Trump’s Jerusalem decision: More than praiseworthy

By Alan Keyes

In 1995, The United States Congress passed (by a vote of 374-37 in the U.S. House of Representatives, and 93-5 in the U.S. Senate) the bill entitled the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. Its stated purpose was “to provide for the relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem. …” So, why is the United States Embassy to Israel still physically located in Tel Aviv? Because the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 was rather a hollow act, precisely in the sense evoked by T.S. Elliot in his famous poem:

Between the idea
And the Reality
Between the motion
And the Act
Falls the Shadow

Like every president since Congress enacted it, President Clinton did not move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Instead, he implemented the law exactly according to its terms. Those terms provided for the president to waive the deadline specified in the law, a waiver renewable at six-month intervals. Until now, every president since Clinton has done likewise. Each of them certified that national-security considerations overshadowed the provisions of the Act, making it necessary to postpone the action it declared by law to be the desired goal of America’s United States.

But desirable goals are just that. It’s a desired goal …read more

Source:: World Net Daily