Pence: “Jerusalem is Israel’s capital”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5297765/Knesset-fight-Pence-confirms-early-embassy-switch.html#ixzz54vXLFtKl

Scuffles broke out in the Israeli Knesset today as U.S Vice President Mike Pence made a speech announcing the United States will open its embassy in Jerusalem next year, ahead of schedule.

Arab lawmakers in the Knesset help up signs condemning the move and were confronted by Jewish lawmakers before ushers subdued them in violent scenes.

It came moments before Pence was greeted with prolonged applause during his speech to Israel’s parliament.

He said: ‘Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, and as such President Trump has directed the State Department to immediately begin preparations to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.’

The accelerating of the embassy timetable, announced in the first ever address of a sitting American vice president to the Israeli Knesset, marked the highlight of Pence’s three-day visit to Israel celebrating President Donald Trump’s decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Members of the Joint List coalition of Arab parties had pledged to boycott the Pence speech in protest at a December 6 decision by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel‘s capital.

Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state.

A number of Arab parliamentarians began shouting and holding up protest signs that read ‘Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine’ at the beginning of Pence’s speech, before ushers pushed them out.

Scuffles broke out Knesset members from other parties tried take down their placards while security restored order.

Ayman Odeh, leader of the Joint Arab List, said the group will not provide a ‘silent backdrop’ to a man he called a ‘dangerous racist.’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the boycott a disgrace. He and other lawmakers gave Pence a standing ovation.

Pence was preceded on the dais by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who lavished his American guest with praise and gratitude. It was all part of an exceptionally warm welcome for Pence in Israel, which has been overjoyed by Trump’s pivot on Jerusalem. But the move has infuriated the Palestinians, with whom Pence is not meeting, and upset America’s Arab allies as well.

Pence responded to the ruckus by saying he was humbled to speak before such a ‘vibrant democracy,’ before delving into his prepared remarks about the two countries’ unbreakable bond.

‘I am here to convey one simple message. America stands with Israel. We stand with Israel because your cause is our cause, your values are our values, and your fight is our fight,’ he said. ‘We stand with Israel because we believe in right over wrong, good over evil, and liberty over tyranny.’

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“Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state.”

i know who i am siding with..

“Arab parliamentarians began shouting and holding up protest signs that read ‘Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine’ at the beginning of Pence’s speech”

401

~ by seeker401 on January 24, 2018.

4 Responses to “Pence: “Jerusalem is Israel’s capital””

  1. probably on jan-30 PrezTrump will announce again Palestine embassy on East Jerusalem

  2. “[An Israeli] said the group will not provide a ‘silent backdrop’ to a man he called a ‘dangerous racist.’”

    The Israeli quoted above is unlike others who falsely focus on exclusive genealogy; it is a form of kinism. It is not the Biblical offer of the gospel, for the Biblical offer of the gospel had been given to all nations since the Fall in the garden of Eden:

    “[To Satan, God declares] And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise Him on the heel (Genesis 3:15).”

    “The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God (Leviticus 19:34).”

    “Assemble the people, the men and the women and children and the stranger who is in your town, so that they may hear and learn and fear the LORD your God, and be careful to observe all the words of this law (Deuteronomy 31:12).”

    “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction (Proverbs 1:7).”

    “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverted mouth, I hate (Proverbs 8:13).”

    “[For believers] there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all [kinds of people]. So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. (Colossians 3:11-13).”

    • (others might have noticed the mistake) should read: “The Israeli quoted above is like others who falsely…” (not: unlike)

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