Trump’s Views on Jerusalem Horrify the Press

Trump’s Views on Jerusalem Horrify the Press, by John Hinderaker.

Tomorrow, President Trump will speak publicly about the status of Jerusalem. During the campaign, he promised to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, which is required by law unless the president issues a waiver on national security grounds — as every president has done since the law was passed. ….

Hinderaker savages an article from AP as typical of the media position on Israel:

The Associated Press apparently considers leaders of the Arab world the definitive authorities on the location of Israel’s capital …

One is tempted to say that the Arabs are entitled to their opinions, but even that isn’t correct. The location of Israel’s capital is a question of fact, not opinion, and it is up to Israel. The Arabs may not like it, but Jerusalem is Israel’s capital: the Knesset is in Jerusalem, the Supreme Court is in Jerusalem, the Prime Minister’s office and official residence are in Jerusalem, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and most other government offices are in Jerusalem.

To deny that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel is as silly as denying that Paris is the capital of France.

The Arabs have been indulged in their demands, even when those demands are delusional, for far too long. The least President Trump can do is to acknowledge the reality that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

Political correctness, meet reality.