The President must do … nothing! (CIDI)

November 25, 2017

From the desk of:
Mat Staver, President
Christians in Defense of Israel

Our "Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem" Petition Delivery Happens Next Week!
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It's time.  No, it's long past time to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. And all President Trump has to do to make it happen is  … nothing. That's right, nothing!

It's been more than 20 years since Congress overwhelmingly passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995. The law required the move of the U.S. Embassy to be completed by the end of 1999 … but there was a catch. There was a provision in the bill that allows the President to delay the move for 6 months by signing a waiver that declares it in the best interests of the country to put off the move.  Every President since Mr. Clinton signed those waivers like clockwork.

President Donald Trump has promised to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Yet, he too signed a six-month waiver on June 1, 2017 to delay the move. The second waiver deadline occurs on December 1, less than a week from today. Unless the President signs another waiver, the embassy gets moved.

Christians in Defense of Israel is calling on the President to authorize moving the Embassy! Click here to immediately join in our call.

+ + Over 20 years – and nothing has changed!

As reported by the Jewish Press, Zionist Organization of America President Morton Klein explained to Congress that, "moving the embassy enhances worldwide respect for America by 'demonstrating that it can be counted on to keep its commitments to its allies and will not be intimidated radical Islamist threats.'

'We have not moved the embassy for 22 years, yet we are further from peace now than we were then,' Klein said. 'Not moving the embassy did not help.'"

The reality is that there will never be a "right time" to move the embassy if you're waiting on the Palestinians and other international anti-Israel nations to agree that Jerusalem, all of Jerusalem, is the ancient and rightful capital of the Jewish state.

The hatred for Israel among radical Islamic states is so intense that this will always be an issue.

+ + Mr. President, move the embassy!

In every country worldwide, the U.S. embassy is in the host nation's capital.

It's PAST TIME for that to stop and for President Trump to make good on his own campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the embassy!

If possible, I want to reach 100,000 signatures on the national "Move the U.S. Embassy" petition. Please stand with Israel today by clicking here or on the link below to sign:


By signing the national "Move the U.S. Embassy" petition, you'll send a strong, clear message to the Trump administration and leaders in Congress.

We need your signature to help us reach the 100,000-petition threshold for delivery to the White House and Capitol Hill next week ahead of the December 1st deadline.

Thank you, in advance, for your support!

Mat Staver, President
Christians in Defense of Israel

P.S. Click here to read and sign the petition.