerusalem is really Israel’s capital, why haven’t we moved our embassy there?

To be sure, this is not the first time that Jerusalem has been at the center of controversy. Twenty-five hundred years ago, when the returning Jewish exiles were attempting to rebuild the city, their opponents sent a letter of warning to the king of Persia. (At that time, Judah was a province of...