Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Jerusalem, O Jerusalem

The day before and the day after Christmas Israeli newspapers wrote about Donald Trump's decision to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel. On Christmas day it was announced that Honduras is expected to move their embassy to Jerusalem as well.

So now we see that in return for America's support of voter fraud in Honduras that once again crushed democracy there, the corrupt president the people have been protesting against since 2015 when he was caught taking money from hospitals and medicine to put it in his own pocket for political purposes, returns the favor by supporting the Americans decision to move their embassy to Jerusalem. What Donald Trump has done in Honduras was a dirty deed done dirt cheap. Just like what Hilary Clinton did there back in 2009. That dirty deed had nothing to do with confronting drug trafficking. It was about supporting drug trafficking. Just so we are all clear.

There are indeed a lot of Christians in Honduras, more so per capita than in the United States, and I have no doubt many of them support this decision. Getting a corrupt president who stole an election after stealing money from hospitals and vital medicine is not the way to promote it.

It is interesting how an Israeli newspaper sites a Christian scripture in its heading but leaves out the rest of the scripture. The entire scripture reads: "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!”

Both articles cite the Balfour Declaration wherein the British government decided to endorse the establishment of a Jewish home in Palestine. November 2, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of that declaration which I wholeheartedly support. I do support the establishment of a Jewish homeland within Palestine. Nowhere in that declaration does it state the Jewish homeland will be established instead of Palestine.

My position on Jerusalem is simple. The Jews have a right to a homeland within Palestine not instead of Palestine. The creation of the Palestinian Authority where residents of Palestine were finally granted passports so they could travel was a step forward. Now recognizing the State of Palestine where residents of Palestine may have citizenship of a nation and vote in elections would be the logical conclusion of a fair compromise. Jerusalem would then become the capital of both states: Israel and Palestine. That would be fair and logical.

God is not a respecter of persons. In every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. Fear in that context means respects. There is so much religious extremism on this planet it leads some to want to ban religion altogether. Yet removing civil liberty from anyone is a step backwards for everyone.

Jerusalem, is then the capital of Israel and the capital of Palastine both. That's fair.

Gaza must submit to Palestine. Salam Alaikum. Shalom Aleichem.

Let there be peace in the City of Peace.

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