In a move that’s certain to be called racist and Islamophobic, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have introduced a bill to move our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem:
It's time to do what Congress said we should do in 1995: move our embassy to the capital of our great ally Israel https://t.co/FlhSdUPdcE
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 3, 2017
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) January 3, 2017
From the Dallas News:
“Jerusalem is the eternal and undivided capital of Israel,” Cruz said in a written statement. “Unfortunately, the Obama administration’s vendetta against the Jewish state has been so vicious that to even utter this simple truth — let alone the reality that Jerusalem is the appropriate venue for the American embassy in Israel — is shocking in some circles.
“But it is finally time to cut through the double-speak and broken promises and do what Congress said we should do in 1995: formally move our embassy to the capital of our great ally Israel.”
The measure is also sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Dean Heller of Nevada.
This is considered controversial because Jerusalem is at the center of three of the world’s great religions – guess which one objects the most?
President-elect Trump also said during the election that he would move the embassy to Jerusalem, a sign that he has more faith in our Middle East allies than in their opponents.