President Trump, Move that Embassy! (CIDI)

President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is facing powerful resistance.

That’s why you and I must make our voice heard now. Christians in Defense of Israel’s petition to President Trump calls for his administration to stand against these external pressures and move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Click here to immediately add your name to this important petition.

In December 1949, the Israeli Cabinet declared Jerusalem to be the rightful capital of Israel. In January 1950, the First Knesset proclaimed that “Jerusalem was, and had always been, the capital of Israel.”  Jerusalem is the eternal and undivided capital of Israel. Jerusalem became the capital of Israel when King David captured the city from the Jebusite stronghold 3,000 years ago.

While every nation in the world designates its own capital, it is Israel that faces international backlash over their designated capital because the United Nations and other strongly anti-Semitic organizations view East Jerusalem as “disputed territory.”

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The Palestinians have also declared Jerusalem as the capital of their future state, yet do not maintain a governmental presence in the city.  

How can two governments at odds with each other share the same capital?

President Trump, the self-proclaimed “best friend of Israel,” has advocated moving the U,S. Embassy to Jerusalem. But now, others who have his ear are saying, “Not so fast.” Yesterday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters, “We’re at the very early stages of that decision-making process.”

We must not accept a backtrack on this campaign promise.

+ +  U.S. effort to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is not new.

On October 23, 1995, Congress overwhelmingly passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. The law required the embassy to be moved to Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999. But the law was never implemented because of opposition from former Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama.

Now that President Trump is considering the move, Palestinian leaders have declared that moving the embassy to Jerusalem would be a violation of international law, a setback to peace, and a provocation for more violence. And the PLO is threatening to revoke its recognition of Israel if the move is made.

The fact is, the Hamas terrorist government in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah do not want peace and will never recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. Hamas has vowed to fly their flag over Israel. Israel does exist and Jerusalem is its capital. It is time for the United States to move the embassy to Jerusalem and lead the way for other nations to follow our example.

That’s why Christians in Defense of Israel is petitioning our nation’s leadership to finally take action on behalf of The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, acknowledge Jerusalem as the undisputed and undivided capital of Israel, and move the U.S. Embassy to the City of David.

These petitions will be delivered to the White House, to Congressional leaders, and to Ron Dermer, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, as soon as we reach 100,000 signatures, or if Prime Minister Netanyahu visits, as proposed, in early February. 

One click here and your name will be automatically and immediately added to the petition.

100,000 signatures is a lofty goal, but I believe it will take that many pro-Israel Americans to make an impact on this very divisive issue. That’s why we need EVERY friend of Israel to take part in this petition drive.

Together, we can rise up and make our voices heard. Together, we can take a stand for what is right. The world may not be willing to stand for Israel, but you and I know what the word of God commands!  We must stand with and for the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Click here to become part of this powerful movement that will forever redefine U.S. – Israeli relations!

God bless you. God bless Israel. God bless America.

Mat Staver, President
Christians in Defense of Israel

P.S. Again, Christians in Defense of Israel is petitioning the Trump administration and other U.S. leaders to move the U.S. Embassy to the City of David. The city of Jerusalem is not just the rightful capital of Israel, sacred to the Jewish people.  It is also home to the holiest places of the Christian faith.

Click here to read and manually sign the petition.