HAWT HAWT HAWT Press Conf: Jay Carney Won’t Say Jerusalem is Israels Capital

The thought of Jerusalem being the capital of Israel is so deeply repugnant to the Obama administration that Press Secretary Jay Carney couldn’t ‘speak’ it, wouldn’t confirm it – but couldn’t ignore it either, because he was asked repeatedly, and heatedly, for the White House position: is Jerusalem still the capital of Israel, or has that position changed? It was HAWT in that press room today. (see the video below) All Carney would say is that the White House position has not changed. Today Mitt Romney stated for all the world to hear:

“It is a deeply moving experience to be in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.”

Jerusalem and West Wall

Michael J. Totten:

It’s a fact—not an opinion—that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. Anyone who insists otherwise is in denial.  You may wish Tel Aviv was its capital. You may even wish a united Al Quds was the capital of the Arab state of Palestine. But those things can only be true in an alternate universe or in the future. In this universe, in 2012, Israel exists and Jerusalem is its capital.

Only one of Israel’s national government buildings—the ministry of defense—is in Tel Aviv. All the others are in Jerusalem. And all of them are on the western side of the city inside the internationally recognized borders. The only people who dispute Israel’s right to exist in west Jerusalem are those who dispute Israel’s right to exist anywhere.

The short story of control of Jerusalem is this: When the Arab nations came against Israel immediately after Statehood, Jordan took East Jerusalem from Israel and annexed it for Jordan. In 1967, during the Six Day War, Israel took East Jerusalem from Jordan and annexed it for Israel…and so it has been ever since.

War is hell when you lose, and even worse when you start the war, have incredibly more power than those you are waging war against, and lose anyway.

Hundreds of years earlier when the Romans destroyed the Jewish temple, many Jews remained in the Holy Land, along with Arabs, but technically not “Palestinians.” Muslims built their mosque on the site of the second Jewish Temple and so it stands today.

Britain and Australia fought the Battle of Jerusalem in 1917. They won. The League of Nations charged Britain with creating a homeland for Jews. As the deal for Israeli statehood was in the works, there would have been no Jordan had it not been for the Brits allowing the Saudis to talk them out of what is now Jordan, which even then did not include Jerusalem. The French, as well, played a part in the plan to take away parts of the Jewish homeland, before it was their homeland. But once there was a Jordan, all of the land west of the Jordan River was Israel. Legally, the documents remain the same today, even if the borders do not.

With the creation of the official Nation of Israel, the people who lost their place of worship to the Romans recovered a homeland that had been laid waste and was occupied mainly by bedouins. Today Jews administer Jerusalem, their capital, and allow all people to share one of the holiest places on earth. What do you think would happen if Muslims were in control?

You don’t often see a White House press conference like this one. Read more at Karen’s. Read the full transcript of Romney’s speech in Jerusalem here.

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Jay Carney White House Press Conference – Jerusalem or Tel Aviv? (video)

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  • FACT: Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel and the most holy city to the Jewish people for 3,000 years.

    FACT: According to the New Testament Jesus of Nazareth (Joshua ben Joseph) spent his last weeks near and in the city of Jerusalem. A city in the nation of Israel.

    FACT: It was the Emperor Hadrian who changed the name Provincia Judea and renamed it Provincia Syria Palaestina. This name was shortened to Palaestina and the name Palestine was derived from it as a modern and anglicized version.

    FACT: From 1948 until 1968 1/2 of the city of Jerusalem was controlled by Jordan who treated this part of the city as a slum. Just look at the Desecration of Jordan controlled Jewish sites in Jerusalem.

    FACT: All faiths have the right of Free Worship in Jerusalem under Israel. This was not allowed under Jordan who refused both Jews and Christians access to their holy sites.

    FACT: No Israeli Prime Minister will EVER allow Jerusalem to be split in 2 ever again. The Arabs better understand that one fast. If they want it, they better wrest control of the city from the Jews.

    FACT: The Israelis could have destroyed the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock in June 1967. They didn’t. But the Arabs want to destroy the Western Wall. Jordan tried but failed.

    FACT: Until 1967 No Arab gave a damn about Jerusalem.

    FACT: JERUSALEM HAS BEEN, IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL!!

  • WTF, J. Carney? (who, I guess is his name?) & the SAME WHOSE’IT for Obama? Ask them again and they’ll tell you the same. Now don’t you wish we all really knew the (Obama WH ?) position on anything but Muslims. The Obama Regime has made it perfectly clear on that bunch of devil radical rag heads. Kissy, kissy, their a$$! Obama Bow your ugly a$$ to the Saudi King, huh!
    Let me make this perfectly clear, I despise Obama don’t like him one bit!
    No likable factor with me or any of my friends. My advise we all better gear up to protect our ‘you know what’ no question about that or what our position is, buster’s. Read this for starter’s. Google Robert Holmes, father of, James Holmes the Colorado mass murderer. Enlightening, to say the least.
    Something wicked this way comes. Was Colorado Mass Murders staged? You reckon someone should ask J. Carney and see the blood drain from his lying face.
    This guy Robert Holmes discovered the LIBOR rigging scam (ponzi scheme) then his son James Holmes suddenly flips? clue: NO coincidence.