Peter Roff reminded us after the AIPAC meeting where Hillary Clinton was the first to speak, " that she has been our nation's lead diplomat under what has been characterized as the most anti-Israel administration ever to occupy the White House, and she has a lot to answer for. Her record shows she has not been a friend of Israel. She has been an integral part of 2 administrations, telling us of this constantly as a reason for being president. The administration tried to force Israel into a dangerous land-for-peace deal. This is where political operatives close to the president engineered the election of Labor Party's Ehud Barak as prime minister. They helped to open an office and promoted him against Netanyahu. Then, the administration has made a devil's bargain with Iran that jeopardizes Israeli security." Peter Roff is a U.S. News & World Report contributing editor and longtime observer of the Washington scene who wrote about this. .
|Menorah in front of Knesset in Jerusalem|
One thing she is not in agreement with Trump or Cruz is that she would NOT move the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. She thinks this would stir up the Palestinian Arabs and cause them to become violent. Trump and Cruz are ready to do this much desired act by Israelis as soon as they become presidents, Cruz on the very first day of taking office.
"The capital of Israel is Jerusalem. That is where the seat of government resides, where the country's parliament stands and legislates and where the President, Prime Minister and Cabinet have their offices and meet."
In fact, Jerusalem has long been called The City of David. King David back 1010 BCE to 970 BCE had built this city and it was the capital of Israel and then was the capital of Judea (southern Israel) until the Romans burned the city and Temple down in 70 CE. It has more than political standing. It is a religious icon and holy site to the Jewish people.
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Myths and Facts-a concise record of the Arab-Israeli conflict by Mitchell G. Bard, Joel Himelfarb