That is, according to the Obama administration.
Isn’t that nice?
The President of the United States isn’t even willing to acknowledge that WESTERN Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. Can anyone tell me why that is?
It’s disgusting that America refuses to acknowledge East Jerusalem as a part of Israel. No, it’s beyond disgusting. It’s wrong.
If not recognizing a united Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is wrong, what is it when you recognize NONE of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital?
Well, it’s just plain evil.
There really isn’t any other way to say it. This direct refusal to acknowledge the ancient capital of the Jewish people is also a refusal to acknowledge the right of the Jewish people to the land of Israel.
But, this is Obama. You expected something different?
UPDATE: The State Department has altered an official communication to erase the fact that it had referred to Israel and Jerusalem as separate entities.
The release now states: “Acting Under Secretary Kathleen Stephens Travels to Algiers, Doha, Amman, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv.” In a previous iteration of the release, the State Department separated Jerusalem from Israel.
An official State Department communication has labeled Jerusalem and Israel as separate entities.
In an official press release yesterday, the State Department announced that “Acting Under Secretary Kathleen Stephens Travels to Algeria, Qatar, Jordan, Jerusalem, and Israel.”
Keeping up with its longstanding policy, the State Department refuses to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital—despite a U.S. law stating otherwise. Obama faced criticism on the issue last year, when it was revealed that the White House had scrubbed all references to Jerusalem being part of the Jewish state from a collection of photos on its website.
Obama has also been lambasted by pro-Israel leaders and some on Capitol Hill for capitulating to pressure from the State Department, which has long opposed U.S. law on the matter.
A senior GOP aide condemned the State Department’s recent press release as unsound foreign policy.
“Once again, President Obama’s administration reminds Jewish voters why he cannot be trusted when it comes to Israel’s security,” said the source. “He doesn’t think Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Is it its own sovereign nation?”