Caroline Glick: The State Department's Jerusalem syndrome

I went to the US Consulate this week to take care of certain family business. It was a thoroughly unpleasant experience. I think it is ironic that two days after my extremely unpleasant experience at the consulate, State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland refused to say what the capital of Israel is. It was ironic because anyone who visits the consulate knows that the US's position on Jerusalem is in perfect alignment with that of Israel's worst enemies.
She ends with this, think about it [emphasis mine]:
Israelis who live in Jerusalem and need US consular services are required to go to the consulate in Jerusalem. You can't just go to Tel Aviv to avoid the unpleasantness. This again is due to the fact that the US does not recognize ANY Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. From the State Department's perspective, people who live in Jerusalem -- even in Arnona and Rehavia and Ein Kerem etc. -- live in a DIFFERENT COUNTRY from people who live in Tel Aviv and Netanya. We can no more receive services from the embassy in Tel Aviv than we can receive services from the embassy in Amman.

I will be writing more about the US's adversarial treatment of Israel as embodied in its treatment of Jerusalem in next week's Jerusalem Post column. But suffice it to say here that Victoria Nuland's statement to AP reporter Matt Lee, (posted below in case you missed it), is a true depiction of America's policy on Jerusalem - and though it, on Israel.

Be sure and read it all

Related:

White House Busted Again: Scrubbed Bush Era Reference of Jerusalem in Israel
White House, in Escalation of Jerusalem Controversy, Scrubs Its Web Site of References to the City Being in Israel

Is it any wonder Obama's pastor, God Damn America Rev Wright, is also a organizer for today's Global March to Jerusalem [aka destroy Israel]?

Posted by: Stable Hand at 02:56 PM

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